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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Active duty U.S. military personnel in Texas would be able to purchase and drink alcoholic beverages beginning at age 18

Active duty U.S. military personnel in Texas would be able to purchase and drink alcoholic beverages beginning at age 18 years under legislation that has been filed by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.

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Lawmakers file more than 900 bills Friday

More than 900 bills were filed Friday, as lawmakers scrambled to get their final pieces of legislation submitted before the 6 p.m. filing deadline. 

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Proposal would require top courts to broadcast arguments

A Texas lawmaker has proposed asking voters to decide whether the state’s highest appeals courts should have to record and post online video of its proceedings, a move that would bring the Lone Star State up to speed with 30 U.S. states.

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Lawmaker pushes rehabilitation for minors arrested on drug charges

Juveniles busted on drug related charges could receive substance abuse educational classes instead of a harsher penalty.

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New legislative internship places Valley students with local reps in Austin

Five state representatives began housing the UTPA interns in January including Muñoz, D-Mission, state Reps. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Oscar Longoria Jr., D-La Joya, Armando “Mando” Martinez, D-Weslaco, and Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen.

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