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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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UTRGV Online MBA Alum Scores Profession Dealing with International Business for San Antonio

by Amanda L. Alaniz SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – UTRGV alumnus Jean-Luc Mette is no stranger to international borders. He grew up in Germany, where he graduated high school and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s in journalism. He worked for the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., found a job with […]

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Rare Monitor Lizards on Exhibit at Gladys Porter Zoo

Special to La Feria News Brownsville, Texas – We have two very special lizards new to the zoo! These are Gray’s monitors (Varanus olivaceus), also called Butaan dragons! They came to us from the Los Angeles Zoo. We are very happy to have them on display in a newly renovated exhibit inside the Herpetarium. Native […]

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Valley Baptist Health Systems Opens Two ER Facilities in Cameron County

by Tony Vindell/LFN Two new free standing emergency room facilities have opened as part of Valley Baptist Medical Center’s ongoing effort to expand its operations in Cameron County. One of them opened in Brownsville on Dec. 1 at 2073 E. Ruben Torres Blvd. and the second on Dec. 8 in Harlingen at 1725 N. Ed […]

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Flamenco Festival Gives Brownsville a Taste of Spain

by Tony Vindell/LFN Some of Spain cultural heritage like its music and food left an impression in Brownsville early this month. That’s because flamenco dancing and paella highlighted the first annual Brownsville International Flamenco Festival on Dec. 7-8. Solo and dance teams from Allegro Ballet of Brownsville and from Mexico showed their skills during the […]

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