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STISD High Schools Rank Among the Best in the State and Nation

STISD High Schools Rank Among the Best in the State and Nation

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MERCEDES – U.S. News & World Report recently published its 2019 Best High Schools Rankings, in which all four South Texas Independent School District (STISD) high schools rank among the best in the state and nation. In the state rankings, The Science Academy of South Texas (Science Academy) in Mercedes…

Striving for Better: UTRGV Graduate Ready for Next Chapter

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by Amanda L. Alaniz EDINBURG, TEXAS – Family vacations, spending time with friends, taking a break from schoolwork – college students usually envision those as summer break activities. But for Raquel Perez, a UTRGV bilingual education major, summers consisted of waking up early to work long hours in la labor, helping her family sort produce on a […]

LFHS Student Spreads Artistic Wings with Mural

LFHS Student Spreads Artistic Wings with Mural

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Painting had not been in the mind of Gorlianna Lugo, a student enrolled in La Feria school district. But after she worked on a mural at Sweet Blessings, a sandwich and cheesecake shop on West Oleander Avenue, the sophomore says she would like to do more of…

OLLU Blesses 2019 Graduates

OLLU Blesses 2019 Graduates

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During a brief ceremony, about a dozen students attending Our Lady of the Lake University were blessed by a school official from the main campus in San Antonio. The ceremony was held Tuesday, May 7, inside a dome built next to La Feria OLLU campus. The students were part of…

La Feria Mayor, Two Commissioners Reelected

La Feria Mayor, Two Commissioners Reelected

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The three incumbents on La Feria City Council were re-elected in the Saturday, May 4th, election. The voters kept Mayor Olga H. Maldonado and City Council member Jesse Zuniga. Devin Martinez, who ran unopposed, will also remain on the City Council. Unofficial election results gave Maldonado 489…

FAST FORWARD: UTRGV’s Dr. Christopher Gabler is Compressing Time to Research Climate Change

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The Newsroom at UTRGV RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – As the climate warms, the amount of rainfall likely will change. Although we have a good idea of how rainfall will change along the Gulf Coast, the models for South Texas are less clear. Who can say if there will be fewer or more intense storms? […]

Law Enforcement Dogs Take Course at Santa Maria ISD

Law Enforcement Dogs Take Course at Santa Maria ISD

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Four students took a course at the Santa Maria Independent School District. But these pupils were not of the two-legged type. They were actually canines that assist law enforcement personnel to detect narcotics in schools and homes in K-9 details. The four dogs, three Belgian Malinois and…

Onion Harvest in Full Swing in La Feria

Onion Harvest in Full Swing in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The Rio Grande Valley is home to dozens of agricultural crops. The most dominant products are sorghum, cotton, corn, sugar cane and winter vegetables. But another farm product grown regionally is onion. Willacy County used to produce the first and largest such crop to the point of…

SPI Celebrates Earth Day with Native Plants Sale

SPI Celebrates Earth Day with Native Plants Sale

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by Tony Vindell/LFN South Padre Island celebrated Earth Day with a meditation labyrinth and a native plant sale. And although Monday, April 22 was the day to think about what Mother Earth has to offer, there still is plenty of time to buy drought tolerant trees and shrubs such as…

Primera Completes Park, Hike, Bike Projects

Primera Completes Park, Hike, Bike Projects

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The quality of life for the residents of the City of Primera is getting better. A project to expand the local park has been completed and the people now have a new hike and bike trail to exercise or to enjoy a moment of tranquility. The park…

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