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Legislation, Science Bode Well for Future of Oyster Aquaculture in Texas

Legislation, Science Bode Well for Future of Oyster Aquaculture in Texas

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research instrumental in ‘spawning’ new coastal industry CORPUS CHRISTI – At the intersection of legislation and science, a new opportunity for an ecologically and economically sustainable oyster aquaculture industry is being spawned on the Texas Gulf Coast.   For years, Dr. Joe Fox, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research…

La Feria City Commission Gets Update on State 211 System

La Feria City Commission Gets Update on State 211 System

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) is now in place for the convenience of the population of Cameron County. The STEAR 2-1-1 system is available for anyone needing assistance in the event a catastrophic act of Mother Nature hits the area. Nathan Flores, with the…

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Now Open in La Feria

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Now Open in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A disaster recovery center has opened in La Feria to help people and businesses impacted by the June flood. The center is inside a dome at 1001 Pancho Maples Dr., which is the same place where the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, opened a similar center…

City Recognizes Volunteers for Aiding Retired Serviceman

City Recognizes Volunteers for Aiding Retired Serviceman

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A group of volunteers who helped a veteran and his wife not to be evicted from their home were recognized by La Feria City Council. Each of the volunteers received a certificate of appreciation during the council’s July 23 meeting. Eric Hoff, a former city councilman, said…

Tips for Pet Safety During Hot Summer Months

Tips for Pet Safety During Hot Summer Months

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by Eric Galatas HOUSTON – With sweltering summer temperatures upon us, animal-advocacy groups are cautioning Texas residents about the dangers that heat poses for pets. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, there were 58 reported animal deaths related to hot weather in 2018. Zandra Anderson is a Houston…

Move to Treat Separation, Detention of Migrant Children as Child Abuse

Move to Treat Separation, Detention of Migrant Children as Child Abuse

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by Dan Heyman EL PASO, Texas – Social workers and mental health professionals are trying to have the detention of migrant children away from their families treated as child abuse. Almost 6,000 people have signed a petition started by social workers to file a “report of suspected abuse and neglect of migrant…

Mission Man Impersonates Famous Mexican Singer Pedro Infante

Mission Man Impersonates Famous Mexican Singer Pedro Infante

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by Tony Vindell/LFN There is a Spanish language proverb that goes like this, “de musico, poeta y loco todos tenemos un poco.” Though it doesn’t rhyme in English, it goes like this, “of musician, poet and crazy we all have a little.” Just hang around Pedro Martinez to find out…

Cleaning Mess Caused by Recent Flood Continues

Cleaning Mess Caused by Recent Flood Continues

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The second major flood to hit the Rio Grande Valley in a year has gone but the remnants of the second flood this June has not dissipated. Puddles of standing water can still be seen in the northern and western areas of Cameron County and in southern…

WWII Veteran: Ignorance, Indifference Greatest Threats to America

WWII Veteran: Ignorance, Indifference Greatest Threats to America

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by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman NEW YORK – Seventy-four years after he saw the flag raised on Iwo Jima, a World War II veteran has an Independence Day message for America: The fight for liberty goes on, and today’s enemies are ignorance and indifference to justice. Ninety-four-year-old Bob Pennoyer saw the…

2019-20 Shrimp Season Begins in Gulf of Mexico

2019-20 Shrimp Season Begins in Gulf of Mexico

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2019-20 shrimp season began Monday and industry representatives are expressing optimism even though a government forecast is predicting a below average season. Trawling for brown shrimp in waters of the Mexican Gulf is a livelihood for hundreds, if not thousands, of people and good catches translates…