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Sen. Hinojosa files Senate Bill 858 to help first responders receive compensation for work-related injuries or health issues

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Texas State Senator, speaks during the ground breaking for the UTRGV Research Building at DHR on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in McAllen, Texas. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is partnering with UTRGV on this new facility. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, at the podium addressing leaders with DHR Health, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine, the City of McAllen, and South Texas news media on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the DHR Health campus on East Dove Avenue in McAllen, during the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley Biomedical Research, which will have its official ribbon-cutting later this year.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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“They Call Me Güero”: Dr. David Bowles novel celebrates Mexican-American culture and youth

Dr. David Bowles, UTRGV Assistant Professor in Literatures & Cultural Studies, with his book "They Call Me G¸ero" on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at his office in the Liberal Arts Building South in Edinburg, Texas. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

Featured: Dr. David Bowles, an associate professor in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies, with his book, “They Call Me Güero”, a novel in verse filled with slice-of-life poems illustrating life as a border kid – something for which 430,000 children in the Valley can relate.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med finalizing a plan to provide helicopter air ambulance service to area hospitals; resource needed for Level I trauma center hopes for Valley

Featured, from left: Paul M. Vazaldua, Jr., Vice President of Organizational Leadership and Government Affairs for Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; David de Los Santos, EMT-P, Business Development Manager, Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med; and Shawn Snider, Fire Chief, City of Edinburg. This portrait was taken on Thursday, February 14, 2019, during an event hosted by the Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council at Edinburg City Hall to congratulate Canales for his recent appointment as Chair of the House Committee on Transportation.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

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