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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,”…

La Feria High School Mascots Win Awards at NCA Summer Camp

La Feria High School Mascots Win Awards at NCA Summer Camp

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Congratulations to Lion Mascots, Noah Guerrero and Jackie Mejia! The two La Feria High School students participated in various mascot contests at the National Cheerleaders Association Summer Camp in San Antonio last month. Noah Guerrero “Leon the Lion” received the NCA All American Mascot award while Jackie Mejia “Lexi the…

La Feria Fire Dept Receives New Gear

La Feria Fire Dept Receives New Gear

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New gear is in! Thanks to the City of La Feria, The Sons of the American Legion and The American Legion Post 439 for all the support and for believing in us. Members of the department would like to extend their gratitude to all who have donated and supported them.…

Lyford Police Chief Resigns As Top Law Man

Lyford Police Chief Resigns As Top Law Man

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  by Tony Vindell/LFN The top lawman with the City of Lyford has resigned from his job as police chief. Andy Maldonado turned in his resignation Monday July 29, ending a bickering between him and some members of the city council. Maldonado has been police chief since January 2015 and…

Primera Hires New City Manager

Primera Hires New City Manager

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A new city manager has come on board with the City of Primera and the mayor said he is glad to have someone with a financial background. Celina Gonzales is the new administrator and probably the first woman to manage this city of about 4,300 residents. The…

Tax Free Holiday This Weekend

Tax Free Holiday This Weekend

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Paying No Sales Tax Means Back To School Savings by Tony Vindell/LFN Get your vehicles or your feet ready and get to your favorite general merchandise store this weekend. The annual sales tax holiday will start Friday, Aug. 9 and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug 11. The initiative allows people…

Bill Aims to Help Protect Hundreds of TX Wildlife Species

Bill Aims to Help Protect Hundreds of TX Wildlife Species

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – New legislation introduced in Congress could bring a lot of federal dollars back to Texas to preserve wildlife. Janice Bezanson, executive director at the Texas Conservation Alliance, said the funding would help protect imperiled species, including the Atlantic spotted dolphin, black bears and horny toads.…