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As Rep. Muñoz begins fifth term, funding for statewide trauma system, impact of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey among key legislative issues

As Rep. Muñoz begins fifth term, funding for statewide trauma system, impact of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey among key legislative issues

Featured, from left: Irma Montemayor with A-Fast Bail Bonds; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission; and now-retired Hidalgo County Treasurer Norma García, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Social Club in Edinburg, which was the site of a reception hosted by the Hidalgo County Bail Bond Association to honor area elected leaders.

Photograph Courtesy RENE ANZALDUA/HIDALGO COUNTY BAIL BOND ASSOCIATION

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Gov. Abbott among powerful legislative voices in support of DHR Health’s efforts to bring Level I Trauma Center(s) resources to deep South Texas

Gov. Abbott among powerful legislative voices in support of DHR Health’s efforts to bring Level I Trauma Center(s) resources to deep South Texas

Featured, front row, from left: Victoria Cantú, Member, Board of Trustees, South Texas College; Jesús “Jesse” Vela, Jr., Member, Board of Trustees, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District; Gov. Greg Abbott; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Wanda Garza, Executive Officer for External Affairs, South Texas College; and Ambrosio Hernández, MD, Mayor of Pharr and Chief Medical Compliance Officer, DHR Health, as he looks on following the Tuesday, September 18, 2018  grand opening and building dedication of the South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence in Pharr.

Photograph By BENJAMIN BRIONES

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Thirteen O’Clock Theatre Presents Peter and the Starcatcher, which is free for students, on July 22, 23, 29 and 30 at McAllen High School auditorium

The cast of Peter and The Starcatcher.

Featured: The cast of Peter and The Starcatcher. Top row, from left: Daniel Garza of Edinburg; Jonathan Taméz of McAllen; and Priscilla Perales of Stuard, Florida. Second row, from left: Annemarie Alaníz of Alamo; Óscar Camacho of Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo León, Mexico; and Zebastian Duchene of McAllen. Third row, from left: Mauricio González of Mission; Immanuel García of Alton; and Micaela Cantú of Mission. Fourth row, from left: Selena Flores of La Victoria; Joshua Duazo of McAllen; and Alan González of Mission. Bottom Row: Gerrad García of Edinburg; Diana Furman of McAllen; and Ricky Godínez of McAllen.

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Featured, from left: Zebastian Duchene of McAllen; Joshua Duazo of McAllen; Immanuel García of Alton; Daniel Garza of Edinburg; Mauricio González of Mission; Selena Flores of La Victoria; Jonathan Taméz of McAllen; Annemarie Alaníz of Alamo; and Micaela Cantú of Mission.

Photographs By JASON BARRERA

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UTRGV School of Medicine, DHR Medical Research Facility part of $172.4 million in direct economic impact for local area, says Rep. Canales

Photograph By ALEX RÍOS

Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Leonel Vela, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, on Wednesday, April 26, 2016, during a tour of the $54 million Medical Education Building in Edinburg.

Photograph By ALEX RÍOS

A major boost to the area economy in underway as a result of an estimated $172.4 million in direct expenditures from the ongoing construction of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in Edinburg and the planned establishment of the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Medical Research Facility in neighboring McAllen, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, has announced. “The total economic impact of the UTRGV medical school in the Rio Grande Valley is significant, according to an analysis by the university provided at my request, and this is just the beginning,” said the House District 40 lawmaker. Through the multiplier effect, the $172.4 million in direct spending creates 2,578 jobs, generates $75.1 million in labor income and adds $100.6 million in value added, for a total economic impact of $261.8 million, noted an economic analysis prepared by the university. Spending associated with the UTRGV medical school generates $7.3 million in state and local tax and $12.9 million in federal tax.

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Executive Director Gus García reports favorable independent audit for Edinburg Economic Development Corporation

Photograph By DIEGO REYNA

Featured: Agustín “Gus” García, Jr., Executive Director, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, on Friday, September 25, 2015, participates in a panel discussion during the Inno’2015 Transportation Innovation Conference sponsored by South Texas College at its Technology Campus Atrium in McAllen.

Photograph By DIEGO REYNA

The financial statements and practices of the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation meet the highest standards that help ensure citizens and the public that the EEDC is properly managing its programs and services, according to an independent audit released on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The EEDC, which is led by Executive Director Agustín “Gus” García, Jr., is the jobs-creation arm of the Mayor and Edinburg City Council. The audit, which is required by state law, was conducted by Noel Garza, CPA, who has been under contract with the EEDC for the previous five years to perform the financial review. His detailed work, which is available by requesting a copy from the EEDC, covers the fiscal year 2014-2014 activities of the EEDC.

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