Featured: The 2020 Senator Judith Zaffirini Teachers’ College Student Loan Debt Grant Award recipients are, front row, left to right: Gloria S. Becerra, United Independent School District; Dr. Carolyn M. Schmies, representing Prakash K. Mansinghani (’10, ’11), Laredo College; Dr. Gilberto Martínez, Texas A&M International University, Laredo; Sandy Webb (’13), St. Augustine Catholic School; and Rebecca Mendoza (’12), Laredo Independent School District. Back row: Dr. Minita Ramírez, Vice President for Student Success, Texas A&M International University, Laredo; Víctor Villarreal (’09), Judge of Webb County Court-at-Law II; Sen Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, whose legislative district includes Starr County; Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President, Texas A&M International University, Laredo; and Dr. Tom Mitchell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M International University, Laredo. Four of the five recipients are alumni of Texas A&M International University.
Photograph Courtesy TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Featured, on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, from left: Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., President, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Blandina “Bambi” Cárdenas, Ph.D., President, The University of Texas-Pan American; Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; and former Rep. Roberto Gutiérrez, D-McAllen, posing inside the UT Regional Academic Health Center Medical Research Division in Edinburg following grand-opening ceremonies held in Edinburg.
Featured, from left: Rep. Alex Domínguez, D-Brownsville; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Dr. Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Nolan Pérez, MD, of Harlingen, Member, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System; Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya; and Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville. The area leaders were participating in a news conference at the UTRGV campus in Edinburg on Monday, September 16, 2019.
Featured: Area leaders pose with several of the many gifts that were donated for deserving children in the 15th Congressional District during the third annual Christmas Bash & Toy Drive, hosted by Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, and his wife, Lorena Sáenz González, on Monday evening, December 2, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in McAllen. From left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Norma Guerra; Erika Canales; Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra; Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortéz; Amanda Hinojosa; Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Val LaMantia Peisen.
Featured: New toys donated for deserving children in the 15th Congressional District, which is led by Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, were displayed on Monday evening, December 2, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in McAllen, as part of the third annual Christmas Bash & Toy Drive hosted by the U.S. representative and his wife, Lorena Sáenz González. From left in this image, in addition to the González family, are his staff members: José Borjon; Albert Martínez; Stephanie Toscano; Karen Hinojosa; SJ Zavala; Tito Alaniz; Congressman Vicente González; Lorena Sáenz González; Andrei Defino; Lucy Phenix; Patrick Roberts; and Daniel Martínez.
Featured: Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, center, meets with area residents on Monday, October 21, 2019, during a public ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen, located at 6200 Tres Lagos Boulevard.
Featured, from left: Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, who serves as Chair, House Committee on Redistricting, with Gov. Greg Abbott, on the floor of the chamber of the House of Representatives in Austin on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Featured, from left: Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo; Richard Sánchez, Associate Vice President for Governmental Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen; and Veronica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This image was taken in Conference Room 115, Mission Economic Development Corporation, 801 N. Bryan Road, on Monday, December 2, 2019.
Featured: Lorena Sáenz González, a former teacher and school administrator in Edinburg and McAllen, with her husband, Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, an attorney who maintained a law practice in McAllen before being sworn into Congress, shown here in a portrait taken earlier this year.
Photograph Courtesy OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN VICENTE GONZÁLEZ