REP. LONGORIA TO JOIN FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL OFFICIALS IN 19TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE TOUR OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

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LONGORIA TO SEEK REELECTION IN TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 35

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LONGORIA TO SEEK REELECTION IN TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 35

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MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013

MISSION, TX- Representative Oscar Longoria (D-La Joya) announced today that he will seek a second term to the Texas House of Representatives for the Rio Grande Valley, District 35.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve the people of District 35 in the State House,” said Rep. Longoria. “I’m honored and humbled that the people of Hidalgo and Cameron counties have elected me once before and my hope is that I have …

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Congressman Cuellar, Mayor Ochoa, and USDA RD State Dir. Valentin present nearly $3m to the City of Peñitas

 

Congressman Cuellar, City of Peñitas Mayor Ochoa, and USDA Rural Development State Dir. Valentin presents nearly $3m to City of Peñitas

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MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

 

Peñitas, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) along with City of Peñitas Mayor Marcos Ochoa, State Representative Oscar Longoria (D-TX35), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Department State Director Paco Valentin awarded the City of Peñitas with a $2,995,000 loan, to be used towards the reconstruction of the city’s deteriorating city hall and police department.

 

These funds …

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REP. LONGORIA JOINT AUTHORS LEGISLATION WITH REP. SENFRONIA THOMPSON TO GIVE TEXAS STATE TROOPERS A RAISE

Today, Representative Oscar Longoria (D- La Joya) and Representative Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) filed House Bill 2100; which, if passed, would increase the pay for State Troopers in Texas.

“The Texas State Troopers are the chief law enforcement agency in our state,” said Rep. Longoria. “They keep Texans safe every day and they risk their lives to ensure that we, as citizens of this state, are safe and well protected; this salary increase is a long time coming.”

Last October, the State Auditor’s Office concluded that the pay …

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REP. LONGORIA NAMED TO APPROPRIATIONS SUB-COMMITTEES: GENERAL GOVERNMENT AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF BUDGET TRANSPARENCY AND REFORM

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2013

 

AUSTIN- This morning,  the House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts announced sub-committee appointments for members. Representative Oscar Longoria was named to the sub-committee on General Government and Vice-Chairman of the newly created Budget Transparency and Reform sub-committee.

 

“It is already a great honor to be on the Appropriations Committee, and I am very pleased that Chairman Pitts has appointed me Vice-Chairman of the new Budget Transparency and Reform sub-committee,” said Longoria. “I am content with both assignments and look forward …

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Legislators File Bills to Create New South Texas University, South Texas Medical School, Access PUF

UPDATE:  According to Senator Hinojosa, the pending Senate Bill to create a new University of  Texas System university with a  medical school in South Texas will be number S.B. 24.

For immediate release: February 4, 2013    

Contact: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., 512-463-0127;Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, 512-463-0120; Sen. Judith Zaffirini, 512-463-0121; Rep. Rene Oliveira, 512-463-0640; Rep. Ryan Guillen, 512-463-0416; Rep. Armando Martinez, 512-463-0530; Rep. Eddie Lucio III, 512-463-0606; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., 512-463-0704; Rep. Bobby Guerra, 512-463-0578; Rep. Terry Canales, 512-463-0426; Rep. Oscar Longoria,512-463-0645

Legislators File Bills …

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REP. LONGORIA NAMED TO APPROPRIATIONS AND INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEES

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REP. LONGORIA NAMED TO APPROPRIATIONS AND INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEES

 

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013

 

AUSTIN- Representative Oscar Longoria has been named to the following powerful House Committees: Appropriations and Investments & Financial Services.  The announcement was made this morning by Speaker of the House Joe Straus.

 

“It is an honor to serve on the Appropriations Committee as a Freshman,” said Representative Longoria. “The trust instilled in me by the Speaker of the House to work closely with House Appropriations Chairman Jim …

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY HIGHER EDUCATION DAY AT THE CAPITOL

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 RIO GRANDE VALLEY HIGHER EDUCATION DAY AT THE CAPITOL

 

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013

 

This morning, students, staff, and Board Members from the University of Texas-Pan American and the University of Texas at Brownsville descended upon the Texas State Capitol to celebrate the first-ever Rio Grande Valley Higher Education Day. The group was led by UTPA President Dr. Robert Nelsen and UTB President Dr. Juliet V. Garcia.

 

Over 100 individuals from both universities participated in the event and were recognized with a resolution in …

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