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UTRGV Researcher Makes Bold Fruit Selections for Wine

University’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Advancement researches wine-making with citrus, hybrid grapes by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – In a small winery near Raymondville, bottles without formal labels line the wall. The tops are marked simply, with numbers written on red, green and yellow stickers. What’s in the bottles is […]

UTRGV and City of Matamoros Open Student Services Office in IMACULTA

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS / MATAMOROS, MEXICO – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the City of Matamoros, Tamps., Mexico, have partnered to provide a student services center in that city. The City of Matamoros will provide the 1,607-square-foot, rent-free office space in the IMACULTA (Instituto Matamorense para la Cultura y las Artes) building, along with […]

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County and City Leaders Approve Valley MPO Merger

Special to Los Fresnos News In a show of unity and multi-level government cooperation and support, the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court, the Harlingen City Commission and the Brownsville City Commission all considered and passed identical Resolutions and a Term-Sheet outlining general conditions for a “Re-Designation Agreement for all three Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) in the […]

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UTRGV Chess Teams Advance to Defend National Title

by Victoria Brito BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The UTRGV Chess Team, fresh off a successful tournament at the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship, now will defend its title as national champions at the Presidents’ Cup in April in New York. The team participated Dec. 27 through 30 in San Francisco in the PAICC, which determines the top four highest-ranking universities and […]

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Harlingen Hosts City Tour, Farmers Market

by Tony Vindell/LFN Are you thinking about doing something different this coming Saturday? Head out to Harlingen as the city is hosting a tour where locals and visitors can learn about its history, its mural culture and its old buildings, among other things. The free tour will be held from 9-10:30 p.m. Anyone interested in […]

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Taste de la Frontera Coming to Brownsville Events Center January 21

by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone wanting to try some of the best dishes fixed on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border will have a chance later this month at the Taste de la Frontera food extravaganza in Brownsville. The annual event, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary, will allow people to taste dishes prepared by cooks […]

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UTRGV Alumna Soars to Success as Member of World-famous Houston Rockets Power Dancers

by Ester Navarro RIO GRANDE VALLEY – When the Houston Rockets kicked off the season in October, Pharr native and UTRGV alumna Sarah Nicole Zepeda hit the court for the first time as a Rockets Power Dancer (RPD) for the NBA team. A rookie on the dance squad, Zepeda was selected from more than 100 women who tried out for […]

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Hundreds Take Plunge in Annual SPI Polar Bear Dip

by Tony Vindell/LFN Some 750 polar bears took a dip on a South Padre Island beach and many of them ran out as soon as they hit the cold waters typical during this time of year. The bears were actually humans of many sizes and ages that participated in the 21st annual celebration to bid […]

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Cameron County Events Center Nears Completion

by Tony Vindell/LFN The newest and more aesthetically designed place for public gatherings near the border and by the sea is nearing completion. It’s the Cameron County Events Center that has been under construction since February 2018 at Isla Blanca Park, or the flagship of the county’s parks system. The multi-million-dollar center will provide a […]

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by Amanda A. Taylor McALLEN, TEXAS – The soothing sounds of low brass filled the McAllen Convention Center on Dec. 2, as hundreds of guests gathered to enjoy a holiday tradition – the annual RGV Tuba Christmas. The RGV tuba/euphonium ensemble is one of the biggest in the nation and has become a holiday staple in […]

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