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Sen. Hinojosa, Sen. Lucio, Sen. Zaffirini named to Senate working groups to study challenges to face 87th Texas Legislature regarding COVID-19

Sen. Hinojosa, Sen. Lucio, Sen. Zaffirini named to Senate working groups to study challenges to face 87th Texas Legislature regarding COVID-19 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, seated from left: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Dr. René Gutiérrez, Superintendent, Brownsville Independent School District; and Minerva Peña, President, Board of Trustees, Brownsville Independent School District. This image was taken on Monday, April 13, 2020, in the BISD Boardroom, as part of a virtual conference call with state and local education leaders, including from Austin, Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, and area residents.

Photograph Courtesy BROWNSVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Measure defeated in 2019 that would have banned local governments from using public funds to lobby the Texas Legislature, reports Omar Ochoa

Measure defeated in 2019 that would have banned local governments from using public funds to lobby the Texas Legislature, reports Omar Ochoa - texas legislature - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: McAllen City Commissioner Javier Villalobos; McAllen City Commissioner Tania Ramírez; and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission.  Muñoz’ House District 36 includes 25 percent of the City of McAllen, 70 percent of the City of Mission, and 76 percent of the City of Pharr. This image was taken on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Pharr Events Center during the State of the City Address by Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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Powerful House Committee on Redistricting, which will help determine if Valley gets additional seats in the Texas Legislature and in Congress, to meet on Friday at Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance and Saturday at TSTC in Harlingen

Powerful House Committee on Redistricting, which will help determine if Valley gets additional seats in the Texas Legislature and in Congress, to meet on Friday at Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance and Saturday at TSTC in Harlingen - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, who serves as Chair, House Committee on Redistricting, with Gov. Greg Abbott, on the floor of the chamber of the House of Representatives in Austin on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Photograph By HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

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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

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

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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