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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 439 Swear In 2019-2020 Officers

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 439 Swear In 2019-2020 Officers

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 439 New Officers 2019-2020 Front: Barbara Barbro (Historian), Jan Kuran (Chaplain), Wilma McFarland (Sgt at Arms), Cheryl Reitmeier (Treasurer), Joan Melton (Secretary), Patricia Scheck (Vice President), Betsy Foote (President); Back: Monta Humes (Past President), Executive Board: Belty Lucas, Bonnie Davis, Lois Peterson; Not in Photo: Patricia…

Poll: Texans Want Government Involved in Health Care

Poll: Texans Want Government Involved in Health Care

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – An overwhelming majority of Texans believe that state government needs to take a major role in making the health-care system work well. According to recent polling by the Episcopal Health Foundation, at least eight of 10 Texans want the government to play a significant role in…

Rio Grande Valley JROTC High School Students Win Top Awards at the 12th Annual Way to Happiness Scholarship Competition

Rio Grande Valley JROTC High School Students Win Top Awards at the 12th Annual Way to Happiness Scholarship Competition

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Harlingen Family Dentistry hosted its 12th annual values-based Scholarship Competition.  Students were acknowledged and awarded for their community projects that incorporated one or more of The Way to Happiness precepts and one or more of the JROTC Core Values. Students are required to present a portfolio summation of results achieved…

4 Ways to Get Fit as a Family

4 Ways to Get Fit as a Family

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(StatePoint) One of the keys to encouraging children to develop health habits early is to make fitness a priority in the home. The great news is there are a variety of ways to lead an active lifestyle that are suitable for the whole family, including kids of all ages. Let…

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez Addresses ROTC Students

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez Addresses ROTC Students

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A retired lieutenant general with the U.S. Army was one of the judges who viewed the projects submitted by 10 students with Rio Grande Valley high schools. Ricardo Sanchez, whose longtime career with this country’s armed forces was most noticeable as commander with the Multi-National Force-Iraq and…

Our Lady of the Lake University Plans Expansion

Our Lady of the Lake University Plans Expansion

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Our Lady of the Lake University in La Feria is one of the main centers of higher education in the Rio Grande Valley. Since relocating from Harlingen to this centrally located city, the two entities have been partners since day one. Under a 20-year agreement, OLLU leases…

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

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Election on May 4th for Mayor, Commission Places 1, 2 Candidates for Mayor Olga Maldonado The past four years reflect the strength of our community as we have thrived and grown during some of the most difficult fiscal and administrative challenges that our City of La Feria has ever faced.…

Texas Makes Good on Promise to Foster Kids

Texas Makes Good on Promise to Foster Kids

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Foster care is improving in Texas and across the nation, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. More kids are being placed in family settings, either with a relative or a foster family, and fewer are ending up in group homes or institutions.…

New UTRGV Online Graduate Certificate Focuses on Global Sustainability Management

New UTRGV Online Graduate Certificate Focuses on Global Sustainability Management

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by Victoria Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Graduate College at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has approved a new graduate certificate under the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship aimed at preparing students for careers in international sustainability management. The certificate, which consists of four graduate business classes totaling…

Food Allergy Epidemic: An Escalating Problem

Food Allergy Epidemic: An Escalating Problem

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(StatePoint) Thirty-two million Americans are now living with food allergies, according to new data published by The Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open and Pediatrics. This equates to roughly one in 10 adults and one in 13 children (or about two in every classroom). What’s more, over 50…

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