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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…

UTRGV Project Commits to Helping Valley Elementary School Teachers Expand on Local History

UTRGV Project Commits to Helping Valley Elementary School Teachers Expand on Local History

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by Amanda L. Alaniz EDINBURG, TEXAS – Two University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professors have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project focused on how to implement Rio Grande Valley history into elementary classrooms. The NEH grant, awarded to Dr. J. Joy Esquierdo, director of the…

San Isidro Home of Bloodless Bull Fights

San Isidro Home of Bloodless Bull Fights

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Some countries have bullfights in which a matador ends his presentation taking a bull down with a sword but such sporting events have been under the scope of animal lovers to the point of pushing the tradition on the verge of extinction. But here in San Isidro,…

Winter Texans Get Pie in Face for a Cause

Winter Texans Get Pie in Face for a Cause

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A group of Winter Texans staying at VIP La Feria West were treated to cream pies. But instead of sitting down to enjoy the goodies, they got the fluffy desserts in a different way. The residents actually sat on a chair as other winter visitors placed the…

Fixing La Feria Streets Priority for City

Fixing La Feria Streets Priority for City

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Fixing the streets of La Feria is a priority the city council has in mind, though it will take a lot money to take care of such a project. The city gets $260,000 a year from Community Development Block Grant funds but that seems like a drop…

Hot Tips for a Cool Spring Break in San Antonio

Hot Tips for a Cool Spring Break in San Antonio

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San Antonio – San Antonio is bursting with rich history and modern attractions. From the spectacular River Walk to thrilling theme parks, the city has activities for families with children of all ages. Combine that with an electrifying food scene, budget-friendly hotels and festive seasonal events, and family vacationers have all they…

Texas Gets F-minus Grade on Reproductive Health Care

Texas Gets F-minus Grade on Reproductive Health Care

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Texas is one of 19 states to receive a failing grade on reproductive health, according to the latest Population Institute report card, which tracks multiple indicators, including access to family planning and abortion services. Delma Catalina Limones, communications manager for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, says she…

Family Brings Traveling Shrine to La Feria

Family Brings Traveling Shrine to La Feria

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story and photo by Nelda Briones/LFN The Lady of Fatima originated in Fatima, Portugal where in 1917 six apparitions of the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children. The traveling Fatima Shrine that came to La Feria last week, is a replica that has been traveling the world for the…

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