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UTRGV Faculty and Students at Forefront of Zika Research

UTRGV Faculty and Students at Forefront of Zika Research

by Victoria Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – In the aftermath of recent flooding in South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley is facing major public health concerns with a growing mosquito population, which can lead to a potential outbreak of certain vector-borne diseases like the West Nile and Zika viruses. To combat these pests, Dr. Christopher […]

Deer Population Culled in Port Mansfield

by Tony Vindell/LFN In an effort to control the cattle fever tick, a herd of white-tailed deer was culled in Port Mansfield. The culling was done with high powered rifles and under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ron Mills, the director with the PM Navigation District, said about 100 deer were culled […]

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Students Embrace Living in the Moment ‘Study abroad changes you as a person, changes your perspectives, changes the way you see and the way you learn things in your major.’ – UTRGV graduate student Linda Torres by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Linda Torres, a graduate student at The University of Texas Rio […]

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Rio Hondo Lift Bridge Opens After Long Delay

by Tony Vindell/LFN The lift bridge in Rio Hondo has finally opened following a year and 10 months long project to repair the span over the Arroyo Colorado. The $12.4 million project took longer than anticipated as problems with the structure were found by a contractor hired by the Texas Department of Transportation. The bridge […]

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UTRGV School of Medicine Treats Patients, Unveils UTHealth RGV

by Jennifer L. Berghom RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is launching UTHealth RGV, its much-anticipated clinical practice, which will provide patients throughout the Valley additional access to primary and specialty care. “UTHealth RGV further fulfills the School of Medicine’s promise to expand healthcare access across the Rio […]

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FEMA Joins Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

by Tony Vindell/LFN Everything people need to know about the 2018 hurricane season was presented during a preparedness workshop held in La Feria. Nathan Flores, an emergency management planner with Cameron County, gave a detailed talk on what people need to do as the hurricane season is about to get busier, usually during the months […]

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Giant puppets wow children at performances by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – It’s hard not to notice the latest additions to the UTRGV theater department: They’re 11 feet tall. The towering figures are puppets called mojigangas, which originated in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. People place the puppets on their shoulders, making them much […]

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New Turtle Center Draws Thousands to SPI

by Tony Vindell/LFN The new turtle center on South Padre Island has been in full operation and it’s a must see place to visit for anyone interested in learning more about these fascinating reptiles. The $6 million facility is one of a kind and was designed to watch turtles either rescued in bay waters or […]

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UTRGV’s MUSE Programs Strive to Help Migrant Students Understand the Potential of Higher Education

by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – “We came in as strangers, we left as brothers.” The beginning of June was move-in day for high school migrant students enrolled in The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Migrant University Summer Experience (MUSE) program. The students are from around the Valley and most are complete strangers […]

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UTRGV Mariachi and Folklórico Plan Local Concert, Followed by Summer Tour

by Letty Fernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán and the Ballet Folklórico are planning a summer tour to showcase outstanding and award-winning ensembles across Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Before they depart, though, both ensembles will perform in a Summer Tour Kickoff Concert, 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the UTRGV Performing Arts […]

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