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How to Cut Through the Chaos and Stay Organized in the New Year

(StatePoint) Want to be better organized this year? From making and keeping appointments, to completing your to-do list, there’s no reason to get overwhelmed. Try these tips and tools for a more organized 2018, no matter how much chaos is thrown at you. • Personalize it. The easiest way to stay organized is by having a […]

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UTRGV Brownsville Graduates Reflect, Look to Opportunities for the Future

by Vicky Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Almost 2,700 students received their diplomas this weekend, as The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley graduated its latest crop of Vaqueros at the Fall 2017 commencement. The first of four ceremonies was held Friday evening at the McAllen Convention Center. Originally scheduled to be celebrated outside on […]

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About 2,700 Vaqueros Celebrate Major Milestone at UTRGV’s Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

by Melissa Vasquez, Jennifer Berghom and J. Edward Moreno McALLEN, TEXAS – This holiday season is a little merrier for prospective graduates who participated in the second day of UTRGV’s Fall 2017 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16. Held at the McAllen Convention Center, excited family members and loved ones packed the facility for four ceremonies, […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year right around the corner many are beginning to organize a list of New Year’s Resolutions. For many at the top of their list is a goal to lose weight, get in shape and or improve their health. These types of goals are life changing! They not only improve the quality of […]

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Local City, County, Higher Education Leaders Convene to Plan for Coming 2020 U.S. Census

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The Community Engagement and Economic Development team at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley hosted a series of meetings Dec. 4-7 with representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau-Denver Region. The meetings consisted of city and county officials charged with bringing awareness to Valley communities about the coming 2020 Census. County commissioners, […]

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Olmito Elementary Wins Robotics Top Award

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Olmito Elementary took two of the top three places in the elementary division of the District Robotics Competition Saturday at the Resaca Middle School Gymnasium. The victory by the Robo Scorpions of Olmito ended a four-year winning streak by Laureles Elementary. Members of the team were Christian Davila, Robert Mora and Sebastian […]

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Folklorico Joins Artisan Market

The second Los Fresnos Under the Stars Artisan Market was held on Saturday, December 16th. Due to the cold weather, the Los Fresnos Boys and Girls Club opened its doors to the Artisan Market, providing a nice, warm environment for vendors and visitors alike. The Los Fresnos High School Folklorico, under the direction of Mrs. […]

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Under Construction

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Under Construction

Expect Delays Along Highway 100 This Holiday by Victor Moreno/LFN Road construction began on the East and West bound outside lanes of Highway 100 on Monday, December 18. The rehabilitation project is expected to go on through January 11, 2018. The project entails repair work to road deterioration that over time the road has given […]

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The New Green

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The New Green

DECA members hope to promote environmental conservation through recycling in the community by Karen Lamas Los Fresnos DECA Senior Members consisting of Karen Lamas, Norma Perales, and Mariah Gutierrez believe that recycling should be taken to the next level. Their project, “The New Green,” is aiming to endorse new initiatives for recycling in the school […]

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Study: More States Requiring Students to Learn Financial Literacy

by Mark Richardson LUBBOCK, Texas — A new report shows that while most states, including Texas, are doing a better job of teaching high school students financial skills, there is still room for improvement. The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College issued a recent report card on how well the 50 states are doing at sending students […]

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