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Dr. Héctor P. García Day, which honors Hispanic civil rights champion, to be observed Wednesday, September 16, 2020, throughout Texas, Sen. Hinojosa announces

Dr. Héctor P. García Day, which honors Hispanic civil rights champion, to be observed Wednesday, September 16, 2020, throughout Texas, Sen. Hinojosa announces - Héctor P. García - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Dr. Héctor P. García (1914 – 1996), advisor to three U.S. presidents, the first Mexican American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nation’s highest civilian honor, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star and six battle stars for his military service in World War II. In 2009, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, designated the third Wednesday in September as Dr. Héctor P. García Day through Senate Bill 495. The bill authorized the observance of the day by schools and state agencies to honor García and teach all Americans about his legacy.

Photograph Courtesy PBS/Independent Lens

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State approves $606,617 grant to help develop $1.2 million Chapin Road Hike-and-Bike Trail in Edinburg, announce Rep. Canales, Sen. Hinojosa

State approves $606,617 grant to help develop $1.2 million Chapin Road Hike-and-Bike Trail in Edinburg, announce Rep. Canales, Sen. Hinojosa - Hike-and-Bike Trail - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Erika Canales; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. This image was taken on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the grand opening ceremony for Rep. Canales’ District Office, which is located at the Edinburg Depot, 602 W. University Drive.

Photograph By NAYELI ZENTEÑO

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Importance of submitting Census by September 30, 2020, being promoted on state highway’s dynamic boards system, announces Rep. Canales

Importance of submitting Census by September 30, 2020, being promoted on state highway’s dynamic boards system, announces Rep. Canales - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: McAllen Mayor Jim Darling prepares to interview Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, on Thursday, August 20, 2020, during the City of McAllen’s Census Telethon, hosted by the mayor and the McAllen City Commissioners at McAllen City Hall.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF MCALLEN

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Former Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Sr., D-Mission, whose vision included proposed UT Health Science Center for the Valley, and South Texas College, laid to rest following his passing from COVID-19

Former Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Sr., D-Mission, whose vision included proposed UT Health Science Center for the Valley, and South Texas College, laid to rest following his passing from COVID-19 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Former Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Sr., D-Mission, and his daughter Marla (Jaime) López and son Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, celebrating Muñoz, Jr.’s Texas Democratic Party primary election victory for House District 36. Muñoz, Sr. passed away at the age of 68 on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from complications linked to COVID-19 following a reported four-week battle with the contagious and dangerous virus.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS 

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Gov. Abbott, Valley state legislative delegation mobilizing Texas’ resources to help region during wind, flooding aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Gov. Abbott, Valley state legislative delegation mobilizing Texas’ resources to help region during wind, flooding aftermath of Hurricane Hanna - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: A satellite image of Tropical Storm Hanna on the evening of Friday, July 25, 2020, as it approached South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Hanna was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane  the following day, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. Wind gusts reached up to 110 mph (175 km/h) and storm surge reached as high as seven feet (two m) at landfall. Extensive flooding occurred as a result of rain totals of 6-12 inches in the area – with up to 16 inches in some locations in deep South Texas.

Photograph NASA

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