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$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 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, participating in the Texas Citrus Parade of Oranges in Mission. Both lawmakers represent significant portions of the City of McAllen in the Texas Legislature.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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Gov. Abbott announces his intent to appoint Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a student at UTRGV School of Medicine, as UT System student regent

Gov. Abbott announces his intent to appoint Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a student at UTRGV School of Medicine, as UT System student regent - Titans of the Texas Legislature
UTRGV Photo by Jennifer Galindo

Featured, from left: Dr. John Krouse, Dean of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, and Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a third-year medical student at the UTRGV School of Medicine. On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott announced his intent to appoint Ojeaga to serve as a student regent for the UT System Board of Regents – a first for UTRGV. 

Photograph Courtesy UTRGV SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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DHR Health Law Enforcement Memorial Service pays homage to 19 Texas law enforcement officials who died during 2019 while in the line of duty

DHR Health Law Enforcement Memorial Service pays homage to 19 Texas law enforcement officials who died during 2019 while in the line of duty - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Víctor Escalón, Regional Director, Texas Department of Public Safety; and César Torres, Chief of Police, City of Edinburg, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The men paused to reflect on the lives of Texas law enforcement officers lost in 2019, as part of the DHR Health Law Enforcement Memorial Service. The solemn event, which was broadcast live on the Internet, is available at https://www.facebook.com/RepTerryCanales/videos/266479541400658/?tn-str=k*F’

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH

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City Council unanimously appoints seven members, including former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, to the governing board of newly-created Edinburg Economic Development Department

City Council unanimously appoints seven members, including former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, to the governing board of newly-created Edinburg Economic Development Department - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, who currently serves as Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, speaks during the UTRGV Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Latina Day on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Health & Physical Education II Building in Edinburg.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, among 24 renowned area residents who have applied for one of seven vacant powerful positions on the Board of Directors for the Edinburg EDC

Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, among 24 renowned area residents who have applied for one of seven vacant powerful positions on the Board of Directors for the Edinburg EDC - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, front row, second from left, and former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, front row, second from right, who currently serves as Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This image was taken on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, during the grand opening of the UT Health RGV Pediatric Specialty Clinic, located at 4150 Crosspoint Boulevard in Edinburg.

Photograph By ALEX RÍOS

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Sen. Hinojosa, the primary author of Senate Bill 24, which created UTRGV and its School of Medicine, calls the graduation of the first group of 39 medical students a “truly historic moment” for the region

Sen. Hinojosa, the primary author of Senate Bill 24, which created UTRGV and its School of Medicine, calls the graduation of the first group of 39 medical students a “truly historic moment” for the region - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Dr. Leonel Vela, Senior Associate Dean for Educational Resources, and Senior Associate Vice President for Education, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, addresses the inaugural Class of 2020 of its 39 graduates on Saturday, May 9, 2020, as part of a virtual ceremony which took place on the Internet.

Photograph Courtesy UTRGV SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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Ingenuity and courage of DHR Health physicians, nurses, and staff, along with vital community support, helped overcome “uncertainty” and “fear of the unknown”, during the beginning of COVID-19 in the Valley and nation, reflects a top medical leader

Ingenuity and courage of DHR Health physicians, nurses, and staff, along with vital community support, helped overcome “uncertainty” and “fear of the unknown”, during the beginning of COVID-19 in the Valley and nation, reflects a top medical leader - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Maritza Padilla, Vice President, Rehabilitation Services, DHR Health; Saroja Viswamitra, MD, DHR Health Rehabilitation Hospital; and Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Physician Executive, DHR Health. This image was taken on Thursday, September 26, 2019, immediately following the news conference and grand opening for the DHR Health Aquatic Therapy Institute, located at 2001 South Cynthia Street, Suite E, McAllen.

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH

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Former Rep. Lloyd Criss, D-Galveston, who helped Valley lawmakers abolish “slavery” of farmworkers during the 1980s, passes away at age 79

Featured: Rep. Lloyd Criss, D-Galveston, a longtime and former state lawmaker who helped champion the Labor movement, including helping secure rights for farm workers, addresses a joint session of the Texas Legislature in this image taken in the mid-1980s on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. Also in this photograph, seated from left, are: Texas Speaker of the House Gib Lewis, D-Ft. Worth; U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright, D-Ft. Worth; Gov. Bill Clements; and Rita Clements, who served as a member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. Criss passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Featured: Rep. Lloyd Criss, D-Galveston, a longtime and former state lawmaker who helped champion the Labor movement, including helping secure rights for farmworkers, addresses a joint session of the Texas Legislature in this image taken in the mid-1980s on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. Also in this photograph, seated from left, are Texas Speaker of the House Gib Lewis, D-Ft. Worth; U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright, D-Ft. Worth; Gov. Bill Clements; and Rita Clements, who served as a member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. Criss passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Photograph By HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas finds journalists putting new Texas public records law to the test, reports City Attorney Omar Ochoa

Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas finds journalists putting new Texas public records law to the test, reports City Attorney Omar Ochoa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Edinburg City Attorney Omar Ochoa; Johnny Rodríguez, a former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Carlos Jasso; former Edinburg Mayor Joe Ochoa; Marsha Green (in white top); Precinct 4 Hidalgo County Commissioner Ellie Torres (with pearl necklace); and standing at the table, Velinda Reyes and Leticia Sáenz. This image was taken on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the grand opening ceremony for the District Office of Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, which is located at the Edinburg Depot, 602 W. University Drive.

Photograph By NAYELI ZENTEÑO

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