Featured, from left: Steve Taylor, Editor-in-Chief, the Rio Grande Guardian, on Monday, October 21, 2o19 prepares to do his job as a journalist by interviewing John Sharp, Chancellor, the Texas A&M System, following a public ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen, located at 6200 Tres Lagos Boulevard. A new state law, authored by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, now allows any citizen to also address their elected leaders and their top appointed officials during public government meetings on any agenda item before a vote, not just in a designated time slot, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Featured, seated, from left: Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina; Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández; Gov. Greg Abbott; and Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell. Standing, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; and Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen. The South Texas leaders were on hand at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, June 14, 2019, in support of the signing of an agreement by Abbott that created the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RGV MPO).
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/
Featured, from left: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Finance; Chief Justice Dori Contreras, 13th Court of Appeals, Edinburg/Corpus Christi; and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation. This image was taken on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission during the annual Legislative Luncheon Report Card organized by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
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.