FEATURED: One in four adults in Texas have a disability, which include: Mobility – Serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; Cognition – Serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; Independent living – Serious difficulty doing errands alone, such as visiting a doctor’s office; Hearing – Deafness or serious difficulty hearing; Vision – Blind or serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses; and Self-care – Difficulty dressing or bathing.
Graphics Courtesy CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
FEATURED: A planned Collegiate High School in Edinburg, reportedly estimated to cost more than $20 million, may be among the top education priorities to be featured at the Region One Service Center on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, during a “State of Our Education” Public Affairs Luncheon, which will be hosted by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. Panelists include Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Dr. Guy Bailey, President, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Dr. Mario H. Salinas, Superintendent, Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District.
FEATURED, FROM RIGHT: Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr.; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Edinburg City Councilmember Dan Díaz. The mayor and city councilmember helped present Canales with the “Accomplishment by Public Official Award” from the Southwest Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. This image was taken at Canales’ law office in Edinburg on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Sergio Contreras, CEO, Atlas, Hall & Rodríguez, LLP; former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, Senior Vice President, Governmental and Community Relations, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; former Hidalgo County Judge J.D. Salinas, III, Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Linda Ufland, Director, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialization, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Marivel Mata, Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center; and former Edinburg City Manager Ron Garza, Associate Vice President, Workforce and Economic Development, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
FEATURED: Three federal grants totaling more than $9.5 million have been awarded to South Texas College ($8,303,772) and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ($1,199,998) for educational and COVID-19 pandemic programs, as well as for a construction project, Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, has announced. This image was taken in Edinburg on Friday, March 26, 2021.
FEATURED: Recently–sworn in congresswoman and South Texas College alumna Mayra Flores made history for becoming the first Mexican-born woman to win a congressional seat and the first Republican in more than 150 years to represent the people of Congressional District 34 across deep South Texas. Flores earned an Associate Degree from South Texas College’s Respiratory Therapy program in 2014 and a Bachelor’s Degree from the college’s Organizational Leadership program in 2019.