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Futuro RGV, McAllen officials to bring leaders of government and nonprofit organizations to meet and serve residents of Commissioner Castillo’s District 4 on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in first-ever “Government for a Day” gathering at Palmview Community Center

Futuro RGV, McAllen officials to bring leaders of government and nonprofit organizations to meet and serve residents of Commissioner Castillo’s District 4 on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in first-ever “Government for a Day” gathering at Palmview Community Center

FEATURED: “Government For A Day”, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Palmview Community Center, located at 3401 Jordan Avenue in McAllen, on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We created ‘Government for a Day’ to inform our community who they have to call for any situation or problem they may face, such as how to get passports, water and garbage services, public safety, serving on city boards, career opportunities, and so on,” said District 4 McAllen City Commissioner Rodolfo “Rudy” Castillo. “All these departments and more, people can call and get information. That’s one of the main things we will be doing – letting the people know.”

Graphic By ANTHONY ACOSTA

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DHR Health, Texas hospitals praised for “keeping the lights on during a total time of darkness” during COVID-19 pandemic disaster in America

DHR Health, Texas hospitals praised for “keeping the lights on during a total time of darkness” during COVID-19 pandemic disaster in America - Futuro RGV - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: John Hawkins,  CEO, Texas Hospital Association, was the keynote speaker  on Monday, March 4, 2024, during the inaugural COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day state observance, held at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. “This day is critical because it establishes a clear moment in time to honor and recognize the contributions and sacrifices of Texans who played crucial roles during the COVID-19 pandemic,” he explained. “March 4 also marks a time for us to memorialize the nearly 100,000 people in Texas who have lost their lives to COVID-19 since March 4, 2020 – the date the disease was first diagnosed in Texas. A day we will never forget.” Also shown in this image is, seated, Sen. Morgan LaMantia, D-South Padre Island.

Photograph By CAMERON AUSTIN

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In honor of Vackar family generosity to UTRGV, newly-acquired football stadium in Edinburg named Robert and Janet Vackar Stadium

In honor of Vackar family generosity to UTRGV, newly-acquired football stadium in Edinburg named Robert and Janet Vackar Stadium - Futuro RGV - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: Janet and Robert Vackar speak to reporters on Thursday, March 21, 2024, following the announcement that the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Stadium, located in Edinburg and which will be home to the UTRGV Vaqueros football team beginning in 2025, has been named in their honor. Video of the event is available online at: https://www.facebook.com/utrgv/videos/429408102888197

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Sen. Hinojosa, Rep. Canales pay tribute to Edinburg’s successes, future as part of 2024 State of the City Address by Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr.

Sen. Hinojosa, Rep. Canales pay tribute to Edinburg’s successes, future as part of 2024 State of the City Address by Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr. - Futuro RGV - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Alma Uribe, District Director, and Karla Ponce, District Aide, both with the House District 40 Office in Edinburg for Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, were among several hundred persons on Thursday, March 7, 2024, in attendance at the Region One Education Service Center, 1900 W. Schunior Street, for the Edinburg 2024 State of the City Address by Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr. Through separate video presentations prior to the mayor’s address, Canales and Sen. Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen, praised the city’s achievements and plans for the future. 

Photograph By CAMERON ALSTON

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“Lives lost, lives saved, and those who saved them.” – Rep. Guerra, Sen. LaMantia, DHR Health preparing for first-ever, statewide COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day, with event open to the public, to be held at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Monday, March 4, 2024

“Lives lost, lives saved, and those who saved them.” – Rep. Guerra, Sen. LaMantia, DHR Health preparing for first-ever, statewide COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day, with event open to the public, to be held at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Monday, March 4, 2024 - Futuro RGV - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: On Monday, March 4, 2024, Texas will observe for the first time COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day as a result of a new state law developed by Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, seen here with Pharr Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernández, MD, who serves on the Board of Managers, DHR Health, and as Chief Compliance Officer, DHR Health.  Guerra’s House Bill 2166, approved by the Texas Legislature in 2023, establishes a uniform statewide date to honor Texans who put their own health and safety on the line, especially during the worst periods of the coronavirus pandemic, to keep society from falling apart. In addition, COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day will be a time to memorialize an estimated 95,000 people in Texas who have lost their lives to COVID-19 since March 4, 2020 – the date the infectious airborne disease was first diagnosed in the state. This image was taken on Thursday, January 18, 2024, during the Pharr mayor’s State of the City Address, held at the Pharr Events Center.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF PHARR

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