DHR Health’s efforts at Texas Capitol in 2019 result in key advances for medical education, health care, and disaster preparedness for Valley
With most new state laws and Texas’ two-year budget effective as of Sunday, September 1, 2019, several major provisions designed to improve medical education, health care, and public safety for deep South Texas, are the result of DHR Health, according to key state lawmakers.
Sens. Hinojosa/Zaffirini, Reps. Canales/Guerra take leadership roles on SB 1640, which benefits the Texas Open Meetings Act, reports Omar Ochoa
The Rio Grande Valley state legislative delegation coauthored, sponsored, and/or voted for legislation overwhelmingly approved by the Texas Legislature in May 2019 which clears up confusion on requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act in order to prevent members of a governmental body from meeting in a series of small, private gatherings to avoid a quorum, reports Edinburg City Attorney Omar Ochoa.
Francisco Guajardo, Ph.D., succeeds Shan Rankin – both renowned figures in chronicling region’s borderland heritage – as CEO for MOSTHistory
The Board of Trustees of the Museum of South Texas History, which is located in downtown Edinburg across from the $150 million Hidalgo County Courthouse which is under construction, on Thursday, September 12, 2019, announced the recent hiring of Francisco Guajardo, Ph.D., as the museum’s new Chief Executive Officer.
A new state law designed to shorten wait times that often approach an hour or longer for people seeking or renewing a driver license or state identification card in Texas went into effect on Wednesday, September 1, 2019, according to Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.
Congressman González to be keynote speaker on Monday, September 16, for Edinburg Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Luncheon
Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, is set to be the keynote speaker on Monday, September 16, 2019, for the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Luncheon, which will be held at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, located at 118 Paseo Del Prado.
Sen. Zaffirini announces 78 new laws that she shaped are effective as of September 1, including bills dealing with hazing, guardianship reform
Almost ten percent of the 820 new laws that became effective on Sunday, September 1, 2019, were authored or sponsored by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D- Laredo, whose district includes Starr County.