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La Feria FUMC Welcomes New Pastor

La Feria FUMC Welcomes New Pastor

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LA FERIA – First United Methodist Church of La Feria welcomes Federico “Fred” Pérez Jr. to serve as the new pastor. He was appointed June 1st. Valley native Pastor Pérez moved from his home-town church San Pablo in Alamo, Texas to La Feria with his wife of 21 years Maricruz,…

FEMA Continues Assisting Flood Victims

FEMA Continues Assisting Flood Victims

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A dome at the end of Pancho Maples Boulevard is getting its share of work these days. The facility, behind La Feria Recreation Center, has become a temporary place for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and it’s there to provide assistance to area residents whose homes and…

Air National Guard Members from Missouri Assist OLS

Air National Guard Members from Missouri Assist OLS

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A Texas-based program received a helping hand from members of the armed forces from the Show Me State. Called Operation Lone Star, the week-long program that provides a series of health care services to residents from South Texas counties like Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Webb counties ended…

La Feria Will Now Have Fire Department with Full-time Personnel

La Feria Will Now Have Fire Department with Full-time Personnel

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Up to three full-time fire fighters could soon make up the first La Feria Fire Department. City Manager Jaime Saldoval told the city council about the latest development which could make the municipality the first in South Texas to have its own fire house staffed with personnel…

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season and Other Storm Emergencies?

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season and Other Storm Emergencies?

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(StatePoint) Hurricane season is in full swing, running from June through November. Unfortunately, no one can stop a tropical storm or hurricane from happening and both types of weather events are increasingly impacting larger portions of the U.S. However, there are steps you can take that will help you weather…

How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community

How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community

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(StatePoint) Active shooter incidents are rare. You are 700 times more likely to die in a car crash, for example, than from an active shooter event, according to the National Safety Council. However, these terrifying events are on the rise. Experts say that being prepared can save lives. “Sometimes it…

Detention for Immigrant Children Swells to Billion-Dollar Industry

Detention for Immigrant Children Swells to Billion-Dollar Industry

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – The cost to taxpayers for detaining immigrant children has grown from $75 million a year in 2007 to almost $1 billion today, according to new analysis by the Associated Press. Tom Jawetz, vice president for immigration policy with the Center for American Progress, said many…

All Aboard the Ridley!

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UTRGV Marine Ecology Camp teaches area high school students about marine research, human footprint by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The loud rumbling of the Ridley’s boat motor could barely drown out the shouts of delight and awe as the high school students scrambled about the starboard rail to catch a glimpse of […]

UTRGV STUDY ABROAD: Brazil Students Embrace Living in the Moment

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Students Embrace Living in the Moment ‘Study abroad changes you as a person, changes your perspectives, changes the way you see and the way you learn things in your major.’ – UTRGV graduate student Linda Torres by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Linda Torres, a graduate student at The University of Texas Rio […]

Rio Hondo Lift Bridge Opens After Long Delay

Rio Hondo Lift Bridge Opens After Long Delay

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The lift bridge in Rio Hondo has finally opened following a year and 10 months long project to repair the span over the Arroyo Colorado. The $12.4 million project took longer than anticipated as problems with the structure were found by a contractor hired by the Texas…