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

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

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

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

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 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

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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