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Report: Texas Losing Ground on Children’s Health Coverage

Report: Texas Losing Ground on Children’s Health Coverage

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – After more than a decade of progress getting health coverage for more children in the U.S., a new report shows that nationally, more than 800,000 fewer children were enrolled in federal health programs at the end of 2018. Anne Dunkelberg, associate director at the…

Texas Teachers Moonlight to Make Ends Meet

Texas Teachers Moonlight to Make Ends Meet

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – A new report puts a spotlight on the economic stress facing people who choose a career in teaching. According to the Economic Policy Institute, nearly six out of ten teachers nationwide turn to “moonlighting” or side jobs to supplement their income and, in some cases,…

State Warns Distracted Driving Still a Problem

State Warns Distracted Driving Still a Problem

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AUSTIN – Approximately 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involves distracted driving, which continues to be a problem in the state, even after a state law banned texting and driving in 2017. “Our message is no longer just a public safety suggestion to urge Texans to avoid distraction while operating a…

Dr. Juan D. Villarreal Awarded the Rotary Club of Harlingen’s 2019 Walk of Fame

Dr. Juan D. Villarreal Awarded the Rotary Club of Harlingen’s 2019 Walk of Fame

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Special to La Feria News On Friday, May 31st, Dr. Juan D. Villarreal was awarded the Rotary Club of Harlingen’s 2019 Walk of Fame designation during the Rotary Club’s monthly meeting held at the Harlingen Public Library. The Walk of Fame is a celebration of Harlingen citizens, their life achievements,…

UTRGV Students Share Disaster Preparedness Research Findings with Area Officials

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by Maria Elena Hernandez   RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – There are almost 180,000 people in the Rio Grande Valley living with a disability, and most are not prepared to deal with a disaster like a hurricane. Recent findings like those from students in a disasters studies course at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley […]

Alligator Park Opens on South Padre Island

Alligator Park Opens on South Padre Island

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A brand new attraction has opened on South Padre but this one is not on the sand by the sea. It’s an alligator park at the SPI Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary on South Padre Boulevard. Sixty-two reptilians, including a 12.7 foot monster were brought here…

Mercedes Hardware Store to Celebrate Centennial

Mercedes Hardware Store to Celebrate Centennial

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Not too many businesses can last a century in this day and age. But a store in Mercedes is getting ready to celebrate its first 100 years doing just that. It’s Borderland Hardware. In this shop people can find a little bit of everything for their households…

Two LFHS Girls Selected to Attend American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State

Two LFHS Girls Selected to Attend American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State

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The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring two girls from La Feria High School to go to the Bluebonnet Girls State. The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary began an effort over five decades ago to devise a means to educate our youth in the duties, privileges and responsibilities of American…

Memorial Day Celebration Held at La Feria Veterans Monument

Memorial Day Celebration Held at La Feria Veterans Monument

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Special to La Feria News Story and photos courtesy Alma Martinez – Botello The Memorial Day Celebration in La Feria was a great success! Memorial Day is a sacred day to honor the fallen heroes who died in service,” stated Alma Martinez-Botello, lead organizer of the community event. “The veterans’…

Weight Loss Willpower: 5 Tips to Reach Your Goals

Weight Loss Willpower: 5 Tips to Reach Your Goals

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(StatePoint) When you’re trying to reach your goal weight, it can sometimes feel like booby traps are around every corner: TV ads for big burgers, easy-to-grab snacks at checkout, and birthday cake after birthday cake at work. It’s time to fight back. Use these five tips from the experts at…

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