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Edinburg City Council approves plan to partner with Health Sciences Institute at Renaissance and the Texas Workforce Commission to increase advanced education in two medical professions

Edinburg City Council approves plan to partner with Health Sciences Institute at Renaissance and the Texas Workforce Commission to increase advanced education in two medical professions

The Edinburg City Council on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, approved a plan to partner with Health Sciences Institute at Renaissance and the Texas Workforce Commission to increase advanced education in two medical professions – Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Assistant.

470 medical professionals and support personnel have recently come, or are on the way, from throughout Texas to help Valley hospitals battle COVID-19, says Sen. Hinojosa

470 medical professionals and support personnel have recently come, or are on the way, from throughout Texas to help Valley hospitals battle COVID-19, says Sen. Hinojosa

Since late June 2019, as many as 470 medical professionals and support personnel from outside of deep South Texas have come, or are on the way, to hospitals and medical centers in the Rio Grande Valley to help in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, announced on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Valley residents with antibodies to COVID-19 have the potential to save lives of seriously-ill hospital patients, says DHR Health’s Sohail Rao, MD

Valley residents with antibodies to COVID-19 have the potential to save lives of seriously-ill hospital patients, says DHR Health’s Sohail Rao, MD

Rio Grande Valley residents who have developed antibodies to COVID-19 have the potential to save lives of seriously-ill hospital patients who are suffering from that infectious and dangerous disease, according to Sohail Rao, MD, MA, DPHIL, President and CEO for DHR Health Institute for Research and Development.

Sen. Hinojosa and Sen. Lucio to headline live broadcast on COVID 19 on Wednesday, July 1, from Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

Sen. Hinojosa and Sen. Lucio to headline live broadcast on COVID 19 on Wednesday, July 1, from Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, and Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, will be joined by leaders with the region’s largest hospital systems and one of the top officials with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine for a live broadcast on the Internet to update South Texans on the latest legislative and medical news dealing with COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley.

$60,000 state legislative lobbying contract with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin set for action on Monday by McAllen City Commission

$60,000 state legislative lobbying contract with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin set for action on Monday by McAllen City Commission

McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC, which represents the City of McAllen before the Texas Legislature, the state’s executive branch featuring the governor and lt. governor, and major state agencies, boards, and commissions will be up for a one-year contract renewal before the McAllen City Commission, which begins its meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.