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Legislation to increase voter registration of 18-year-old students in Texas high schools is among several new measures prefiled by Rep. Canales

Featured: Edinburg High School graduate Roberto Rocha recently visited his old high school to talk about his latest book “Tamarindo Dreams: A Collection of Barrio Poetry.” The book is a collection of 30 Tex-Mex poems he wrote while growing up in the Rio Grande Valley.


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Rep. Canales calls on Gov. Abbott to declare healthcare for current and retired teachers an emergency item in upcoming legislative session

Featured: Gov. Greg Abbott addresses elected officials and business, law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 during the grand opening and building dedication of the South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence in Pharr.


UT System regents increase physical size and financial investment to create $13.7 million UTRGV School of Medicine Team Based Learning Center in Edinburg, announces Rep. Canales

Featured from left: Christi Cantú, Director, Area Health Education Center, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine; Yolanda Chapa, Chief Administrator, Hidalgo County Judge Ramón García; Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner-Elect Ellie Torres; Alicia Rodríguez, Executive Director San Carlos Community Resource Center; Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios; Linda Nelson, DNP, Senior Director of Clinical Operations, UTRGV School of Medicine; John Ronnau, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Partnerships, UTRGV School of Medicine and Director, AHEC Program; Shawn Saladin, Professor/Associate Dean, School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling, UTRGV; Michael A. Patriarca, Executive Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, UTRGV; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, UTRGV; and Eddie Olivarez, Health Director, Hidalgo County. On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, these area leaders participated in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s grand opening of its Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in San Carlos, in Hidalgo County. UTRGV School of Medicine received a five-year, $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to develop the three AHECs, which will offer free health care to residents and educational opportunities for students enrolled in UTRGV’s health professions programs.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Under state law championed in 2015 by Rep. Canales, South Texas College on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, registered students for upcoming university-level courses designed to eventually lead to STC facility in the Delta Area

Featured: Residents of the Delta Area in Hidalgo County, such as these South Texas College students posing in this promotional image at one of its other campuses, soon will be able to take higher-education courses in their home region as a result of state legislation authored in 2015 by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.

Photograph Courtesy DIMITRA HERNÁNDEZ

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Bills introduced by Rep. Canales to promote government transparency, create University of Texas at Austin School of Law distance learning at UT Rio Grande Valley, reduce fraudulent telephone calls, register 3D handguns with DPS

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, addressing the news media at Edinburg City Hall after being named a Transparency Champion by the Texas Press Association for his record of supporting the Texas Open Meetings Act and the Texas Public Information Act. 

Photograph By ALEX RÍOS

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