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Texas Folklife Announces the 2015 Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Finalists

Austin, Texas – The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for this year’s Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. There are ten finalists who will compete for three grand prizes in three categories. There will be a Grand Prize Winner for Cajun zydeco, a Grand Prize Winner for […]

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Dinosaurs are Back at the Gladys Porter Zoo

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Once again, dinosaurs are roaming at the Gladys Porter Zoo, but this time, a whole new cast is in town. Be prepared to witness the return of these fascinating creatures. Dinosaur Expedition is now open to the public until Sunday, July 5th. Due to the great success of last year’s Dinosaur Safari […]

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Bailey Miller Named 2015 Texas International Fishing Tournament Hostess

A big TIFT congratulations goes out to twenty-year-old Bailey Miller of Harlingen. Bailey has been named the official 2015 Texas International Fishing Tournament hostess. The daughter of James and Becky Miller of Harlingen, Bailey is currently a sophomore at Texas A & M University, majoring in business with a minor in communication. She is a […]

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LFHS RGV LEAD Student Ambassadors to Job Shadow This Summer

“RGV LEAD is a partnership between education and business that prepares young people for today’s skilled workforce. This partnership involves high schools, colleges and universities, large and small businesses, and governmental agencies — all working together!” RGV LEAD focuses on “strengthening the link between education and economic development and helping students acquire the skill-sets necessary […]

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Hunters, Horse and Cattle Owners Affected by Deadly Cattle Disease Quarantine

Additional Dipping Locations & Requirements Set for Livestock Owners and Hunters Recently, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed the presence of cattle fever ticks on Cameron County premises located outside the permanent quarantine zone. In order to protect the land, premises, and animals from exposure to cattle […]

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Cameron County Temporary Cattle Fever Tick Preventative Quarantine Area Update

AUSTIN – Recently, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed the presence of cattle fever ticks on Cameron County premises located outside the permanent quarantine zone. In order to protect the land, premises, and animals from exposure to cattle fever ticks, the TAHC created a temporary preventative […]

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County Women Lawyers Donate Sneakers for Students

Thanks to the generosity of the Women’s Law Section of the Cameron County Bar Association, 156 needy Los Fresnos CISD students will get some help for new shoes. As part of its Sneakers for Students program, the attorneys collaborated with the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, the First Family Network of Cameron County and sponsors for […]

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On His Own: President to Take Executive Action on Immigration

by John Michaelson/TNS SAN JUAN, Texas – Residents across Texas and the nation will be watching closely tonight as President Barack Obama unveils his plans to reform immigration on his own, a move that could prevent the deportation of millions. At La Union del Pueblo Entero in San Juan, the advocacy group’s communications coordinator, John-Michael […]

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County Breaks Ground for 9-1-1 Center in Harlingen

Law enforcement and emergency services officials gathered Tuesday, October 21, 2014, to break ground for a new Cameron County Communication District Office in Harlingen. Silbia Barajas, executive director of Cameron County Emergency Communication District, said the total cost of construction for the 11,527-square-foot building scheduled for completion in six to nine months and its state-of-the-art […]

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Cameron County Livestock Under Cattle Fever Tick Quarantine

AUSTIN – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have confirmed the presence of cattle fever ticks on Cameron County premises located outside the permanent quarantine zone. In order to protect the land, premises, and animals from exposure to cattle fever ticks, the TAHC is creating a temporary […]

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