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UTRGV Lecturer Spearheads Butterfly Garden to Attract, Preserve Winged Beauties

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by Vicky Brito BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Lower Rio Grande Valley is home to nearly 40 percent of the 700 species of butterflies found in the United States. Now, the UTRGV biology department is hoping to attract as many of those as it can with its new butterfly garden on the Brownsville Campus, to help establish suitable habitat […]

2018 Hurricane Season Underway, Be Prepared

2018 Hurricane Season Underway, Be Prepared

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season began June 1 and will end in November and now is the time to start making preparations before it is too late. A total of 21 tropical storms and 12 named hurricanes are being forecasted. The season is being predicted as slightly…

Seven UTRGV Students Awarded Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

Seven UTRGV Students Awarded Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

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by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Seven UTRGV students were among the first 100 Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachersrecipients under the Raise Your Hand Foundation. The inaugural cohort was chosen from a pool of 350 candidates by means of a competitive selection process, which included a written application, interviews,…

Micro Loans Available for Start-ups, Existing Businesses

Micro Loans Available for Start-ups, Existing Businesses

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone interested in starting a new or expanding an existing business can seek the services of a company that caters to this sector of the economy. Lift Fund, a San Antonio-based company that has 10 offices statewide including a Brownsville branch makes loans from $500 to a…

Sandoval Sentenced to Death

Sandoval Sentenced to Death

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Mexican national found guility of killing Border Patrol Agent from La Feria by Tony Vindell/LFN A Mexican citizen found guilty of capital murder for slaying an off-duty Border Patrol agent from La Feria was sentenced to death on a count of capital murder. Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval received the sentence last…

McDonald’s Unveils New Restaurant Prototype in La Feria

McDonald’s Unveils New Restaurant Prototype in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The next time consumers place an order at the new McDonald’s Restaurant in La Feria, they can choose technology over tradition. The national chain, known as one of the world’s largest fast food places, is retrofitting all its restaurants to go in par with today’s technological innovations.…

UTRGV Hosts Undergrads from Mexico for Engineering ‘Hack-a-thon’

UTRGV Hosts Undergrads from Mexico for Engineering ‘Hack-a-thon’

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by Vicky Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Eighteen engineering students from CETYS (Center for Technical and Higher Education) University in Mexico visited The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for a weeklong visit with the Department of Engineering to learn about American higher education in their field. The students, upper-level undergraduates…

Sanchez Elementary Second Graders Publish Book

Sanchez Elementary Second Graders Publish Book

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The students of Mrs. Cuellar’s second grade class at David G. Sanchez Elementary wrote a book and had it published this school year.  The book is called “Alliteration is Awesome” and explains what alliteration is and isn’t.   The class was also awarded a grant which paid for each student to…

Sandoval Found Guilty of Capitol Murder

Sandoval Found Guilty of Capitol Murder

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A Mexican national charged with killing an off-duty Border Patrol agent from La Feria was found guilty on a count of capital murder and a second count of attempted murder. A jury issued its verdict against Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval on Wednesday, May 30 in the 197th State…

La Feria Honors Fallen on Memorial Day

La Feria Honors Fallen on Memorial Day

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by Tony Vindell/LFN While President Donald Trump honored the servicemen and women during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, a group of people met in a similar fashion at the new Veterans Memorial Monument Park in La Feria. A flag raising by a group of bikers,…

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