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Seven Students Get Rodeo Scholarships

Seven Students Get Rodeo Scholarships

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Seven senior students attending four high schools from Los Fresnos to Santa Maria have become beneficiaries of the 2018 Los Fresnos Rodeo Committee. Each graduating student received a $1,000 scholarship during the Tuesday, May 1 meeting of the Rodeo Committee and are planning to use the money…

Meals On Wheels Expands to Combes

Meals On Wheels Expands to Combes

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Residents from Combes and its surrounding areas are soon to be able to get warm meals from a program designed to help people who are over 60 years of age. Amigos Del Valle has launched its Meals on Wheels service so “no senior goes hungry.” City, business…

South Texas Comic Con Draws Thousands of Fans

South Texas Comic Con Draws Thousands of Fans

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Fans of comic books, superheroes and science fiction movie characters flooded the McAllen Convention Center during the 5th Annual South Texas Comic Con. South Texas Comic Con is a pop culture celebration where fans of comic books, fantasy, sci-fi, gaming and other genres can gather to meet…

What is Free Comic Book Day?

What is Free Comic Book Day?

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Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book that they’ll love. Every first Saturday in May, the industry comes together to give away free comics and encourage fans, both old and new, to flock to the…

Sanchez Student Council Raises Donations for La Feria Veterans Memorial

Sanchez Student Council Raises Donations for La Feria Veterans Memorial

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David G. Sanchez student council held a coin drive for the La Feria Veterans Memorial project during the month of March as their community service project. The students brought in coins on a daily basis to donate to the memorial. The entire school participated and a total of $200.00 was…

Young Entrepreneurs Show Their Best at Business Event

Young Entrepreneurs Show Their Best at Business Event

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Entrepreneurs from several Rio Grande Valley cities met in Harlingen to show the products of their labor. El Mercado Mall on Sunshine Strip hosted the event where future business owners set up tables to show what they make and which could be their source of income later…

5 Ways to Reduce Everyday Stress

5 Ways to Reduce Everyday Stress

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(StatePoint) Deadlines, responsibilities, bills — there are so many causes of stress in our lives. Unfortunately, stress can take a negative toll on one’s health and wellness, particularly if it goes unaddressed for too long. Indeed, common effects of stress include headaches, stomach upset, anxiety, sleep problems and more, according…

Texas Law Blocks Teachers From Striking for Better Pay, Benefits

Texas Law Blocks Teachers From Striking for Better Pay, Benefits

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Statistics out this week show that teachers’ salaries in Texas now rank among the bottom third of all 50 states. Although teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona have walked out or are preparing to walk out of the classroom in protest, the more…

UTRGV’s Learning Center Offers More Than Just Tutoring

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Learning Center at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has a bit of an image problem: Some people don’t even know it exists. “We go out and we tell students, ‘Hey, we have tutoring in these subjects.’ And they’re like, ‘What’s the Learning Center?’” said Armando […]

Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too

Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too

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(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term…