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Cine Las Americas Presents the Riveting Border Thriller TEJANO by Harlingen Native David Blue Garcia at the Violet Crown Cinema

Cine Las Americas Presents the Riveting Border Thriller TEJANO by Harlingen Native David Blue Garcia at the Violet Crown Cinema

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AUSTIN, Texas – After a successful festival run, having won numerous awards including the 2018 Dallas International Film Festival Audience Award, TEJANO, a feature-length thriller will have its Austin premiere at Violet Crown Cinema on January 16, 2019 at 7:30pm. Additional screenings follow, with full schedule at www.cinelasamericas.org. TEJANO is the story of…

Groups Sue Trump Over Border Wall Emergency

Groups Sue Trump Over Border Wall Emergency

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by Mark Richardson MISSION, Texas – Conservation groups are already challenging the Trump administration over its declaration of a national emergency to build border walls in Texas and other states. The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit Friday over President Donald Trump’s plan to…

Texas Snakes Are On The Move

Texas Snakes Are On The Move

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Warmer temperatures mean Texas snakes are out again, and some snakebites have already been reported. Two Texas A&M veterinary experts have tips to keep you and your pets safe by Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications It’s almost springtime in Texas, which means snakes are beginning…

Meet the Firefighters: Reynaldo Lopez Jr.

Meet the Firefighters: Reynaldo Lopez Jr.

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Reynaldo Lopez Jr. Title: Assistant Fire Chief Years of Service: 8 Years What led you to becoming a firefighter? I wanted a career that meant something. That’s when I jumped on a truck and answered the call. I know I’m making a difference in the community. What do you like…

RGV Residents Can Still Seek Flood Assistance

RGV Residents Can Still Seek Flood Assistance

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by Tony Vindell/LFN It has been nearly eight months since parts of the Rio Grande Valley were flooded as the region had not seen in many years. And those impacted by the rains, which in some places dumped closed to 20 inches of precipitation, are still feeling the impact of…

Traditional Rope Making on Display at Fiesta 2019

Traditional Rope Making on Display at Fiesta 2019

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Making ropes using an antique piece of equipment has been a hobby for Bernie Schroder. The Winter Texan visitor from the Midwest said he learned the skill from his grandfather and started making ropes as he belongs to a group of craft people called Rio Grande Equipment…

FIESTA DE LA FERIA 2019

FIESTA DE LA FERIA 2019

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Great Turnout Marked Annual Event’s 26th Year by Tony Vindell/LFN As Narciso Camacho and his wife sat on a window ledge of a local business, one could see or hear voices of scores of people walking along Main Street here in La Feria. The senior couple was taking a break…

23rd Annual Adrian Dominguez Scholarship Walk/Races Set for April 20th

23rd Annual Adrian Dominguez Scholarship Walk/Races Set for April 20th

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The Adrian Dominguez Scholarship Race/Walk/Dash returns to La Feria on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Veterans Memorial Park Sports Complex located on Pancho Maples Drive in La Feria, Texas. Returning for its 23rd year, all registered participants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt. Fruit, juice, soft drinks and bottled…

Study: Climate-Friendly Foods Also Healthier

Study: Climate-Friendly Foods Also Healthier

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Foods produced with fewer greenhouse gas emissions are healthier than foods that create more climate pollution, according to new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Diego Rose, the report’s lead author and a professor at Tulane University, says people typically think of…

How One Volunteer is Helping End a Family Cycle of Alzheimer’s

How One Volunteer is Helping End a Family Cycle of Alzheimer’s

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(StatePoint) Jacqueline Patterson, 66, knew from a young age what Alzheimer’s looked like, but didn’t call it by its name until she started caring for her mother, Ruby, in 2008. “When I took on caregiving responsibilities for my mom, the only thing I knew was that this is just something…