Featured, from left: Hidalgo City Council Member Abram Ramírez, Council Member Linda Ayala, Mayor Sergio Coronado, and Mayor Pro Tem Gustavo “Gus” Sánchez were among city and state leaders present on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for the groundbreaking of Lepowitz Park at the Villa Garza Flores Subdivision. On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Hidalgo Mayor, his six colleagues on the Hidalgo City Council, and the Board of Directors of the Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation will host another ceremony, which will take place at the city-owned, $23 million State Farm Hidalgo Arena, to announce the first phase of a major commercial and industrial development, known as the The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018, that will be built near the multi-event complex. The State Farm Hidalgo Arena is located at 2600 N. 10th Street (Hwy. 336).
Photograph By CHARLIE BARRIOS
Featured: Researchers from across the country and world gathered recently at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s second annual Research Symposium, to discuss how they are addressing disparities in healthcare.
Photograph By SILVER SALAS
Featured, front row, from left: Paul Rodríguez, Chairman, Board of Trustees, South Texas College; Victoria Cantú, Member, Board of Trustees, South Texas College; Ambrosio Hernández, MD, Mayor of Pharr and the Chief Medical Compliance Officer, DHR Health; Gov. Greg Abbott; Dr. Shirley Reed, President, South Texas College; Rep. Roberto “R.D.” Guerra, D-McAllen; and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg. Back row, from left: Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District; Fred Farías, III, OD, FAAO, Member, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Commissioner representing Labor Julián Álvarez, Texas Workforce Commission; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Rubén Cortéz, Jr., D-Brownsville, Member, Texas State Board of Education; and Jorge Zambrano, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District.
Photograph By BENJAMIN BRIONES
Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, who is a member of the Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs, on Thursday, March 1, 2018, greeted constituents who participated in the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony hosted by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at the McAllen Country Club.
Photograph By SILVER SALAS
Featured: A digital rendering of the $40 million Texas A&M McAllen Higher Education Center, which will be dedicated at 2 this afternoon (Thursday, October 25, 2018) by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Image Courtesy TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Featured, from left: Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Physician Executive, DHR Health; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Directors, DHR Health; Raúl Barreda, Jr., MD, Trauma Medical Director, Level III Trauma Center, DHR Health; Joe M. Flores, Precinct 3 Hidalgo County Commissioner; Ramón García, County Judge, Hidalgo County; Eduardo “Eddie” Cantú, Precinct 2 Hidalgo County Commissioner; and David L. Fuentes, Precinct 1 Hidalgo County Commissioner. On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court endorsed efforts by DHR Health leaders, the region’s state legislative delegation, and a growing list of other elected governing bodies and private organizations, for a Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center(s) for the Rio Grande Valley, and for improved statewide trauma preparedness.
Photograph By EVANA VLECK
Featured: Student Government Association at South Texas College hosted Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, at a town hall-style event at the STC Pecan Campus in McAllen on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Lucio spoke about the importance of voting ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Lucio’s presentation took place in the new Student Union Building, 3201 W. Pecan Boulevard in McAllen.
Photograph By BEN BRIONES
Featured: Several of the dozens of participants listen to presentations made on Friday, September 28, 2018 in McAllen during the 6th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO), held in McAllen and hosted by South Texas College, as part of STC’s efforts to help prepare students for the workforce and jobs of the future.
Photograph Courtesy JOSÉ GÓMEZ
Featured, from left: Omar Quintanilla, McAllen City Commissioner District 3; Javier Villalobos, McAllen City Commissioner District 1; Verónica Whitacre, McAllen City Commissioner District 6; and Joaquín “J.J” Zamora, McAllen City Commissioner District 2. On Monday, September 10, 2018, these four elected officials were part of a unanimous vote cast by the seven-member McAllen City Commission to support efforts to secure state funding for a Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center for the Valley. In this image, they were participating in the Tuesday, July 10, 2018 grand opening of the McAllen Youth Baseball Complex, which was funded by a $15 million city bond issue, and that has 11 baseball fields and a Miracle Field, which meets the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Photograph Courtesy of ROY CANTU
Featured: One of the 18 operating rooms of the University Medical Center New Orleans Level I Trauma Center, which opened in August 2015. The UMC New Orleans serves as a key partner of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine and other academic institutions.
Photograph Courtesy of NBBJ