Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation; Sally Fraustro Guerra, President/Publisher, Socialife Magazine, and Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker La Mansión Real Estate; and Robert C. Vackar, CEO of Bert Ogden Auto Group. They posed for this image, taken at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Thursday, February 6, 2020, during a panel discussion and luncheon, hosted by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, featuring area superintendents speaking about the goals they aim to reach, the future of dual enrollment, and the educational challenges they face.
Featured, from left: McAllen Mayor Jim Darling and Congressman Vicente González on Thursday, August 20, 2020, during the City of McAllen’s Census Telethon, hosted by the mayor and the McAllen city commissioners at McAllen City Hall.
Featured: Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya, and wife Jennifer Ruiz-Longoria, along with their two daughters – Camilla Lee and Madison Lee – are featured on Monday, November 5, 2018, in the audience of the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court in Edinburg, where the South Texas lawmaker was awaiting to receive a resolution congratulating him on being named Outstanding Young Alumnus by the University of Texas Law Alumni Association.
Featured: The Rio Grande Valley will receive more than $10 million in state funding for public safety initiatives, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, has announced. “These grants for deep South Texas will help pay for a dozen vital categories of programs, such as protecting victims of family violence, strengthening homeland security, improving the criminal justice system, and fighting human trafficking and illegal drug trafficking,” said Canales. “This list of state funding also shows the partnership between Texas and our local communities, through our dedicated men and women in those vital professions who have made it their life’s mission to keep us safe, and defend us from evil.” This image was taken on Thursday, February 6, 2020 during the ribbon-cutting event of the La Homa Road and FM 681 expansion project in Mission.
Vitalant of McAllen, which is part of one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., will be hosting a blood donation drive, along with providing free COVID-19 antibodies tests, at the LDS Church, 401 S. Jackson Road in Edinburg. Vitalant supplies comprehensive transfusion medicine services to nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states, including Texas. For information on what a person should eat and drink before donating blood, call 575/840-8178 or log on to https://www.healthline.com/health/what-to-eat-before-donating-blood
Featured, from left: City Councilmember Johnny García; City Councilmember Jorge Salinas; Mayor Richard Molina; City Councilmember David White, and Mayor Pro Tem Gilbert Enríquez. This image was taken on Monday, September 28, 2020, during the ribbon-cutting for the $6 million Edinburg Transit Terminal.
Featured, from left: Amir Esmaeili, PT, DPT /NDT FAAOMP, DHR Health Aquatic Therapy Institute; Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, DHR Health; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chair, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Maritza Padilla, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, DHR Health; Achal P. Patel, MD, Neurosurgeon, DHR Health; and Juan Padilla, MD, Chief of Neuroscience, 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.
Featured: San Juan Municipal Judge José “Joe” Ramírez, a Democrat, is seeking election to the 464th Hidalgo County District Court. District courts have original jurisdiction in felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount of money or damages involved is $200 or more, and any matters in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court.
Featured: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, was a cosponsor of House Bill 2059, one of a series of bills that became state laws in September 2019 designed to help fight human trafficking – also known as “modern slavery”. House Bill 2059, which was unanimously supported by the Rio Grande Valley state legislative delegation, helps Texas fight human trafficking by ensuring that health care providers are trained to identify and assist victims, reports DHR Health.