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Harlingen Hosts City Tour, Farmers Market

Harlingen Hosts City Tour, Farmers Market

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Are you thinking about doing something different this coming Saturday? Head out to Harlingen as the city is hosting a tour where locals and visitors can learn about its history, its mural culture and its old buildings, among other things. The free tour will be held from…

La Feria Lends Helping Hand to Federal Workers Amid Shutdown

La Feria Lends Helping Hand to Federal Workers Amid Shutdown

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by Tony Vindell/LFN As the federal government shutdown drags on with no end in sight, some businesses and municipalities are providing assistance to federal workers impacted by the government impasse. The City of La Feria, for instance, has set up a utility payment option for residents who work for Uncle…

La Feria Residents Accept “The Challenge”

La Feria Residents Accept “The Challenge”

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Instead of being couch potatoes this New Year, dozens of La Feria residents have enrolled in a program designed to help them enjoy their life in a different way. It’s called The Challenge. The program got started 10 years ago in Brownsville by the University of Texas…

UTRGV Alumna Soars to Success as Member of World-famous Houston Rockets Power Dancers

UTRGV Alumna Soars to Success as Member of World-famous Houston Rockets Power Dancers

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by Ester Navarro RIO GRANDE VALLEY – When the Houston Rockets kicked off the season in October, Pharr native and UTRGV alumna Sarah Nicole Zepeda hit the court for the first time as a Rockets Power Dancer (RPD) for the NBA team. A rookie on the dance squad, Zepeda was selected from more than…

Taste de la Frontera Coming to Brownsville Events Center January 21

Taste de la Frontera Coming to Brownsville Events Center January 21

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone wanting to try some of the best dishes fixed on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border will have a chance later this month at the Taste de la Frontera food extravaganza in Brownsville. The annual event, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary, will allow people to…

New Provision of Pet Ordinance Takes Effect in Mercedes

New Provision of Pet Ordinance Takes Effect in Mercedes

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Pet owners from the Mercedes area are reminded that a city’s animal control ordinance is being enforced so having cats and dogs is going to be somewhat different than what they used to. The ruling has been in effect since May 2018 but a section of the…

Political Hopefuls Prepare to File for Run in May Election

Political Hopefuls Prepare to File for Run in May Election

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The next Election Day is months away from today, but those hoping to seek re-election or to become elected officials should start thinking about that now. May 4 is Election Day, or less than four months from this week. Filing for office is not waiting until then,…

Alumni Pay Tribute to Former Mentor through Art Exhibition

Alumni Pay Tribute to Former Mentor through Art Exhibition

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by Ester Navarro BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Former students of late UTRGV Art Professor Carlos G. Gomez, including a current UTRGV art instructor, came together in November to participate in an art exhibit in his memory. The exhibit, called “Different Skin,” features the work of Brownsville natives Jesse Burciaga, Josie Del Castillo…

UTRGV Legacy Alum’s Storytelling Curiosity Builds Popular Local Blog

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by Amanda L. Alaniz McALLEN, TEXAS – Robert Lopez, a UTRGV legacy alum, classifies himself as a nine-to-five guy. He works for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce as director of sales and sports tourism within the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and on the side has branded himself as the go-to guy for all things McAllen. Lopez created […]

La Feria Fire Department Holds Candy and Toy Drive

La Feria Fire Department Holds Candy and Toy Drive

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by Victor Moreno/LFN photos La Feria Fire and Rescue Facebook Community Page La Feria Fire and Rescue’s Christmas tradition to spread holiday joy around the neighborhood on Christmas morning brought smiles to many local faces on December 25, 2018. Donations for the Candy and Toy Drive poured in at the…