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Even during COVID-19 emergency, Edinburg protects the public’s right to comment during city council sessions, says City Attorney Omar Ochoa

In order to ensure the safety of citizens during the national COVID-19 public health emergency, Edinburg City Hall on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, became closed to all walk-in traffic, although all city services will remain, and are accessible to the public, through email, phone, online and drive-through services.

Featured: In order to ensure the safety of citizens during the national COVID-19 public health emergency, Edinburg City Hall on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, became closed to all walk-in traffic, although all city services will remain, and are accessible to the public, through email, phone, online and drive-through services.

Photograph Courtesy CARY ZAYAS

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Interim City Manager Richard M. Hinojosa appointed as temporary executive director for Edinburg Economic Development Corporation

Interim City Manager Richard M. Hinojosa appointed as temporary executive director for Edinburg Economic Development Corporation 1

Featured, from left: Robert C. Vackar, CEO of the Bert Ogden Auto Group; Alonzo Cantú, Chairman, Lone Star National Bank, Chairman, Cantú Construction and Development Company, and Member, Board of Managers, DHR Health; and Richard Hinojosa, Edinburg Interim City Manager, and Interim Executive Director, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation. This image was taken on February 12, 2018, during a tour updating city leaders and the area news media on the work taking place at the city-owned $88.3 million, 190,000-square foot Bert Ogden Arena.

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City of Edinburg, as part of its dedication to open government, also posts advance notices for certain informal events which feature its elected and appointed leadership, reports Omar Ochoa

City of Edinburg, as part of its dedication to open government, also posts advance notices for certain informal events which feature its elected and appointed leadership, reports Omar Ochoa 2

Featured: Former Edinburg Mayor Joe Ochoa, featured left, with Edinburg City Manager Juan Guerra on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Edinburg City Hall. Since Ochoa’s first of his three terms, which began in the early 1990s, the city’s elected and appointed leaders have continued to emphasize transparency in government, which is openness, accountability, and honesty. (https://ballotpedia.org/Government_transparency)

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Francisco Guajardo, Ph.D., succeeds Shan Rankin – both renowned figures in chronicling region’s borderland heritage – as CEO for MOSTHistory

Francisco Guajardo, Ph.D., succeeds Shan Rankin – both renowned figures in chronicling region’s borderland heritage – as CEO for MOSTHistory 3

Featured: Francisco Guajardo, Ph.D., the new Chief Executive Director for the Museum of South Texas History (MOSTHistory) in Edinburg, and Shan Rankin, the former Executive Director of MOSTHistory who has retired after a stellar career that spans more than 30 years, will be honored at the cultural/historical center on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Photograph By PAMELA MORALES

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Rep. Terry Canales, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, says of Air Med 1: “I hope you never need them, but it’s a blessing to have them.

Rep. Terry Canales, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, says of Air Med 1: “I hope you never need them, but it’s a blessing to have them. 4

Featured: Ken Ponce, Founder and CEO, Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, addresses state, county and city leaders and area residents during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg to celebrate the addition of Air Med 1, a multi-million dollar rotor (helicopter) air ambulance. Air Med 1 is the newest advanced life-saving resource for the privately-owned firm’s fleet of ground and air emergency medical transportation services, which includes more than 100 ambulances, wheel chair vans, supervisor units, a communications bus used for disasters, a special operations trailer equipped for mass casualty incidents, and two fixed wing Beechcraft King Air 90 air ambulances dedicated to emergency transfers. (https://www.hidalgocountyems.org/services/

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