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Sponsors resulted in event at no cost to taxpayers, net profits for donations pending to local charities

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THANK YOU! to all who attended and made the 2019 McAllen State of the City Address possible

Over 1,000 people attended Mayor Darling’s  2019 McAllen State of the City address. 

The event included musical and comedic magical performances, student participation, 14 special guest videos, a memorable and entertaining entrance and a speech that lasted approximately 60 minutes long.

“I really enjoyed delivering today’s presentation, because there is so much to say,” said Mayor Darling. 

“From all of our accomplishments to our vision for the future, it is important to share that information with our business, education and community leaders and members of the media so that our message reaches everyone in the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, Mexico and beyond.”

Mayor Darling also acknowledged that because of the jam-packed message and video presentations, he was extremely grateful to all who attended the event and especially, to all those who were able to stay until the end to find out what is truly the magic of McAllen. 

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Honored guests for the McAllen State of the City Address included:

U.S., Federal: U.S. Southern District Judges: The Honorable Micaela Alvarez; The Honorable Randy Crane; The Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa; Representatives for The Honorable John Cornyn, U.S. Senate; The Honorable Ted Cruz, U.S. Senate; The Honorable Dr. Henry Cuellar, U.S. Congressman, D-28; The Honorable Vicente Gonzalez, U.S. Congressman, D-15; The Honorable Filemon Vela, U.S. Congressman, D-34;

TX-State: The Honorable Bobby Guerra, D-41; Representative for The Honorable Oscar Longoria, D-35

Hidalgo County: The Honorable Richard Cortez, Judge; The Honorable David L. Fuentes, Comm., Pct. 1; The Honorable Eddie Cantu, Comm., Pct. 2; Representative for The Honorable Joe M. Flores, Comm., Pct. 3; The Honorable Ellie Torres, Comm., Pct. 4; The Honorable J.E. Eddie Guerra, Sheriff; The Honorable Fred Garza, County Court at Law #4

RGV Mayors: The Honorable Diana Martinez, City of Alamo; The Honorable Richard Molina, City of Edinburg; The Honorable Rigo Lopez, City of Peñitas; The Honorable Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez, City of Pharr; The Honorable Ricardo Villarreal, The City of Palmview; The Honorable David Suarez, The City of Weslaco

McAllen City Commission:   The Honorable Aida Ramirez, MPT/Comm. Dist. 4; The Honorable Javier Villalobos, Comm. Dist. 1; The Honorable Joaquin “J.J.” Zamora, Comm. Dist. 2; The Honorable Omar Quintanilla, Comm., Dist. 3; The Honorable John J. Ingram, Comm. Dist. 5; The Honorable Veronica Whitacre, Comm., Dist. 6

McAllen Public Utility: The Honorable Albert Cardenas, Chairman, Place C; The Honorable Antonio “Tony” Aguirre, Jr., Vice-Chairman, Place B; The Honorable Charles Amos, Trustee, Place A; The Honorable Ernest R. Williams, Trustee, Place D

McAllen I.S.D.: Dr. J.A. Gonzalez, Superintendent; The Honorable Tony Forina, President; The Honorable Larry Esparza, Vice-President; The Honorable Debbie Crane Aliseda, Secretary; The Honorable Sam Saldivar, Trustee; The Honorable Marco Suarez, Trustee; The Honorable Conrado Alvarado, Trustee; The Honorable Daniel D. Vela, Trustee

International Representatives:

Federal: Consul General of Guatemala Christy Andrino; Consul General of Honduras Ana Bulnes Larios; Consul General of Mexico Socorro Jorge

State of Tamaulipas: Representative for The Honorable Francisco Cabeza de Vaca, Governor

City of Reynosa: The Honorable Dra. Maki Ortiz Dominguez, Mayor.

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