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Seniors: How Healthy Feet Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Seniors: How Healthy Feet Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling

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(StatePoint) Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only are seniors more at risk for falls, when they do so, it poses a greater risk for injuries, hospitalization and complications. For a…

Biologists Warn of Border Wall’s Ecological Impacts

Biologists Warn of Border Wall’s Ecological Impacts

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by Eric Galatas EL PASO, Texas – As Congress pushes back a funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown, conservation groups are urging representatives to reject any spending bill that includes funding for a border wall. Sergio Avila, a wildlife biologist with The Sierra Club, said he believes the $22…

UTRGV Joins Three Other Minority-serving Institutions in BranchEd Initiative to Help Train Teachers

UTRGV Joins Three Other Minority-serving Institutions in BranchEd Initiative to Help Train Teachers

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration was one of four minority-serving institutions awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to join the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED), recently recognized as a national Teacher Preparation Transformation Center. Dr. Alma Rodriguez, interim dean of the College of Education…

Brownsville Port Opens New Administrative Building

Brownsville Port Opens New Administrative Building

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by Tony Vindell/LFN If it wasn’t for the Port of Brownsville, the jobs situation in Cameron County and the Rio Grande Valley would be a lot of different. Since its creation in 1936, the deep water port has been a source of income for thousands of people and more jobs…

Vaqueros Men’s Soccer Club Earns Bid to National Tournament

Vaqueros Men’s Soccer Club Earns Bid to National Tournament

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by Priscilla Ramirez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Vaqueros Men’s Soccer Club at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will compete at the NIRSA National Soccer Championships Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, in a bid to make history and bring home a national title. The squad earned the golden ticket…

TSTC is Hiring Statewide, Positions to be Filled by the New Year

TSTC is Hiring Statewide, Positions to be Filled by the New Year

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by Amanda Sotelo (TEXAS) – With Texas State Technical College rapidly growing and the demand for a skilled workforce increasing, TSTC is hiring to fill more than 200 positions by 2019. “TSTC is expanding course offerings to meet employer demands within the state,” said TSTC Associate Vice Chancellor for Human…

County Completes Precinct 4 Construction Project

County Completes Precinct 4 Construction Project

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by Tony Vindell/LFN It seems like more historical moments are taking place in Cameron County today. The new headquarters for the county’s Precinct 4 Commissioner Gus Ruiz has been completed and was dedicated during a ceremony attended by several hundred people. “Welcome to modern Precinct 4 headquarters,” Ruiz said at…

La Feria Water Plant to Get More Improvements

La Feria Water Plant to Get More  Improvements

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by Tony Vindell/LFN La Feria water plant is slated to get better now that the city council has accepted a bid from a company that will be in charge of making the improvements. The council awarded the bid to Ferguson Service Systems of Rancho Viejo during its Tuesday, Dec. 4…

Operation Blue Star Coming Soon to La Feria

Operation Blue Star Coming Soon to La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A La Feria Police Department initiative to give toys to needy children just in time for Christmas is coming along and donations from people throughout the community are pouring in. Called Operation Blue Star, the toy give-way will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on…

City of La Feria Announces Winners of Annual Christmas Decorating Contests

City of La Feria Announces Winners of Annual Christmas Decorating Contests

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by Cayetano Garza Jr./LFN The holidays are a special time in the City of La Feria. Each year residents and business people decorate their homes and storefronts in an effort to bring the spirit of the season to the town. Visitors are encouraged to drive around the city to see…

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