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Environmental Sciences More Than Just Playing with Dirt

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UTRGV’s SEEMS offers course of study with earning potential by Malena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – When Rebekah Hernandez chose her major, her family was concerned. She remembers them asking, “Are you sure you want to do this? Do you even have job opportunities with this? What is going to happen with your life?” Hernandez, […]

Study: Texas, U.S. Elections Vulnerable to Foreign Hacking

Study: Texas, U.S. Elections Vulnerable to Foreign Hacking

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by Mark Richardson DALLAS – When you cast your vote March 6 in the Texas primary, how will you know if your ballot is secure? A new study warns that most states – and particularly Texas – have done very little since 2016 to ensure that no one can tamper…

Opponents Say Bill Pending in Congress Weakens ADA Protections

Opponents Say Bill Pending in Congress Weakens ADA Protections

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – A bill aimed at strengthening the Americans with Disabilities Act may not be what it seems. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote this week on HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which would give businesses accused of not complying with…

Richardson, UTRGV Professor Emeritus, Republishes Popular Book ‘Batos, Bolillos, Pochos & Pelados’

Richardson, UTRGV Professor Emeritus, Republishes Popular Book ‘Batos, Bolillos, Pochos & Pelados’

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by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV Professor Emeritus Dr. Chad Richardson has republished a popular book, co-authored with Michael J. Pisani, titled “Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, & Pelados.” The book, originally printed in 1999, addresses unique social inequalities in the Rio Grande Valley and how they affect the population in terms of…

School Board Hosts Pride Recognition

School Board Hosts Pride Recognition

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The La Feria ISD held a regularly scheduled school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Lee Facility located at 400 S. West St. in La Feria. The room was packed with parents and teachers as students were acknowledged for their accomplishments in various activities.…

Free Tax Preparation

Free Tax Preparation

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LFHS Students Help Community by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program of La Feria High School, in partnership with United Way, is hosting their 5th annual tax preparation service. Cecilio Cavazos Jr, finance teacher at La Feria High School, is in charge of the program directed…

Texas Lady Spartans Hold Tryouts at First Ever Football Camp

Texas Lady Spartans Hold Tryouts at First Ever Football Camp

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN On Friday, Feb. 9, the girls of La Feria’s very own all female football team, the Texas Lady Spartans, hosted their very first football camp. In efforts to grow their team, which pertains to the Xtreme Female Football League (XFFL), the Texas Lady Spartans welcomed girls…

Texas Health Clinics in Limbo Until Congress Renews Funding

Texas Health Clinics in Limbo Until Congress Renews Funding

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by Mark Richardson SAN ANTONIO, Texas – More than 1 million uninsured Texans are in limbo, waiting for Congress to approve funding for the neighborhood clinics known as Community Health Centers. Lawmakers face a Thursday deadline to approve a new budget to avoid another federal government shutdown. The Federally Qualified…

Texas Program Aims to Make Communities Healthier

Texas Program Aims to Make Communities Healthier

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – Some community clinics in central and southeast Texas are being asked to “improve health – not just health care” in their areas. A new grant program aims to help the clinics address the underlying conditions in their communities that cause health problems. The grants from the Episcopal…

Once Popular La Feria Hot Spot Reopens Its Doors

Once Popular La Feria Hot Spot Reopens Its Doors

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN Eighteen years ago, La Feria suffered a loss when the popular bar known as Lannie’s closed its doors. On Thursday, Feb. 1, the once popular La Feria hot spot reopened as Lannie’s Honky Tonk Restaurant and More. Owner, Patty Flores, says that she and her husband,…

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