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Rep. Terry Canales, Chair of House Committee on Transportation, set to meet and greet South Texans during public reception at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, at Edinburg City Hall

Featured: A day after hearing from the leaders of Texas’ major public transportation leaders, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, left, who is Chair of the House Committee on Transportation, will be informally meeting with his constituents and other South Texans on Thursday, February 14, 2019, during a reception – which is free and open to the public – to be held at 3:30 p.m. at Edinburg City Hall, 314 W. University Drive. The gathering is being hosted by the Edinburg mayor and Edinburg City Council. Shown with Canales in this image, which was taken on Thursday, August 16, 2018, is former Hidalgo County Judge J.D. Salinas, III, who is Director, External Affairs, A&TT, in San Antonio.

Photograph By ALEX RÍOS

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With highways, airways, waterways, and railways vital to economic prosperity and safety in Texas, the House Committee on Transportation is “ready, willing, and able” to move forward with major legislation in 2019 and beyond, says Rep. Canales

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, recently made Texas history by being appointed as the first Mexican American to serve as Chair of the powerful House Committee on Transportation. In this image, taken on Thursday, September 20, 2018, Canales addresses the news media at Edinburg City Hall after being named a Transparency Champion by the Texas Press Association for his record of supporting the Texas Open Meetings Act and the Texas Public Information Act.

Photograph By LUIS LARRAGA

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Bills introduced by Rep. Canales to promote government transparency, create University of Texas at Austin School of Law distance learning at UT Rio Grande Valley, reduce fraudulent telephone calls, register 3D handguns with DPS


Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, addressing the news media at Edinburg City Hall after being named a Transparency Champion by the Texas Press Association for his record of supporting the Texas Open Meetings Act and the Texas Public Information Act. 

Photograph By ALEX RÍOS

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In-depth retail marketing analysis, projects for upcoming year, Santana Textiles, L.L.C. set for review and possible action by Edinburg EDC Board of Directors beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at Edinburg City Hall

Featured: Lizette Leal, International Programs specialist in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Office of Global Engagement, shown here with baby Mia, makes full use of the university’s Mother-Friendly Worksite suites. The program provides nursing mothers with specially designated rooms that allow staff, faculty or student moms a safe, clean, private place to breastfeed or pump breast milk. Leal says being able to pump onsite during a workday eases her stress, helps her bonding process with her 5-month-old daughter, and has substantial benefits for the baby. The Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council, along with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and its Board of Directors, lobby the Texas Legislature and the UT System Board of Regents on matters that benefit and protect UTRGV and its School of Medicine, which have major campuses in the city.

Photograph by PAUL CHOUY

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Memorial/Eisenhower Sports Complex, Edinburg Transit Facility, First Hartford Realty, and La Sienna sales tax reimbursement agreement among 20 agenda items to be reviewed by Edinburg EDC Board of Directors beginning at noon Tuesday, February 27, at Edinburg City Hall

Featured, from left: Isael Posadas, P.E., Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation; Edinburg School Board Trustee Miguel “Mike” Farías, who also serves as Vice-President, Board of Directors, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation; Mayor Pro-Tem David Torres; Mayor Richard Molina; Plinio “Joey” Treviño, Executive Director, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation; Councilmember Jorge Salinas; Councilmember Gilbert Enríquez, who also serves as President, Board of Directors, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation; Julio César Carranza, Member, Board of Directors, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation; and Noé Sauceda, Ph.D., Member, Board of Directors, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation. This image was taken on Friday, February 16, 2018, following the announcement by city leaders that Treviño had been selected as the administrative leader of the Edinburg EDC, which is the jobs-creation arm of the Mayor and Edinburg City Council.

Photograph Courtesy EDINBURG PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE

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With their new executive director, Plinio “Joey” Treviño, beginning his first week officially on the job, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, starting at noon on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, will take up a full agenda of key issues when they hold their regular monthly meeting at Edinburg City Hall. Familiar names and prospective new projects will be reviewed and acted upon by the five-member governing board of the Edinburg EDC, including: Memorial/Eisenhower Sports Complex; Edinburg Transit Facility; First Hartford Realty; La Sienna sales tax reimbursement; Ed Payne Motors; Inc; Innovation-Based Learning Institute; Greater McAllen Association of Realtors annual TR Leadership Update Mega Regional Meeting; Grindstone; Nu-Co Tool, Inc.; Oceangate; GRH Investments, LLC; 3-0 Ranch Edinburg/RGC Properties LLC; Fazil, LLC; and Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Baseball Program for the All American Baseball Classic.

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