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Infant Care Not Affordable for Vast Majority of Texas Families

Infant Care Not Affordable for Vast Majority of Texas Families

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – A new Economic Policy Institute report shows how hard it is for Texas families to pay for early child care and education for one child – let alone two. Zane Mokhiber, data analyst with the Economic Policy Institute, said most people don’t think of infant care as…

Observers: Trump Created Migration “Crisis,” Stoking Racial Conflict

Observers: Trump Created Migration “Crisis,” Stoking Racial Conflict

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by Dan Heyman EL PASO, Texas – Close observers of the El Paso border accuse the Trump administration of manipulating migrant policy to create a crisis – with tragic results. Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network For Human Rights, has been close to the issue for 20 years. He…

El Paso and Juarez: One City Interrupted By Tough Border

El Paso and Juarez: One City Interrupted By Tough Border

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by Dan Heyman EL PASO, Texas – People in El Paso and Juarez often regard their communities as one big city. But recent research, as covered in the local press confirms that the hardening of the U.S.-Mexico border is getting in the way of that. A recently released survey of citizen perception…

“Princess Leia” to Help Texas Celebrate National Health Center Week

“Princess Leia” to Help Texas Celebrate National Health Center Week

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by Eric Galatas UVALDE, Texas – Families are invited to come out to Uvalde High School this Friday to meet Superman and Princess Leia, and get free immunizations, school supplies, backpacks and more. The Wellness Fair Carnival is part of a series of events across the nation celebrating National Health Center Week.…

International Study Finds Blood Pressure Over 24 hours is Best Predictor of Heart, Vascular Disease

International Study Finds Blood Pressure Over 24 hours is Best Predictor of Heart, Vascular Disease

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Dr. Gladys Maestre, professor of neurosciences at The UTRGV School of Medicine, director of the Rio Grande Valley Alzheimer´s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging, and director of the Memory Disorders Center at the UTRGV Institute for Neurosciences, is part of an international study that found monitoring blood…

Hundreds of Students Attend Back to School Event

Hundreds of Students Attend Back to School Event

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Hundreds of students from throughout the area received supplies during a back to school event sponsored by the Brownsville Independent School District. Many of the youngsters, parents and relatives lined up outside the district central office at Palm Boulevard and Jefferson Street and also received a number…

Winners at the 80th Annual TIFT

Winners at the 80th Annual TIFT

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Dozens of winners were named during the 80th annual Texas International Fishing Tournament and anglers from all ages went home with trophies and certificates while others won the right to have their names on perpetual mementos owned by the organization. Among them were Jacqueline Lawrence, an 11…

VBMC-Harlingen Receives National Recognition

VBMC-Harlingen Receives National Recognition

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by Tony Vindell/LFN One of the major hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine has named Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 for the treatment of heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). That…

Texas Group Calls for Prompt Passage of Drug-Pricing Reforms

Texas Group Calls for Prompt Passage of Drug-Pricing Reforms

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by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – As efforts to bring down the cost of prescription medications intensify on Capitol Hill, some Texas groups say it can’t come fast enough. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee meets Thursday to debate the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019. Charles Cascio, associate…

New Study Shows Changes in Texas Borderlands Over Time

New Study Shows Changes in Texas Borderlands Over Time

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Addresses trends in population growth, land ownership, fragmentation SAN ANTONIO – Changes in population density, rapid urbanization and rising land values have altered much of the historically rural landscape of the Texas borderlands, according to a recent Texas Land Trends report. The report, “Trends in Land Ownership Along Texas Borderlands,”…

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