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Cameron County Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Cameron County Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

After a committed investment of $1.3 million towards the construction of a new animal shelter in May of 2016, the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court, in conjunction with the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Cameron County Animal Shelter. A ribbon cutting ceremony to […]

UTRGV Named Finalist for Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Star Awards

by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has named The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley one of eight finalists for the 2017 Star Awards. The board received a total 44 nominations and 41 applications for this year’s Star Awards program. Institutions were chosen based on their contributions toward […]

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Cameron County Adolph Thomae Jr. Boat Ramp Improvements Complete

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. and the Cameron County Commissioners invite the public to attend the ribbon cutting celebration of the Adolph Thomae, Jr. Boat Ramp improvements. The event will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Adolph Thomae, Jr. County Park in Arroyo City. The new facilities feature […]

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Get Free Comic Books During Halloween ComicFest

Comic and pop-culture fans are encouraged to visit their local comic shop on Saturday, October 28th for free comics and to participate in Halloween activities, shopping and fun! (BALTIMORE, MD) — On Saturday, October 28th, participating comic shops across the US, Canada and internationally will hand out more than 1.75 million free comics to anyone who comes […]

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UTRGV Named a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

by Melissa Vasquez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been designated a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite by the Department of State Health Services, for its support for breastfeeding employees and their commitment to their children and jobs. Dr. Marie T. Mora, associate vice provost for Faculty Diversity, said the designation demonstrates UTRGV’s […]

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UTRGV Studio Art Major Illustrates Book for Children

by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – While some UTRGV students spent the summer traveling to new destinations via airplane or road trip, studio art major Karely Gallegos made her way to Washington, D.C., via illustration and a pressed penny. Gallegos, 20, illustrated a children’s book written by Dr. Sergio Garcia, an information systems […]

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UTRGV School of Medicine Awarded $3.75 Million to Provide Healthcare to Underserved Areas

by Jennifer L. Berghom RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded $3.75 million to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine to develop three Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). Dr. John Ronnau, UTRGV School of Medicine senior associate dean for […]

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Campaign to Revitalize Camp Perry Underway

Special to Los Fresnos News The oldest continually operating Boy Scout Camp in Texas is on track for a 6.1 million dollar revitalization. The Rio Grande Council, Boy Scouts of America launched an ambitious campaign at three functions Thursday, September 7 at a breakfast in Brownsville, a luncheon in Harlingen and a dinner in McAllen. […]

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Ann Vickman Participates in Lilead Summer Institute at ODU

The Lilead Fellows Program supports Fellows as they tackle important and pressing goals for their districts and school library programs. Fellows began to build a network of engaged and enthusiastic educators dedicated to working collaboratively in large and small groups to share ideas and best practices, struggle with how to address challenges, and explore exciting […]

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Watch Party: Hundreds Gather at UTRGV to Witness Solar Eclipse

by J. Edward Moreno EDINBURG, TEXAS – More than 400 people gathered at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus Learning Center on Monday afternoon to bear witness to the much-anticipated solar eclipse. Though South Texas only experienced seeing the moon cover about 50 percent of the sun at its peak hour, many people from around the Valley came […]

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