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UTRGV Students Cherish Experiences as They Study in Florence, Italy, This Summer

UTRGV Students Cherish Experiences as They Study in Florence, Italy, This Summer

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by Letty Fernande RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Cradle of the Italian Renaissance – Florence, Italy – provided the backdrop for an unforgettable UTRGV Study Abroadexperience this summer for six undergraduate students. The students were enrolled in an English course to study Dante’s Inferno, one of the great classics of Western literature, in Florence, the…

Brownsville Restaurant Celebrates 85th Birthday

Brownsville Restaurant Celebrates 85th Birthday

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The Rio Grande Valley has hundreds, if not thousands of restaurants. Some come and go, while others stay around for a while. In Brownsville, the Vermillion Restaurant & Watering Hole is getting closer to turning 100 years old. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the popular hangout celebrated its…

Students, Parents Attend Registration for New School Year

Students, Parents Attend Registration for New School Year

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The first day of classes in the La Feria school district is Monday, Aug. 26 but the high school campus was pretty busy every day last week. That was because Monday, Aug. 12 was the first day for students to get registered for the 2019—2020 school year.…

International Study Finds Blood Pressure Over 24 hours is Best Predictor of Heart, Vascular Disease

International Study Finds Blood Pressure Over 24 hours is Best Predictor of Heart, Vascular Disease

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Dr. Gladys Maestre, professor of neurosciences at The UTRGV School of Medicine, director of the Rio Grande Valley Alzheimer´s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging, and director of the Memory Disorders Center at the UTRGV Institute for Neurosciences, is part of an international study that found monitoring blood…

Hundreds of Students Attend Back to School Event

Hundreds of Students Attend Back to School Event

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Hundreds of students from throughout the area received supplies during a back to school event sponsored by the Brownsville Independent School District. Many of the youngsters, parents and relatives lined up outside the district central office at Palm Boulevard and Jefferson Street and also received a number…

Winners at the 80th Annual TIFT

Winners at the 80th Annual TIFT

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Dozens of winners were named during the 80th annual Texas International Fishing Tournament and anglers from all ages went home with trophies and certificates while others won the right to have their names on perpetual mementos owned by the organization. Among them were Jacqueline Lawrence, an 11…

VBMC-Harlingen Receives National Recognition

VBMC-Harlingen Receives National Recognition

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by Tony Vindell/LFN One of the major hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine has named Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 for the treatment of heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). That…

Lyford Police Chief Resigns As Top Law Man

Lyford Police Chief Resigns As Top Law Man

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  by Tony Vindell/LFN The top lawman with the City of Lyford has resigned from his job as police chief. Andy Maldonado turned in his resignation Monday July 29, ending a bickering between him and some members of the city council. Maldonado has been police chief since January 2015 and…

Primera Hires New City Manager

Primera Hires New City Manager

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A new city manager has come on board with the City of Primera and the mayor said he is glad to have someone with a financial background. Celina Gonzales is the new administrator and probably the first woman to manage this city of about 4,300 residents. The…

Tax Free Holiday This Weekend

Tax Free Holiday This Weekend

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Paying No Sales Tax Means Back To School Savings by Tony Vindell/LFN Get your vehicles or your feet ready and get to your favorite general merchandise store this weekend. The annual sales tax holiday will start Friday, Aug. 9 and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug 11. The initiative allows people…

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