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Aquatic Center Offers Lessons

Aquatic Center Offers Lessons

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone willing to learn how to swim can do so at Las Feria Aquatic Center. The center resumed its program Friday, June 22, after the city received more than 12 inches of rainfall. Swimming classes under Session 2 ends this Friday, June 29. Session 3 starts July…

La Feria City Employees Recognized for Response to Crisis

La Feria City Employees Recognized for Response to Crisis

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The unprecedented 12 to 14 inches of rainfall that pounded La Feria was a wake up alarm and it could happen again, but city leaders had no words to express their feelings for the way employees responded to the crisis. Mayor Pro Tem Rick Hoff and City…

Residents Seek Answers, Assistance After Deluge

Residents Seek Answers, Assistance After Deluge

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by Tony Vindell/LFN It has been nearly two weeks after the City of La Feria received the most precipitation since Hurricane Dolly nearly a decade ago but the damages caused this time outnumbered those created by the tropical depression. According to a preliminary report compiled by city staff, more than…

Trump Signs Order to End Separations Condemned by Pediatricians

Trump Signs Order to End Separations Condemned by Pediatricians

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Following widespread outrage over the forced separation of children from their parents arrested on suspicion of entering the country illegally along the southern U.S. border, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to end the practice. Trump previously had said he could…

Survey Recommends Policy Solutions for Bullied LGBTQ Youths

Survey Recommends Policy Solutions for Bullied LGBTQ Youths

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – A new survey shows high rates of depression and anxiety among LGBTQ teens nationwide. Advocates say lawmakers could do more to ensure kids aren’t bullied based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Human Rights Campaign surveyed 12,000 kids age 13-17 who identify as LGBTQ.…

Trump’s Inexpensive Coverage Could Come with a Price

Trump’s Inexpensive Coverage Could Come with a Price

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas — The Trump administration has cleared the way for an unprecedented expansion of inexpensive health insurance that critics say will drive up prices for more comprehensive plans. The new federal regulation allows small employers to join together to create so-called association health plans, which are…

Tips to Stay Safe in Summer Weather

Tips to Stay Safe in Summer Weather

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(StatePoint) Getting outdoors this summer? Keep in mind that weather patterns can be extreme at this time of year, introducing new safety hazards. Get weather-ready in the following ways. Prepare for the Heat When planning a day outdoors, most people pack items such as sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. However,…

Don’t Let Your Personal Data End up on the Dark Web

Don’t Let Your Personal Data End up on the Dark Web

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(StatePoint) Consumers today give out personal information all the time — from shopping online to signing up for special promotional offers to filling out job applications. However, there are millions of identity theft victims each year, and when your information is stolen by a cyber-criminal, it will likely be sold…

Local Athletes Start New 7 on 7 Football League

Local Athletes Start New 7 on 7 Football League

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Several football players from the La Feria school district played ther first 7-on-7 game in the Harlingen League. The season started Thursday, May 18 and will end on July 5 at Victor Park. Gilbert Conde, a parent and volunteer coach with the team, said the games are…

UTRGV Alum Receives Fulbright to Study Female Micro-Entrepreneurship in Nicaragua

UTRGV Alum Receives Fulbright to Study Female Micro-Entrepreneurship in Nicaragua

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by Vicky Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Dr. Michael Pisani, an alumnus of UTRGV legacy institution UT Pan American, has received the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to teach and study international business and entrepreneurship in Nicaragua. Pisani is a graduate of the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship, receiving his doctorate…