More than a dozen Rio Grande Valley leaders, led by Sister Norma Pimentel of RGV Catholic Charities, visited Washington, D.C. on Thursday to discuss the surge in unaccompanied children coming from countries in Central America. They met with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and border congressmen. Full story
State Rep. Roberto Alonzo of Dallas speaks at a legislative hearing on human trafficking that was held at La Joya ISD on Thursday. State Rep. Oscar Longoria of La Joya was the host. The legislative panel heard testimony from DPS Director Steve McCraw and Health & Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek.
Edinburg EDC Executive Director Gus Garcia on Thursday gave a power point presentation on lots of new developments happening in his fast-growing city. Speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Edinburg Chamber, Garcia said Edinburg is the Rio Grande Valley’s epicenter for healthcare, education, government, sports and culture.
State Rep. R.D. ‘Bobby’ Guerra has been appointed to a new panel by Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. The Select Committee on Health Care Education and Training wants more Texans prepared for careers in the state’s growing health sector. Guerra said he has seen first-hand the growing demand for healthcare professionals in South Texas.