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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

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)

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

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

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.

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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$5 million on a direct course for planned key expansion at South Texas International Airport at Edinburg, announces Rep. Canales

$5 million in state funding for public safety hanger development at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg should become closer to reality on Thursday, August 8, 2019, when the Edinburg City Council takes action to secure that money, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, has announced.

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation, congratulates Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, for launching its rotor (helicopter) ambulance service for deep South Texas. Canales, who is flanked to his left by Kenny Ponce, President/CEO of the privately-owned Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, made his remarks at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg.

Photograph By KARLA PONCE

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At least 27 construction projects from October 2015 through May 2019 have been completed or are underway at DHR Health in Edinburg

Featured: Susan Turley, President, DHR Health, provides a history and forecast for continuing growth of the Edinburg-based medical system during the State of the Hospital Address, held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH

Featured: Susan Turley, President, DHR Health, provides a history and forecast for continuing growth of the Edinburg-based medical system during the State of the Hospital Address, held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH

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