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Justice Dori Contreras to be sworn in as Chief Justice of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2 in Edinburg

Justice Dori Contreras to be sworn in as Chief Justice of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2 in Edinburg

Featured: Justice Dori Contreras will be sworn in as Chief Justice of the Texas Thirteenth Court of Appeals at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, on the fifth floor of the Hidalgo County Administration Building, 100 E. Cano Street, Edinburg. She is the first woman to be elected as Chief Justice of the Texas Thirteenth Court of Appeals and only the second Latina statewide to hold the office of Chief Justice.

Photograph Courtesy TEXAS THIRTEENTH COURT OF APPEALS

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As Texas Legislature prepares for regular session, Edinburg EDC on Wednesday, January 2, to consider agreement for professional legislative services

As Texas Legislature prepares for regular session, Edinburg EDC on Wednesday, January 2, to consider agreement for professional legislative services

Featured: Funding for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine, which have major campuses in Edinburg, will be among the top priorities facing the South Texas state legislative delegation when the Texas Legislature returns to work for its 140-day regular session on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announces 11 Valley legislative internships for 86th Texas Legislature, which convenes January 8, 2019

UTRGV students at orientation for The Rio Grande Valley Legislative Internship Program (VLIP) on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at the Center for Innovation and Commercialization in Weslaco, Texas. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

Featured: Eleven students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley have been selected to the Rio Grande Valley Legislative Internship Program (VLIP) and will spend this spring interning at the State Capitol during the 86th Texas Legislative Session, which begins on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 and lasts 140 days. Front row, from right, are: Ylana Robles; Stacie Morales; Bertha Lance; Sharo López (Alternate); Jacquelyn Hernández; and Mónica García. Back row, from left: Khalid Aboujamous; Erick Longoria; Jesús Galindo; Javier Bustos; Giovanni Rosas Escobedo; and Eric Vargas.

Photograph by LETTY FERNÁNDEZ

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McAllen’s retail economy generates most sales tax revenue for the year among Valley’s largest cities, reports Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

McAllen’s retail economy generates most sales tax revenue for the year among Valley’s largest cities, reports Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Featured: Antonio and Rebecca Díaz of Edinburg were among thousands of South Texans who witnessed family members and friends receive their university diplomas from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during graduation ceremonies held on Saturday, December 16, 2018, at the McAllen Convention Center. The previous day, graduation ceremonies also were held on the Student Union Lawn at UTRGV in Brownsville. UTRGV graduated more than 3,100 students during the two days of ceremonies. Since UTRGV opened in 2015, the university has awarded more than 12,800 degrees.

Photograph By SILVER SALAS

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Legislation to increase voter registration of 18-year-old students in Texas high schools is among several new measures prefiled by Rep. Canales

Legislation to increase voter registration of 18-year-old students in Texas high schools is among several new measures prefiled by Rep. Canales

Featured: Edinburg High School graduate Roberto Rocha recently visited his old high school to talk about his latest book “Tamarindo Dreams: A Collection of Barrio Poetry.” The book is a collection of 30 Tex-Mex poems he wrote while growing up in the Rio Grande Valley.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

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“City of Edinburg Public Affairs Liaison” set to receive $105,000 from Edinburg EDC during noon meeting on Tuesday, December 18, at City Hall

“City of Edinburg Public Affairs Liaison” set to receive 5,000 from Edinburg EDC during noon meeting on Tuesday, December 18, at City Hall

Featured: Fall 2018 graduates Ricardo Rendón and Samantha Muñoz rang the bell at the end of the ceremonies to ring in the success of all graduates. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley continued with Fall 2018 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, at the McAllen Convention Center where close to 2,000 earned their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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