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

Photograph By DIEGO REYNA

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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RGV Hispanic Chamber’s Sakulenzki honored at Texas House of Representatives

RGV Hispanic Chamber’s Sakulenzki honored at Texas House of Representatives

Cynthia M. Sakulenzki, president/CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber was recently presented a resolution at the Texas House of Representatives by Rep. Terry Canales, celebrating her anniversary serving the RGVHCC.

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“Right to Try Act”, coauthored by Rep. Canales, approved by Texas House to help dying patients finally have access to experimental medicines

Texas is getting closer to becoming one of a handful of states to allow terminally ill patients, through their doctors, access to experimental but potentially life-saving drugs not yet on the market, but which have cleared initial review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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House OKs moving prosecution of officials from Travis Co.

The Texas House gave preliminary approval Monday to legislation that would take the job of prosecuting lawmakers out of the hands of the Travis County Public Integrity Unit.

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House Approves $30.6 million Engineering & Academic Studies Building

More than $30 million would be available to help build a proposed Interdisciplinary Engineering & Academic Studies Building at the Edinburg Campus – currently The University of Texas Pan American – of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Rep. Terry Canales (D-Edinburg,) and the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation have announced.

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Death Watch: A Drug Shortage

Manuel Vasquez's execution last Wed­nes­day didn't just mark the fourth such Texas-approved killing in 2015's first 10 weeks; it coincided as the second-to-last to occur by injection of the state's current supply of pentobarbital, a sedative the Texas Department of Criminal Justice uses in conjunction with other drugs to kill its death row inmates.

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