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San Antonio Missions Seek Designation as World Heritage Site

San Antonio Missions Seek Designation as World Heritage Site

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U.S. Withholding UNESCO Dues Could Jeopardize by John Michaelson (TNS) SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The years-long effort to secure a World Heritage Site designation for the Alamo and the other San Antonio Missions could be in jeopardy. The designation is awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization…

Texas Game Warden Recognized by Texas Environmental Enforcement Task Force

Texas Game Warden Recognized by Texas Environmental Enforcement Task Force

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AUSTIN — The Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association (TELEA) has recognized Texas game warden Sgt. Robert Waggett as the state’s 2013 Environmental Investigator of the Year. In presenting the award, the association noted that Sgt. Waggett has exemplified outstanding investigative skills and teamwork at an operational level. Working closely with…

Please “Be Our Guest” for the 20th Anniversary of Beauty & the Beast

Please “Be Our Guest” for the 20th Anniversary of Beauty & the Beast

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The Kindergarten Students from Mrs. Drawe & Mrs. Garcia’s Class at Sam Houston Elementary, would like for you to “Be Our Guest” for the evening performance of “Beauty & the Beast”. The students have been practicing and preparing for this event that will take place at C.E. Vail Auditorium May…

DPS Urges Motorists to Use Caution Around Motorcyclists

DPS Urges Motorists to Use Caution Around Motorcyclists

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Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month kicks off AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers on Texas roadways to use extra caution around motorcycles as part of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month, which is observed during the month of May. “Because of size and visibility, motorcyclists…

Texas Children Encouraged to Turn Off the Screens

Texas Children Encouraged to Turn Off the Screens

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Average Preschooler has 32 Screen Hours a Week by John Michaelson /TNS AUSTIN, Texas – This is Screen-Free Week, an annual effort to get kids unleashed from the grip of electronic devices, even if only for a few days. According to Dr. Susan Linn, the director of the Campaign for…

Su Clinica hosts a reception to honor their volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Su Clinica hosts a reception to honor their volunteers during National Volunteer Week

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Elena L. Marin, M.D., CEO, recognized the volunteers for their unselfish contribution of time, talents, and enthusiasm. To volunteer for an ongoing programs or special events, call Laura Giles, Coordinator at 956-365-6750. Individuals or groups welcomed.…

2012-2013 Lions Varsity Boys Basketball Team

2012-2013 Lions Varsity Boys Basketball Team

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Congratulations to the boys basketball staff for being selected to coach the RGVBCA East All-Star Team!…

City Hall Expansion and Renovation Nears Completion

City Hall Expansion and  Renovation Nears Completion

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Improvements Create Customer Service Office The final punch list is not complete, however, city administration employees are finally able to begin the tedious task of arranging boxes and boxes of files in their new offices. City officials approved the more than $300,000 in additions to the current office in July…

Celebrating a Wonderful Life

Celebrating a Wonderful Life

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by Gail Brandt I had the opportunity to attend a celebration of life for Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” White Adams at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 20th. The Adams family was part of the First Presbyterian Church in La Feria in the 1950s and 1960s. And, as has…

State funding for Valley VA Hospital would have major economic benefit for Valley, Texas, says Rep. Martínez

State funding for Valley VA Hospital would have major economic benefit for Valley, Texas, says Rep. Martínez

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by David A. Díaz Legislativemedia@aol.com Seeking to secure state funding for a full-service Veterans Administration Hospital in deep South Texas, Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, on Wednesday, April 17, said that state financial support for the long sought-after medical facility would eventually help create thousands of jobs and generate hundreds of…