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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Rep. Canales will draft legislation as McAllen withholds Iglesias payment

State Rep. Terry Canales plans to draft legislation to make government more transparent after learning the City of McAllen does not have to release how much it paid singer Enrique Iglesias to perform at its pre-parade concert last December.

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Spanish-language content for Texas House of Representatives website, championed by Rep. Canales

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

More detailed information in Spanish has been recently made available on the website of the Texas House of Representatives, a response by the House leadership to legislation championed in 2013 and 2015 by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.

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Exhibit to shed light on Mexican-American murders which features my Great Uncle JT Canales

Texas folklore scholar Américo Paredes was one of the most remarkable people I've ever met. A Brownsville native, he was the first Mexican-American to receive his Ph.D. atthe University of Texas-Austin, the first to examine border ballads (corridos) and border folktales from a scholarly perspective. 

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Edinburg posted lowest or second-lowest monthly unemployment rates in the Valley throughout 2015

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

Edinburg posted the second-lowest unemployment figure among the Valley’s major communities for the month of December 2015, coming in at 4.7 percent, with McAllen posting the best figure at 4.4 percent, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

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