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Insured Rate for Parents: Texas Lingers as Other States Surge

Insured Rate for Parents: Texas Lingers as Other States Surge

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Differences Emerge with Optional Medicaid Expansion by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN – When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. A new report finds…

128 Unit Apartment Complex

128 Unit Apartment Complex

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Primera Homes Are A Third Success Story for La Feria Developers Story by Bill Keltner The groundbreaking ceremony in Primera last week marked the third successful housing development by the South Texas Collaborative for Housing Development, Inc., a non-profit corporation based in La Feria, Texas. It was a joint venture…

ON THE FARM: Tony Schaub at the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum

ON THE FARM: Tony Schaub at the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum

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Visitors to the latest art exhibition at The Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum on the evening of Thursday, August 28th were greeted with the strains of square dance music as they browsed through the latest work of local artist Tony Schaub. His latest show – On the Farm – Schaub…

Keeping It Clean

Keeping It Clean

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“A Clean Car is a Happy Car” Tony Baczewski has been in the business of helping people keep their cars and trucks clean–inside and outside–since 1987. Many changes and advancements have taken place over the years so that people who care about their “pride and joy” have many more options…

La Feria Churches Partner With Schools To Serve Local Children

La Feria Churches Partner With Schools To Serve Local Children

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Methodist & Presbyterian churches work together on Serve Our Schools project LA FERIA, Texas – On Aug. 30, two La Feria churches worked together to make improvements to Sam Houston Elementary School. Volunteers from First United Methodist Church of La Feria and New Hope Presbyterian Church of La Feria began…

Research: Few Benefits for Workers with Temporary Visas

Research: Few Benefits for Workers with Temporary Visas

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by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Immigrants from Mexico can fill the gap where there’s a need for agricultural or low-skilled work in Texas and other states. However, a new study finds little benefit for those who legally obtain a temporary worker visa. Indiana University researcher Lauren Apgar found that…

BP Found “Grossly Negligent” for Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

BP Found “Grossly Negligent” for Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

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Ruling Could Add Billions in Fines by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge has found that the “reckless conduct” of BP caused the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which left 11 people dead and became the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Thursday’s ruling concluded that the massive spill…

Militarization of Law Enforcement: A Way of Life for Some Texans

Militarization of Law Enforcement: A Way of Life for Some Texans

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by John Michaelson BROWNSVILLE, Texas – While a national discussion is underway on the militarization of local law enforcement in the wake confrontations between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, the issue is old news to residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Professor Jessica Lavariega Monforti, associate dean of the College…

Passenger Pigeon: Painful Reminder of Needed Protections

Passenger Pigeon: Painful Reminder of Needed Protections

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Imperiled in Texas: Lesser Prairie-Chicken and Ocelot by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The commemoration is being used to urge protection of other species that may face the same fate and for the law that protects them. The Endangered…

IBWC Officials Present Plans at Citizens’ Forum

IBWC Officials Present Plans at Citizens’ Forum

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River History and Flood Control Reviewed The International Boundary and Water Commission met with members of the public to lay out what the state and federal governments are doing to protect the citizens’ interests on both sides of the Rio Grande. The meeting took place Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at…