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Tips to Get Your Family Moving and Boost Fitness

Tips to Get Your Family Moving and Boost Fitness

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(StatePoint) Regular exercise is an important part of helping to keep your family healthy and strong. Indeed, physical activity can help you live longer, improve your mood, reduce your risk for life-threatening diseases and strengthen bones and muscles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today’s modern families…

UTRGV Named Finalist for Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Star Awards

UTRGV Named Finalist for Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Star Awards

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by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has named The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley one of eight finalists for the 2017 Star Awards. The board received a total 44 nominations and 41 applications for this year’s Star Awards program. Institutions were chosen…

Community Enjoys Safe Holiday

Community Enjoys Safe Holiday

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Trick or Treat at the La Feria Police Department a Success Special to La Feria News The city of La Feria, along with the La Feria Police Department, once again made the streets safe and fun for the hundreds of community children and their parents trick-or-treating on Halloween night in…

LFHS Band Wins Big at 2017 Pigskin Jubilee

LFHS Band Wins Big at 2017 Pigskin Jubilee

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The La Feria High School Mighty Lion Marching Band received a Division 1 rating in Class 4a at the 75th Annual Pigskin Jubilee high school marching band contest on Saturday, October 21st. The competition for Class 4a was held at Bennie La Prade Stadium in Donna, Texas. The annual contest…

New Earthquake-Monitoring System Tracks Texas Tremors

New Earthquake-Monitoring System Tracks Texas Tremors

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Many Texans think earthquakes are something they worry about out in California, but Texas officials have just installed a seismic monitoring network to study the frequency and intensity of earthquake activity across the state. The Texas Bureau of Economic Geology’s TexNet project will pinpoint…

Report Finds Disparities for Children of Color in Texas, U.S.

Report Finds Disparities for Children of Color in Texas, U.S.

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – A new report finds significant disparities in public policies for children of color and those in immigrant families compared with other groups, in Texas and across the country. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 Race for Results report measures key milestones in childhood development across racial…

Garden Network Aims to Preserve Endangered Butterflies and Bees

Garden Network Aims to Preserve Endangered Butterflies and Bees

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by Mark Richardson SAN ANTONIO, Texas – If you’ve ever watched the process of a caterpillar becoming a colorful Monarch butterfly, you’ll likely appreciate the challenge being issued by the National Pollinator Garden Network. The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge calls on everyone – from horticulture professionals to schoolchildren and volunteers…

Cricket Wireless Brings Expanded Services

Cricket Wireless Brings Expanded Services

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Prescilla Saldivar named Store Manager The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Cricket Wireless at their remodeled and up-graded business location on north Main street gave the city an opportunity to meet and greet the new ownership and management people. The event was sponsored and supervised by the La…

Small Changes in What You Eat Can Make a Big Difference

Small Changes in What You Eat Can Make a Big Difference

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(StatePoint) Not everyone is inclined to think about the global impact of their food choices, particularly when they are not in their own kitchens. But experts say that average consumers can learn more about what’s on their plate and how it got there no matter who’s doing the cooking, and…

Budget Cuts Keep Texas Kids with Disabilities from Getting Therapy

Budget Cuts Keep Texas Kids with Disabilities from Getting Therapy

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by Mark Richardson TYLER, Texas – Funding cuts are forcing thousands of Texas children with disabilities and developmental delays to lose access to critical therapy. The Texas Legislature first cut funding several years ago to the state’s Early Childhood Intervention program, also called ECI, forcing a significant number of contractors…