Featured, from left: Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Physician Executive, DHR Health; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Directors, DHR Health; Raúl Barreda, Jr., MD, Trauma Medical Director, Level III Trauma Center, DHR Health; Joe M. Flores, Precinct 3 Hidalgo County Commissioner; Ramón García, County Judge, Hidalgo County; Eduardo “Eddie” Cantú, Precinct 2 Hidalgo County Commissioner; and David L. Fuentes, Precinct 1 Hidalgo County Commissioner. On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court endorsed efforts by DHR Health leaders, the region’s state legislative delegation, and a growing list of other elected governing bodies and private organizations, for a Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center(s) for the Rio Grande Valley, and for improved statewide trauma preparedness.
Photograph By EVANA VLECK
Featured: Student Government Association at South Texas College hosted Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, at a town hall-style event at the STC Pecan Campus in McAllen on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Lucio spoke about the importance of voting ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Lucio’s presentation took place in the new Student Union Building, 3201 W. Pecan Boulevard in McAllen.
Photograph By BEN BRIONES
Featured: Several of the dozens of participants listen to presentations made on Friday, September 28, 2018 in McAllen during the 6th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO), held in McAllen and hosted by South Texas College, as part of STC’s efforts to help prepare students for the workforce and jobs of the future.
Photograph Courtesy JOSÉ GÓMEZ
Featured, from left: Omar Quintanilla, McAllen City Commissioner District 3; Javier Villalobos, McAllen City Commissioner District 1; Verónica Whitacre, McAllen City Commissioner District 6; and Joaquín “J.J” Zamora, McAllen City Commissioner District 2. On Monday, September 10, 2018, these four elected officials were part of a unanimous vote cast by the seven-member McAllen City Commission to support efforts to secure state funding for a Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center for the Valley. In this image, they were participating in the Tuesday, July 10, 2018 grand opening of the McAllen Youth Baseball Complex, which was funded by a $15 million city bond issue, and that has 11 baseball fields and a Miracle Field, which meets the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Photograph Courtesy of ROY CANTU
Featured: One of the 18 operating rooms of the University Medical Center New Orleans Level I Trauma Center, which opened in August 2015. The UMC New Orleans serves as a key partner of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine and other academic institutions.
Photograph Courtesy of NBBJ
Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, addresses audience members during the Legislative Report Card Luncheon, sponsored by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and held at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission on Thursday, August 16, 2018.
Photograph By LUIS LARRAGA