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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Allows Bicycling for the Season

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Allows Bicycling for the Season

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Alamo, Texas— Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge will open the refuge for seasonal biking starting August 23rd, 2018 through December 22nd, 2018. This effort is part of a pilot program to evaluate visitor usage, interactions between diverse activities at the refuge, and the potential impacts (both positive and negative) of…

Marketing Students Gain First-hand Global Perspective on Sustainability Practices

Marketing Students Gain First-hand Global Perspective on Sustainability Practices

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by Steven Masso RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Eleven students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley traveled to Germany this summer as part of a two-week study abroad course in marketing. Dr. Reto Felix, assistant marketing professor in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship, taught the course,…

Lion Band Eyeing Third Consecutive State Trip

Lion Band Eyeing Third Consecutive State Trip

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by Billy Watson/LFN LA FERIA – “The first band advancing to the state marching contest, La Feria High School.” 2014 was a year the Mighty Lion Band would never forget: going to state for the first time in school history. Since then, the band has reached the state contest one…

SAU Saxophone Student Broadens His Horizons, Represents Arkansas with Performance in Croatia

SAU Saxophone Student Broadens His Horizons, Represents Arkansas with Performance in Croatia

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MAGNOLIA – Benjamin Facundo, a senior at Southern Arkansas University, recently participated in the World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia. Facundo performed with the Arkansas Saxophones Choir, an ensemble comprised of professionals, teachers and students of the saxophone. The La Feria, Texas native is attending SAU on a full band…

STISD Superintendent Retiring from Live’s Work in Education

STISD Superintendent Retiring from Live’s Work in Education

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Special to La Feria News MERCEDES – After 17 years leading South Texas Independent School District (STISD) – and a career in education surpassing 40 years – Marla M. Guerra, Ed.D., STISD superintendent of schools, is retiring from her life’s work. The STISD board of directors voted to accept Guerra’s…

Palo Alto Battlefield Prepares for Next Season

Palo Alto Battlefield Prepares for Next Season

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Few national or state parks or historical places are free to the public due to the maintenance required and the personnel hired to run them. But Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park in Brownsville stands alone. It’s probably one of the few of the country parks system…

TxDOT to Improve La Feria Roads

TxDOT to Improve La Feria Roads

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For the residents of Citrus Valley too much rain is something they did not think was going to pose a problem to their quiet lifestyle. But they said things have changed since June. Gary Knapp and another resident showed up during a city commission meeting loaded with pictures and a…

La Feria to Hold National Night Out on August 9th

La Feria to Hold National Night Out on August 9th

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by Tony Vindell/LFN This Thursday head out to the city’s Recreational Center on West Pancho Maples Street. The city is hosting their annual National Night Out from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Hundreds of back packs, school supplies and even snacks will be distributed among children just…

Three UTRGV Music Ensembles Perform this Summer in International Music Festivals

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by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Three University of Texas Rio Grande Valley music ensembles wowed fellow musicians overseas this summer. The UTRGV clarinet, tuba/euphonium and saxophone ensembles traveled to Europe in July to perform at international festivals and conferences in different countries. The UTRGV Clarinet Ensemble performed at ClarinetFest 2018 in Oostende, Belgium, in […]

UTRGV Faculty and Students at Forefront of Zika Research

UTRGV Faculty and Students at Forefront of Zika Research

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by Victoria Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – In the aftermath of recent flooding in South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley is facing major public health concerns with a growing mosquito population, which can lead to a potential outbreak of certain vector-borne diseases like the West Nile and Zika viruses. To…

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