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The Rio Grande Valley and the 86th Legislature

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Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

118 Paseo Del Prado

Edinburg, TX 78539

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The Texas Tribune is touring the state with a series of post-session events recapping the major policy debates of the 86th Texas Legislature and what they mean for Texas' largest cities and surrounding communities.

Join us in person or on our livestream for a conversation about health care, public education, taxes, immigration, spending and other consequential matters with Rio Grande Valley-area legislators, including state Sen. Chuy Hinojosa and state Reps. Bobby Guerra and Oscar Longoria. The conversation will be moderated by Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune.

Bobby Guerra, D-Mission, has represented House District 41 since 2013. He sits on the House Public Health and State Affairs committees. Previously, he served as chair of Hidalgo County Democratic Party and as board president for the University of Texas-Pan American Alumni Association. Guerra also works as the managing partner of Guerra, Leeds, Sabo & Hernandez PLLC.

Chuy Hinojosa, D-McAllen, has represented Senate District 20 since 2003. He serves as vice chair of the Senate Finance Committee and sits on the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Economic Development, Property Tax, and Transportation committees. Previously, Hinojosa served in the Texas House and in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Oscar Longoria, D-Mission, has represented House District 35 since 2013. He serves as vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee and sits on the Calendars, Pensions, and Investments and Financial Services committees. Previously, he served as a board member for the Agua Special Utility District and as a trustee for South Texas College. Longoria also owns and operates the Law Office of Oscar Longoria.

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This event will be held in Conference Halls A & B, located on the first floor of the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The event is free, open to the public and includes a light lunch. Lunch and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the conversation at noon. Complimentary visitor parking is available in the parking lot surrounding the facility.


The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Learn more and become a member at texastribune.org.

This series of events is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. This event is supported by Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, AT&T and Walmart, and it is hosted by Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance. Foundation support is provided by the Texas Rural Funders Collaborative and the T.L.L. Temple Foundation.

Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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