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
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).
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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, 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
Featured: Omar Ochoa, owner, Omar Ochoa Law Firm (https://omarochoalaw.com) in McAllen, as a public service is providing updates on key legislation that affects transparency in government in Texas.
Photograph By DAVID PEZZAT