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Invasion of the Robots: HESTEC Kicks Off at Pharr Events Center

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by Amanda L. Alaniz PHARR, TEXAS – More than 40 energy-filled middle and high school robotics teams from across the Rio Grande Valley competed in a quadrathon challenge at the Pharr Events Center to start off UTRGV’s annual Hispanic, Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week. The Oct. 1 competition started at 9 a.m., as students from as far […]

Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation Establishes Endowed Scholarship to Benefit UTRGV School of Medicine Students

Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation Establishes Endowed Scholarship to Benefit UTRGV School of Medicine Students

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by Jennifer L. Berghom HARLINGEN, TEXAS – The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation has established a $50,000 endowed scholarship in honor of the foundation’s former executive director, Randall “Randy” Baker, who retired from his post June 30. The Randall Baker Endowed Scholarship will support students at The University of Texas Rio…

Beto O’Rourke, Willie Nelson Rally Austin

Beto O’Rourke, Willie Nelson Rally Austin

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Senatorial candidate Beto Rourke is getting support from legendary country icon Willie Nelson. On Saturday, Sept. 29, O’Rourke addressed a crowd of thousands at Lakeshores Auditorium in Austin and was followed by Nelson and his band. The group played some of Nelson’s oldest tunes such as “On…

Dia de los Muertos Exhibit on Display in Harlingen

Dia de los Muertos Exhibit on Display in Harlingen

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Nov. 2 is All Soul’s Day and for many people from San Antonio to the Rio Grande Valley it marks the occasion to pay respect to those who are no longer here. It’s known as Day of the Dead. The Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum is having…

Political Signs Vandalized in La Feria

Political Signs Vandalized in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN One of two La Feria residents running for Place 2 on the city council said her political signs are being vandalized but said she will not be intimidated. Alma Martinez Botello is seeking to fill the empty seat left by former councilman Eric Hoff in the Nov.…

Unlike TX, Uninsured Rates See Major Drop in Medicaid Expansion States

Unlike TX, Uninsured Rates See Major Drop in Medicaid Expansion States

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by Eric Tegethoff AUSTIN, Texas – States that have expanded their Medicaid programs have seen a drop of more than three times in the number of uninsured rural residents, compared to states like Texas that opted not to expand coverage, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for…

Report: Time to Change the Odds for Young Adult Parents

Report: Time to Change the Odds for Young Adult Parents

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – Finding their footing in life is a struggle for many young adults in Texas, and it’s especially challenging for those who are also raising children. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that 450,000 Texas kids have parents between the ages of…

Lions Top Port Isabel on Homecoming Night

Lions Top Port Isabel on Homecoming Night

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by Billy Watson/LFN LA FERIA – The Lions varsity football team defeated the Port Isabel Tarpons 21-14 on Friday, September 21. The game was tied 14-14 with less than five minutes to go in the game when Port Isabel fumbled the ball in their own territory and was recovered by…

Lionettes Look Strong After 1st Round of District, Look to 3-Peat

Lionettes Look Strong After 1st Round of District, Look to 3-Peat

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by Billy Watson/LFN LA FERIA – The past two district titles in volleyball belong to the Lionettes, and there’s no question they will be looking to three-peat. La Feria’s Lionettes capped off the first round of district by defeating the Rio Hondo Lady Bobcats 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-16) on Tuesday,…

UTRGV School of Medicine Hosts First Grand Opening for Area Health Education Centers

UTRGV School of Medicine Hosts First Grand Opening for Area Health Education Centers

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Special to La Feria News RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The UTRGV School of Medicine continues its mission to close gaps in access to healthcare and expand educational opportunities for its students with its three Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). The School of Medicine celebrated the opening of its AHEC on Sept. 20…