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City of Edinburg announces state legislative agenda, which includes push for Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center, UTRGV and its School of Medicine, South Texas International Airport, and Edinburg Regional Landfill


Featured: Miriam Michelle Cepeda, Governmental Relations Liaison, City of Edinburg, is helping lead legislative strategies for the Mayor and Edinburg City Council in Austin and in Washington, D.C.

Photograph by NOAH DIEGO’S PHOTOGRAPHY

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Proposed Rio Grande Valley School of Law, authored by Rep. Martínez, Rep. Guillén, set for House committee hearing on Wednesday

Featured: Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, with Gloria Leal, Gloria Leal and Associates, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Valley lawmaker’s office at the Texas Capitol, during the beginning of the 140-day regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature.

Featured: Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, with Gloria Leal, Gloria Leal and Associates, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Valley lawmaker’s office at the Texas Capitol, during the beginning of the 140-day regular session of the 86th Texas Legislature.

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Carlos Sánchez, News & Politics Editor for Texas Monthly magazine, says Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas endorses government transparency legislation authored by Rep. Canales

Featured: Carlos Sánchez, News & Politics Editor for Texas Monthly magazine, and former Executive Editor, The Monitor newspaper in McAllen, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at a gathering at the Embassy Suites in McAllen, sponsored by Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, to thank González’ supporters and to receive contributions of Christmas presents for needy children in deep South Texas.

Featured: Carlos Sánchez, News & Politics Editor for Texas Monthly magazine, and former Executive Editor, The Monitor newspaper in McAllen, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at a gathering at the Embassy Suites in McAllen, sponsored by Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, to thank González’ supporters and to receive contributions of Christmas presents for needy children in deep South Texas.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

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Sen. Hinojosa files Senate Bill 858 to help first responders receive compensation for work-related injuries or health issues

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Texas State Senator, speaks during the ground breaking for the UTRGV Research Building at DHR on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in McAllen, Texas. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is partnering with UTRGV on this new facility. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, at the podium addressing leaders with DHR Health, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine, the City of McAllen, and South Texas news media on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the DHR Health campus on East Dove Avenue in McAllen, during the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley Biomedical Research, which will have its official ribbon-cutting later this year.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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“They Call Me Güero”: Dr. David Bowles novel celebrates Mexican-American culture and youth

Dr. David Bowles, UTRGV Assistant Professor in Literatures & Cultural Studies, with his book "They Call Me G¸ero" on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at his office in the Liberal Arts Building South in Edinburg, Texas. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

Featured: Dr. David Bowles, an associate professor in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies, with his book, “They Call Me Güero”, a novel in verse filled with slice-of-life poems illustrating life as a border kid – something for which 430,000 children in the Valley can relate.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med finalizing a plan to provide helicopter air ambulance service to area hospitals; resource needed for Level I trauma center hopes for Valley

Featured, from left: Paul M. Vazaldua, Jr., Vice President of Organizational Leadership and Government Affairs for Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; David de Los Santos, EMT-P, Business Development Manager, Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med; and Shawn Snider, Fire Chief, City of Edinburg. This portrait was taken on Thursday, February 14, 2019, during an event hosted by the Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council at Edinburg City Hall to congratulate Canales for his recent appointment as Chair of the House Committee on Transportation.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

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DHR Health becomes only hospital south of San Antonio to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® as a Comprehensive Stroke Center – the highest designation for hospitals

Featured: Marissa Castañeda, Chief Operations Officer, DHR Health, provides information about the DHR Health Neuroscience Institute Stroke Program during the Thursday, December 20, 2018 State of the Hospital Address held at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

Photograph Courtesy DHR Health

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