Featured: Raquel Pérez, right, posing with her mother and father, Raquel and Fito Pérez, is the youngest of four children and a migrant farmworker, and she will be the first in her family to graduate from a university when she walks on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Spring Commencement at the McAllen Convention Center. The journey to get the diploma took five years. She is one of the first at UTRGV to receive the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers, under the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.
Photograph By SILVER SALAS
Featured: National Waiters and Waitresses Day, scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2019, is an opportunity to thank the front-of-house staff for the work they do to make dining experiences special.
Featured, from left: Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission; Rep. Alex Domínguez, D-Brownsville; Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco.
Photograph Courtesy REP. ARMANDO “MANDO” MARTÍNEZ
Featured, from left: Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD, and Chief Medical Compliance Officer, DHR Health; Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District; Dr. Shirley A. Reed, President, South Texas College; Víctor Pérez, Executive Director, Pharr Economic Development Corporation; Thomas J. Walters, Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC); Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo; and Rose Benavidez, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, South Texas College, and President, Starr County Industrial Foundation, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) in Pharr.
Photograph By PRISCILLA LOZANO
Featured: Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Directors, DHR Health, a co-founder of the hospital and one of the more visible faces of DHR Health, addressing state and local leaders and other area residents on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the DHR Health’s South Campus on East Dove Avenue in McAllen. Cárdenas was participating in the groundbreaking ceremony of the University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley Biomedical Research Building, which held its official ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Photograph By PAUL CHOUY
Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, D-Edinburg; David de Los Santos, EMT-P, Business Development Manager, Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med; and Edinburg Chief of Police César Torres, at Edinburg City Hall on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR