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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

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 in their implementing of “the Way […]

Food Truck Park Rolls Into South Padre Island

by Tony Vindell/LFN Despite its permanent population of about 2,000 people, South Padre Island has plenty of restaurants and eateries for those who like to eat out. Among them are seafood places, franchises, American, Mexican, Chinese and Italian styled establishments, bagel and ice cream shops and BBQ and steak joints. The prices for an order […]

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by Amanda A. Taylor BOCA CHICA BEACH, TEXAS – UTRGV students can now be involved with all aspects of a space mission now that the university’s newest facility, STARGATE, officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 18. STARGATE, an acronym for Spacecraft Tracking and Astronomical Research into Gigahertz Astrophysical Transient Emission, is a state-of-the-art complex that […]

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Cameron County Events Center Opening Pushed Back

by Tony Vindell/LFN The opening date for the new Cameron County Events Center has been pushed back to the month of September. The project has been under construction since February 2018 at Isla Blanca Park, which is the flagship of the county’s parks system. The multi-million-dollar center will provide a place for multiple activities such […]

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Ocelot Conservation Day Held at Brownsville Zoo

by Tony Vindell/LFN Two critically endangered ocelots laid quietly in their cages in the Educational Room at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, but the endangered cats are not part of the zoo’s collection of animals and birds. They were there on display during Ocelot Conservation Day, which is an annual event to inform the public […]

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Students Create ‘The Vaquero List’ in Response to Exhibit Featuring Influential Latinos

by Ester Navarro McALLEN, TEXAS – A trip to the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) a while back to view the work of American filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders gave two UTRGV professors and a digital photography class an idea. They could, and would, point their lenses at their own peers and students for an identity project that […]

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‘They Call Me Güero’: UTRGV Literature Professor Celebrates Mexican-American Culture and Youth

by Priscilla Ramirez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Spanish-speakers often refer to a person with light hair, eyes and complexion as “güero” – a term of endearment free of cultural or racial overtones. Dr. David Bowles, an associate professor in the UTRGV Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies, grew up “half-and-half” in the Rio Grande Valley with the nickname […]

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Lessons about the Underground Railroad often focus on escaped slaves heading north to free states and Canada. But many people don’t know they also headed south – to the Rio Grande Valley. Researchers at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are working to uncover South Texas’s part in […]

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UTRGV Project Commits to Helping Valley Elementary School Teachers Expand on Local History

by Amanda L. Alaniz EDINBURG, TEXAS – Two University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professors have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project focused on how to implement Rio Grande Valley history into elementary classrooms. The NEH grant, awarded to Dr. J. Joy Esquierdo, director of the UTRGV Center for Bilingual Studies and professor for […]

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San Isidro Home of Bloodless Bull Fights

by Tony Vindell/LFN Some countries have bullfights in which a matador ends his presentation taking a bull down with a sword but such sporting events have been under the scope of animal lovers to the point of pushing the tradition on the verge of extinction. But here in San Isidro, a small community is eastern […]

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