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How to Stick to Your Workout Schedule During the Holiday Season

How to Stick to Your Workout Schedule During the Holiday Season

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(StatePoint) There are plenty of temptations to skip a workout during the holiday season. Ironically, this is the time of year you may need the movement most. Here’s how you can stay focused on fitness throughout the holly jolly season. • Rise and Shine: Consider creating the habit of working…

Caregiving in Texas: A ‘Thank You’ for an Often Thankless Role

Caregiving in Texas: A ‘Thank You’ for an Often Thankless Role

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by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – In Texas, 3.4 million people are caregivers, a role they are thrust into whether they choose it or not. And new data quantifies the value of their efforts. According to AARP, Texas caregivers provided $35 billion worth of unpaid care in 2017. Rose…

Local Artist Depicts Life of Mexican Charros

Local Artist Depicts Life of Mexican Charros

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The life of Mexico’s charros is being shown at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. Juan Vélez, the city’s Historical Preservation Officer, has a collection of 40 pieces he drew depicting the stages a charro goes through. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the museum held an opening reception…

La Feria BBQ Team Earns Top Spot at Cowboy Cook-off

La Feria BBQ Team Earns Top Spot at Cowboy Cook-off

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A team of BBQ cooks from La Feria are grilling some of the best meats in the Rio Grande Valley, earning top spots during competitions. And it’s a team which has made it to the elite list in just a couple of years. They’re called BBQ-Holics. Just…

Inspirational Woman of the Year Award and Community Service Leader of the Year Award

Inspirational Woman of the Year Award and Community Service Leader of the Year Award

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Special to La Feria News Vanessa Caraveo was awarded the Inspirational Woman of the Year Award and the Community Service Leader of the Year Award, which are distinct honors given to an individual who goes above and beyond in demonstrating exceptional volunteer and community service, making a positive impact in…

U.S. Senate Considers Permanent Funding for Parks and Recreation Program

U.S. Senate Considers Permanent Funding for Parks and Recreation Program

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – After winning permanent reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, public lands advocates are pressing leaders in Congress to fully fund the program that taps offshore oil and gas royalties for conservation and recreation projects. A Senate committee is set to vote on a…

Critics Worry AK Roadless Rule Exemption Could Affect TX Trees

Critics Worry AK Roadless Rule Exemption Could Affect TX Trees

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – The Trump administration is moving to reverse protections for the country’s largest national forest, and opponents fear national forests in Texas and other states could be next. A U.S. House committee is hearing testimony on a proposal to fully exempt the Tongass National Forest…

Grasshoppers Now Available in Nuevo Progresso

Grasshoppers Now Available in Nuevo Progresso

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The Mexican border town of Nuevo Progreso has been a magnet for Winter Texans and for residents from all over the Rio Grande Valley. Some of them go to seek dental work from the dozen or so clinics that charge as low as one-third of what U.S.…

La Feria Holds Veterans Day Ceremony, Honors Comrade

La Feria Holds Veterans Day Ceremony, Honors Comrade

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by Tony Vindell/LFN People all over the United States met this past Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day. They thanked, honored and paid tribute to those who have served their country or who still are in U.S. military forces – Army, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy. Here in…

Plan Aims to Fund Health Care Delivered Outside Doctor’s Office

Plan Aims to Fund Health Care Delivered Outside Doctor’s Office

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – A new initiative seeks to improve a patient’s health without a visit to a doctor or a hospital. The Factor Health program at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, funded by a $2.6 million grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation, aligns unconventional…

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