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Sen. Hinojosa, Rep. Canales played key roles in new Texas law that increases the public’s right to know how taxes are spent, reports Omar Ochoa

Featured, from left: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Finance; Chief Justice Dori Contreras, 13th Court of Appeals, Edinburg/Corpus Christi; and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation. This image was taken on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission during the annual Legislative Luncheon Report Card organized by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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Area state lawmakers to participate in “Legislative News Conference” at Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Thursday

Featured: Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, whose proposal to create a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley was approved by the Texas House of Representatives on Monday, May 1, 2019 – but was never scheduled for action in the Texas Senate – is one of six area state lawmakers who are scheduled to highlight a “Legislative Press Conference” in Edinburg on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Mario Lizcano, DHR Health’s corporate affairs chief, a key leader of hospital system’s proven dedication of service to the people of South Texas

Featured: Gov. Greg Abbott and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Community Engagement and Corporate Affairs for DHR Health, pose for a photographer during a visit to the Rio Grande Valley by the governor for the emergency management meeting during the summer of 2018 in Edinburg in the conference room of the Hidalgo County Health Department.  Photograph Courtesy MARIO LIZCANO

Featured: Gov. Greg Abbott and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Community Engagement and Corporate Affairs for DHR Health, pose for a photographer during a visit to the Rio Grande Valley by the governor for the emergency management meeting during the summer of 2018 in Edinburg in the conference room of the Hidalgo County Health Department.

Photograph Courtesy MARIO LIZCANO

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Rep. Canales, who helped shape the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019, says measure returns “power to the people”

Featured: Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, shakes hands with Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg and calls the House District 40 lawmaker “bold and fearless” following the Wednesday, June 12, 2019 ceremony involving Gov. Greg Abbott signing into law the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019. Seated, from left, are: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, R-Houston; Gov. Greg Abbott; Bonnen; and Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock. Standing, from left: Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway; Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe; Canales; and Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond. The event took place outside of Wally’s Burgers in Austin.

Photograph By DYLAN MATTHEWS

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Governor signs bill by Rep. Canales that gives Texans powerful new rights during public comment portions of open meetings affecting scores of local governments

Featured: Fern McClaugherty, a leader with O.W.L.S. (Objective Watchers of the Legal System), with Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, in the Edinburg City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall on Thursday, February 14, 2019, during a reception hosted by the City of Edinburg to honor Canales for his appointment as Chair, House Committee on Transportation. Photograph by MARK MONTEMAYORFeatured: Fern McClaugherty, a leader with O.W.L.S. (Objective Watchers of the Legal System), with Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, in the Edinburg City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall on Thursday, February 14, 2019, during a reception hosted by the City of Edinburg to honor Canales for his appointment as Chair, House Committee on Transportation.

Photograph by MARK MONTEMAYOR

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