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La Feria Decides on New Superintendent

La Feria Decides on New Superintendent

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Board Selects Rey Villarreal of Laredo ISD as Lone Finalist by MBWright, LFN Editor After months of applicants, meetings and negotiations, the La Feria ISD School Board selected Raymundo (Rey) P. Villarreal, Jr. as lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the district in a special meeting…

Interstate 69 Inauguration Video

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Video courtesy of KGBT Action 4 News on YouTube

Accidental Prescription Drug Poisonings on the Rise

Accidental Prescription Drug Poisonings on the Rise

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Toddlers, Teens at Highest Risk by John Michaelson DALLAS – As prescriptions increase for adult aches, pains and chronic illnesses, there’s been a corresponding spike in accidental poisonings in children. That’s the finding of a new study in the July issue of Pediatrics magazine. It says among those at highest…

Nurse Practitioners Provide More Primary Care in States with Least Restrictive Regulations

Nurse Practitioners Provide More Primary Care in States with Least Restrictive Regulations

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Facing a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians, some states in recent years have eased up on regulations that create barriers for nurse practitioners who want to work as primary care providers. That easing of rules has had the intended effect. According to a new study by researchers at the…

Three Superfoods That Can Improve Your Health

Three Superfoods That Can Improve Your Health

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In a world where fatty, fried and frosted foods are often the cheapest, quickest and most readily available options, it can be easy to forget the true purpose of eating — to healthfully fuel our bodies. “The higher-quality fuel you put in your body, the better you will function. The…

Milk – Is It Doing Your Body Good?

Milk – Is It Doing Your Body Good?

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By Amanda Hill We’ve all seen the commercials—the coolest actresses, athletes and entertainers proudly sport their milk mustaches. We’ve been told it does a body good. Got milk? You bet! Growing up, milk was a part of my everyday diet. I’d start the day with a bowl of cereal and…

Operation Bishop Cites Patrons at Brownsville Arcade, Community Assists with Raids

Operation Bishop Cites Patrons at Brownsville Arcade, Community Assists with Raids

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Operation Bishop paid an impromptu visit to a Brownsville arcade Tuesday located in a building with a fake storefront and citing more than 20 patrons. The hot, smoky and poorly-ventilated building, located at 1050 Mackintosh Drive, Suite 5, had 55 machines. Patron citations are a class C misdemeanor with a…

Mercedes Lions Club Names Melvin Jones Fellow

Mercedes Lions Club Names Melvin Jones Fellow

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The Mercedes Lions Club recognized member Lindley Lentz with the distinction of being a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was honored at the club’s Installation Banquet with a plaque and a pin. The Melvin Jones award, named after the founder of Lions Clubs International, is given in recognition of contributions made…

Smokin’ Good Time at La Feria Celebration!

Smokin’ Good Time at La Feria Celebration!

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Large Crowd Endures Scorching Temps to Enjoy Patriotic Event with Music, Games, Barbecue and Fireworks The City of La Feria opened their doors Saturday, June 28 to host a “smokin’ hot’ event to celebrate Independence Day a few days early. The heat was turned up with mid-afternoon temperatures hovering around…

Corpus Christi to Move Forward with Bag Ordinance

Corpus Christi to Move Forward with Bag Ordinance

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Would Impose Fee, Not Ban by John Michaelson CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After being pulled from the table over legal concerns, a proposed plastic bag ordinance in Corpus Christi is expected to be back before the city council before the end of summer. The plan was set aside this spring with worries…