'High threat' Texas border busts aren't always

Drivers in Texas busted for drunken driving, not paying child support or low-level drug offenses are among thousands of "high-threat" criminal arrests being counted as part of a nearly $1 billion mission to secure the border with Mexico, an Associated Press analysis has found.

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Open Government Seminar, available to the public, set for Thursday, June 9, at McAllen Chamber of Commerce, announces Rep. Canales

An Open Government Seminar, offered by the Office of the Texas Attorney General and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Avenue, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, has announced.

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Here’s why low-income households may gamble with homeownership

Texas Rep. Terry Canales, a Democrat who practices law in a town about an hour’s drive from the Mexican border, said contracts for deed are “a continuing problem” in South Texas.

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Driver’s license: From wallet to phone?

State Rep. Terry Canales wants to take Texas driver’s licenses from your wallet to your phone.

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Korean War Veteran Receives Congressional Gold Medal

A Korean War veteran from Brooks County received a Congressional Gold Medal on Monday. Antonio Muniz is using his honor to make sure those who made the ultimate sacrifice are remembered.

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Digital driver license law by Rep. Canales now in development stage by Texas Department of Public Safety

Texans are approaching the day they will have the option to carry a virtual version of their driver’s license on their smartphone as a result of a state law by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, that is now in the development stage by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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UTRGV School of Medicine, DHR Medical Research Facility part of $172.4 million in direct economic impact for local area

A major boost to the area economy in underway as a result of an estimated $172.4 million in direct expenditures from the ongoing construction of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in Edinburg and the planned establishment of the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Medical Research Facility in neighboring McAllen, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, has announced.

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Rep. Canales to push for key measures that protect Texans from wrongful convictions, defend women and children from family violence

Better ways to help protect Texans from wrongful convictions for crimes they did not commit, defend women and children from family violence, and improve the system that monitors felons on probation and parole are among the key justice issues being shaped for 2017 by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.

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McAllen continues to withhold parade information

The City of McAllen called The Monitor’s open records request for issued checks, documents and emails between city officials relating to the Enrique Iglesias concert in December 2015 a “backdoor” attempt to “circumvent” a previous ruling from the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

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Proposed law to prevent Texas governments from keeping secret any expenditure paid for with tax funds will be filed by Rep. Terry Canales

A proposed law that would prevent Texas governments from approving contracts whose payments are secret will be filed in 2017 by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, who said he is a strong champion of the people’s right to know.

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