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FEMA Joins Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

FEMA Joins Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Everything people need to know about the 2018 hurricane season was presented during a preparedness workshop held here in La Feria. Nathan Flores, an emergency management planner with Cameron County, gave a detailed talk on what people need to do as the hurricane season is about to…

Relief Available to People Impacted by Flood

Relief Available to People Impacted by Flood

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone impacted by flood waters caused by the June downpours can now seek relief under the federal government declaration of a disaster area for Cameron and Hidalgo counties. And a business recovery center of the U.S. Small Business Administration has opened at 510 S. Pleasantview Dr. in…

Hundreds Gather Throughout Valley to Denounce Trump Zero Tolerance Policy

Hundreds Gather Throughout Valley to Denounce Trump Zero Tolerance Policy

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Hundreds of people gathered during an event to denounce the Trump Administration’s zero-policy and to put an end to the separation of undocumented Central American children from their parents. They met on Thursday, June 28 in Brownsville, at the city’s Linear Park in front of the Reynaldo…

UTRGV’s MUSE Programs Strive to Help Migrant Students Understand the Potential of Higher Education

UTRGV’s MUSE Programs Strive to Help Migrant Students Understand the Potential of Higher Education

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by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – “We came in as strangers, we left as brothers.” The beginning of June was move-in day for high school migrant students enrolled in The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Migrant University Summer Experience (MUSE) program. The students are from around the Valley…

UTRGV Student Theatre Group Reaching New Heights … Literally

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Giant puppets wow children at performances by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – It’s hard not to notice the latest additions to the UTRGV theater department: They’re 11 feet tall. The towering figures are puppets called mojigangas, which originated in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. People place the puppets on their shoulders, making them much […]

Red Snapper Season Still Going Strong in Federal Waters

Red Snapper Season Still Going Strong in Federal Waters

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2018 red snapper season for the for-hired industry continues to produce good catches in federal waters and it’s coming to an end in about 12 days from now so hurry and get them while you can. The limit is two fish per angler in federal waters,…

New Turtle Center Draws Thousands to SPI

New Turtle Center Draws Thousands to SPI

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The new turtle center on South Padre Island has been in full operation and it’s a must see place to visit for anyone interested in learning more about these fascinating reptiles. The $6 million facility is one of a kind and was designed to watch turtles either…

La Feria Holds 12th Annual Independence Day Festival

La Feria Holds 12th Annual Independence Day Festival

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Youngsters played till they dropped. Adults enjoyed BBQ sandwiches, loaded potatoes or taquitos. A DJ played a variety of tunes, ranging from cumbias to Tex-Mex and country. Fireworks lit the sky and everybody looked up in amazement. That’s is how scores of residents celebrated Independence Day on…

UTRGV Mariachi and Folklórico Plan Local Concert, Followed by Summer Tour

UTRGV Mariachi and Folklórico Plan Local Concert, Followed by Summer Tour

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by Letty Fernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán and the Ballet Folklórico are planning a summer tour to showcase outstanding and award-winning ensembles across Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Before they depart, though, both ensembles will perform in a Summer Tour Kickoff Concert, 3 p.m. Saturday, July…

Aquatic Center Offers Lessons

Aquatic Center Offers Lessons

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone willing to learn how to swim can do so at Las Feria Aquatic Center. The center resumed its program Friday, June 22, after the city received more than 12 inches of rainfall. Swimming classes under Session 2 ends this Friday, June 29. Session 3 starts July…