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Rep. Canales, who helped shape the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019, says measure returns “power to the people”

Featured: Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, shakes hands with Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg and calls the House District 40 lawmaker “bold and fearless” following the Wednesday, June 12, 2019 ceremony involving Gov. Greg Abbott signing into law the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019. Seated, from left, are: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, R-Houston; Gov. Greg Abbott; Bonnen; and Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock. Standing, from left: Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway; Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe; Canales; and Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond. The event took place outside of Wally’s Burgers in Austin.

Photograph By DYLAN MATTHEWS

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Governor signs bill by Rep. Canales that gives Texans powerful new rights during public comment portions of open meetings affecting scores of local governments

Featured: Fern McClaugherty, a leader with O.W.L.S. (Objective Watchers of the Legal System), with Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, in the Edinburg City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall on Thursday, February 14, 2019, during a reception hosted by the City of Edinburg to honor Canales for his appointment as Chair, House Committee on Transportation. Photograph by MARK MONTEMAYORFeatured: Fern McClaugherty, a leader with O.W.L.S. (Objective Watchers of the Legal System), with Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, in the Edinburg City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall on Thursday, February 14, 2019, during a reception hosted by the City of Edinburg to honor Canales for his appointment as Chair, House Committee on Transportation.

Photograph by MARK MONTEMAYOR

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Valley citrus industry could receive more than $124 million in federal funds through House Agricultural Appropriations legislation

Featured, from left: Cheri Abraham, Ph.D., Operations Manager/Entomologist, US Citrus, LLC; Anne Skaria; Mani Skaria, Ph.D., Founder, President, and CEO, US Citrus, LLC; Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, who serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.; Lorena González; and Verónica Reyna, Executive Assistant/Office Manager, US Citrus, LLC, on Monday, May 27, 2019, promoting Persian Lime produced by the firm, which is located in Hargill northeast of Edinburg. (https://uscitrus.com/products/persian-lime-tree)

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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“Justice delayed is justice denied” – two county courts at law for Hidalgo County will be created to handle growing number of cases, says Rep. Canales

Featured: As Hidalgo County’s population is quickly approaching almost 900,000, according to the most recent estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau, with that growth has come the need for the area’s judicial system to keep up with the increases in criminal and civil cases, according to Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg. Canales, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation, in the last few days of the recently completed 86th Texas Legislature, helped shape legislation that authorizes the creation of two county courts-at-laws in Hidalgo County.

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Legislative update on University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine to be included in “State of the University Address” by President Guy Bailey on Thursday, May 30

Featured, from left: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Marsha Green, Vice President of Marketing, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Natasha Del Barrio, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Robert Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Janet Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health. Photograph By DEANNA GARZA

Featured, from left: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Marsha Green, Vice President of Marketing, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Natasha Del Barrio, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Robert Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Janet Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health.

Photograph By DEANNA GARZA

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Sen. Hinojosa, Sen. Watson, Rep. Longoria pass legislation to help qualified, financially-needy students succeed at UTRGV School of Medicine

Students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Physician Assistant Studies Program in the College of Health Professions, recently worked on a case study as part of the first Team-Centric Friday event. More than 160 students – nurse practitioner, physician assistant and first-year medical students – collaborated on how to treat a patient with vision problems. The interprofessional education training exercise addressed one of the goals of the medical school and the allied health professions programs at UTRGV: to prepare future healthcare providers to work in an interprofessional team-based setting.  Graphic Courtesy UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

Featured: Students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Physician Assistant Studies Program in the College of Health Professions, recently worked on a case study as part of the first Team-Centric Friday event. More than 160 students – nurse practitioner, physician assistant and first-year medical students – collaborated on how to treat a patient with vision problems. The interprofessional education training exercise addressed one of the goals of the medical school and the allied health professions programs at UTRGV: to prepare future healthcare providers to work in an interprofessional team-based setting.

Graphic Courtesy UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

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Statewide economic impact of Rep. Canales seen on two measures he successfully carried to help Port of Houston Authority and Houston Ship Channel

Featured: With the City of Houston downtown skyscrapers in the background, crews work at a portion of the Port of Houston, helping that city rank as the the country’s number one region for exports. Energy production and the export of crude oil, along with the increasing global demand for chemicals produced in the region, are major drivers of this success. Photograph Courtesy PORT OF HOUSTON

Featured: With the City of Houston downtown skyscrapers in the background, crews work at a portion of the Port of Houston, helping that city rank as the country’s number one region for exports. Energy production and the export of crude oil, along with the increasing global demand for chemicals produced in the region, are major drivers of this success.

Photograph Courtesy PORT OF HOUSTON

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Bringing new businesses, helping existing businesses, creating more jobs next to Bert Ogden Arena and H-E-B Park are top goals of successful legislation by Rep. Canales and Sen. Hinojosa

Featured: The $88.3 million, 190,000 square foot Bert Ogden Arena, owned by the City of Edinburg, a first-class indoor multi-purpose center located at the corner of Interstate Highway 69-Central and Alberta Road in east Edinburg.

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