Tag: Terry Canales

Two State Reps. Ask Gov. Greg Abbott To Stop Execution of Jeffrey Wood

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Two State Representatives are asking to stop the execution of Jeffrey Wood. State Representative Terry Canales joins representative Jeff Leach in asking Governor Greg Abbott to change Wood’s sentence to life in prison. Wood was convicted of capital murder but Canales and Leach say his trial clearly showed he neither killed, nor anticipated his codefendant would use lethal force during a convenience store robbery. Wood has struggled with mental health issues throughout childhood and...

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Valley State Rep. To Introduce Legislation Barring Municipalities from Hiding Tax-Funded Expenditures Amid McAllen’s Enrique Iglesias Controversy

A proposed law to prevent state government agencies from keeping expenses secret from taxpayers is in the works. Terry Canales’ proposal comes after the apparent secrecy behind McAllen’s Christmas festival expenses made with taxpayer money– which remains undisclosed. The proposed law comes after a late night Twitter rant from the state representative, over the weekend. He says, “It’s disturbing to me that the city of McAllen who has always been a leader in transparency, who has always been at the forefront and front right with its constituents will have taken a road that to me is a road of...

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Texas Drivers Licenses to go Digital

We’ve all done it, left the house and realized while in the car that we’ve forgotten our driver’s license… Well, shortly, you may not need to bring it at all. As long as you have a phone or tablet with you…. We explain in tonight’s FOX 2 special report. House bill 640 by state representative Terry Canales has been attached to a similar measure in the senate, one that would digitize your driving permit and have it with you on your phone wherever you go. The idea comes after Austin enacted legislation allowing drivers to show proof of insurance...

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Bill Proposes to Lower Drinking Age for U.S. Military Members

A state representative is proposing to reduce the legal age for alcohol consumption for those enlisted in the U.S. Military services. Controversial house bill 3831 would lower the drinking age from 21 to 18, for those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. State Representative Terry Canales feels strongly about servicemen and women having the right to purchase and drink alcoholic beverages if they’re serving the country. He emphasizes servicemen and women would still be held accountable for alcohol related incidents. Air Force veteran, Luis Martinez disagrees with the bill proposed by Canales. If the bill were to be implemented,...

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Bill Filing Deadline has Come and Gone

The regular bill filing deadline for lawmakers has come and gone. Closing at 6 pm today, more than 6,000 bills were passed. Just a little shy of the all-time record of 7,400 bills passed in 2009. Several bills that raised recent discussion were left pending, including the use of video/audio recordings in courtrooms proposed by Texas Representative, Terry...

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