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Free Tours of Texas Solar Homes This Past Weekend

Free Tours of Texas Solar Homes This Past Weekend

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – This pat weekend, homeowners in Texas and all 50 states were opening their homes to friends, neighbors or anyone curious about adding solar energy to power homes. Texas ranks sixth nationally for total installed solar capacity, but most solar arrays are at utility scale,…

Four Sets of Twins Delivered in One Day in Mid-Valley

Four Sets of Twins Delivered in One Day in Mid-Valley

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WESLACO – September 23, 2019, was “Twins’ Day” in the Mid-Valley area – as four sets of twins were delivered in one day at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. Having four sets of twins delivered in one day was a record for the Mid-Valley, according to nurses at the Knapp…

Latin Jazz Festival Coming to Brownsville This Weekend

Latin Jazz Festival Coming to Brownsville This Weekend

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by Tony Vindell/LFN If music, particularly the one that makes people dance, is on the minds of anyone, then head out to Brownsville to the 23rd Annual Latin Jazz Festival. The three-day extravaganza, which features dancers from Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley, will be held from Thursday, Oct. 10…

Texas Parks and Wildlife Awards City $1 Million

Texas Parks and Wildlife Awards City $1 Million

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State Representative Oscar Longoria Instrumental in Funds Meant to Improve Library by Tony Vindell/LFN There were plenty of smiles at the last meeting of La Feria City Commission. And there was a good reason for that as State Rep. Oscar Longoria, whose District 35 covers this area of Cameron County,…

Texas Students Join Global Climate Strike

Texas Students Join Global Climate Strike

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by Eric Galatas COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden, Texas students are joining a global strike today calling for immediate action on climate change. Jacob Slaughter, organizer with the group Aggies for Climate Justice, says students’ aims include creating a glide path for workers to transition…

Beerfest Returns to Brownsville This Saturday

Beerfest Returns to Brownsville This Saturday

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Looking for something do this weekend? If food, cold brewskies and good music is on your mind, then go to Dean Porter Park in Brownsville for the 2019 Beerfest. The event, held from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, will feature plenty of vendors, entertainment such as German-styled…

TX Children Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Top 1 Million

TX Children Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Top 1 Million

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – More than 10% of the nation’s children live in Texas, and the total number of children living in the state’s high-poverty, low-opportunity neighborhoods has dropped by 190,000, according to new data from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Researchers looked at neighborhoods where poverty rates are…

Zoofari 2019 Coming This Weekend

Zoofari 2019 Coming This Weekend

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The year’s biggest fundraising for one of the Rio Grande Valley’s biggest attractions is this Saturday, Oct. 7 and the money made from the evening full of activities will be used to build an OtterBhan exhibit. It’s Zoofari 2019, an evening of fun, food and music at…

Beachgoers to Spend More Money at County Coastal Parks

Beachgoers to Spend More Money at County Coastal Parks

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Going to any of Cameron County public beaches is soon going to be a little more expensive starting this Tuesday, Oct 1. The commissioners’ court has approved new fees for admission to Isla Blanca, Andy Bowie and Atwood parks on South Padre Island. The increases apply to…

Three Our Lady of the Lake University Students Become First Scholarship Recipients

Three Our Lady of the Lake University Students Become First Scholarship Recipients

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Three students enrolled at Our Lady of the Lake University in La Feria have become the first recipients of a new scholarship program funded by a Rio Grande Valley-based business. Each student received $1,666 from Noble Texas Builders, which earlier this year gave the university a $25,000…

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