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School Closures as Temperatures Dipped Below Freezing

School Closures as Temperatures Dipped Below Freezing

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The Rio Grande Valley is experiencing a season rarely seen in these parts – winter! As soon as the temperature drops below 60 degrees it’s time for caldo and hot chocolate. However, with temperatures as low as the mid 30’s, Valley residents are learning just how…

Recent Rise in Influenza Activity Becomes Epidemic

Recent Rise in Influenza Activity Becomes Epidemic

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN For thirteen years, the CDC has monitored the flu and for the first time data is showing extensive flu activity throughout the nation. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as of January 6, every part of the continental United States has shown an increase…

La Feria City Commission Holds First Meeting of New Year

La Feria City Commission Holds First Meeting of New Year

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City Approves Carnival Permit, Ordinance for Upcoming Fiesta and Renews Contract for PD Recording Service by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The first city commission meeting of 2018 was held on Tuesday, January 16, in the city commission meeting room. The meeting began with an invocation, pledge of allegiance, and determination of…

More Than 100 Turtles Released on South Padre Island

More Than 100 Turtles Released on South Padre Island

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story and photo by Tony Vindell/LFN During an operation described by people as “awesome, “fantastic,” and “this is great,” some 120 sea turtles rescued after the brutal cold from of two weeks ago, were released this week into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Volunteers, game wardens with the…

UTRGV Experts Offer Tips to Avoid Dropping the Ball on Those New Year’s Resolutions

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by Maria Elena Hernandez EDINBURG, TEXAS – The clank of weight room equipment and the scuffling of shoes on the basketball court at the UTRGV University Recreation Center is louder than usual these days. Like gyms across the United States, membership gets a boost at the start of the New Year. “We’ll usually see the weight room […]

Bullying Topic of Special Presentation

Bullying Topic of Special Presentation

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Cameron County Sheriff’s Office Rep Speaks to La Feria Parents by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN Within the past several decades, the topic of bullying has become more prominent in society. Students are constantly warned about bullying and told how they should handle situations involving harassment and the possibility of violence. But…

LFISD Superintendent Presents Certificates of Appreciation

LFISD Superintendent Presents Certificates of Appreciation

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School Board Appreciation Month Observed at Latest Meeting Story and photos by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN January is school board appreciation month and on Monday, January 8, at a regularly scheduled school board meeting, Superintendent Cathy Lee Hernandez, presented school board members with certificates of appreciation highlighting their contribution and dedication…

Organic Produce, Homemade Treats Available Each Month at UTRGV Farmers Market

Organic Produce, Homemade Treats Available Each Month at UTRGV Farmers Market

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by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Fresh produce, home baked goods and vegan and vegetarian items are available for a small cost to university students and the public every month, through the UTRGV Environmental Awareness Club’s Farmers Market. Bunches of deep green kale and fresh rainbow Swiss chard were…

Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts to Host Latino Comics Expo February 3rd – 4th

Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts to Host Latino Comics Expo February 3rd – 4th

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The Brownville Museum of Fine Art will be hosting The Latino Comics Expo in Brownsville on Saturday, February 3rd (10 am – 6pm) through Sunday, February 4th (10am – 5pm). The Latino Comics Expo is the nation’s first convention dedicated to highlighting the work of comic book creators, illustrators and…

UTRGV-Hidalgo County Project Working to Restore Dignity, Identify Burial Plots at Abandoned Pauper Cemetery

UTRGV-Hidalgo County Project Working to Restore Dignity, Identify Burial Plots at Abandoned Pauper Cemetery

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by J. Edward Moreno EDINBURG, TEXAS – DEC. 21, 2017 — On Schunior Street, just east of Expressway 281, lie the remains of an estimated 1,000 former residents of the Upper Rio Grande Valley. This is the Hidalgo County Pauper Cemetery, which opened in 1913 and offered free plots for county…