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Embracing Change

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UTRGV Professor Emeritus reflects on 50 years of cultural, intellectual growth “Change is what pushes us. Everything has an avenue in how it moves, and it’s always changing for the better.” Dr. Lino Garcia Jr. UTRGV Professor Emeritus of Spanish Literature by Amanda A. Taylor EDINBURG, TEXAS – Most people…

The Great Valley Challenge of 2018

The Great Valley Challenge of 2018

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SAN BENITO, TEXAS–This is big! Mark your calendars for April 27 – 30. It’s the great international City Nature Challenge. Some call it a Bio-Blitz, and it’s worldwide for the first time. Given the Valley’s plant and animal diversity, the Valley’s Texas Master Naturalist chapters want the Valley to win…

UTRGV Junior’s Research Revealing Centuries of RGV Pre-History

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Many people think life in the Rio Grande Valley started when Spain began handing out land grants. But the work of one junior at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley could help change that impression. Brandi Reger, a UTRGV interdisciplinary major, is examining the geochemical and […]

La Feria Veterans Committee Gives Overview

La Feria Veterans Committee Gives Overview

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A monument, a flag pole and engraved pavers are some of the projects the local Veteran’s Memorial Committee is doing here to honor those who have served or still are serving their country. On Tuesday, April 10, committee members went before La Feria City Commission and gave…

Students Win JROTC Scholarships

Students Win JROTC Scholarships

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Thirteen students from five school districts throughout the Rio Grande Valley participated in the 11th annual Way to Happiness Scholarship competition. The event is hosted by Harlingen Family Dentistry and it awards a total of $7,500 to those who excel themselves in community-oriented projects that incorporate JROTC…

La Feria Students Participate in First Annual Electric Car Contest

La Feria Students Participate in First Annual Electric Car Contest

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The first annual electric car race was held with the participation of 32 schools and colleges from South Texas, including students from La Feria school district. The competition was a way to demonstrate what the participants developed using parts to finish racing vehicles that are environmentally friendly.…

UTRGV Student Media Wins More than 50 Recognitions at State Conference

UTRGV Student Media Wins More than 50 Recognitions at State Conference

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by J. Edward Moreno DALLAS, TEXAS – The UTRGV Student Media Department took home more than 50 recognitions from the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) state conference, held recently in Dallas. This is the first year UTRGV competes in Division I, which includes schools like The University of North Texas and UT Austin.…

Sweet Delights in La Feria

Sweet Delights in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Home brewed coffee is not the only locally produced item available in La Feria. Add cheesecake to the list. Sweet Blessings, owned by Jaime Martinez, has been providing the delicacy for the last three years to area consumers and is now offering sandwiches for lunch. Martinez said…

La Especial Survives

La Especial Survives

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Every city and town in the Rio Grande Valley has one or two bakeries that sell Mexican-styled bread, or pan dulce. San Benito has two of them – La Especial and Karina’s Bakery. La Feria has La Feria Bakery and Panaderia La Mexicana, which sell pan dulce…

Farmers Facing Tough Year Due to Dry Weather Conditions

Farmers Facing Tough Year Due to Dry Weather Conditions

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Farming has always been an unpredictable business but, in the words of a producer, they have to do the best they can. Fields planted with some of the major crops in the Rio Grande Valley have been getting their first irrigation of the season. The crops are…

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