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UTRGV SEEMS Professor Completes Major Sea Trial of the First CLIO, New Class of AUV

UTRGV SEEMS Professor Completes Major Sea Trial of the First CLIO, New Class of AUV

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by Steven Masso BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Dr. John “Chip” Breier, associate professor in the UTRGV School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS), has directed a major sea trial of the first of a new class of autonomous underwater vehicles. Named “CLIO,” the vehicle successfully completed sea trials during a five-day…

Citizens Forum Hears Reports on River Security and Water Conservation

Citizens Forum Hears Reports on River Security and Water Conservation

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“Rio Grande Valley now focal point of Border Patrol Operations The shifting trends in border security and law enforcement on the border by the U.S. Border Patrol and water conservation efforts by the United States International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) were the two top concerns of the speakers at…

UTRGV Honors College Students Take On Peru’s Daunting Ausungate Trek

UTRGV Honors College Students Take On Peru’s Daunting Ausungate Trek

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  ‘This was the hardest thing I ever did in my life …’ – UTRGV Honors College junior Anelis Villarreal RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Ten UTRGV Honors College students pushed their mental and physical limits this June, during the university’s second of two summer study abroad trips to Peru. The course, covering alpine…

Aaron Vincent Juarez Memorial Basketball Game Returns for 5th Year

Aaron Vincent Juarez Memorial Basketball Game Returns for 5th Year

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The Aaron Vincent Juarez Memorial Basketball Game began five years ago as a way of celebrating the life of a La Feria native by raising money for a scholarship to help others that shared his dream of becoming a Physician’s Assistant. Now in its fifth year, this year’s game is…

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 11-13

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 11-13

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(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-13. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100…

La Feria Volunteer Fire Department Fill the Boot with Community’s Help

La Feria Volunteer Fire Department Fill the Boot with Community’s Help

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The La Feria Volunteer Fire Department held a “Fill the Boot” campaign ono Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in La Feria. The funds raised are to provide new gear and equipment for the firefighters. “Let me start by expressing our greatest gratitude to the citizens…

City Commission Considers Smoking Regulations

City Commission Considers Smoking Regulations

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The La Feria city commission considered the approval of a comprehensive ordinance adopting smoking regulations for La Feria. The ordinance, which focuses on making all indoor work places smoke free, was discussed at latest La Feria city commission meeting, held on Tuesday, July 25. “The idea…

La Feria Welcomes Operation Lone Star

La Feria Welcomes Operation Lone Star

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Weeklong Free Public Health Exercise Story and photos by Bill Keltner/LFN Citizen soldiers from the Texas State Guard and citizen airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard joined with Valley volunteers to provide one of the largest health public health exercises in the country. It happened last week at the…

UTRGV’s Legacy Institution UTPA Ranked High in Stanford Study of ‘Mobility Rates’

UTRGV’s Legacy Institution UTPA Ranked High in Stanford Study of ‘Mobility Rates’

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by Cheryl Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – An online magazine that ranks colleges in a variety of categories has recognized The University of Texas Rio Grande Valle y for its ability to enroll a large number of students from low-income backgrounds and graduate them into promising careers that help them climb…

Report: UT System Grads Get Better Jobs, Make More Money

Report: UT System Grads Get Better Jobs, Make More Money

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Graduates from University of Texas System schools, on average, do better in their careers than students with degrees from other colleges – not just in Texas but across the nation, according to a joint study out today from Georgetown University and the University of Texas.…