Local reps invite range of guests to SOTU

Rio Grande Valley congressmen’s guests to tonight’s State of the Union Address range from family to staff to fellow politicians.

Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, invited Keith Timmer, a McAllen native and 2018 Texas A&M University graduate. Timmer is currently a policy intern in Vela’s office as part of the university’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, selected San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg as his guest.

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, is bringing his wife, Lorena Saenz Gonzalez. She is a former teacher and school administrator in Edinburg and McAllen, according to the representative’s website, and a member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program.