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Rep. Óscar Longoria, Jr., D-La Joya, files for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, would be the first bilingual Mexican-American Speaker of the 150-member legislative body

Rep. Óscar Longoria, Jr., D-La Joya, files for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, would be the first bilingual Mexican-American Speaker of the 150-member legislative body - Óscar Longoria - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya, and wife Jennifer Ruiz-Longoria, along with their two daughters – Camilla Lee and Madison Lee – are featured on Monday, November 5, 2018, in the audience of the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court in Edinburg, where the South Texas lawmaker was awaiting to receive a resolution congratulating him on being named Outstanding Young Alumnus by the University of Texas Law Alumni Association. 

Photograph Courtesy JULIA BENÍTEZ SULLIVAN 

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The Rio Grande Valley will receive more than $10 million in state funding for key public safety initiatives, announces Rep. Canales

The Rio Grande Valley will receive more than $10 million in state funding for key public safety initiatives, announces Rep. Canales - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: The Rio Grande Valley will receive more than $10 million in state funding for public safety initiatives, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, has announced. “These grants for deep South Texas will help pay for a dozen vital categories of programs, such as protecting victims of family violence, strengthening homeland security, improving the criminal justice system, and fighting human trafficking and illegal drug trafficking,” said Canales. “This list of state funding also shows the partnership between Texas and our local communities, through our dedicated men and women in those vital professions who have made it their life’s mission to keep us safe, and defend us from evil.” This image was taken on Thursday, February 6, 2020 during the ribbon-cutting event of the La Homa Road and FM 681 expansion project in Mission.

Photograph By ALMA URIBE

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UTRGV School of Medicine adapts recruitment efforts to pandemic’s new normal

UTRGV School of Medicine adapts recruitment efforts to pandemic’s new normal - vitalant - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Vitalant of McAllen, which is part of one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., will be hosting a blood donation drive, along with providing free COVID-19 antibodies tests, at the LDS Church, 401 S. Jackson Road in Edinburg. Vitalant supplies comprehensive transfusion medicine services to nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states, including Texas. For information on what a person should eat and drink before donating blood, call 575/840-8178 or log on to https://www.healthline.com/health/what-to-eat-before-donating-blood

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Felony indictment could lead to the automatic removal of any mayor, city councilmember in Edinburg under plan to be considered Tuesday

Felony indictment could lead to the automatic removal of any mayor, city councilmember in Edinburg under plan to be considered Tuesday - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: City Councilmember Johnny García; City Councilmember Jorge Salinas; Mayor Richard Molina; City Councilmember David White, and Mayor Pro Tem Gilbert Enríquez. This image was taken on Monday, September 28, 2020, during the ribbon-cutting for the $6 million Edinburg Transit Terminal.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF EDINBURG FACEBOOK

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DHR Health’s Robert D. Martínez, MD, to speak during national forum on impact of COVID-19, which will be broadcast through Facebook.com/UTRGVSOM on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

DHR Health’s Robert D. Martínez, MD, to speak during national forum on impact of COVID-19, which will be broadcast through Facebook.com/UTRGVSOM on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Amir Esmaeili, PT, DPT /NDT FAAOMP, DHR Health Aquatic Therapy Institute; Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, DHR Health; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chair, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Maritza Padilla, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, DHR Health; Achal P. Patel, MD, Neurosurgeon, DHR Health; and Juan Padilla, MD, Chief of Neuroscience, 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 FACEBOOK

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San Juan Municipal Judge José “Joe” Ramírez, a Democrat, facing 464th Hidalgo County District Court Judge Ysmael Fonseca, a Republican and appointee of Gov. Abbott, during the November 3, 2020 elections

San Juan Municipal Judge José “Joe” Ramírez, a Democrat, facing 464th Hidalgo County District Court Judge Ysmael Fonseca, a Republican and appointee of Gov. Abbott, during the November 3, 2020 elections - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: San Juan Municipal Judge José “Joe” Ramírez, a Democrat, is seeking election to the 464th Hidalgo County District Court. District courts have original jurisdiction in felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount of money or damages involved is $200 or more, and any matters in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court.

Photograph Courtesy JUDGE JOE RAMÍREZ FACEBOOK

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