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Ingenuity and courage of DHR Health physicians, nurses, and staff, along with vital community support, helped overcome “uncertainty” and “fear of the unknown”, during the beginning of COVID-19 in the Valley and nation, reflects a top medical leader

Ingenuity and courage of DHR Health physicians, nurses, and staff, along with vital community support, helped overcome “uncertainty” and “fear of the unknown”, during the beginning of COVID-19 in the Valley and nation, reflects a top medical leader - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Maritza Padilla, Vice President, Rehabilitation Services, DHR Health; Saroja Viswamitra, MD, DHR Health Rehabilitation Hospital; and Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Physician Executive, DHR Health. This image was taken on Thursday, September 26, 2019, immediately following the news conference and grand opening for the DHR Health Aquatic Therapy Institute, located at 2001 South Cynthia Street, Suite E, McAllen.

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH

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Former Rep. Lloyd Criss, D-Galveston, who helped Valley lawmakers abolish “slavery” of farmworkers during the 1980s, passes away at age 79

Featured: Rep. Lloyd Criss, D-Galveston, a longtime and former state lawmaker who helped champion the Labor movement, including helping secure rights for farm workers, addresses a joint session of the Texas Legislature in this image taken in the mid-1980s on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. Also in this photograph, seated from left, are: Texas Speaker of the House Gib Lewis, D-Ft. Worth; U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright, D-Ft. Worth; Gov. Bill Clements; and Rita Clements, who served as a member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. Criss passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Featured: Rep. Lloyd Criss, D-Galveston, a longtime and former state lawmaker who helped champion the Labor movement, including helping secure rights for farmworkers, addresses a joint session of the Texas Legislature in this image taken in the mid-1980s on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. Also in this photograph, seated from left, are Texas Speaker of the House Gib Lewis, D-Ft. Worth; U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright, D-Ft. Worth; Gov. Bill Clements; and Rita Clements, who served as a member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. Criss passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Photograph By HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas finds journalists putting new Texas public records law to the test, reports City Attorney Omar Ochoa

Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas finds journalists putting new Texas public records law to the test, reports City Attorney Omar Ochoa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Edinburg City Attorney Omar Ochoa; Johnny Rodríguez, a former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Carlos Jasso; former Edinburg Mayor Joe Ochoa; Marsha Green (in white top); Precinct 4 Hidalgo County Commissioner Ellie Torres (with pearl necklace); and standing at the table, Velinda Reyes and Leticia Sáenz. This image was taken on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the grand opening ceremony for the District Office of Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, which is located at the Edinburg Depot, 602 W. University Drive.

Photograph By NAYELI ZENTEÑO

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Sen. Hinojosa, Sen. Lucio, Sen. Zaffirini named to Senate working groups to study challenges to face 87th Texas Legislature regarding COVID-19

Sen. Hinojosa, Sen. Lucio, Sen. Zaffirini named to Senate working groups to study challenges to face 87th Texas Legislature regarding COVID-19 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, seated from left: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Dr. René Gutiérrez, Superintendent, Brownsville Independent School District; and Minerva Peña, President, Board of Trustees, Brownsville Independent School District. This image was taken on Monday, April 13, 2020, in the BISD Boardroom, as part of a virtual conference call with state and local education leaders, including from Austin, Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, and area residents.

Photograph Courtesy BROWNSVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

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PhD in Human Genetics program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ready for action by UT System Board of Regents, announces Rep. Canales

PhD in Human Genetics program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ready for action by UT System Board of Regents, announces Rep. Canales - phd - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Nolan Pérez, MD, Member, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System; Dr. Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Sen. Juan Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; UTRGVs mascot The Vaquero” (Cowboy); Rep. Armando Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, UTRGV; and John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean, School of Medicine, UTRGV. This image was taken at the UTRGV campus in Edinburg on Monday, October 21, 2019 to announce that the UTRGV School of Medicine, in partnership with the Honors College, had created a new early-assurance, pre-med program for high school students throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Photograph By JENNIFER GALINDO

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Measure defeated in 2019 that would have banned local governments from using public funds to lobby the Texas Legislature, reports Omar Ochoa

Measure defeated in 2019 that would have banned local governments from using public funds to lobby the Texas Legislature, reports Omar Ochoa - texas legislature - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: McAllen City Commissioner Javier Villalobos; McAllen City Commissioner Tania Ramírez; and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission.  Muñoz’ House District 36 includes 25 percent of the City of McAllen, 70 percent of the City of Mission, and 76 percent of the City of Pharr. This image was taken on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Pharr Events Center during the State of the City Address by Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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