Gov. Abbott signs into law two new Texas government transparency measures – led by Sen. Zaffirini, Rep. Canales, respectively – which addressed public records problems that arose as a result of COVID-19, reports Omar Ochoa
Two new Texas transparency laws – one by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County and another one by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg – which addressed public records problems that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic, took effect on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, reports attorney Omar Ochoa.
Texas state budget provides $364.3 million for UT-Rio Grande Valley, including $72.8 million for School of Medicine, announces Sen. Hinojosa
Texas’ $248 billion budget for the next two years, which went into effect on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, fully funds public education, contains investments in higher education, increases money for mental health, and covers the costs for many Rio Grande Valley priorities, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, has announced.
81 bills by Sen. Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, ranging from COVID-19 to Winter Storm Uri, to become law on Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, passed 106 bills during the 87th Regular Legislative Session – 81 of which become effective on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Area lawmakers praise DHR Health’s partnership with Driscoll Children’s Hospital to build an eight-story, state-of-the-art medical facility in Edinburg to serve South Texas
A visionary idea to build the eight-story Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley, which will be located on the campus of DHR Health in Edinburg, has drawn praise from South Texas state lawmakers, who say the ultramodern complex will be another valuable asset for the four-county region’s healthcare and bioscience industry
Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, recognized as “2021 Woman of Distinction in Government” by Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Former State Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, who serves as Senior Vice President, Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been recognized by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as “2021 Woman of Distinction in Government”.
Gov. Abbott approves plan authored by Sen. Hinojosa, sponsored by Rep. Guerra, supported by DHR Health, to significantly improve regional emergency medical service trauma system
Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, endorsed a plan authored by Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, and sponsored by Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, designed to significantly improve the regional emergency medical service trauma system in deep South Texas