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UTRGV Study Abroad: Communications Students Experience Cultural Immersion in Metropolis of Mexico City

UTRGV Study Abroad: Communications Students Experience Cultural Immersion in Metropolis of Mexico City

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by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Bianca Lopez, a graduate communications student at UTRGV, sat in the pews of the Basílica de Guadalupe this summer, gazing at the beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture and art, as she expressed her faith in one of the oldest Catholic shrines in the world. “My…

Girl’s Chess Camp Held in La Feria

Girl’s Chess Camp Held in La Feria

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61 Players participate One could say that girl’s chess is alive and well in the Rio Grande Valley as evidenced by the support for the 1st Annual Queens of the RGV Invitational Chess Camp held at Sam Houston Elementary School in La Feria. The week-long event July 10-14, 2017. It…

Lack of Affordable Housing Drives Economic Inequality in Texas

Lack of Affordable Housing Drives Economic Inequality in Texas

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by Mark Richardson DALLAS – Despite a boom in home building in the state’s largest cities, advocates say affordable housing for low and middle income Texans is getting harder to find. Studies show more than 2 million Texas households, mostly those who rent, spend 30 percent or more of their income…

A SWEET DEAL

A SWEET DEAL

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La Feria Methodist church to host Strawberry Shortcake Sunday Aug. 27 LA FERIA, Texas – First United Methodist Church of La Feria will host Strawberry Shortcake Sunday on Sunday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to noon. Guests can purchase southern (or “suthin’”) strawberry shortcakes made with honeybutter drop biscuits, fresh…

UTRGV Named in Forbes Rankings for Second Year

UTRGV Named in Forbes Rankings for Second Year

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the second consecutive year has been named on the Forbes Magazine 2017 “America’s Top Colleges” list, ranking No. 235 among research universities, No. 151 among schools in the South and No. 221 among public colleges. Forbes and its partner, the Center…

La Feria ISD Board of Trustees Seeks Input on Superintendent Qualities and Qualifications

La Feria ISD Board of Trustees Seeks Input on Superintendent Qualities and Qualifications

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The La Feria ISD Board is in the process of searching for a new Superintendent and the Board would like to receive input from the community about what qualities and qualifications you would like to see in the next Superintendent. A link on the District’s website to an online survey…

DPS Urges Preparedness as Hurricane Season Continues

DPS Urges Preparedness as Hurricane Season Continues

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August and September are peak months AUSTIN – With four months remaining in the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to evaluate their emergency plans and tune in to weather forecasts for potential hurricanes and tropical storms. Historically, August and September are the…

La Feria FFA Students Receive Lone Star FFA Degree

La Feria FFA Students Receive Lone Star FFA Degree

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Corpus Christi, Texas – Nina Lazaro, Justin Martinez, Richard Garcia, and Juan Contreras, of the La Feria FFA Chapter, were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree in at the 89th annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the…

Texas Groups Fight State Plan to “Cut” Local Tree Regulations

Texas Groups Fight State Plan to “Cut” Local Tree Regulations

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Conservation groups, cities and business interests are fighting bills in the Texas Legislature that would strip municipalities of the ability to regulate the removal of old-growth trees. Dozens of people have testified before state House and Senate committees, with most speakers opposed to making the state…

Cornyn, Cruz, Carter, McCaul, Vela Bill Will Rename Checkpoint After Fallen Agent Javier Vega

Cornyn, Cruz, Carter, McCaul, Vela Bill Will Rename Checkpoint After Fallen Agent Javier Vega

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Congressmen John Carter (TX-31), Michael McCaul (TX-10), and Filemon Vela (TX-34) today introduced bills to honor the fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. for his service by renaming the Border Patrol checkpoint where he was assigned,…

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