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STISD Superintendent Retiring from Live’s Work in Education

STISD Superintendent Retiring from Live’s Work in Education

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Special to La Feria News MERCEDES – After 17 years leading South Texas Independent School District (STISD) – and a career in education surpassing 40 years – Marla M. Guerra, Ed.D., STISD superintendent of schools, is retiring from her life’s work. The STISD board of directors voted to accept Guerra’s…

Palo Alto Battlefield Prepares for Next Season

Palo Alto Battlefield Prepares for Next Season

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Few national or state parks or historical places are free to the public due to the maintenance required and the personnel hired to run them. But Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park in Brownsville stands alone. It’s probably one of the few of the country parks system…

TxDOT to Improve La Feria Roads

TxDOT to Improve La Feria Roads

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For the residents of Citrus Valley too much rain is something they did not think was going to pose a problem to their quiet lifestyle. But they said things have changed since June. Gary Knapp and another resident showed up during a city commission meeting loaded with pictures and a…

La Feria to Hold National Night Out on August 9th

La Feria to Hold National Night Out on August 9th

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by Tony Vindell/LFN This Thursday head out to the city’s Recreational Center on West Pancho Maples Street. The city is hosting their annual National Night Out from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Hundreds of back packs, school supplies and even snacks will be distributed among children just…

4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children with Autism

4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children with Autism

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(StatePoint) Transitional times of the year mean shifting schedules, which can be particularly challenging for children with autism and their families. Whether you’re just beginning to learn about cognitive special needs, or have many years of experience, gaining insight into what has helped other families cope can be valuable. Holly…

Don’t Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet

Don’t Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet

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(StatePoint) Vacation season is here and it’s no surprise that what you eat can have an impact on your weight. In a study from the University of Georgia, 61 percent of the participants gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds. Some even gained up to…

More Texans Have ACA Health Coverage in 2018

More Texans Have ACA Health Coverage in 2018

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by Eric Galatas HOUSTON – Despite confusion over recent congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, shorter enrollment periods and reduced advertising and outreach, the overall number of Texans with health coverage is on the rise, according to a new report by the Episcopal Health Foundation. Brian Sasser, the foundation’s…

Consumer Diets Contribute to Climate Change

Consumer Diets Contribute to Climate Change

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Researchers say they’ve tapped the most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions created by U.S. consumer food purchases, and those emissions are on par with other major contributors to climate change. Rebecca Boehm, lead author of the report from the University of Connecticut, says consumers are…

Three UTRGV Music Ensembles Perform this Summer in International Music Festivals

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by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Three University of Texas Rio Grande Valley music ensembles wowed fellow musicians overseas this summer. The UTRGV clarinet, tuba/euphonium and saxophone ensembles traveled to Europe in July to perform at international festivals and conferences in different countries. The UTRGV Clarinet Ensemble performed at ClarinetFest 2018 in Oostende, Belgium, in […]

UTRGV Faculty and Students at Forefront of Zika Research

UTRGV Faculty and Students at Forefront of Zika Research

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by Victoria Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – In the aftermath of recent flooding in South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley is facing major public health concerns with a growing mosquito population, which can lead to a potential outbreak of certain vector-borne diseases like the West Nile and Zika viruses. To…