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Mexico Pays Rio Grande Water Debt in Full

The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (USIBWC) announces that Mexico has delivered sufficient water to the United States to cover its Rio Grande water debt. The debt had accumulated over the course of the five-year water delivery cycle that ended on October 24, 2015. Since then, […]

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UTRGV Students Help Take the Sting Out of Tax Preparation

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Nora Caballero is one of those rare individuals who loves filling out tax returns. A graduate student working on her Master of Business Administration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Caballero combines her talent for taxes with an interest in helping others in her part-time job with United […]

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2015 Record Year for Port of Brownsville

The Port of Brownsville moved 3.5 million tons of steel in 2015. When it comes to cargo movement, the Port of Brownsville’s preliminary numbers from fiscal year 2015 show it achieved another record-breaking year, handling more than 10.1 million tons of cargo, exceeding the 2014 record of 8.4 million tons. The port’s activity adds $926.7 […]

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Father-son Student Team Creates Fitness App for Gaming Enthusiasts

by Cheryl Taylor/UTRGV RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Sergio H. Nuñez, a 41-year-old senior computer science major, and Sergio A. Nuñez, a 20-year-old junior computer engineering major, are not only students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; they also are father and son. A few years ago, the Nuñez men had no idea […]

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Book of Poetry by UTRGV Grad Student Amalia Ortiz Drawing National Praise

by Gail Fagan/UTRGV RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Amalia Ortiz has built her career on a love of poetry and performance, becoming a nationally known spoken-word poet and slam poetry artist. A Valley native and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student in the Creative Writing program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Ortiz […]

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Enrollment for STISD Middle and High Schools Begins January 16th

MERCEDES — South Texas Independent School District (STISD) will open enrollment for the 2016-17 school year on Saturday, Jan. 16. The enrollment application must be completed online at www.stisd.net. Limited slots will be available, and enrollment for each campus will close once the school reaches capacity. All students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. […]

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PAWS for a CAUSE: Humane Society of Harlingen

by Bill Keltner Director Kim Warunek points with justifiable pride to the work of the Harlingen Humane Society, and especially the Spay and Neuter Clinic operated by the Society during the past five years. Warunek is the Executive Director who oversees the operation of this urgently needed animal care public service facility. “What we are […]

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Music Academy Continues Mission While Anticipating Move to Downtown Brownsville

by Cheryl Taylor  BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The Music Academy of the School of Music at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is partnering with the Brownsville Performing Arts Academy located in the historic Stegman Building, currently under renovation in downtown Brownsville. Renovation of the 103-year-old Stegman Building is a collaborative effort that includes the […]

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Schlitterbahn Offers Promotion to Encourage Winter Season Visitors and Stimulate Local Business

by Special to Los Fresnos News/Ron Whitlock South Padre Island, Texas 80 Degrees Farenheit “HOT” new Winter Tourist attraction is the Schlitterbahn Heated Indoor Water Park which is now open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday December 19, 2015 through January 3, 2016! While South Padre Island’s Beach is still great […]

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Baby Gators New Draw for SPI Birding & Nature Center

by Special to Los Fresnos News/Ron Whitlock Children, shepherded by their moms & dads, with binoculars and cameras secured around their necks, are heading to South Padre Island, Texas, in droves, in search of baby alligators! Yes, you read that right – baby alligators! South Padre Island’s newest “Must See Ticket” are the baby alligators, […]

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