Rep. Martínez honored for major health care legislation

By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Photograph by Dalinda Guillen

Douglas Matney, featured left, Vice President of Acute Care and Group Vice President for South Texas Health System, congratulates Rep. Armando "Mando" Martínez, D-Weslaco, for the lawmaker's leadership in the advancement of health care in the Rio Grande Valley. Top officials with South Texas Health System presented Martínez with the “Community Leader Appreciation Award” in appreciation for his contributions to health care.

Appreciation Award • Armando Martinez

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With South Texas posting major achievements, Rep. Martínez says more victories on the way

By DAVID A. DÍAZ

Rep. Armando "Mando" Martínez, D-Weslaco, who this year has played key roles in many of the Valley’s legislative successes — from authorizing the creation of a University of Texas medical school for the region to improving the chances to land a Veterans Administration Hospital for deep South Texas – says more major legislative victories are on the way for constituents in his House District 39.
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City of San Juan public library receives multiple funding awards

San Juan, TX – Hidalgo County Commissioner Tito Palacios presents the City of San Juan Public Library with a ceremonial check in the amount of $200,000 from its Urban County Program which receives funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday, November 13 at the San Juan Library Gazebo.
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Texans overwhelmingly approve VA Hospital Proposition 8 that has deep Valley roots, impact

By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Legislativemedia@aol.com

Once again, Valley veterans and lawmakers have successfully championed a far-reaching measure that stands to have huge socioeconomic benefits statewide, but it especially improves the prospects for the construction of a U.S. Veterans Affairs Hospital in deep South Texas.
By an overwhelming majority – more than 75 percent – Texas voters on Tuesday, November 3, approved passage of Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment that authorizes the state government to contribute money, property, and other resources for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of veterans hospitals in Texas.
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South Texas Health System Honors State Representative Martinez

McAllen, Texas (October 21, 2009) -- South Texas Health System honored Armando Martinez, State Representative of House District 39 for his leadership role in the advancement of healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley. Department Directors and Administrators at South Texas Health System presented him with the “Community Leader Appreciation Award” in appreciation for his contributions to health care.
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