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AARP: Senate-Health Care ‘Fix’ Doesn’t Work for Older Texans

AARP: Senate-Health Care ‘Fix’ Doesn’t Work for Older Texans

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Advocates for Texas seniors warn that if the U.S. Senate passes the new health-care plan revealed on Thursday, it could be both a financial and health disaster for older Texans. AARP predicts the bill, which could be voted on as early as next week, would…

La Feria Chamber Hosts QuickBooks Seminar

La Feria Chamber Hosts QuickBooks Seminar

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Any businessman will tell you that the job isn’t done until all the paper work is complete and accurate. The challenge of choosing a low-cost, simple and efficient online accounting system was answered for many local businessmen at last week’s day-long QuickBooks Online seminar sponsored by the La Feria Chamber…

Rights Groups Blast TX Leaders Over Special-Session ‘Bathroom Bill’

Rights Groups Blast TX Leaders Over Special-Session ‘Bathroom Bill’

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – A coalition of rights groups is blasting Texas leaders for making anti-LGBTQ bills a priority when lawmakers convene this week in a special session. In a conference call with the media, the groups urged the Legislature to work on funding the state’s public schools…

Texas Receives Funding to Combat White-nose Syndrome in Bats

Texas Receives Funding to Combat White-nose Syndrome in Bats

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AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will receive $30,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to research and combat white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease affecting bats across North America. The FWS grant, which consists of over $1 million divided among 37 states…

At Work All Day? How to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life

At Work All Day? How to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life

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(StatePoint) Leading a sedentary lifestyle can have a serious impact on one’s health. In fact, too much sitting can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association, which cites a study that showed that adults who watch more than four hours of television daily had a…

DPS Urges Texans to Use Caution in Summer Heat

DPS Urges Texans to Use Caution in Summer Heat

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Tips help residents beat the heat, stay safe AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning Texas residents to be prepared for summertime temperatures, and to take precautions to stay safe as temperatures and heat indices hit 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state this…

Santa Rosa Native and Sailor Serving in Romania

Santa Rosa Native and Sailor Serving in Romania

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by Navy Office of Community Outreach DEVESELU, Romania – A San Benito High School graduate and Santa Rosa, Texas native is part of a new and unique Navy command providing critical missile defense to a large part of Europe. Petty Officer 3rd Class Cassimiro Herrera is a master-at-arms serving at…

La Feria Chamber of Commerce to Host Internal Controls Seminar

La Feria Chamber of Commerce to Host Internal Controls Seminar

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LA FERIA, Texas – The La Feria Chamber of Commerce has announced that they will be hosting a seminar on Internal Controls for Small and Large Businesses on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The seminar will be held at the Our Lady of the Lake University – Rio…

CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Congratulations to Amber Lopez Gutierrez, Kathya Lopez, and Katalina Loya as they won first place at the 2017 UTRGV Railway Summer Safety Program in the elementary division. They won first among 12 other elementary teams from all over the Rio Grande Valley. Great job girls! Thanks for representing our community!…

Could Climate Change Accelerate Inequality in Texas, U.S.?

Could Climate Change Accelerate Inequality in Texas, U.S.?

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – As the planet gets hotter, the playing field becomes more unequal for Texas and the rest of the country. Rutgers University Professor Robert Kopp, co-author of a new study published in the journal Science, says if efforts to reduce climate pollution aren’t successful, the poorest third…