New law requires local government meetings to be put online

Access to the decisions of elected government officials is about to get easier as some counties, cities and school districts are now required by law to make video recordings of public meetings available online.

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UTRGV ornament helps spread holiday cheer as part of House Christmas Tree at the Texas Capitol

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Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Ramiro Peña, a graduate student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, showcasing a unique Christmas Tree ornament, produced by Peña, which is now part of the 26-foot Christmas Tree on display at the Texas Capitol.

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Town hall meeting on seniors attracts local legislators

The first Texas Silver-Haired Legislature-sponsored town hall meeting in the Rio Grande Valley will happen from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Weslaco City Hall, located at 255 South Kansas St. in Weslaco.

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Improving the diversity of student enrollments at public universities; vital now and for Texas’ future

The state’s public universities, especially the flagship campuses of The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University at College Station, must continue to increase the enrollment of Hispanic and other racial and ethnic minorities in order to best prepare all Texans for a bright future, says Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.

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EEDC leaders praise landmark

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Medical Academic Building

With the Edinburg campus this fall bustling with action, including more than $150 million in ongoing and planned new construction, key city leaders are praising the landmark advances that highlight the historic first semester of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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Terry Canales Takes Part in Minitropolis Showcase

IBC Bank Hosts Minitropolis Showcase at Sam Houston Elementary School in McAllen.

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Revenge Porn Now Illegal

 “Revenge porn”, which involves unauthorized posting of intimate images on the Internet in order to traumatize a person, a “despicable tactic” that is now illegal in Texas, says Rep. Canales

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How will Texas identify hundreds of abandoned immigrant bodies?

Last summer, researchers made a gruesome discovery in a rural outpost nearly 150 miles from the Texas-Mexico border.

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Texas Scientists to Find Better Way to Identify Remains

“It's disturbing. It's disheartening. It's not the way Texans treat people. It's not what we do. It's a beautiful thing that our country is so great that people are fighting to come here. Then, we set that example, that's not who we are,” Representative Terry Canales said.

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Honoring Joe Filoteo for decades of service as an educator in Edinburg

Parks and Recreation Director Joe Filoteo was honored by the Texas House of Representatives last week. 

Texas State Rep. Terry Canales (D-Edinburg) appeared before the City Council to present a resolution honoring Joe Filoteo for decades of service as an educator in Edinburg.

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