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State approves $606,617 grant to help develop $1.2 million Chapin Road Hike-and-Bike Trail in Edinburg, announce Rep. Canales, Sen. Hinojosa

State approves $606,617 grant to help develop $1.2 million Chapin Road Hike-and-Bike Trail in Edinburg, announce Rep. Canales, Sen. Hinojosa - Hike-and-Bike Trail - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Erika Canales; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. This image was taken on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the grand opening ceremony for Rep. Canales’ District Office, which is located at the Edinburg Depot, 602 W. University Drive.

Photograph By NAYELI ZENTEÑO

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DHR Health generates national news about its courageous medical professionals risking their health in South Texas’ battle against COVID-19

DHR Health generates national news about its courageous medical professionals risking their health in South Texas’ battle against COVID-19 - DHR Health - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: In this aerial image taken from the east are the sprawling hospitals, medical offices, and high-tech, advanced resources of DHR Health, located on a 130-acre site, with most of the facilities in southwest Edinburg but with a growing South Campus immediately across Owassa Road in northwest McAllen. 

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Importance of submitting Census by September 30, 2020, being promoted on state highway’s dynamic boards system, announces Rep. Canales

Importance of submitting Census by September 30, 2020, being promoted on state highway’s dynamic boards system, announces Rep. Canales - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: McAllen Mayor Jim Darling prepares to interview Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, 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.

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Former Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Sr., D-Mission, whose vision included proposed UT Health Science Center for the Valley, and South Texas College, laid to rest following his passing from COVID-19

Former Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Sr., D-Mission, whose vision included proposed UT Health Science Center for the Valley, and South Texas College, laid to rest following his passing from COVID-19 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Former Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Sr., D-Mission, and his daughter Marla (Jaime) López and son Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, celebrating Muñoz, Jr.’s Texas Democratic Party primary election victory for House District 36. Muñoz, Sr. passed away at the age of 68 on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from complications linked to COVID-19 following a reported four-week battle with the contagious and dangerous virus.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS 

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Anne Mazuca, longtime Chief-of-Staff for Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, chosen as Vice President for Cornerstone legislative firm

Anne Mazuca, longtime Chief-of-Staff for Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, chosen as Vice President for Cornerstone legislative firm - anne mazuca - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Anne Mazuca, most recently the longtime chief-of-staff for Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen. The Austin native, who prior to being hired by Guerra worked on the legislative staffs for Rep. Helen Giddings, D-Dallas, and Rep. Craig Eiland, D-Galveston, on Tuesday, July 27, 2020, was selected as Vice President for the Austin office of Cornerstone, a leading, bipartisan government relations and public affairs firm with federal and state reach.

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Sen. Zaffirini earns awards from Press Women of Texas, including 1st place for her speech about Hispanic police officer Ramiro Martínez, who helped stop UT Tower killer, reports Omar Ochoa

Sen. Zaffirini earns awards from Press Women of Texas, including 1st place for her speech about Hispanic police officer Ramiro Martínez, who helped stop UT Tower killer, reports Omar Ochoa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: The 307-foot-tall Main Building tower, described as the academic symbol and architectural emblem of of the University of Texas at AustinBut on On Monday, August 1, 1966, the Tower, as it is more widely called, became the site of one of the largest mass murders in U.S. history at the time, when a sniper killed 14 people and injured 31 others. “I was on campus that day, working at “The Daily Texan” (campus newspaper), sitting in front of a window in direct view of the Tower,” recalled Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County. “To this day I remember not only the sounds of the gunfire, but also the sounds and sights of the suffering and the actions of heroes.”

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Gov. Abbott, Valley state legislative delegation mobilizing Texas’ resources to help region during wind, flooding aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Gov. Abbott, Valley state legislative delegation mobilizing Texas’ resources to help region during wind, flooding aftermath of Hurricane Hanna - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: A satellite image of Tropical Storm Hanna on the evening of Friday, July 25, 2020, as it approached South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Hanna was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane  the following day, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. Wind gusts reached up to 110 mph (175 km/h) and storm surge reached as high as seven feet (two m) at landfall. Extensive flooding occurred as a result of rain totals of 6-12 inches in the area – with up to 16 inches in some locations in deep South Texas.

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Sen. Hinojosa, Gov. Abbott, and other Texas leaders will continue helping protect Valley medical professionals, first responders, and fellow South Texans during COVID-19 emergency

Sen. Hinojosa, Gov. Abbott, and other Texas leaders will continue helping protect Valley medical professionals, first responders, and fellow South Texans during COVID-19 emergency - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health; and Chris Rivera, Chief Executive Officer, Rio Grande Regional Hospital. They are shown here on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance for the COVID-19 Health Care Forum, which was part of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Live Stream. 

Photograph By NAYELI ZENTEÑO

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State leaders, Hidalgo County officials follow the lead set by Rep. Canales on helping protect students, teachers, and community for the reopening of private and public schools

State leaders, Hidalgo County officials follow the lead set by Rep. Canales on helping protect students, teachers, and community for the reopening of private and public schools - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation,  on Thursday, February 27, 2020, addressing members of the International Right of Way Association’s 2nd Annual Oil and Gas Pipeline Symposium in Houston.

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Legislative lobby contract by McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin up again on Monday, July 13 before McAllen City Commission

Legislative lobby contract by McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin up again on Monday, July 13 before McAllen City Commission - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Thursday, March 12, 2020, during the United States-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group, East Regional Meeting, held at the Pharr Events Center. Seventy-six percent of Pharr, 70 percent of Mission, and 25 percent of McAllen, along with all or portions of several other cities, are in Muñoz House District 36.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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