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‘They Call Me Güero’: UTRGV Literature Professor Celebrates Mexican-American Culture and Youth

‘They Call Me Güero’: UTRGV Literature Professor Celebrates Mexican-American Culture and Youth

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by Priscilla Ramirez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Spanish-speakers often refer to a person with light hair, eyes and complexion as “güero” – a term of endearment free of cultural or racial overtones. Dr. David Bowles, an associate professor in the UTRGV Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies, grew up “half-and-half” in…

Beverly Jeanne Klebert

Beverly Jeanne Klebert

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April 17, 1930 – February 23, 2019 Beverly Jeanne Klebert of O’Fallon, IL passed on February 23, 2019 at the age of 88. Born to Ada and Ralph Talbott of Kirkwood, IL, Beverly was raised in Monmouth, IL and was a 1952 graduate of Galesburg Cottage Hospital, School of Nursing.…

UTRGV Researchers Uncovering South Texas’s Part in the Underground Railroad

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Lessons about the Underground Railroad often focus on escaped slaves heading north to free states and Canada. But many people don’t know they also headed south – to the Rio Grande Valley. Researchers at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are working to uncover South Texas’s part […]

La Feria’s Methodist Church to Host Spring Luncheon March 13

La Feria’s Methodist Church to Host Spring Luncheon March 13

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Park Place Men’s Gospel Choir to perform southern gospel tunes LA FERIA, Texas – First United Methodist Church of La Feria will hold its annual Spring Luncheon Wednesday, March 13. At the luncheon, guests will enjoy a full chicken salad meal and be registered to win door prizes. They will…

Meet the Firefighters: Carlos Restrepo

Meet the Firefighters: Carlos Restrepo

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Carlos Restrepo Title: Firefighter/Paramedic Years of Service: 5 Years What led you to become a firefighter? What other jobs can provide the variety of work we perform with the everyday gratification of helping the community in which we serve? It is all about helping others and leaving a positive mark…

Bull Fighter’s Job to Protect Bull Riders

Bull Fighter’s Job to Protect Bull Riders

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The next time rodeo fans attend an event to watch a cowboy riding a bull weighing a 1,000 or more pounds, pay close attention to those folks running toward the animals as the rider is on the ground. Some of them even tap the bull on the…

Operation Roundup Targets Traffic Violators

Operation Roundup Targets Traffic Violators

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Traffic violators are urged to pay money they owe on outstanding warrants or face incarceration. The La Feria Police Department is now one of more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas participating in a Statewide Warrant Roundup to collect thousands of dollars in unpaid fines. “Citizens…

Four File to Run in May Election

Four File to Run in May Election

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The names of four candidates will appear on the May 4 ballots for three seats on the La Feria City Council. Mayor Olga Maldonado is seeking reelection as mayor, a post she won in 2016, and will be facing candidate Ronaldo Ortiz, a local pastor. Commissioner Jesse…

International Women’s Football Association Team Now in La Feria

International Women’s Football Association Team Now in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Have you ever thought about joining a women’s football league at the local level? Well, now is the time because La Feria has such a league and anyone interested in participating in this form of contact football is welcome to be a member of the organization with…

Calls to Boost Protection for Older Texans

Calls to Boost Protection for Older Texans

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – The number of Texans age 65 and over is expected to double by 2030, and advocacy groups say increased investments by the state would help ensure they are protected from exploitation. It’s estimated that older adults in the U.S. are exploited for tens of…