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Trump’s Visit to Texas-Mexico Border Intensifies Wildlife Concerns

Trump’s Visit to Texas-Mexico Border Intensifies Wildlife Concerns

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by Eric Galatas MCALLEN, Texas – As President Donald Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to promote his proposed wall, wildlife conservationists are sounding the alarm. Paul Sanchez-Navarro, senior Texas representative of the conservation group Defenders of Wildlife, says millions of dollars invested in protecting critical habitat along the…

Plan Announced to Reduce Antibiotics in Livestock

Plan Announced to Reduce Antibiotics in Livestock

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – The major players in the meat industry have developed what they’re calling a stewardship plan that they say will ensure that they use antibiotics in livestock only when necessary. At issue is the possible development of deadly super-bug infections that are resistant to antibiotics…

Texas Cities Leading Transition to Renewables

Texas Cities Leading Transition to Renewables

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by Eric Galatas GEORGETOWN, Texas – In 2018, Georgetown became the first city in Texas to get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, and conservationists are pushing Austin, Bryan, Garland, San Antonio and other municipalities to join some 100 cities nationwide that have made commitments to transition away…

Tips for Keeping Baby Safe and Happy in the Car

Tips for Keeping Baby Safe and Happy in the Car

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(StatePoint) When it comes to car travel, families know that keeping baby safe and happy is essential, and understanding the latest expert recommendations is one of the best ways to help keep children as safe as possible. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated its recommendation on how long…

UTRGV Alumna Soars to Success as Member of World-famous Houston Rockets Power Dancers

UTRGV Alumna Soars to Success as Member of World-famous Houston Rockets Power Dancers

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by Ester Navarro RIO GRANDE VALLEY – When the Houston Rockets kicked off the season in October, Pharr native and UTRGV alumna Sarah Nicole Zepeda hit the court for the first time as a Rockets Power Dancer (RPD) for the NBA team. A rookie on the dance squad, Zepeda was selected from more than…

Tips to Embrace a Keto-Friendly Diet

Tips to Embrace a Keto-Friendly Diet

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(StatePoint) It seems that everyone these days has a friend following a “keto-friendly” diet — a low-carb eating plan designed to make the body burn fat more efficiently. Developed years ago to control diabetes and then later to treat epilepsy in children, different versions of the keto diet have gained…

Taste de la Frontera Coming to Brownsville Events Center January 21

Taste de la Frontera Coming to Brownsville Events Center January 21

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone wanting to try some of the best dishes fixed on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border will have a chance later this month at the Taste de la Frontera food extravaganza in Brownsville. The annual event, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary, will allow people to…

New Provision of Pet Ordinance Takes Effect in Mercedes

New Provision of Pet Ordinance Takes Effect in Mercedes

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Pet owners from the Mercedes area are reminded that a city’s animal control ordinance is being enforced so having cats and dogs is going to be somewhat different than what they used to. The ruling has been in effect since May 2018 but a section of the…

Political Hopefuls Prepare to File for Run in May Election

Political Hopefuls Prepare to File for Run in May Election

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The next Election Day is months away from today, but those hoping to seek re-election or to become elected officials should start thinking about that now. May 4 is Election Day, or less than four months from this week. Filing for office is not waiting until then,…

DOI Set to Change Wildlife Protections

DOI Set to Change Wildlife Protections

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas — The Trump administration is expected to finalize new rules that critics argue would weaken the Endangered Species Act. Hailey Hawkins is the Southern Rockies field representative with the Endangered Species Coalition. She said under current law, species listed as threatened automatically get the same…

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