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Posts published in “Day: March 27, 2018”

UT Clinic Jensen holds Open House & Health Festival

UT PHYSICIANS Jensen Clinic held their formal Grand Opening last Saturday, marked by this Ribbon Cutting in front of the Clinic. Ceremonies included entertainment, healthy food give-aways, tours of the clinic, and vendor booths with information on health and education opportunities. Participating in the Ribbon Cutting were Practice Manager Marlon Stewart, UT Physicians VP/COO Andrew Casas, City Councilwoman Carla Cisneros, Pastor David Smith, Clinic Medical Officer Dr. Aracely Vasquez, and Myriam Saldivar from State Representative Armando Walle’s office.

NORTHEAST HOUSTON – As part of the revitalization of the Jensen corridor and SuperNeighborhood 46, Pastor David Smith and others have lobbied for improved services including healthcare.

On Saturday, they thanked the UT Physicians and the McGovern Medical School at UT Health, for bringing a robust comprehensive health clinic to the area.

An Open House ceremony and Ribbon Cutting was held Saturday morning, emceed by UT representative Xochitl Olguin.

The chief medical officer, Dr. Aracely Vasquez, told the attendees that the 10,000 square foot clinic offered many needed services, including a family doctor, an internist, a pediatrician, and child and adult mental health service.

When the clinic first opened last year, it was serving only about 80 families, she said. Now that number has grown to 500, and the clinic is expected to reach 1000 this year.

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TEXAS SENATE DISTRICT 6: Ana Hernandez campaign event attracts supporters

(Photo by Allan Jamail)

State Representative ANA HERNANDEZ is planning her campaign for the Texas Senate from District 6, currently held by Sylvia Garcia. This photo is from a recent reception held at Spring Street Cafe in central Houston. Attending were many supporters, including State Representative Mary Ann Perez (left), Ana, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rep. Armando Walle (right). The large crowd was partisan, but very enthusiastic to see Ana head for the Senate.

In her welcoming remarks, Ana reviewed her position on current matters of interest that she advocates, including better school financing, high paying jobs, immigration reform, equal rights for women, reduced domestic violence, better women’s healthcare, including the right to choose, voters’ rights, expanded Medicaid, and more. See more at anafortexas.com.

Thousands of Students rally for stricter gun controls

Mayor Sylvester Turner, center, with Police Chief Art Asaveda at left, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, join thousands of students in Houston’s downtown and Tranquility Park last Saturday, to voice their opinion that Congress needs to pass strong gun control legislation, and end the senseless killing of children in the nation’s schools