McALLEN, RGV - I had the advantage of being in San Antonio when the newly constructed Medical School and University Hospital were just being fully opened in 1970 and know the necessity of establishing a health district as a...
AUSTIN, Texas - Dr. Fred Farias III, a Rio Grande Valley native, has been named president of the Texas Optometric Association. The Texas Optometric Association represents more than 3,000 Doctors of Optometry in Texas. TOA issued a news release that included...
EDINBURG, RGV - Doctors Hospital at Renaissance looks set to secure $2.5 million in tax credits from the state Comptroller’s Office due to its latest expansion plans. The physician-owned hospital, which is morphing into a health system, is investing $206...
EDINBURG, RGV - Key stakeholders say they are making good progress on a Memorandum of Understanding that will be presented to voters when they decide in November on whether to set up a hospital district in Hidalgo County. The stakeholders,...
SAN BENITO, RGV - Nearly half a century ago a law was passed that helps our country do a better job of advancing human dignity. All these years later, the 1965 law that created Medicaid—which celebrates a birthday Wednesday—is still...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Whenever there is talk about a topic of interest that is not backed up by credible facts, people tend to make up the facts to fill that void. Let's not speculate or make up false...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The surge in Central Americans arriving on the southwest border is the number one issue on the agenda for the Border Health Caucus at its annual conference in Washington, D.C. The event, which takes place today, will...
EDINBURG, RGV - The voters of Hidalgo County will get the chance to create a hospital taxing district to help fund healthcare for the indigent poor and a four-year medical school in November, says state Sen. Juan Hinojosa. The McAllen...
McALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, who was born and raised in Mission, is an old friend of Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas, campaigning with him decades ago for better working conditions for the farm workers of the...
MISSION, RGV – In a series of conversations with the Guardian over the past few months, Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas has made clear his strong opposition to the creation of a hospital district for Hidalgo County. Now, he is...

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