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“Justice delayed is justice denied” – two county courts at law for Hidalgo County will be created to handle growing number of cases, says Rep. Canales

Featured: As Hidalgo County’s population is quickly approaching almost 900,000, according to the most recent estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau, with that growth has come the need for the area’s judicial system to keep up with the increases in criminal and civil cases, according to Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg. Canales, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation, in the last few days of the recently completed 86th Texas Legislature, helped shape legislation that authorizes the creation of two county courts-at-laws in Hidalgo County.

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Legislative update on University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine to be included in “State of the University Address” by President Guy Bailey on Thursday, May 30

Featured, from left: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Marsha Green, Vice President of Marketing, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Natasha Del Barrio, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Robert Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Janet Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health. Photograph By DEANNA GARZA

Featured, from left: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Marsha Green, Vice President of Marketing, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Natasha Del Barrio, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Robert Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Janet Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health.

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Sen. Hinojosa, Sen. Watson, Rep. Longoria pass legislation to help qualified, financially-needy students succeed at UTRGV School of Medicine

Students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Physician Assistant Studies Program in the College of Health Professions, recently worked on a case study as part of the first Team-Centric Friday event. More than 160 students – nurse practitioner, physician assistant and first-year medical students – collaborated on how to treat a patient with vision problems. The interprofessional education training exercise addressed one of the goals of the medical school and the allied health professions programs at UTRGV: to prepare future healthcare providers to work in an interprofessional team-based setting.  Graphic Courtesy UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

Featured: Students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Physician Assistant Studies Program in the College of Health Professions, recently worked on a case study as part of the first Team-Centric Friday event. More than 160 students – nurse practitioner, physician assistant and first-year medical students – collaborated on how to treat a patient with vision problems. The interprofessional education training exercise addressed one of the goals of the medical school and the allied health professions programs at UTRGV: to prepare future healthcare providers to work in an interprofessional team-based setting.

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Statewide economic impact of Rep. Canales seen on two measures he successfully carried to help Port of Houston Authority and Houston Ship Channel

Featured: With the City of Houston downtown skyscrapers in the background, crews work at a portion of the Port of Houston, helping that city rank as the the country’s number one region for exports. Energy production and the export of crude oil, along with the increasing global demand for chemicals produced in the region, are major drivers of this success. Photograph Courtesy PORT OF HOUSTON

Featured: With the City of Houston downtown skyscrapers in the background, crews work at a portion of the Port of Houston, helping that city rank as the country’s number one region for exports. Energy production and the export of crude oil, along with the increasing global demand for chemicals produced in the region, are major drivers of this success.

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Bringing new businesses, helping existing businesses, creating more jobs next to Bert Ogden Arena and H-E-B Park are top goals of successful legislation by Rep. Canales and Sen. Hinojosa

Featured: The $88.3 million, 190,000 square foot Bert Ogden Arena, owned by the City of Edinburg, a first-class indoor multi-purpose center located at the corner of Interstate Highway 69-Central and Alberta Road in east Edinburg.

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Plan designed to maintain hundreds of millions of dollars for state trauma funding is approaching final approval by the Texas Legislature, reports Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med

Featured, from left: Rep. Ryan Guillén, D-Rio Grande City, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission, on July 9, 2015 at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel in McAllen for the 84th Legislative Session Wrap-up Luncheon on Thursday, July 9, 2015 hosted by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

Featured, from left: Rep. Ryan Guillén, D-Rio Grande City, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission, on July 9, 2015, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel in McAllen for the 84th Legislative Session Wrap-up Luncheon on Thursday, July 9, 2015, hosted by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

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Sports medicine institute in Pharr, Doctor of Audiology degree among UTRGV issues on agenda for UT System Board of Regents on Wednesday and Thursday, announces Rep. Canales

Featured, from left: Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 1 David L. Fuentes, Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD, Chief Medical Compliance Officer, DHR Health, and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health, following the mayor’s third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

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DHR Health is now functioning as a Level I Trauma Center

Featured, from left: Carlos García-Cantú, MD, Director of Surgery, DHR Health; Manish Singh, MD, Chief Executive Officer, DHR Health; Kenneth L. Mattox, MD, Distinguished Service Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Chief of Staff and Surgeon-in-Chief, Ben Taub Hospital, Houston; Ronald M. Stewart, Chair, Department of Surgery, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio; Raúl Barreda, MD, Trauma Medical Director, DHR Health; and Ricardo Martínez, MD, Assistant Medical Director, General Surgery, DHR Health on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH
Featured, from left: Carlos García-Cantú, MD, Director of Surgery, DHR Health; Manish Singh, MD, Chief Executive Officer, DHR Health; Kenneth L. Mattox, MD, Distinguished Service Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Chief of Staff and Surgeon-in-Chief, Ben Taub Hospital, Houston; Ronald M. Stewart, Chair, Department of Surgery, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio; Raúl Barreda, MD, Trauma Medical Director, DHR Health; and Ricardo Martínez, MD, Assistant Medical Director, General Surgery, DHR Health on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

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