Featured, from left: Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, participating in the Texas Citrus Parade of Oranges in Mission. Both lawmakers represent significant portions of the City of McAllen in the Texas Legislature.
Featured, from left: Dr. John Krouse, Dean of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, and Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a third-year medical student at the UTRGV School of Medicine. On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott announced his intent to appoint Ojeaga to serve as a student regent for the UT System Board of Regents – a first for UTRGV.
Featured: Phyllis Whittaker of McAllen, who has volunteered for the past 15 years to lead a popular exercise program for fellow retired Valley residents at the Lark Community Center in McAllen. Photograph by MARY VILLARREAL
Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, left, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, center, are scheduled to be among the confirmed speakers for the annual Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s “Legislative Report Card Luncheon” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Casa de Palmas Renaissance Hotel, 101 N. Main, McAllen. Tickets will remain available for purchase until Monday, July 29, 2019 from the organization for $50 per individual. For more information, contact the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at (956) 928-0060. This image was taken on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 during a legislative reception at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Center for Innovation and Commercialization in Weslaco.
Featured: The new year brought with it two new members of the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court: County Judge Richard Cortéz of McAllen and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Ellie Torres of Edinburg. Among their most notable first actions are that Drainage District No. 1, which is composed of the judge and four county commissioners, now meet at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday, followed by the Commissioners Court meeting, which will begin at 10 a.m., except on the fourth Tuesday of each month, when the Commissioners Court will meet at 2 p.m. The meeting schedule is available by logging on to https://www.hidalgocounty.us. From left: Precinct 1 County Commissioner David Fuentes of Weslaco; Precinct 2 County Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie” Cantú of Pharr; Cortéz; Precinct 3 County Commissioner Joe M. Flores of Mission; and Torres.