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Election Day is This Saturday, May 4th

Election Day is This Saturday, May 4th

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Get Out and Vote by Tony Vindell/LFN Election Day is this Saturday, May 4 so get out and vote. Voters throughout Cameron County cast their ballots during early voting that ended April 30 and will have another chance on Election Day. Eight cities in Cameron County, including here in La…

National Free Comic Book Day Comes to Comic Book Specialty Shops on Saturday, May 4th

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(Baltimore, MD) — On Saturday, May 4, over 2,200 comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world will give away over 5.2 million comic books free of charge on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). The annual event is one of the most anticipated comic book celebrations of the year, as retailers prepare to […]

Girls State

Girls State

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Area high school juniors and their parents were invited to Girls State Tea on Sunday, organized by the American Auxiliary Unit 205 of Harlingen. The event was a celebration of some of the students chosen to represent the Valley this June at the 2019 Girls State program at Texas Lutheran…

Lyford Cotton Gin for Sale

Lyford Cotton Gin for Sale

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by Tony Vindell/LFN One of the oldest cotton gins in the Rio Grande Valley is for sale. And it’s the one in Lyford. The small community in Willacy County is in a geographical area of the Rio Grande where agriculture still is the livelihood of many of its residents. The…

Ram’s BBQ Cooks Tasty Meats, Comfort Food

Ram’s BBQ Cooks Tasty Meats, Comfort Food

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Although the business sign at Ram’s BBQ in La Feria is not very visible from the Expressway 83, the business has been cooking tasty meats for more than a decade. The family owned eatery opened here 10 years ago, but it has been serving brisket, chicken, spare…

La Feria Resident Named Louisiana State Florist of the Year

La Feria Resident Named Louisiana State Florist of the Year

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A La Feria resident is representing the Sportsman’s Paradise State after being named designer of the year by the Louisiana State Florists Association. Abel González Mencio took the number one spot during a competition in which each of 10 designers had one and a half hours to…

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 439 Swear In 2019-2020 Officers

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 439 Swear In 2019-2020 Officers

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 439 New Officers 2019-2020 Front: Barbara Barbro (Historian), Jan Kuran (Chaplain), Wilma McFarland (Sgt at Arms), Cheryl Reitmeier (Treasurer), Joan Melton (Secretary), Patricia Scheck (Vice President), Betsy Foote (President); Back: Monta Humes (Past President), Executive Board: Belty Lucas, Bonnie Davis, Lois Peterson; Not in Photo: Patricia…

Rio Grande Valley JROTC High School Students Win Top Awards at the 12th Annual Way to Happiness Scholarship Competition

Rio Grande Valley JROTC High School Students Win Top Awards at the 12th Annual Way to Happiness Scholarship Competition

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Harlingen Family Dentistry hosted its 12th annual values-based Scholarship Competition.  Students were acknowledged and awarded for their community projects that incorporated one or more of The Way to Happiness precepts and one or more of the JROTC Core Values. Students are required to present a portfolio summation of results achieved…

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez Addresses ROTC Students

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez Addresses ROTC Students

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A retired lieutenant general with the U.S. Army was one of the judges who viewed the projects submitted by 10 students with Rio Grande Valley high schools. Ricardo Sanchez, whose longtime career with this country’s armed forces was most noticeable as commander with the Multi-National Force-Iraq and…

Our Lady of the Lake University Plans Expansion

Our Lady of the Lake University Plans Expansion

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Our Lady of the Lake University in La Feria is one of the main centers of higher education in the Rio Grande Valley. Since relocating from Harlingen to this centrally located city, the two entities have been partners since day one. Under a 20-year agreement, OLLU leases…