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Study: Helping Single Moms Graduate College Would Benefit TX Economy

Study: Helping Single Moms Graduate College Would Benefit TX Economy

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by Eric Galatas HOUSTON — Texas would see a big return on investments that help single mothers graduate from college, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Sheila Katz, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Houston, says the economic well-being of Texas’ 150,000…

In Memoriam Dr. Juan D. Villarreal

In Memoriam Dr. Juan D. Villarreal

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Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Community Leader by Gail Thomason and Al Garcia This year’s 13th annual JROTC Way to Happiness Scholarship competition will begin on a sad and sorrowful note. Its Founder and Benefactor, Dr. Juan Villarreal, CEO and Founder of Harlingen Family Dentistry, with offices in Austin and five Rio Grande…

27th Annual Fiesta de La Feria Returns February 15th

27th Annual Fiesta de La Feria Returns February 15th

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Although the 2020 Fiesta de La Feria is a little more than a month away, now is the time to start making plans to attend the city’s major event of the year. So write down Feb. 15. Now in its 27th year, the event features live concerts,…

Kicking E-Cigarettes Urged as New Year’s Resolution

Kicking E-Cigarettes Urged as New Year’s Resolution

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Several fatal incidents linked to e-cigarette use made headlines in 2019, and health advocates are hoping young people in Texas and across the United States will consider making a New Year’s resolution to kick the habit. Marina Hench, senior government relations director for the…

How to Navigate the Challenges of Caregiving

How to Navigate the Challenges of Caregiving

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(StatePoint) As the population of older U.S. adults grows, more Americans are taking on long-term caregiving duties for loved ones. An estimated 43.5 million adults in the U.S. have provided unpaid care in the past 12 months, according to AARP. “While caregiving presents many opportunities for growing strong bonds with…

5 Things to Do to Prepare for a Recession

5 Things to Do to Prepare for a Recession

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(StatePoint) Experts agree that periods of economic downturn, or recessions, are unavoidable and often follow a period of market growth. However, experts also acknowledge that it is difficult to predict exactly when the next recession will begin. It is important to manage the pieces of your financial life knowing that…

Why a Personalized Diet Can Help You Achieve Better Results

Why a Personalized Diet Can Help You Achieve Better Results

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(StatePoint) From custom-designed sneakers to tailor-made sunglasses, the trend of personalization is going head-to-toe, and for good reason, making its way to the world of weight loss and wellness. Specifically, researchers have been studying two converging topics in recent years. One is the importance of body type in determining the…

36th Annual Causeway Run & Fitness Walk This Saturday

36th Annual Causeway Run & Fitness Walk This Saturday

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Get your running or walking shoes on as the annual Causeway Run & Fitness Walk is this Saturday. Now in its 35th year, this annual event attracts over two thousand participants from all sizes and ages. The 10K causeway run starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K…

Remembering Dr. Juan D. Villarreal

Remembering Dr. Juan D. Villarreal

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, a Harlingen dentist, philanthropist and community leader, passed away on December 29, 2019, at age 66. Dr. Villarreal founded Harlingen Family Dentistry in 1983, a practice he started off with two employees, adding six satellite clinics, five throughout the Rio Grande Valley and…

2020 Census Provides Job Opportunities for Texans Age 50-Plus

2020 Census Provides Job Opportunities for Texans Age 50-Plus

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by Nadia Ramlagan AUSTIN, Texas –  Nearly 100 days are left before the 2020 Census count begins, and advocates for Texans over age 50 say this massive undertaking is an opportunity for people looking for short-term work. Tina Tran, state director of AARP Texas, says her organization is helping older residents who…

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