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UTRGV Students Cherish Experiences as They Study in Florence, Italy, This Summer

UTRGV Students Cherish Experiences as They Study in Florence, Italy, This Summer

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by Letty Fernande RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Cradle of the Italian Renaissance – Florence, Italy – provided the backdrop for an unforgettable UTRGV Study Abroadexperience this summer for six undergraduate students. The students were enrolled in an English course to study Dante’s Inferno, one of the great classics of Western literature, in Florence, the…

Brownsville Restaurant Celebrates 85th Birthday

Brownsville Restaurant Celebrates 85th Birthday

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The Rio Grande Valley has hundreds, if not thousands of restaurants. Some come and go, while others stay around for a while. In Brownsville, the Vermillion Restaurant & Watering Hole is getting closer to turning 100 years old. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the popular hangout celebrated its…

Suspicious Individual Puts Authorities on High Alert in La Feria

Suspicious Individual Puts Authorities on High Alert in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A scary moment in La Feria last week after someone reported seeing a suspicious looking person who appeared to be wearing body armor in the vicinity of Our Lady of the Lake University. The sighting was reported to police shortly before 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12 alerting…

Students, Parents Attend Registration for New School Year

Students, Parents Attend Registration for New School Year

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The first day of classes in the La Feria school district is Monday, Aug. 26 but the high school campus was pretty busy every day last week. That was because Monday, Aug. 12 was the first day for students to get registered for the 2019—2020 school year.…

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…

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