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AARP Warns of ‘Sticker Shock’ at Freestanding ERs

AARP Warns of ‘Sticker Shock’ at Freestanding ERs

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Confusion by Texas consumers over freestanding emergency rooms has left many families with unexpected and unnecessary high medical bills. A new AARP survey of Texas freestanding ERs finds that, unlike urgent care clinics, many of freestanding ER billings are out-of-network for most insurers. Patients report sticker…

Alumni Pay Tribute to Former Mentor through Art Exhibition

Alumni Pay Tribute to Former Mentor through Art Exhibition

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by Ester Navarro BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Former students of late UTRGV Art Professor Carlos G. Gomez, including a current UTRGV art instructor, came together in November to participate in an art exhibit in his memory. The exhibit, called “Different Skin,” features the work of Brownsville natives Jesse Burciaga, Josie Del Castillo…

UTRGV Legacy Alum’s Storytelling Curiosity Builds Popular Local Blog

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by Amanda L. Alaniz McALLEN, TEXAS – Robert Lopez, a UTRGV legacy alum, classifies himself as a nine-to-five guy. He works for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce as director of sales and sports tourism within the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and on the side has branded himself as the go-to guy for all things McAllen. Lopez created […]

La Feria Fire Department Holds Candy and Toy Drive

La Feria Fire Department Holds Candy and Toy Drive

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by Victor Moreno/LFN photos La Feria Fire and Rescue Facebook Community Page La Feria Fire and Rescue’s Christmas tradition to spread holiday joy around the neighborhood on Christmas morning brought smiles to many local faces on December 25, 2018. Donations for the Candy and Toy Drive poured in at the…

Valley Baptist Health System First 2019 Baby Born at Valley Baptist-Harlingen

Valley Baptist Health System First 2019 Baby Born at Valley Baptist-Harlingen

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Rio Grande Valley — The first 2019 baby at Valley Baptist Health System was welcomed to the world at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen. Born on January 1, 2019 at 12:18am, Maverick Jett Garza proudly made his entrance on New Year’s Day weighing in at 7lbs 13.2oz and measuring 20.25in. Both…

Stuart Place Road in Primera Getting Major Improvement

Stuart Place Road in Primera Getting Major Improvement

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A bumpy section of Stuart Place Road in Primera is getting a major improvement thanks to a partnership between Cameron County and the small town leadership. The section of the road, past City Hall to Rio Rancho Road, is now closed to through traffic to allow a…

Old Year Ends, New Begins with No Major Incidents

Old Year Ends, New Begins with No Major Incidents

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Despite the celebrations that take place every New Year’s Eve, no major incidents were reported as a new year began in La Feria and elsewhere. And that is credited to better police presence. Police Chief Cesar Diaz said six officers, including himself and a captain were on…

Rosca de Reyes Popular Food Item During Three Wise Men Day

Rosca de Reyes Popular Food Item During Three Wise Men Day

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by Tony Vindell/LFN While the holiday season is over for most people, another traditional celebration took place among Hispanics. Jan. 6 is known as Dia de Los Reyes (Three Wise Men Day) or Dia de la Epifania and it’s a day in which many families give toys to their children…

Tips for Mitigating Holiday Depression and Stress

Tips for Mitigating Holiday Depression and Stress

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – While many people look forward to holiday festivities with friends and family, for others this time of year can intensify stress, sadness and depression. Some people have increased anxiety due to travel obligations, or the expenses of gift giving. Others neglect self-care, trying to…

Winter Season for Red Snapper Fishing is Back

Winter Season for Red Snapper Fishing is Back

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Tired of having ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and all of the traditional dishes that are popular during the holiday season? If so, grab a cooler and head out to South Padre Island as fishing for red snapper in gulf waters has just started for the…