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University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley Biomedical Research building, built in partnership with DHR Health and City of McAllen, will help come up with treatments – and possibly cures – for illnesses and diseases that affect South Texans

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Texas State Senator, holds up a rendering during the ground breaking for the UTRGV Research Building at DHR on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in McAllen, Texas. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is partnering with UTRGV on this new facility. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

‘Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the DHR Health campus on East Dove Avenue in McAllen, holds up an architectural rendering of the University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley Biomedical Research building, which held its official ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Dr. Stephanie Álvarez and Dr. Joy Esquierdo receive two-year grant for University of Texas Rio Grande Valley project to help Valley elementary school teachers expand on region’s local history

Featured: Dr. Stephanie Álvarez, left, Associate Professor for Mexican American Studies and Director, Center for Mexican American Studies, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Dr. J. Joy Esquierdo, Professor for Bilingual and Literacy Studies and Director, Center for Bilingual Studies, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, have received a two-year grant for their “Social Studies through Authentic and Relevant Content” (SSTARC) program, which will help equip educators to teach regional history. They are shown here on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

Photograph Courtesy MARCI CALTABIANO

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Pharr Mayor Hernández’ State of the City Address: “Imagine coming from nothing and becoming an example of what hard work and education can get you. Imagine the possibility.”

Hundreds of local leaders, business partners, and other community organizations were in attendance as Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD, hosted the third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Hernández, a pediatric surgeon, began his address by announcing that, as Pharr’s primary care provider, “the diagnosis of the state of the City of Pharr is healthy, vibrant and flourishing,” and that “its prognosis is excellent and expected to move forward on a continued path of success.”

Photograph By MICHELLE VILLARREAL-CASTILLO

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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine helping to keep best and brightest talent at home in deep South Texas

Featured: Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortéz, left, and Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, flash the famous Texas Longhorns “Hook ’em” sign on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 during a photo session soon after Cortéz took his oath of office during a ceremony held in the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court room, located on the 1st floor, at 100 E. Cano Street.

Photograph Courtesy JULIA SULLIVAN

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