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UTRGV Joins Three Other Minority-serving Institutions in BranchEd Initiative to Help Train Teachers

UTRGV Joins Three Other Minority-serving Institutions in BranchEd Initiative to Help Train Teachers

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration was one of four minority-serving institutions awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to join the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED), recently recognized as a national Teacher Preparation Transformation Center. Dr. Alma Rodriguez, interim dean of the College of Education…

Brownsville Port Opens New Administrative Building

Brownsville Port Opens New Administrative Building

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by Tony Vindell/LFN If it wasn’t for the Port of Brownsville, the jobs situation in Cameron County and the Rio Grande Valley would be a lot of different. Since its creation in 1936, the deep water port has been a source of income for thousands of people and more jobs…

Vaqueros Men’s Soccer Club Earns Bid to National Tournament

Vaqueros Men’s Soccer Club Earns Bid to National Tournament

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by Priscilla Ramirez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Vaqueros Men’s Soccer Club at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will compete at the NIRSA National Soccer Championships Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, in a bid to make history and bring home a national title. The squad earned the golden ticket…

County Completes Precinct 4 Construction Project

County Completes Precinct 4 Construction Project

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by Tony Vindell/LFN It seems like more historical moments are taking place in Cameron County today. The new headquarters for the county’s Precinct 4 Commissioner Gus Ruiz has been completed and was dedicated during a ceremony attended by several hundred people. “Welcome to modern Precinct 4 headquarters,” Ruiz said at…

La Feria Water Plant to Get More Improvements

La Feria Water Plant to Get More  Improvements

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by Tony Vindell/LFN La Feria water plant is slated to get better now that the city council has accepted a bid from a company that will be in charge of making the improvements. The council awarded the bid to Ferguson Service Systems of Rancho Viejo during its Tuesday, Dec. 4…

Operation Blue Star Coming Soon to La Feria

Operation Blue Star Coming Soon to La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A La Feria Police Department initiative to give toys to needy children just in time for Christmas is coming along and donations from people throughout the community are pouring in. Called Operation Blue Star, the toy give-way will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on…

City of La Feria Announces Winners of Annual Christmas Decorating Contests

City of La Feria Announces Winners of Annual Christmas Decorating Contests

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by Cayetano Garza Jr./LFN The holidays are a special time in the City of La Feria. Each year residents and business people decorate their homes and storefronts in an effort to bring the spirit of the season to the town. Visitors are encouraged to drive around the city to see…

Shrine Club to Hold Garage Sale to Raise Funds for Clinics

Shrine Club to Hold Garage Sale to Raise Funds for Clinics

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club of Cameron County will hold a garage sale to raise funds for its orthopedic clinics. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 8 at its Cameron County headquarters at 13415 Expressway 83 here La Feria.…

Holiday Village on Display at Brownsville’s Dean Porter Park

Holiday Village on Display at Brownsville’s Dean Porter Park

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Many cities is the Lone Star State get into the holiday spirit hosting their own events that light the people’s spirits. And the Rio Grande Valley has its share of that as most cities have their own events, tree lighting ceremonies and other happenings this time of…

Get Out and Go Running: UTRGV’s South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute Working to Bring Attention to Diabetes

Get Out and Go Running: UTRGV’s South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute Working to Bring Attention to Diabetes

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by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Diabetes is one of the most common and complex diseases in the United States, and according to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 522 million by 2030. “We don’t have any cure at this…

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