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DHR Health’s efforts at Texas Capitol in 2019 result in key advances for medical education, health care, and disaster preparedness for Valley

Featured: The DHR Health Medical Office Building at 1100 E. Dove Avenue in northeast McAllen is home to the DHR Health Imaging Center, Women’s Imaging Center, Transplant Institute, Surgery Institute, Vein Institute, Ear, Nose and Throat Institute and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Institute. The medical complex is one of numerous major facilities located on the 130-acre site, which is headquartered in southwest Edinburg.  Photograph Courtesy R-MYNA EVANS

Featured: The DHR Health Medical Office Building at 1100 E. Dove Avenue in northeast McAllen is home to the DHR Health Imaging Center, Women’s Imaging Center, Transplant Institute, Surgery Institute, Vein Institute, Ear, Nose and Throat Institute and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Institute. The medical complex is one of the numerous major facilities located on the 130-acre site, which is headquartered in southwest Edinburg.

Photograph Courtesy R-MYNA EVANS

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Sens. Hinojosa/Zaffirini, Reps. Canales/Guerra take leadership roles on SB 1640, which benefits the Texas Open Meetings Act, reports Omar Ochoa

Featured, right: Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville, Chair, House Committee on Insurance, was part of a united Rio Grande Valley state legislative delegation which coauthored, sponsored, and/or voted for Senate Bill 1640, which clears up confusion on requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act in order to prevent members of a governmental body from meeting in a series of small, private gatherings to avoid a quorum. The measure, which became law on Monday, June 10, 2019, was co-authored by Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, and sponsored by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Rep. Canales leads effort to shorten driver license wait times at DPS offices throughout Texas

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).  Photograph Courtesy OFFICE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNOR

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).

Photograph Courtesy OFFICE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNOR

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Economic growth, government efficiency, more resources for seniors, and promoting Prairie View A&M key goals for Darryl S. Johnson, Democrat for Pct. 3 Waller County Commissioner

Featured: Darryl S. Johnson, an independent businessman with more than 30 years’ experience in the  Texas Legislature and in Congress, says that as Waller County Commissioner, he will use his leadership skills and influential friends in the business and political corridors of power to benefit all voters in his precinct.  Photograph By WILLIAM HARRIS

Featured: Darryl S. Johnson, an independent businessman with more than 30 years’ experience in the  Texas Legislature and in Congress, says that as Waller County Commissioner, he will use his leadership skills and influential friends in the business and political corridors of power to benefit all voters in his precinct. 

Photograph By WILLIAM HARRIS

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Plan designed to maintain hundreds of millions of dollars for state trauma funding is approaching final approval by the Texas Legislature, reports Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med

Featured, from left: Rep. Ryan Guillén, D-Rio Grande City, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission, on July 9, 2015 at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel in McAllen for the 84th Legislative Session Wrap-up Luncheon on Thursday, July 9, 2015 hosted by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

Featured, from left: Rep. Ryan Guillén, D-Rio Grande City, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission, on July 9, 2015, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel in McAllen for the 84th Legislative Session Wrap-up Luncheon on Thursday, July 9, 2015, hosted by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

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