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Texas Coalition Calls Gun Violence a Public Health Issue

Texas Coalition Calls Gun Violence a Public Health Issue

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas — Another deadly mass shooting, this time in a south Texas town, has some state legislators seeking to recast the debate over gun violence as a public health issue. At a news conference by the group Texas Gun Sense, lawmakers and others said the killing…

Texas’ CARE Act for Family Caregivers: It’s a Start

Texas’ CARE Act for Family Caregivers: It’s a Start

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – A new state law went into effect this year to help Texans care for loved ones who are ill or have a disability, but advocates say more should be done to help family caregivers. Statistics show if the family members who assist ill or…

Simple Tips to Reduce Suffering this Flu Season

Simple Tips to Reduce Suffering this Flu Season

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(StatePoint) U.S. health officials are predicting a harsh flu season. While there is still no cure for flu, there are steps you can take to reduce suffering while the virus takes its course. Some experts suggest starting the quest to feel better by exploring your local health food store. Dr.…

Our Winter Visitors Are On the Way

Our Winter Visitors Are On the Way

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And, are we Glad! It’s that time again. Have you noticed the influx of cars bearing out-of-state license plates? The annual trek to the Valley is in earnest, and are we glad. La Feria has had a long-time love affair with our winter Texans who prefer to spend their winters…

Harlingen Medical Center Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in “Leapfrog” Ratings

Harlingen Medical Center Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in  “Leapfrog” Ratings

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Top score reflects high level of healthcare provided  for Valley patients by Harlingen Medical Center HARLINGEN – Harlingen Medical Center has been awarded an “A” for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, a national healthcare ratings organization. The top grade indicates an above-average performance by the award-winning and nationally-recognized hospital.…

UTRGV Honors Veterans with Ceremony Ahead of National Holiday

UTRGV Honors Veterans with Ceremony Ahead of National Holiday

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by Vicky Brito  BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – For Randall Scott Cuevas, Veterans Day is a celebration for military men and women who were willing to put everything on the line for our country. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Military and Veteran Success Center on Wednesday hosted a Veterans Day ceremony…

La Feria Chamber’s First Fall Small Business Expo a Success

La Feria Chamber’s First Fall Small Business Expo a Success

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Special to La Feria News The La Feria Chamber of Commerce sponsored its first Fall Small Business Expo, 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, on Saturday, November 4th at 118 N. Main St. La Feria, TX (Downtown La Feria). The Chamber’s continued involvement with civic groups, schools, and churches is the…

The Order of the Eastern Star Harlingen Chapter No. 641 Celebrates 97 Years

The Order of the Eastern Star Harlingen Chapter No. 641 Celebrates 97 Years

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The Harlingen Chapter 641 of The Order of the Eastern Star celebrated their 97th year anniversary on October 21, 2017. To commemorate the occasion members and guests gathered for an afternoon of good fellowship. The Order of The Eastern Star is a fraternal organization composed of men and women with…

Job Fair Connects Prospective Employers with Job Seekers

Job Fair Connects Prospective Employers with Job Seekers

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“United Methodists host annual event” The door to job opportunities opened for upwards of 350 local job seekers during the recent Job Fair sponsored by the United Methodist Church of La Feria. This is the fourth time the church has hosted the event and “we were very pleased with the…

Health Journal Sounds Alarm Over Texas Cuts to Family Planning

Health Journal Sounds Alarm Over Texas Cuts to Family Planning

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON, Texas – A major public health journal says publicly funded family-planning programs are under attack, and Texas lawmakers are leading the charge. The American Journal of Public Health, in an editorial in its October edition, said it is alarmed by the number of legislative assaults on the…

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