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UTRGV Study Abroad: Communications Students Experience Cultural Immersion in Metropolis of Mexico City

UTRGV Study Abroad: Communications Students Experience Cultural Immersion in Metropolis of Mexico City

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by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Bianca Lopez, a graduate communications student at UTRGV, sat in the pews of the Basílica de Guadalupe this summer, gazing at the beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture and art, as she expressed her faith in one of the oldest Catholic shrines in the world. “My…

A SWEET DEAL

A SWEET DEAL

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La Feria Methodist church to host Strawberry Shortcake Sunday Aug. 27 LA FERIA, Texas – First United Methodist Church of La Feria will host Strawberry Shortcake Sunday on Sunday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to noon. Guests can purchase southern (or “suthin’”) strawberry shortcakes made with honeybutter drop biscuits, fresh…

UTRGV Named in Forbes Rankings for Second Year

UTRGV Named in Forbes Rankings for Second Year

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the second consecutive year has been named on the Forbes Magazine 2017 “America’s Top Colleges” list, ranking No. 235 among research universities, No. 151 among schools in the South and No. 221 among public colleges. Forbes and its partner, the Center…

La Feria ISD Board of Trustees Seeks Input on Superintendent Qualities and Qualifications

La Feria ISD Board of Trustees Seeks Input on Superintendent Qualities and Qualifications

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The La Feria ISD Board is in the process of searching for a new Superintendent and the Board would like to receive input from the community about what qualities and qualifications you would like to see in the next Superintendent. A link on the District’s website to an online survey…

DPS Urges Preparedness as Hurricane Season Continues

DPS Urges Preparedness as Hurricane Season Continues

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August and September are peak months AUSTIN – With four months remaining in the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to evaluate their emergency plans and tune in to weather forecasts for potential hurricanes and tropical storms. Historically, August and September are the…

La Feria FFA Students Receive Lone Star FFA Degree

La Feria FFA Students Receive Lone Star FFA Degree

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Corpus Christi, Texas – Nina Lazaro, Justin Martinez, Richard Garcia, and Juan Contreras, of the La Feria FFA Chapter, were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree in at the 89th annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the…

UTRGV SEEMS Professor Completes Major Sea Trial of the First CLIO, New Class of AUV

UTRGV SEEMS Professor Completes Major Sea Trial of the First CLIO, New Class of AUV

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by Steven Masso BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Dr. John “Chip” Breier, associate professor in the UTRGV School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS), has directed a major sea trial of the first of a new class of autonomous underwater vehicles. Named “CLIO,” the vehicle successfully completed sea trials during a five-day…

UTRGV Honors College Students Take On Peru’s Daunting Ausungate Trek

UTRGV Honors College Students Take On Peru’s Daunting Ausungate Trek

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  ‘This was the hardest thing I ever did in my life …’ – UTRGV Honors College junior Anelis Villarreal RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Ten UTRGV Honors College students pushed their mental and physical limits this June, during the university’s second of two summer study abroad trips to Peru. The course, covering alpine…

La Feria Volunteer Fire Department Fill the Boot with Community’s Help

La Feria Volunteer Fire Department Fill the Boot with Community’s Help

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The La Feria Volunteer Fire Department held a “Fill the Boot” campaign ono Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in La Feria. The funds raised are to provide new gear and equipment for the firefighters. “Let me start by expressing our greatest gratitude to the citizens…

City Commission Considers Smoking Regulations

City Commission Considers Smoking Regulations

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The La Feria city commission considered the approval of a comprehensive ordinance adopting smoking regulations for La Feria. The ordinance, which focuses on making all indoor work places smoke free, was discussed at latest La Feria city commission meeting, held on Tuesday, July 25. “The idea…

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