January 23, 2019 - themonitor.com -

State Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, became the first Hispanic chairman of the Texas House Committee on Transportation, the legislator’s office confirmed in a news release on Wednesday.

Canales was appointed to the committee by Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen. It’s the first time in more than 50 years that a Rio Grande Valley representative is on the committee.

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