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La Feria’s 19th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Winter Festival

La Feria’s 19th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Winter Festival

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AN EMOJI CHRISTMAS Scheduled for this Saturday, December 9th This Saturday, December 9, 2017 the city of La Feria will host its 19th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade followed immediately by the annual Winter Festival. The parade will once again form on Central Avenue and travel north on Main Street to…

New Members of TSTC Board of Regents Sworn In

New Members of TSTC Board of Regents Sworn In

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(WACO) – Texas State Technical College recently celebrated the installation of three new members of the Board of Regents. A special meeting was held Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the John B. Connally Technology Center on the Waco campus and included a meal prepared by the TSTC Culinary Arts program. Tony…

Report Finds Ethanol Mandate Creates Carbon Pollution

Report Finds Ethanol Mandate Creates Carbon Pollution

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by Mark Richardson AMARILLO, Texas – A new report examines how the expansion of cropland in Texas and other states under the federal ethanol mandate has contributed to climate-change pollution. The mandate originally was enacted to cut energy imports, reduce pollution and lower fuel costs. But Collin O’Mara, president, and CEO of…

Birding Festival Attracts Record Crowds

Birding Festival Attracts Record Crowds

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You too can discover one of life’s simple pleasures The thrill of discovering a rare bird in its natural habitat is attracting more and more enthusiastic birders to the Valley every year. For birders, it’s akin to discovering a new planet in the universe or scaling Mount Everest. Hundreds of…

UTRGV #subculture: ‘Feel the Beat’ Spurs Music and Art Fusion in Downtown Brownsville

UTRGV #subculture: ‘Feel the Beat’ Spurs Music and Art Fusion in Downtown Brownsville

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by Vicky Brito BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Downtown Brownsville buzzed with creative energy as hundreds of visitors gathered at Market Square on Saturday for #subculture: Feel the Beat, a music and art display organized by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. UTRGV Director of Public Relations Jennifer McGehee-Valdez launched #subculture in…

Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Differences for Children with Cancer

Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Differences for Children with Cancer

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(StatePoint) When it comes to helping children with cancer, amazing new things are possible — as long as there is funding. And it’s not just doctors and researchers who can make a difference, it can be anyone volunteering at their local hospital, planning fundraisers, or simply just spreading the word…

Shrdlu Our Office Cat Broke Engagement

Shrdlu Our Office Cat Broke Engagement

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Our newspaper has carried so many stories about weddings and engagements that it has influenced our ordinarily shrewd office cat, Shrdlu. The other day, our feline friend and co-worker came strutting into the office and our eyes almost popped out of our heads. We thought we were seeing double. Our…

UTRGV Shows Gratitude to International Students with a Thanksgiving Meal

UTRGV Shows Gratitude to International Students with a Thanksgiving Meal

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EDINBURG, TEXAS — Hundreds of international students gathered at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg Campus Ballroom Tuesday to share a staple Thanksgiving meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing and, of course, pumpkin pie. Students from around the world shared laughs and conversations as they celebrated the…

UTRGV Opera Theater Presents Comic One-act, ‘The Ugly Princess’

UTRGV Opera Theater Presents Comic One-act, ‘The Ugly Princess’

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The UTRGV Patron of the Arts Series will present two world-premiere performances of a one-act comic opera, The Ugly Princess, by UTRGV faculty Dr. Lelia Sadlier. The performances will be 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Library Auditorium on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus. NOTE: Access…

Christmas Comes to La Feria!

Christmas Comes to La Feria!

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The community once again gathered at the intersection of Main Street and Commercial Avenue in La Feria, Texas on Thursday night, November 16th. Now in its eleventh year, the annual celebration traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday season for the city and its residents. The gathering featured performances by…