Van donated to Edinburg chamber by State Rep. Canales, transportation company

LeFleur Transportation and State Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, donated a van to the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

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Valley state lawmakers oppose budget cuts for therapy services

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Valley state lawmakers oppose budget cuts for therapy services that help 60,000 disabled children and elderly Texans - including more than 26,000 in the Valley - says Rep. Canales

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IBC Bank-McAllen hosts flag-raising ceremony

IBC Bank-McAllen hosted a flag-raising ceremony and Independence Day celebration July 3 at the main bank in downtown McAllen.

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Dozens of local bills passed Gov. Greg Abott's desk

While subjects that spark heated debate, like border security and healthcare district legislation dominated headlines during the 84th legislative session, hundreds of other bills passed Gov. Greg Abbott's desk — signed and unsigned — and dozens were authored by political representatives across the Rio Grande Valley.

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New Texas law addresses death toll of unidentified border crossers

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More than 1,000 immigrants have died in the Rio Grande Valley since 2005, the majority of whose bodies remain unidentified, because local authorities lack the resources to investigate their deaths and to extract their DNA.

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New law, championed by Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and Rep. Canales, to help bring more jobs and benefit businesses

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A last-minute parliamentary move by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, will result in the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation saving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in property tax payments that will now be invested into jobs-creation and business development in the city, Mayor Richard García has announced.

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Revised STC Delta campus bill now sitting on Gov. Abbott’s desk

A bill originally asking for a South Texas College campus in the Rio Grande Valley’s Delta region now awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature to become law after it was amended to no longer require a campus location.

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Legislature sends $209.4 billion budget to Abbott

Texas lawmakers in both chambers on Friday overwhelmingly approved a $209.4 billion two-year budget, a 3.6 percent increase over the current one. It now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

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Campus carry bill passage unlikely

It looked like the so-called “campus carry” bill — the measure that would allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry their firearms on public college and university campuses — would fail in the Texas Legislature.

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Bill seeking STC campus in Delta region moves forward

A bill attempting to push South Texas College to open a campus in the Delta region of Hidalgo County passed the Texas House and was received by the Senate on Monday.

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