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The Road to Viral

The Road to Viral

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Popular UTRGV Snapchat account founded by student committed to campus life by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV’s large and still growing Snapchat footprint all began when kinesiology major Cristopher Din felt there was something missing in campus life. It was summer 2015, right before UTRGV opened…

UTRGV Snapchat, and How The Man, The Myth, The Legend Came to Fame

UTRGV Snapchat, and How The Man, The Myth, The Legend Came to Fame

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by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – On any college campus, you’ll hear tales – rumors, myths, legends – some tall, some not. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is no exception. One popular, contemporary way to spread those tales – at least at UTRGV – is Snapchat, a…

Chamber to Hold Business Development Workshop

Chamber to Hold Business Development Workshop

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The area business community will be the recipients of a business development grant that the La Feria Chamber of Commerce has received from the state, the organization’s president announced. Sunny Philip, eChamber president, said they are going to have a workshop to help businesses upgrade their computer systems…

La Feria Residents to Get Increase in Gas Services

La Feria Residents to Get Increase in Gas Services

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Residents of this city in northwest Cameron County are going to see a small increase in their next gas bill. The city commission has approved a 60-cent increase for such service after reaching a negotiated agreement between the municipality and Texas Gas Service. TGS filed a cost…

New Coffee House Opens for Business in La Feria

New Coffee House Opens for Business in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN There are no Starbucks or its subsidiary Seattle’s Best Coffee shops here, but lovers of the aromatic drink have a locally-owned coffee house called Girl Of All Trades. The business, located on the 100 block of West Oleander Avenue, just opened its doors last week and is…

Study: Immigrants Bear Brunt of Hurricane Harvey Hardships

Study: Immigrants Bear Brunt of Hurricane Harvey Hardships

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – A new study finds that immigrants were almost twice as likely as non-immigrants to suffer unemployment and economic loss from Hurricane Harvey. Six months after the massive storm ravaged the Texas coast, an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation examined differences in…

What to Know About Your Drinking Water

What to Know About Your Drinking Water

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(StatePoint) Having clean, uncontaminated water to drink at home and on-the-go is one of the most essential components to keeping your family safe and healthy. Unfortunately, safe water is not necessarily a given. A recent study, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that in 2015,…

Texas Officials Warn School Districts Over ‘Illegal Electioneering’

Texas Officials Warn School Districts Over ‘Illegal Electioneering’

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Educators and voting-rights advocates say a move by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to stop some school districts from helping students register to vote amounts to voter suppression. More than a dozen school districts have received information requests, followed by “cease and desist” letters…

Estero Llano Grande State Park & the World Birding Center

Estero Llano Grande State Park & the World Birding Center

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Story and photos by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN Now that Spring has officially begun it is the perfect time to get out and see all that nature has to offer the Rio Grande Valley. The Estero Llano Grande State Park, located in Weslaco, draws an array of South Texas Wildlife. According…

Knapp Community Care Foundation Gives UTRGV Nearly $2 Million for Genomic Research Center in Mid-Valley

Knapp Community Care Foundation Gives UTRGV Nearly $2 Million for Genomic Research Center in Mid-Valley

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South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute to recruit 1,000 participants for study on risk determinants for diabetes and related diseases by Jennifer L. Berghom WESLACO, TEXAS – The Knapp Community Care Foundation (KCCF) has awarded The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $1,989,727 over four years for the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity…