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Study: Investing in Public Services Brings Improved Health Outcomes

Study: Investing in Public Services Brings Improved Health Outcomes

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – Can building a library improve the health of the people who use it? Information in a new study shows that investments in those kind of social services can bring communities a significant “health dividend.” The report finds that when local governments in Texas increase spending for public…

Embracing Change

Embracing Change

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UTRGV Professor Emeritus reflects on 50 years of cultural, intellectual growth “Change is what pushes us. Everything has an avenue in how it moves, and it’s always changing for the better.” Dr. Lino Garcia Jr. UTRGV Professor Emeritus of Spanish Literature by Amanda A. Taylor EDINBURG, TEXAS – Most people…

The Great Valley Challenge of 2018

The Great Valley Challenge of 2018

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SAN BENITO, TEXAS–This is big! Mark your calendars for April 27 – 30. It’s the great international City Nature Challenge. Some call it a Bio-Blitz, and it’s worldwide for the first time. Given the Valley’s plant and animal diversity, the Valley’s Texas Master Naturalist chapters want the Valley to win…

UTRGV Junior’s Research Revealing Centuries of RGV Pre-History

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Many people think life in the Rio Grande Valley started when Spain began handing out land grants. But the work of one junior at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley could help change that impression. Brandi Reger, a UTRGV interdisciplinary major, is examining the geochemical and […]

How New Technology is Helping Children Cope with Cancer

How New Technology is Helping Children Cope with Cancer

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(StatePoint) One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts. “There were many times when my daughter did not want to talk or communicate her feelings,” says Joycelynn Sanchez of now 6-year-old Jiani, who at age 3, was diagnosed…

La Feria Veterans Committee Gives Overview

La Feria Veterans Committee Gives Overview

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A monument, a flag pole and engraved pavers are some of the projects the local Veteran’s Memorial Committee is doing here to honor those who have served or still are serving their country. On Tuesday, April 10, committee members went before La Feria City Commission and gave…

Students Win JROTC Scholarships

Students Win JROTC Scholarships

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Thirteen students from five school districts throughout the Rio Grande Valley participated in the 11th annual Way to Happiness Scholarship competition. The event is hosted by Harlingen Family Dentistry and it awards a total of $7,500 to those who excel themselves in community-oriented projects that incorporate JROTC…

La Feria Students Participate in First Annual Electric Car Contest

La Feria Students Participate in First Annual Electric Car Contest

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The first annual electric car race was held with the participation of 32 schools and colleges from South Texas, including students from La Feria school district. The competition was a way to demonstrate what the participants developed using parts to finish racing vehicles that are environmentally friendly.…

Marchers to Demand Texas Politicians “Respect Science”

Marchers to Demand Texas Politicians “Respect Science”

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Organizers of Austin’s annual March for Science hope to send a message to state lawmakers – stop politicizing, and start respecting science. The march and rally, scheduled for Saturday, will coincide with the city’s annual Earth Day celebration. Planners expect a crowd of several hundred to…

Report: Many Wildlife Species at Increased Risk of Extinction

Report: Many Wildlife Species at Increased Risk of Extinction

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – A new report warns that as many as one-third of America’s wildlife species are in crisis but says with funding, their recovery is possible. The report finds that more than 150 U.S. species have already gone extinct and 500 more haven’t been seen in decades and…

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