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Texas Joins National Spotlight on Social Workers

Texas Joins National Spotlight on Social Workers

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – March is National Social Work Month, and a rally is set for Thursday on the steps of the Texas State Capitol to highlight the ways social workers help Texans of all ages overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. Miriam Nisenbaum, executive director of the…

Gladys Porter Zoo Hosts Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Gladys Porter Zoo Hosts Dawn of the Dinosaurs

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Brownsville, Texas – They’re back and they’re bigger than ever! Gladys Porter Zoo staff is excited to showcase some of the largest and most breathtaking dinosaurs the Zoo has ever had. The Dawn of the Dinosaurs exhibit will be open from March 9th till July 7th. Visitors will be amazed…

Students Create ‘The Vaquero List’ in Response to Exhibit Featuring Influential Latinos

Students Create ‘The Vaquero List’ in Response to Exhibit Featuring Influential Latinos

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by Ester Navarro McALLEN, TEXAS – A trip to the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) a while back to view the work of American filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders gave two UTRGV professors and a digital photography class an idea. They could, and would, point their lenses at their own peers and students…

5 Tips When Driving Behind Farm Equipment

5 Tips When Driving Behind Farm Equipment

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by Julie Tomascik You left your house 15 minutes late, and you get caught in traffic. The reason? Large farm equipment. It’s that time of year again, when farmers are beginning to plant from the Rio Grande Valley to Central Texas. It won’t be long, and the rest of the…

Meet the Firefighters: Adri Walston

Meet the Firefighters: Adri Walston

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Adri Walston Title: Firefighter Years of Service: 2 Years What led you to become a firefighter? My stepdad was a firefighter for 20 years and pushed me in this direction and I’ve loved it ever since. What do you like about being a firefighter? The adrenaline and helping people. What…

Ocelot Conservation Day Held at Brownsville Zoo

Ocelot Conservation Day Held at Brownsville Zoo

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Two critically endangered ocelots laid quietly in their cages in the Educational Room at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, but the endangered cats are not part of the zoo’s collection of animals and birds. They were there on display during Ocelot Conservation Day, which is an annual…

Winter Texan Day at El Centro Foods This Saturday

Winter Texan Day at El Centro Foods This Saturday

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Hundreds of visitors from throughout the United States and Canada make their homes in La Feria mostly during the late fall and winter months and who can blame them? Storms after storms, frigid weather and even tornadoes have been making the news in many parts of the…

La Feria High School Student Throws One Hitter

La Feria High School Student Throws One Hitter

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A La Feria high school student has been excelling playing softball and even threw a one-hitter game. Faith McKenzie, a 17 year old junior, has been instrumental in taking the team to the top. In 2018, she was named all-district pitcher. A year earlier, McKenzie was named…

Texas Parks, Wilderness Areas to Benefit in Conservation-Fund Revival

Texas Parks, Wilderness Areas to Benefit in Conservation-Fund Revival

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate last week passed a measure by a vote of 92-8 to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanently. Now, all eyes are on members of the House, who could vote on a public-lands package as early…

Antique Auto Club Gives Big to Local Food Bank

Antique Auto Club Gives Big to Local Food Bank

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by Victor Moreno/LFN The Rio Grande Valley branch of the Antique Auto Club of America (AACA) collected $691 in cash as well as food items from entrants during the Fiesta de La Feria Car Show which was held on Saturday, February 16, 2019. At the City Commission meeting which was…

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