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County Completes Precinct 4 Construction Project

by Tony Vindell/LFN It seems like more historical moments are taking place in Cameron County today. The new headquarters for the county’s Precinct 4 Commissioner Gus Ruiz has been completed and was dedicated during a ceremony attended by several hundred people. “Welcome to modern Precinct 4 headquarters,” Ruiz said at the Nov. 29 event on […]

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Brownsville Port Opens New Administrative Building

by Tony Vindell/LFN If it wasn’t for the Port of Brownsville, the jobs situation in Cameron County and the Rio Grande Valley would be a lot of different. Since its creation in 1936, the deep water port has been a source of income for thousands of people and more jobs are on the horizon as […]

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Holiday Village on Display at Brownsville’s Dean Porter Park

by Tony Vindell/LFN Many cities is the Lone Star State get into the holiday spirit hosting their own events that light the people’s spirits. And the Rio Grande Valley has its share of that as most cities have their own events, tree lighting ceremonies and other happenings this time of year. McAllen’s annual holiday parade, […]

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by Steven Masso RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Jonathan Romero, a student veteran and theater major at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is part of a project that delves into the difficult lives of veterans and their families. The project – a play titled “Rio Grande Valley Veterans and Significant Others: Before, During & […]

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UTRGV Notes Growth in its Number of Dual Enrollment High School Students

by Amanda Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Dual Enrollment Program is reporting a bump in the number of students earning college credit. Statistics show that during UTRGV’s fall 2017 semester, 576 students were enrolled in the program; at the start of the fall 2018 semester, 722 students were enrolled, an […]

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by Melissa Vasquez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Imagine a summer adventure that includes hiking the Great Wall of China, observing giant pandas at the Shanghai Zoo, and interning at global advertising agencies. And, you get college credit on top of that. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the third year has provided students […]

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The Bulls Are Running In The Laguna Madre

by Tony Vindell/LFN The bulls are running. Not the hooved, four-legged critters. This is about the sometime humongous scaly swimmers found in good numbers this time of year. These bulls are actually red fishes or red drums many anglers go after as they prefer their meat over any other fish species. Weslaco residents Fabian lbarra […]

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Rio Grande Grill One of Texas’ Best BBQ Restaurants

by Tony Vindell/LFN Three of the Lone Star State’s best barbecue joints are located in the Rio Grande Valley. One of them, Rio Grande Grill BBQ & Tex-Mex, can be found on Van Buren Street in Harlingen. Owned by Daniel Wright and Stefania Trimboli-Wright, the eatery serves a variety of meals including popular smoked meats […]

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Harlingen Hardware Store One of a Kind

by Tony Vindell/LFN Not all hardware stores are the same. Some are owned by multi-million-dollar corporations like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Do It Best and 84 Lumber. Others are family-owned like Gloor Lumber, Matts Cash and Carry and El Clavo Lumber. Johnny’s True Value in Harlingen, Ed Couch and Edinburg is a one person operation […]

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by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – What is it that is so appealing about ghost stories? Is it the thrill of being a part of something out of this world? Is it a glimpse into the possibility that just maybe we aren’t alone or that there’s an afterlife? Whatever the reasons are, people […]

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