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Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Methane Emission Rules

Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Methane Emission Rules

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, announced the agency will roll back rules that limit emissions of methane, benzene and other pollutants at oil and gas operations. The proposal comes after the Trump administration recently rolled back rules limiting pollution…

What Parents Should Know About Their Child’s Eye Health

What Parents Should Know About Their Child’s Eye Health

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(StatePoint) Parents know that seeing clearly is important for their kid’s success in the classroom, but many are not taking their child to get annual eye exams. This is a problem because many kids don’t know what seeing clearly looks like. According to a recent study by VSP Vision Care,…

Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?

Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?

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(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by the operations of grocers near…

Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options

Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options

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(StatePoint) While mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, they have been slowly rising over the last year, increasing the cost of 30-year loans for borrowers. Home buyers concerned about higher rates have other options to consider: an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM), which provides an initial lower monthly payment, or…

Students Learn About Global Change During Life Changing Trip to Merida

Students Learn About Global Change During Life Changing Trip to Merida

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by Victoria Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Nine students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley spent a week in Mérida, on the Yucatán peninsula in México, as part of a study abroad trip focused on global change. The bilingual course – led by Dr. Teresa Patricia Feria-Arroyo, associate professor of biology…

Learn Lifesaving Skills During National Preparedness Month

Learn Lifesaving Skills During National Preparedness Month

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AUSTIN, Texas — As a potential cyclone develops in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Preparedness Month campaign reminds us the most important thing to protect in a disaster is your life and the lives of those around you. A trough of low pressure currently in the western Gulf of Mexico…

Four Full Timers to Staff La Feria’s New Fire Department

Four Full Timers to Staff La Feria’s New Fire Department

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Sometime this year, the residents of La Feria and its surrounding areas will have better coverage when it comes to getting assistance to emergency situations like house or structural fires, vehicle accidents or acts of nature. That is because the city is now gearing up to have…

New Tool Grades Integrity of Organic Labels

New Tool Grades Integrity of Organic Labels

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by Eric Galatas STRATFORD, Texas – Shoppers can now choose between organic dairy products produced by large-scale factory operations and those produced by family farms. Mark Kastel, co-founder and senior farm policy analyst with the Cornucopia Institute, said there are now essentially two organic product lines. One maintains original standards…

UTRGV Student Musician Places First in Competition at Texas Music Festival

UTRGV Student Musician Places First in Competition at Texas Music Festival

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by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Andres Vela, a UTRGV Music Performance major, won first prize in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition in Houston recently at the Texas Music Festival. He is the first UTRGV student to win this prestigious competition, as well as the first double bassist…

Lionettes Open District with Win Over Progreso

Lionettes Open District with Win Over Progreso

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by Billy Watson/LFN PROGRESO – The La Feria Lionettes volleyball team went home with their first victory of league play after defeating the Progreso Lady Red Ants three sets to none on September 4th. The Lionettes had faced heavy competition before entering district action including Brownsville Porter, McAllen Memorial, Weslaco…

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