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Five Valley High Schools Represent UTRGV at National SeaPerch Challenge

Five Valley High Schools Represent UTRGV at National SeaPerch Challenge

by Letty Fernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY – Teams from Harlingen High School, Harlingen Early College High School, Los Fresnos High School, San Isidro High School and Rio Hondo High School represented UTRGV in May at the National SeaPerch Challenge in Atlanta, Georgia. The five local high school teams earned the opportunity to compete after winning at the U.S. Navy […]

STISD Students and Staff Learn to Fly

Special to Los Fresnos News MERCEDES – Twenty-two South Texas Independent School District (STISD) students and three faculty and staff members will learn to fly this summer as part of the 2017 Aviation Summer Camp. For the third year, STISD is partnering with Sun Valley Aviation, Inc. in Harlingen to host a unique learning experience […]

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UTRGV Professor and Student Researchers Discover, Name New Species of South Texas Snail

by Gail Fagan RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Just when you think the 85,000 species of snails found worldwide are a lot, researchers at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley go and add one more. Dr. Kathryn E. Perez, assistant professor of biology, and her students, Eli Ruiz and Marco Martinez Cruz, have published a […]

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The 2017 Hurricane Outlook

by Bill Keltner/LFN The Brownsville office of the National Weather Service joined with Television Station KGBT TV to present the 4th Annual Media Partners Hurricane Workshop just as all eyes turn to the Atlantic and Caribbean for an indication of what to expect this year. The answer given by Joshua Schroeder, NWS/NOAA Science and Operations […]

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Crawfish Take Up Residence in New Agroecological Garden at UTRGV

‘All parts of the garden are designed to create food’ by Vicky Brito BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Behind UTRGV’s dorms on the Brownsville Campus, you’ll find a community garden that is anything but typical. Dr. Christopher Gabler, assistant professor in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences, has spearheaded the Brownsville Research and Community Garden, […]

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Area Bus Drivers Compete in Regional Road-E-O

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Bus drivers from 11 school districts across the Rio Grande Valley competed Saturday in the South Texas Association of Pupil Transportation (TAPT) Regional Road-E-O at the Los Fresnos CISD Transportation Center. The drivers competed in two written and 10 driving exams, which resembled an obstacle course that tested their skills. Participating were […]

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Engaged Scholar Symposium Highlights Student Research, Recognizes Community Engagement

by Cheryl Taylor BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The annual Engaged Scholar Symposium that recognizes undergraduate student research and community engagement opened its first day on the Brownsville Campus of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday, April 18. Hosted by the Office of Engaged Scholarship & Learning, the event gives undergraduate students an opportunity to […]

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RGV Students Continue to Make Academic Strides; Regional Leaders Celebrate Generational Shift in Educational Attainment

RGV FOCUS’ vision – to “ensure that all Rio Grande Valley learners achieve a degree or credential that leads to meaningful careers” – takes another step forward MERCEDES, TEXAS – For nearly five years, leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley have united behind a vision – to “ensure that all Rio Grande Valley learners […]

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Valley Baptist – Harlingen to Begin Construction on Pediatric Fast Track Emergency Room Unit

New 12-bed unit to provide emergency treatment for pediatric patients HARLINGEN – Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen commemorated impending construction of a new, specialized unit geared toward providing emergency pediatric care for area children during a “groundbreaking” ceremony on Monday, March 13 in the hospital’s Emergency Room. To commemorate the impending construction of the Pediatric Fast […]

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Deadly Hit and Run Claims Life of Los Fresnos Woman

Sugarland Spring Breaker Faces Upgraded Manslaughter Charges South Padre Island, TX – On March 17, 2017, around 12:40 a.m., South Padre Island police received a call regarding an auto-pedestrian crash at the 4200 Block of Gulf Boulevard. Emergency responders arrived on the scene to find three people on the street with serious injuries and two […]

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