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Groups Sue Over Texas Border Wall Plans

by Katherine Davis-Young BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A coalition is suing the Trump administration over this month’s decision to waive environmental and other laws to move ahead with construction of a wall along the Texas-Mexico border. The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and the Animal Legal Defense Fund claim the government doesn’t have the authority […]

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley project aimed at creating a safer campus has been given a national recognition from the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association’s Best Practices/Institutional Impact Award. The association, which has more than 2,800 active members, gave the award to The UTRGV Superhero […]

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Shrimp Season Producing Below Average Yields

by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2018-19 shrimp season continues and boat owners from the Brownsville-Port Isabel area said it has been somewhat below average. Fishing in waters of the Gulf of Mexico has been interrupted several times due to a busy hurricane season but that hasn’t impacted the season, industry representatives said. Carlton Reyes, a veteran […]

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Early Voting for November Midterm Election Starts Oct. 22

by Tony Vindell/LFN Early voting for the Nov. 6 election begins Oct. 22 and will run through Nov 2. Voters will have 11 days to cast their ballot for the candidates of their choice. Los Fresnos voters will elect two members on the city council and three members to the local school district board of […]

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VBMC Teams Up with TSTC to Improve Nursing Skills

by Tony Vindell/LFN A new program to train existing nurses and nursing assistants is taking place thanks to a partnership between Valley Baptist Medical Center and Texas State Technical College. The two Harlingen entities received a Skills Development Fund grant of $301,238 to train 155 people in the areas of health care and social assistance. […]

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by Amanda L. Alaniz PHARR, TEXAS – More than 40 energy-filled middle and high school robotics teams from across the Rio Grande Valley competed in a quadrathon challenge at the Pharr Events Center to start off UTRGV’s annual Hispanic, Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week. The Oct. 1 competition started at 9 a.m., as students from as […]

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UTRGV School of Medicine Hosts First Grand Opening for Area Health Education Centers

Special to La Feria News RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The UTRGV School of Medicine continues its mission to close gaps in access to healthcare and expand educational opportunities for its students with its three Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). The School of Medicine celebrated the opening of its AHEC on Sept. 20 in La Victoria in Starr County. […]

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VBMC-Brownsville Gets Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Designation

by Tony Vindell/LFN Babies weighing as little as 500 grams are taken care of in a neonatal section of Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville and that requires special care provided by a staff of about 40. And for that and its commitment to the community, the hospital has received a Level III Neonatal Intensive […]

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Annual UTRGV HESTEC Celebration Marks 17th Year

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is preparing for the Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week. Now in its 17th year, this award-winning program is organized by the UTRGV Office of Community Relations and promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to students and people of all ages. Beginning Monday, Oct. […]

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Wilmer Valderrama of ‘That ’70s Show’ Kicks Off UTRGV’s Distinguished Speaker Series

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Best known for his role as exchange student Fez on the hit TV comedy, “That ’70s Show,” Wilmer Valderrama will bring his passion, charisma and humor as the first speaker of the UTRGV Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) on Thursday, Sept. 27. Valderrama, an actor, producer and activist, will share his personal journey from a childhood spent […]

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