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As Rep. Muñoz begins fifth term, funding for statewide trauma system, impact of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey among key legislative issues

As Rep. Muñoz begins fifth term, funding for statewide trauma system, impact of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey among key legislative issues

Featured, from left: Irma Montemayor with A-Fast Bail Bonds; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission; and now-retired Hidalgo County Treasurer Norma García, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Social Club in Edinburg, which was the site of a reception hosted by the Hidalgo County Bail Bond Association to honor area elected leaders.

Photograph Courtesy RENE ANZALDUA/HIDALGO COUNTY BAIL BOND ASSOCIATION

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Valley lawmakers ask Gov. Abbott to endorse push for Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center and improved statewide trauma preparedness

Valley lawmakers ask Gov. Abbott to endorse push for Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center and improved statewide trauma preparedness

Featured, from left: Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Physician Executive, DHR Health; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Directors, DHR Health; Raúl Barreda, Jr., MD, Trauma Medical Director, Level III Trauma Center, DHR Health; Joe M. Flores, Precinct 3 Hidalgo County Commissioner; Ramón García, County Judge, Hidalgo County; Eduardo “Eddie” Cantú, Precinct 2 Hidalgo County Commissioner; and David L. Fuentes, Precinct 1 Hidalgo County Commissioner. On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court endorsed efforts by DHR Health leaders, the region’s state legislative delegation, and a growing list of other elected governing bodies and private organizations, for a Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center(s) for the Rio Grande Valley, and for improved statewide trauma preparedness.

Photograph By EVANA VLECK

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