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Bill allows Gov. Abbott to start talks for local VA hospital

A decades-long demand for a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley is taking a step forward after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that allows him to be the prime actor in new negotiations. Continue Reading »

VIDEO: Reception held to honor RGV legislators

The City of Pharr and the Rio Grande Valley Partnership hosted a reception for local legislators at the Pharr Economic Development offices on Tuesday evening.

State Sens. Eddie Lucio and Juan ‘Chuy’ Hinojosa and state Reps. Armando ‘Mando’ Martinez and Sergio Muñoz gave a brief overview of how the 84th legislative session went, from a Valley perspective. Each said it was a great session for the Valley. Continue Reading »

UTRGV holds White Coat ceremony for new residents

Wearing the symbolic long white coat for the first time is a pivotal rite of passage for medical students and residents around the country, says Dr. Francisco Fernandez, founding dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine.

Fernandez was at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen on Monday afternoon to witness 42 new residents join the Rio Grande Valley community for rotations at three area hospitals. It was the first White Coat ceremony hosted by the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, which is currently undergoing accreditation. Continue Reading »

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