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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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Sixteen UTRGV Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad

by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Sixteen UTRGV students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships that will take them to diverse parts of the world for their Study Abroad courses this summer. The 16 students, from across the Rio Grande Valley – to include McAllen, Mission, La Grulla, Weslaco, Edinburg, Donna, San Juan, […]

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UTRGV professor researching geological mysteries by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – For geologist Dr. Juan González, time travel is a simple road trip along Expressway 83. “The further west you go, the further back in time you go,” said González, a UTRGV associate professor in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS). The rocks […]

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Willacy County Young Farmers Fishing Tournament Held

by Tony Vindell/LFN The 34th annual Willacy County Young Farmers Fishing Tournament was held Saturday, May 26 in Port Mansfield. The annual tournament is held on Memorial Day weekend to raise scholarship money for high school students and for several Rio Grande Valley non-charitable organizations such as Teach the Children and Texas Child Protective Services. […]

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Brownsville Woman Plunges Car into Resaca

by Tony Vindell/LFN A woman from Brownsville was transported to a hospital following a one vehicle accident on North Arroyo Boulevard a week ago Sunday. The woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, apparently lost control of the car which landed in a Resaca at about 7:30 a.m. on that day. She was taken […]

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