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Visiting Columbia

Visiting Columbia

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Visiting Colombia is quite an experience this day and age. For one thing, this South American nation has garnered a reputation as being one of the most dangerous places on planet Earth due to its drug cartels, coca production and its revolutionary groups. And more so now…

Healthy Food Alternative Available in La Feria

Healthy Food Alternative Available in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Food conscious people now have a place to satisfy their appetites without worrying about too many calories or putting extra inches on their waist. Just Fresh, an eatery that offers sugar free but tasty shakes, salads and even chicken has opened its doors here. The business is…

It’s Fiesta Time in La Feria!

It’s Fiesta Time in La Feria!

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Nearly every city in the Rio Grande has something to celebrate. Brownsville has its Charro Days later this month. Weslaco’s Onion Festival is in March and so is Hidalgo’s Border Fest. Los Fresnos has its annual rodeo while McAllen has one of the states biggest holiday parades…

La Feria ISD Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

La Feria ISD Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

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Special to La Feria News La Feria, TX – La Feria High School criminal justice teacher Carlos Romero has been nominated for the 2018-2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Mr. Romero was nominated by his wife, Leticia Romero, for going above and beyond to make a beneficial difference in…

Lower Valley Cotillion Club 2019

Lower Valley Cotillion Club 2019

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The 65th Annual Presentation Ball of the Lower Valley Cotillion Club was held at the South Padre Island Convention Center on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The Cotillion Club was founded in September of 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to bring together and present…

Foundation Awards Grants for Early-Childhood Brain Development

Foundation Awards Grants for Early-Childhood Brain Development

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – The Episcopal Health Foundation has awarded grants to 12 organizations across Texas for programs that focus on healthy infant brain development. The Houston-based group’s $3.4 million investment is aimed at implementing proven practices for early-childhood brain development during pregnancy and through the first three years…

Children’s Museum Unveils New Exhibit

Children’s Museum Unveils New Exhibit

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone interested in learning about the intrinsic aspects of the universe? An interactive display to discover, to learn and to imagine what the sun, earth have was unveiled on Monday, Jan. 28 at the museum located at Dean Porter Park. A group of students from Yturria Elementary…

Cameron County Fair & Livestock Show Cowgirl Pageant Winners Announced

Cameron County Fair & Livestock Show Cowgirl Pageant Winners Announced

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by Valerie Arizmendi, CCFLS President 2019 Cameron County Fair & Livestock show is in its’ 39th year in 2019. This year the show has 108 entries in the home show division that include canning and sewing projects this year and 525 livestock entries. A live auction of the shop projects…

MS in Bioethics Approved for UTRGV School of Medicine

MS in Bioethics Approved for UTRGV School of Medicine

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by Jennifer L. Berghom RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine to offer a Master of Science in Bioethics degree program. The School of Medicine is currently developing the program, which is planned to open…

Bluegrass Music Grows in La Feria

Bluegrass Music Grows in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN It’s often said that music is the universal language. People from all over the world enjoy the dozens of genres whether this be folkloric, jazz, blues, rock ‘n roll, country, Tejano, conjunto, Indian, salsa, merengue, Mexican rancheras and so on. And despite all the varieties of music…