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UTRGV School of Medicine Celebrates Opening of Student-Run Clinic at Proyecto Desarrollo in Peñitas

UTRGV School of Medicine Celebrates Opening of Student-Run Clinic at Proyecto Desarrollo in Peñitas

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by Jennifer L. Berghom PEÑITAS, TEXAS – It was a dream two years in the making. On Saturday, March 24, a team of medical students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine celebrated the grand opening of its first student-run clinic at Proyecto Desarrollo Humano (PDH)…

The Road to Viral

The Road to Viral

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Popular UTRGV Snapchat account founded by student committed to campus life by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV’s large and still growing Snapchat footprint all began when kinesiology major Cristopher Din felt there was something missing in campus life. It was summer 2015, right before UTRGV opened…

UTRGV Snapchat, and How The Man, The Myth, The Legend Came to Fame

UTRGV Snapchat, and How The Man, The Myth, The Legend Came to Fame

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by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – On any college campus, you’ll hear tales – rumors, myths, legends – some tall, some not. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is no exception. One popular, contemporary way to spread those tales – at least at UTRGV – is Snapchat, a…

Chamber to Hold Business Development Workshop

Chamber to Hold Business Development Workshop

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The area business community will be the recipients of a business development grant that the La Feria Chamber of Commerce has received from the state, the organization’s president announced. Sunny Philip, eChamber president, said they are going to have a workshop to help businesses upgrade their computer systems…

La Feria Residents to Get Increase in Gas Services

La Feria Residents to Get Increase in Gas Services

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Residents of this city in northwest Cameron County are going to see a small increase in their next gas bill. The city commission has approved a 60-cent increase for such service after reaching a negotiated agreement between the municipality and Texas Gas Service. TGS filed a cost…

New Coffee House Opens for Business in La Feria

New Coffee House Opens for Business in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN There are no Starbucks or its subsidiary Seattle’s Best Coffee shops here, but lovers of the aromatic drink have a locally-owned coffee house called Girl Of All Trades. The business, located on the 100 block of West Oleander Avenue, just opened its doors last week and is…

Estero Llano Grande State Park & the World Birding Center

Estero Llano Grande State Park & the World Birding Center

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Story and photos by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN Now that Spring has officially begun it is the perfect time to get out and see all that nature has to offer the Rio Grande Valley. The Estero Llano Grande State Park, located in Weslaco, draws an array of South Texas Wildlife. According…

Knapp Community Care Foundation Gives UTRGV Nearly $2 Million for Genomic Research Center in Mid-Valley

Knapp Community Care Foundation Gives UTRGV Nearly $2 Million for Genomic Research Center in Mid-Valley

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South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute to recruit 1,000 participants for study on risk determinants for diabetes and related diseases by Jennifer L. Berghom WESLACO, TEXAS – The Knapp Community Care Foundation (KCCF) has awarded The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $1,989,727 over four years for the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity…

Niños reciben ayuda de parte del Hospital Shriners

Niños reciben ayuda de parte del Hospital Shriners

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por Martha E. Ibarra/LFN Los Hospitales Shriners para Niños- Houston (SHC- por sus siglas en ingles) estuvieron en la ciudad de La Feria Viernes el 9 de Marzo. En el edificio de Rio Grande Shriners Club hubicado en 13415 E. Expy 83, doctores, enfermeras y miembros del Shriners club se…

Shriners Hospital for Children Treats 155 Children at Biggest Outreach Clinic

Shriners Hospital for Children Treats 155 Children at Biggest Outreach Clinic

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN Shriners Hospital for Children- Houston (SHC) held their first outreach clinic of 2018 in La Feria. For three days, March 7,8 and 9, doctors, nurses and members of the Shriners Club joined forces to host their annual outreach clinic for children with orthopedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions…