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Shrine Club Becoming Convention Center

Shrine Club Becoming Convention Center

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La Feria Shriners welcome public events The La Feria Shrine Club on Expressway 83 is becoming a popular center for public gatherings of all sizes. That was very evident last week when the grounds surrounding the Shrine Club building were overflowing with dozens of white-colored trucks and service units of…

Food Banks: Harvey Victims May Need Help for Year or Longer

Food Banks: Harvey Victims May Need Help for Year or Longer

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – After the initial influx of food and other donations following Hurricane Harvey, southeast Texas food banks are preparing to serve the region’s long-term needs. While most of the emergency shelters have cleared out, thousands of people returned to flood-damaged or destroyed-homes, or lost their jobs and need…

UTRGV Named a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

UTRGV Named a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

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by Melissa Vasquez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been designated a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite by the Department of State Health Services, for its support for breastfeeding employees and their commitment to their children and jobs. Dr. Marie T. Mora, associate vice provost for Faculty…

Time for Employers to Reserve Space at Job Fair

Time for Employers to Reserve Space at Job Fair

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4th Annual La Feria Job Fair takes place Oct. 19 LA FERIA – The 4th Annual La Feria Job Fair will take place Thursday, Oct. 19 from 1-5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of La Feria. More than 325 people of all ages and education levels attend the event…

Commission Approves Budget for FY 2017-2018

Commission Approves Budget for FY 2017-2018

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Budgets for Utilities Board, Industrial Development Corporation and Economic Development Board Also Approved by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The La Feria city commission held a regularly scheduled city meeting on Tuesday, September 26, in the city commission meeting room. Following the invocation, pledge and determination of quorum, Mayor Olga Maldonado opened…

Watchdogs Take Global-Warming Message to Texas Cities

Watchdogs Take Global-Warming Message to Texas Cities

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by Mark Richardson LAREDO, Texas – In the wake of devastating damage from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas Gulf Coast, the consumer group Public Citizen is touring cities across Texas to talk about climate change. The tour is designed to engage students, scientists, activists, elected officials and the public in a conversation…

Report: TX Cities Need Policies to Control Stormwater Runoff

Report: TX Cities Need Policies to Control Stormwater Runoff

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Rain is the lifeblood of Texas, but a new study shows that when there’s too much of it, the state’s major cities need to do more to prevent stormwater damage. While incidents such as Hurricane Harvey are extreme examples of urban flooding, a report by…

How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide

How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide

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(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren’t just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communities they serve, and adjusted their designs…

FOOD BANK Visit Welcomed in La Feria

FOOD BANK Visit Welcomed in La Feria

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Hurricane Harvey refugees among those helped The always welcome trucks of The FOOD BANK of the Rio Grande Valley made their monthly visit to help our qualified, needy citizens. But, this time, the numbers swelled as uprooted, hurricane survivors from the devastated areas of Houston and the upper Texas coast…

3 Unexpected Things That Can Help Small Businesses Thrive

3 Unexpected Things That Can Help Small Businesses Thrive

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(StatePoint) With most Americans employed by small businesses, the success of these operations is crucial to drive the economy and grow the job market. But there are some obvious and not so obvious factors that can help small business owners and their employees thrive. When most people think of critical…