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Plans for Level I Trauma Center to be announced by DHR Health leadership on Wednesday, May 1

Dr. Carlos Cardenas, DHR Chief Administrative Officer & Chairman of the Board, speaks during the ground breaking for the UTRGV Research Building at DHR on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in McAllen, Texas. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is partnering with UTRGV on this new facility. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

Featured: Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Directors, DHR Health, a co-founder of the hospital and one of the more visible faces of DHR Health, addressing state and local leaders and other area residents on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the DHR Health’s South Campus on East Dove Avenue in McAllen. Cárdenas was participating in the groundbreaking ceremony of the University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley Biomedical Research Building, which held its official ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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State legislation supported by Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med would eliminate home property taxes for surviving spouses of certain federal first responders killed in the line of duty

Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, D-Edinburg; David de Los Santos, EMT-P, Business Development Manager, Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med; and Edinburg Chief of Police César Torres, at Edinburg City Hall on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

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$70 million Health Affairs building for UTRGV in Edinburg, $30 million for Texas A&M Higher Education Center in McAllen, approved by House of Representatives, announces Rep. Canales

Featured: Dr. Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, during the Wednesday, March 13, 2019 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the landmark University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley Biomedical Research Building, which is located on DHR Health’s South Campus along E. Dove Road in McAllen. The 83,020 gross-square feet, two story building, with its estimated value of $32 million to $34 million – designed by The Warren Group of McAllen and Cantú Construction of McAllen – will help come up with treatments – and possible cures – for illnesses and diseases that affect South Texans.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Edinburg Councilmember Enríquez uses state public comment law to contend that he was “removed” from Edinburg EDC Board of Directors

Featured: Edinburg City Councilmember Gilbert Enríquez, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 22, 2019, for the 21-acre Janet Ogden Vackar Sports Complex, created through a partnership between the City of Edinburg and the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF EDINBURG

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Attorney General Ken Paxton asked by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, to rule on legality of CBD oil, an extract of marijuana, used for health benefits

Featured: CBD Oil, which is short for cannabidiol oil, is a cannabinoid extract that is alleged to have the health benefits of cannabis (e.g. pain relief, easing of inflammation, anxiety management and the treatment of epilepsy) without the psychoactive effects of marijuana, according to the Texas firm of Barnett, Howard & Williams, PLLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law (bhwlawfirm.com).

Photograph Credit: TheHempOilBenefits.com

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DHR Health is a key part of UTRGV School of Medicine’s vision to build academic health system, says Dr. John H. Krouse, medical school dean, as cancer immunology team welcomed to Biomedical Research Building located on DHR Health South Campus

eatured, seated, from left: Dr. John H. Krouse, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Dean, UTRGV School of Medicine, recently welcomed Dr. Subhash C. Chauhan, Ph.D. as Founding Director of the South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the UTRGV School of Medicine. Standing are members of Chauhan’s team along with another UTRGV leader, featured from left: Dr. Manish Tripathi; Dr. Andrew Tsin, UTRGV Associate Dean of Research; Dr. Bilal Hafeez; Dr. Meena Jaggi; Dr. Murali Yallapu; and and Dr. Sheema Khan. The UTRGV School of Medicine recently welcomed its new cancer immunology team with a signing ceremony on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the UTRGV/UT Health RGV Biomedical Research Building, which is located on DHR Health’s South Campus in McAllen. Photograph Courtesy THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Featured, seated, from left: Dr. John H. Krouse, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Dean, UTRGV School of Medicine, recently welcomed Dr. Subhash C. Chauhan, Ph.D. as Founding Director of the South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the UTRGV School of Medicine. Standing are members of Chauhan’s team along with another UTRGV leader, featured from left: Dr. Manish Tripathi; Dr. Andrew Tsin, UTRGV Associate Dean of Research; Dr. Bilal Hafeez; Dr. Meena Jaggi; Dr. Murali Yallapu; and Dr. Sheema Khan. The UTRGV School of Medicine recently welcomed its new cancer immunology team with a signing ceremony on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the UTRGV/UT Health RGV Biomedical Research Building, which is located on DHR Health’s South Campus in McAllen.

Photograph Courtesy THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awards $500,000 grant towards $1.25 million City of Elsa Community Trail Park, announces Rep. Canales

Featured: A layout of the planned $1.25 million City of Elsa Community Trail Park, which received a $500,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, according to Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg. The City of Elsa is part of Canales’ House District 40.

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Omar Ochoa: Texas Attorney General Opinion requested on legality of cannabidiol; federal legislation filed in Washington, D.C. for equal pay for women, and to fight White Supremacist threat

Featured, from left: Former longtime Edinburg Mayor Joe Ochoa, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Omar Ochoa, the Edinburg City Attorney, in the Edinburg City Council Chamber on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Edinburg City Hall.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

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Helicopter emergency ambulance service by Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med will play crucial role in area law enforcement’s duty to save lives, says Hidalgo County Sheriff Guerra

Featured: Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra, left, and Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortéz, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 during a photo session soon after Cortéz took his oath of office during a ceremony held in the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court room, located on the 1st floor of the Hidalgo County Administration Building, 100 E. Cano Street in Edinburg.Photograph By EVANA VLECK

Featured: Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra, left, and Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortéz, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 during a photo session soon after Cortéz took his oath of office during a ceremony held in the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court room, located on the 1st floor of the Hidalgo County Administration Building, 100 E. Cano Street in Edinburg.

Photograph By EVANA VLECK

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