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VBMC-Brownsville Gets Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Designation

VBMC-Brownsville Gets Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Designation

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Babies weighing as little as 500 grams are taken care of in a neonatal section of Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville and that requires special care provided by a staff of about 40. And for that and its commitment to the community, the hospital has received…

La Feria City Commission Adopts 2018-19 Budget

La Feria City Commission Adopts 2018-19 Budget

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A $3.6 million budget was adopted for fiscal year 2018-19 by the La Feria City Commission. The Commission approved the budget during Tuesdays, Sept. 25 meeting, or four days before the current fiscal year budget expired on Sept. 30. Taxpayers got a sign of relief when it…

Students Dive into Their Research in Belize

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV students studying abroad in Belize this summer explored one of the most famous dive sites in the world – the Great Blue Hole. “You dive down and it’s just open blue, just beautiful,” said Chelsea Pavliska, a UTRGV graduate student from Liberty Hill, Texas. The […]

Downtown Brownsville Transformed into Mexico City’s Garibaldi Plaza

Downtown Brownsville Transformed into Mexico City’s Garibaldi Plaza

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Market Square in downtown Brownsville was the site of more than a little bit of Mexico. On Friday, Sept. 7, the former bus depot turned into a place where several mariachi groups, entertainers from south of the border, local restaurants, tequila stations and a couple of thousand people gathered for…

Cowboy Cook-off Coming Soon to Los Fresnos

Cowboy Cook-off Coming Soon to Los Fresnos

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The Los Fresnos’ second annual cowboy cook-off is a little more than two months away but organizers of the event are already firing up the grill in anticipation. As many as 50 teams are expected to compete for thousands of dollars in prize money for the top…

Coming Soon: La Feria Job Fair

Coming Soon: La Feria Job Fair

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Little church to host big event Oct. 18 LA FERIA –The 5th Annual La Feria Job Fair takes place Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1-5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of La Feria. Whether it is for full-time, part-time or seasonal work, anyone looking for work can make contact with at least…

Wilmer Valderrama of ‘That ’70s Show’ Kicks Off UTRGV’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Wilmer Valderrama of ‘That ’70s Show’ Kicks Off UTRGV’s Distinguished Speaker Series

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Best known for his role as exchange student Fez on the hit TV comedy, “That ’70s Show,” Wilmer Valderrama will bring his passion, charisma and humor as the first speaker of the UTRGV Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) on Thursday, Sept. 27. Valderrama, an actor, producer and activist, will share his personal…

Annual UTRGV HESTEC Celebration Marks 17th Year

Annual UTRGV HESTEC Celebration Marks 17th Year

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is preparing for the Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week. Now in its 17th year, this award-winning program is organized by the UTRGV Office of Community Relations and promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to students and people of…

City Planning Director Wanted in La Feria

City Planning Director Wanted in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Wanted: planning director for City of La Feria. No, it isn’t what you might think. It’s actually a city announcement seeking a new planning director to take the job of Robert Escobar whose last day on the job is this Friday, Sept. 28. Escobar held the job…

Cameron County Clerk Opens New Office in La Feria

Cameron County Clerk Opens New Office in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Taking care of some business matters is becoming easier and easier for residents of La Feria and its nearby communities. The same goes for anyone who happens to be in this neck of the woods. Cameron County Clerk Sylvia Garza-Perez has opened a satellite office in the…