“COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day” which begins March 4, 2024, and championed by Valley lawmakers Rep. Guerra, Sen. LaMantia, and Rep. Muñoz, and endorsed by DHR Health, approved by the Texas Legislature and Gov. Abbott
Beginning in 2024, every March 4 in Texas will be observed as “COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day” under a new state law developed by Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, which establishes a uniform statewide date to honor Texans who put their own health and safety on the line, especially during the worst periods of the coronavirus pandemic, to keep society from falling apart.
Futuro RGV: Building a Thriving RGV/The Hidalgo County Prosperity Task Force Forum, free and open the public, set for Thursday, July 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at South Texas College
Seven South Texas leaders, with expertise in media, economic development, emerging technology,and higher education, will be keynote speakers during Futuro RGV: Building a Thriving RGV/The Hidalgo County Prosperity Task Force Forum
Congressional debate building over a federal proposal, the “AM for Every Vehicle Act”, as major automakers plan to eliminate AM radio in vehicles in the coming years, reports attorney Omar Ochoa
Is AM radio in new vehicles destined to go the way of 8-track players, cassette players, and CD players, and become a forgotten technology sooner rather than later?
Expansion of Medicaid health insurance for eligible mothers for a year after giving birth, which was supported by Valley legislators and DHR Health, signed into law by Gov. Abbott
New Texas mothers who are Medicaid recipients would receive better access to primary and preventative care – for up to 12 months instead of the current two months after giving birth – under a measure supported by DHR Health leaders that was signed into law on Sunday, June 18, 2023 by Gov. Greg Abbott.
As South Texas College approaches its 30th anniversary, Gov. Abbott, Texas Legislature praised late Rep. Roberto Gutiérrez, D-McAllen, for his key role in the creation of “the Valley’s college”
In Fall 2022, Ricardo Solis, Ph. D., President, South Texas College, summarized what he believes are some of the most recent achievements and an even brighter future for the two-county higher education system, which will celebrate its 30th birthday in September 2023.
Sen. Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, passes 122 bills during 88th Texas Legislature’s regular session in 2023
Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, passed 122 bills during the 88th Texas Legislature’s regular session in 2023, which began in early January and ended in late May.