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UTRGV UREC Listed in Top 50 Best Campus Recreation Centers by College Consensus

UTRGV UREC Listed in Top 50 Best Campus Recreation Centers by College Consensus

by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley University Recreation (UREC) made the list of the Top 50 Best Campus Recreation Centers by CollegeConsensus.com. College and universities that make the list are ranked according to their individual College Consensus score, which is a combination of the results of reputable publisher ratings and student reviews. The […]

TSC Announces Launch of Industrial Scaffolding Program

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – In response to a severe shortage of skilled industrial scaffold builders in Texas and the Gulf Coast region, Texas Southmost College announced the launch of the new Industrial Scaffolding Committee Basic Access program on June 7, 2018 at the TSC Performing Arts Center. The Industrial Scaffolding Committee Basic Access program is a […]

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Hurricane season is underway, and professors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are researching ways to help the community deal with potential storms. Dr. Dean Kyne, Dr. Arlett Lomeli, Dr. David Wladyka and Dr. Katarzynia Sepielak, of the UTRGV Department of Sociology and Anthropology, along with […]

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VBMS Holds Bountiful Cereal Drive

by Tony Vindell/LFN A cereal drive held at Valley Baptist Health Systems two hospitals has been described as a success by the organization behind the community project. Close to a ton of cereal boxes and about $9,000 were donated and collected by VBHS System during its annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive held June 1-8. […]

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by Vicky Brito BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Lower Rio Grande Valley is home to nearly 40 percent of the 700 species of butterflies found in the United States. Now, the UTRGV biology department is hoping to attract as many of those as it can with its new butterfly garden on the Brownsville Campus, to help establish suitable habitat […]

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Seven UTRGV Students Awarded Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Seven UTRGV students were among the first 100 Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachersrecipients under the Raise Your Hand Foundation. The inaugural cohort was chosen from a pool of 350 candidates by means of a competitive selection process, which included a written application, interviews, group activities and demonstration of […]

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Sandoval Sentenced to Death

Mexican national found guility of killing Border Patrol Agent from La Feria by Tony Vindell/LFN A Mexican national charged with killing an off-duty Border Patrol agent from La Feria was found guilty on a count of capital murder and a second count of attempted murder. A jury issued its verdict against Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval on […]

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2018 Hurricane Season Underway, Be Prepared

by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season began June 1 and will end in November and now is the time to start making preparations before it is too late. A total of 21 tropical storms and 12 named hurricanes are being forecasted. The season is being predicted as slightly above average by the National […]

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UTRGV Hosts Undergrads from Mexico for Engineering ‘Hack-a-thon’

by Vicky Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Eighteen engineering students from CETYS (Center for Technical and Higher Education) University in Mexico visited The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for a weeklong visit with the Department of Engineering to learn about American higher education in their field. The students, upper-level undergraduates from the CETYS campuses in Ensenada, […]

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Community Gardens Thrive in Brownsville

by Tony Vindell/LFN One of the best ways to eat the freshest vegetables grown without pesticides or herbicides that could be harmful to a person’s health is by growing your own. That is what a group of people have been doing in Brownsville where each person put in hours in a plot of land called […]

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