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Rep. Canales providing leadership, vital constituent services, for District 40 during COVID-19 pandemic

Rep. Canales providing leadership, vital constituent services, for District 40 during COVID-19 pandemic

Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation; Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; and Hiren Govind, Chair, Board of Directors, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Edinburg Depot, located at 602 W. University Drive.

Photograph by NAYELI ZENTEÑO

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Even during COVID-19 emergency, Edinburg protects the public’s right to comment during city council sessions, says City Attorney Omar Ochoa

In order to ensure the safety of citizens during the national COVID-19 public health emergency, Edinburg City Hall on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, became closed to all walk-in traffic, although all city services will remain, and are accessible to the public, through email, phone, online and drive-through services.

Featured: In order to ensure the safety of citizens during the national COVID-19 public health emergency, Edinburg City Hall on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, became closed to all walk-in traffic, although all city services will remain, and are accessible to the public, through email, phone, online and drive-through services.

Photograph Courtesy CARY ZAYAS

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Chronic illnesses must become a higher legislative priority to help reduce “never-ending spiral of additional costs,” says Susan Turley, President, DHR Health

Featured: Susan Turley, President, DHR Health. Turley was one of more than a dozen statewide figures who on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, participated in The Future of Health Care Symposium hosted by DHR Health at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, and carried live on the Internet by The Texas Tribune.

Featured: Susan Turley, President, DHR Health. Turley was one of more than a dozen statewide figures who on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, participated in The Future of Health Care Symposium hosted by DHR Health at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, and carried live on the Internet by The Texas Tribune.

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH

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Sen. Zaffirini appointed to key Senate committees; UT System regents approve plan for a medical school at UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Featured: Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, participated at the Texas Capitol in a joint meeting of the Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee and the Senate and Water Resources Committee. Featured, back row, from left, are: Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper; Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney; Sen. Peter Flores, R-Pleasanton; Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola; Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills: and Zaffirini, who is Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development. Front row, from left, are: Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston; Sen. Nathan Johnson, D-Dallas; Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood; and Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso.

Featured: Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, participated at the Texas Capitol in a joint meeting of the Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee and the Senate and Water Resources Committee. Featured, back row, from left, are Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper; Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney; Sen. Peter Flores, R-Pleasanton; Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola; Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills: and Zaffirini, who is Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development. Front row, from left, are Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston; Sen. Nathan Johnson, D-Dallas; Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood; and Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso. 

Photograph by SENATE MEDIA SERVICES

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Grand opening of Rep. Canales’ District Office in Edinburg set for 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10

Grand opening of Rep. Canales’ District Office in Edinburg set for 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10

Featured, from left: Val LaMantia Peisen, Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Rick Villarreal, and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation. This image was taken on Monday, December 2, 2019 during the third annual Christmas Bash & Toy Drive, hosted by Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, and his wife, Lorena Sáenz González, at the Embassy Suites in McAllen. 

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCIA

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Rep. Canales/Sen. Creighton protect Texas landowners, especially farmers and ranchers, by setting key standards for decommissioning of wind turbine generators by wind project owners

Featured: A wind turbine generator, or alternatively referred to as a wind energy converter, is a device that converts the wind’s kinetic energy into electrical energy. Texas produces the most wind power of any U.S. state. If Texas were a country, it would rank fifth in the world. During 2020, wind is on track to generate 10 percent of the country’s electricity, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

Photograph Courtesy AMERICAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION

Featured: A wind turbine generator, or alternatively referred to as a wind energy converter, is a device that converts the wind’s kinetic energy into electrical energy. Texas produces the most wind power of any U.S. state. If Texas were a country, it would rank fifth in the world. During 2020, wind is on track to generate 10 percent of the country’s electricity, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

Photograph Courtesy AMERICAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION

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Three postgraduate programs proposed for UTRGV, including establishing Texas’ first School of Podiatry, set for action by UT System regents on Wednesday, reports attorney Omar Ochoa

Three postgraduate programs proposed for UTRGV, including establishing Texas’ first School of Podiatry, set for action by UT System regents on Wednesday, reports attorney Omar Ochoa - utrgv - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Members of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) gathered on Friday, February 14, 2020, for the group’s Southwest Regional Conference, which took place at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in Edinburg. LMSA, a national non-profit organization, represents, supports, educates and unifies Latino medical students in the United States, including those at UTRGV’s School of Medicine. This was the first time the university hosted the event. From left are: Jonathan Guajardo, President of LMSA chapter at the UTRGV School of Medicine; Luis De La Fuente, President of LMSA chapter at UTRGV; Valeria Patino, Vice President of the LMSA chapter at UTRGV; and Sabrina Orta, Fabiola Beltrán and Noe Rodríguez, LMSA chapter members.

Photograph Courtesy THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

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Valley lawmakers, led by Sen. Lucio, helped pass Senate Bill 750 to increase preventive health and family planning services for low-income women

Featured: Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, shown here on the floor of the Texas Senate Chamber during the Spring of 2019, authored Senate Bill 750, which changed the Government Code and Health and Safety Code to require the executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services by rule to ensure that women receiving services under the Healthy Texas Women program are referred to and provided with information on the primary health care services program. All Valley state lawmakers voted for Senate Bill 750, which was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday, June 10, 2019 and went into effect immediately.   Photograph By SENATE MEDIA

Featured: Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, shown here on the floor of the Texas Senate Chamber during the Spring of 2019, authored Senate Bill 750, which changed the Government Code and Health and Safety Code to require the executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services by rule to ensure that women receiving services under the Healthy Texas Women program are referred to and provided with information on the primary health care services program. All Valley state lawmakers voted for Senate Bill 750, which was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday, June 10, 2019, and went into effect immediately.

Photograph By SENATE MEDIA

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Sen. Zaffirini receives Lifetime Achievement Award from LULAC Council 12 of Laredo

Sen. Zaffirini receives Lifetime Achievement Award from LULAC Council 12 of Laredo

Featured: Carlos Zaffirini, Sr., and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, on January 30, 2020, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. “How did 55 years of wonderful marriage pass by so quickly? Happy Anniversary to us!” she said. “On this day in 1965, Carlos Zaffirini Sr. and I were married at St. Peter’s Church in Laredo. I was 18, and he was 21.” The following September, both enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed his law degree and she completed her B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. “Seventeen years later we were blessed with our beloved son, Carlos Zaffirini Jr. His greatest gifts to us are his beautiful wife, Audrey Pieper Zaffirini, and our equally amazing grandsons, Asher Maxwell and George William. God is good. Life is blessed.”

Photograph Courtesy SEN. JUDITH ZAFFIRINI FACEBOOK

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