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Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads into Central Texas

Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads into Central Texas

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First Ever Detection in Popular Mexican Free-Tailed Bat AUSTIN — The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats, detected for the first time in Texas in early 2017 in the Panhandle, has now spread into Central Texas. Though no bat deaths have been attributed to WNS in Texas, the…

Bold Paintings and Historical Artifacts Tell the Story of Thriving Comanche Culture in New Exhibition

Bold Paintings and Historical Artifacts Tell the Story of Thriving Comanche Culture in New Exhibition

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Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic opens April 14 at the Bullock Museum AUSTIN, TX – The exhibition Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic, opening April 14, 2018 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, tells the story of a Comanche culture vibrantly alive in the modern world through 34 original…

UTRGV Student Media Wins More than 50 Recognitions at State Conference

UTRGV Student Media Wins More than 50 Recognitions at State Conference

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by J. Edward Moreno DALLAS, TEXAS – The UTRGV Student Media Department took home more than 50 recognitions from the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) state conference, held recently in Dallas. This is the first year UTRGV competes in Division I, which includes schools like The University of North Texas and UT Austin.…

Wildflowers and Blooming Plants Putting on a Show at Texas State Parks

Wildflowers and Blooming Plants Putting on a Show at Texas State Parks

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AUSTIN— Texas State Parks have gone Technicolor with a show stopping display of bright blues, vibrant pinks, deep reds and rich yellows. Texas is the home to more than 5,000 species of wildflowers and recent rains are sure to usher in an explosion of color before the end of the season. More than90…

Sweet Delights in La Feria

Sweet Delights in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Home brewed coffee is not the only locally produced item available in La Feria. Add cheesecake to the list. Sweet Blessings, owned by Jaime Martinez, has been providing the delicacy for the last three years to area consumers and is now offering sandwiches for lunch. Martinez said…

La Especial Survives

La Especial Survives

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Every city and town in the Rio Grande Valley has one or two bakeries that sell Mexican-styled bread, or pan dulce. San Benito has two of them – La Especial and Karina’s Bakery. La Feria has La Feria Bakery and Panaderia La Mexicana, which sell pan dulce…

Farmers Facing Tough Year Due to Dry Weather Conditions

Farmers Facing Tough Year Due to Dry Weather Conditions

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Farming has always been an unpredictable business but, in the words of a producer, they have to do the best they can. Fields planted with some of the major crops in the Rio Grande Valley have been getting their first irrigation of the season. The crops are…

Buying Tires for Your Car? What to Consider

Buying Tires for Your Car? What to Consider

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(StatePoint) Purchasing new tires for your car can be frustrating: an average of two hours is spent researching tires and 89 percent of all consumers experience some sort of buyer’s remorse, according to a consumer study by Cooper Tires. To help, the experts at Cooper Tires are offering easy ways…

Diet vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Weight Loss?

Diet vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Weight Loss?

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(StatePoint) What’s more important: diet or exercise? Anyone who’s tried to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle has likely asked this question. Sixty-eight percent of people want to lose 10 pounds or more, according to a recent Harris Poll on behalf of Nutrisystem. March is National Nutrition Month, and…

UTRGV School of Medicine Celebrates Opening of Student-Run Clinic at Proyecto Desarrollo in Peñitas

UTRGV School of Medicine Celebrates Opening of Student-Run Clinic at Proyecto Desarrollo in Peñitas

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by Jennifer L. Berghom PEÑITAS, TEXAS – It was a dream two years in the making. On Saturday, March 24, a team of medical students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine celebrated the grand opening of its first student-run clinic at Proyecto Desarrollo Humano (PDH)…