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Advocating for family medicine under the pink dome
By Anastasia Benson, D.O.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked in to the TAFP office. Being a recipient of the TAFP Foundation’s James C. … more
Capitol Update: Senate passes bill to increase residency slots
The Senate passed legislation last week proposed by Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, that will strengthen the … more
Capitol Update: Senate committee approves bill to increase access to primary care
The Senate Committee on Higher Education approved Senate Bill 143 Wednesday, April 3, which would … more
Capitol Update: TAFP Board of Directors unanimously supports Medicaid expansion
At last weekend’s Interim Session, TAFP’s Commission on Legislative and Public Affairs put forth a … more
Capitol Update: Key House committee explores expansion of residency positions
Graduate medical education is the hot topic du jour of the House Appropriations Committee these days … more
Capitol Update: New coalition advocates for women’s health care
View a slideshow from the press conference.
The new Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition, of which TAFP is a … more
Capitol Update: Senate Finance considers higher education budget
The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on article III of the state budget, which contains all funding for … more
Capitol Update: House, Senate lay out base budgets
Both the House and the Senate laid out their versions of the budget last week, each maintaining spending at about the same … more
After 12 years of planning, Texas leaders unveiled a Capitol grounds monument on March 29 honoring Tejanos, the first Spanish and Mexican descendants who introduced many of our state’s proud traditions and culture.
This is el sueño (the dream) of McAllen family physician and TAFP member Cayetano E. Barrera III, M.D., as event emcee State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond said at the unveiling ceremony. Back in 2000, Barrera and his wife were walking the grounds of the Texas Capitol when they noticed that none of the statues or monuments recognized Hispanic contributions to the state. With his love of history and respect for genealogy, Barrera knew that the Tejano contribution was too important in the formation of Texas culture to ignore. And over the next decade, he worked as president of the Tejano Monument Committee to meet with sponsors, architects, engineers, historians, board members, legislators, and all other necessary contacts to raise support and funding for the monument.
The final product is a grand tribute to the Tejano contribution. It features 11 life-size bronzed statues mounted on slabs of pink granite: a vaquero on horseback corralling two longhorns, a Tejano couple with a baby, a young girl, a boy leading a goat, and an explorer gazing over the whole scene.more
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