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H-E-B Presents Juneteenth Heritage Celebration at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site

H-E-B Presents Juneteenth Heritage Celebration  at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site

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On the 19th of June 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and made a declaration of freedom ending the bondage of approximately 250,000 enslaved men, women and children in Texas.  Since that time, Juneteenth has been celebrated and remembered by picnics, parades, family reunions, pageants, barbecues and games.  The…

Sanchez Elementary Second Graders Publish Book

Sanchez Elementary Second Graders Publish Book

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The students of Mrs. Cuellar’s second grade class at David G. Sanchez Elementary wrote a book and had it published this school year.  The book is called “Alliteration is Awesome” and explains what alliteration is and isn’t.   The class was also awarded a grant which paid for each student to…

Sandoval Found Guilty of Capitol Murder

Sandoval Found Guilty of Capitol Murder

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A Mexican national charged with killing an off-duty Border Patrol agent from La Feria was found guilty on a count of capital murder and a second count of attempted murder. A jury issued its verdict against Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval on Wednesday, May 30 in the 197th State…

La Feria Honors Fallen on Memorial Day

La Feria Honors Fallen on Memorial Day

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by Tony Vindell/LFN While President Donald Trump honored the servicemen and women during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, a group of people met in a similar fashion at the new Veterans Memorial Monument Park in La Feria. A flag raising by a group of bikers,…

Missing: Millions of Years of RGV History

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UTRGV professor researching geological mysteries by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – For geologist Dr. Juan González, time travel is a simple road trip along Expressway 83. “The further west you go, the further back in time you go,” said González, a UTRGV associate professor in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS). The […]

Texas Communities Planting Seeds of Protection Before Next Big Storm

Texas Communities Planting Seeds of Protection Before Next Big Storm

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by Stephanie Carson SAN ANTONIO – Hurricane Harvey left its mark on the Houston area, tying with Hurricane Katrina for the most costly storm at $125 billion in damage. For the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), the storm is a cautionary tale of the dangers of not preparing for the…

Sixteen UTRGV Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad

Sixteen UTRGV Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad

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by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Sixteen UTRGV students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships that will take them to diverse parts of the world for their Study Abroad courses this summer. The 16 students, from across the Rio Grande Valley – to include McAllen, Mission, La Grulla,…

Area Students Now Have Access to Healthy Raspas

Area Students Now Have Access to Healthy Raspas

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Shaved ice, or raspa, is a popular food item in the Rio Grande Valley, particularly in late spring and more during the hot summer months in this part of South Texas. But a Harlingen woman has taken the cold treat to another level as she sells the…

McDonald’s Holds Grand Re-Opening

McDonald’s Holds Grand Re-Opening

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Photos and Story Courtesy City of La Feria The McDonald’s in La Feria held a Ribbon Cutting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 as part of their Re-Grand Opening celebration. In attendance were the Owners, Store Managers and staff, La Feria Fire Chief Dave Phinney and the La…

La Feria, Santa Maria to Hold Simultaneous Graduation Ceremonies

La Feria, Santa Maria to Hold Simultaneous Graduation Ceremonies

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by Tony Vindell/LFN La Feria and Santa Maria High Schools will hold simultaneous graduations this Friday, June 1st. About 250 seniors will get their diplomas during a ceremony set to start at 7 p.m.at the football stadium. That, however, could change if the weather does not cooperate. An alternative location…