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Measure defeated in 2019 that would have banned local governments from using public funds to lobby the Texas Legislature, reports Omar Ochoa

Measure defeated in 2019 that would have banned local governments from using public funds to lobby the Texas Legislature, reports Omar Ochoa - texas legislature - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: McAllen City Commissioner Javier Villalobos; McAllen City Commissioner Tania Ramírez; and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission.  Muñoz’ House District 36 includes 25 percent of the City of McAllen, 70 percent of the City of Mission, and 76 percent of the City of Pharr. This image was taken on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Pharr Events Center during the State of the City Address by Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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The Food Bank RGV deserves federal funds to help meet demands, which have soared by 195 percent, contends South Texas state legislative delegation

The Food Bank RGV deserves federal funds to help meet demands, which have soared by 195 percent, contends South Texas state legislative delegation - Food Bank RGV - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Stuart Haniff, CEO of the Food Bank of Rio Grande Valley, Inc.; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Erica E. Canales. This image was taken on Thursday, April 16, 2020, as the South Texas lawmaker and his wife presented a donation of $21,570, collected from 180 donors, including $5,000 from Rep. Canales, and $2,500 apiece from Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, and Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville. The money will provide 107,850 much-needed meals for families and individuals in deep South Texas.

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Alonzo Cantú selected by Gov. Abbott to serve on Special Advisory Council that will help guide the safe and strategic restarting of Texas economy

Alonzo Cantú selected by Gov. Abbott to serve on Special Advisory Council that will help guide the safe and strategic restarting of Texas economy

Featured, from left: Achal Patel, MD, Brain and Spine Neurosurgery, DHR Health; Robert David Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Physician Executive, DHR Health; Juan Padilla, MD, Chief of Neuroscience, DHR Health; and Alonzo Cantú, Member, Board of Managers, DHR Health. This image was taken during the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the DHR Health Aquatic Therapy Institute, located at 2001 South Cynthia Street, Suite E in McAllen, on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

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DHR Health System announces plan underway to collect convalescent plasma that may be used to treat patients who are critically-ill from COVID-19

Featured: Manish Singh, MD, FSCS, Chief Executive Officer, DHR Health System, and Member, Board of Directors, DHR Health Institute for Research and Development, during the 2020 Employee Milestone Celebration held in the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Featured: Manish Singh, MD, FSCS, Chief Executive Officer, DHR Health System, and Member, Board of Directors, DHR Health Institute for Research and Development, during the 2020 Employee Milestone Celebration held in the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Friday, February 7, 2020.

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Sen. Hinojosa donates $5,000 apiece to food banks in Hidalgo and Nueces counties; taxpayers warned of scams in relation to COVID-19 economic payment checks

Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, addressed area leaders on Monday, October 21, 2019, during the first anniversary celebration of the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen, located at 6200 Tres Lagos Boulevard. 

Photograph By NATHANIEL BAEUR

Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, addressed area leaders on Monday, October 21, 2019, during the first-anniversary celebration of the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen, located at 6200 Tres Lagos Boulevard. 

Photograph By NATHANIEL BAEUR 

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