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Public law school for Rio Grande Valley, which would feature $52 million building and 100 students in first entering class in 2027, is authorized by Texas House of Representatives

Featured, from left: Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission; Rep. Alex Domínguez, D-Brownsville; Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco. Photograph Courtesy REP. ARMANDO “MANDO” MARTÍNEZ

Featured, from left: Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission; Rep. Alex Domínguez, D-Brownsville; Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco.

Photograph Courtesy REP. ARMANDO “MANDO” MARTÍNEZ

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Political power in Austin and Washington, D.C., fair share of $800 billion in annual federal funds, to be focus of Rio Grande Valley’s four county judges during February 7 Public Affairs Luncheon sponsored by Edinburg Chamber of Commerce

Featured: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, addresses elected officials, business executives, and other community dignitaries soon after his selection on Monday January 7, 2019 by the local business lobby group as its top administrator. One of Larralde’s first major projects for this year as executive director will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019, with the chamber’s RGV Census Forum, which will bring together the four county judges from the Rio Grande Valley to emphasize the importance of U.S. Census Day, which is April 1, 2020.

Photograph By LUIS LARRAGA

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Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med providing superior life-saving resources and expert medical personnel for Rio Grande Valley

Featured: As Texas lawmakers in Austin this spring look for ways to provide funds for the creation of additional Level I Comprehensive Trauma Centers throughout the state – including in deep South Texas – Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med are providing superior life-saving resources and expert medical personnel for the Rio Grande Valley. Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med professionals performing their duties in this image are Jessica Busby, RN, and Luis Corbiel, EMPT, FCP.

Photograph By TONY GARZA

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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

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

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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