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LANWR Hold Nilgai Hunting Lottery

by Tony Vindell/LFN A total of 81 hunting permits were drawn during a lottery-styled system held last week for an “emergency hunt” at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is having the hunt in an effort to reduce the population of nilgai antelopes and also because dozens of hunters did not show up […]

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SPI Hosts Farmers Market Every Sunday

by Tony Vindell/LFN Although Sunday is that day of a week to take it easy, a drive to South Padre Island should be a must for the health-conscious consumers. Each Sunday from 11 to 1 p.m. about a couple dozen vendors bring organically-grown and produced foods, like vegetables, goat cheese, eggs, pies, granola, chips, jellies […]

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – For the first time, a guitar ensemble will be included as part of the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensembles – and a University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professor will wield the baton. “It’s unprecedented, first of all for guitar ensembles,” said Dr. Michael Quantz, […]

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UTRGV’s SEEMS offers course of study with earning potential by Malena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – When Rebekah Hernandez chose her major, her family was concerned. She remembers them asking, “Are you sure you want to do this? Do you even have job opportunities with this? What is going to happen with your life?” […]

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Amphitheater Under Construction

by Tony Vindell/LFN Construction of a new venue for indoor and outdoor events has begun on South Padre Island and it will provide a place for multiple activities such as concerts, receptions, school programs as well as viewing for fireworks and rocket launches for Space X. A groundbreaking was held Wednesday, Feb. 7 on the […]

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Valley Baptist Health System Hosting Heart Health Events, “Goes Red” for February

BROWNSVILLE & HARLINGEN – The month of February is American Heart Health Month, and the campuses of Valley Baptist Health System will be “dressing for the occasion”, in addition to holding a number of heart health seminars and events for the community. Continuing Friday, February 2 and through this weekend, main entrances at both Valley […]

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UTRGV Legacy Alumnus Pens, Illustrates Books on Growing Up in the Valley

by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Xavier Garza remembers the bedtime stories his mother would tell him before he drifted off to sleep as a child. Instead of traditional fairy tales filled with castles and magic, the stories were filled with lechuzas, la llorna and plenty of cucuys. “I like to tell people cucuy stories because these were the […]

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Conference for Valley Physicians, Nurses, Health Professionals to Be Held in April

26th annual event includes 14 hours of education credits for doctors, healthcare providers McAllen – A conference for all Rio Grande Valley physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical students will celebrate its 26th anniversary this April in McAllen, providing 14 hours of continuing medical education credits (including an hour in ethics) for […]

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South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute Awarded $2.36M NIH Grant

UTRGV researcher will study link between lipids and cardiovascular disease RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Dr. Joanne Curran, of the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute and the Department of Human Genetics at the UTRGV School of Medicine, has received a four-year, $2.36 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute […]

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More Than 100 Turtles Released on South Padre Island

by Tony Vindell/LFN During an operation described by people as “awesome, “fantastic,” and “this is great,” some 120 sea turtles rescued after the brutal cold from of two weeks ago, were released this week into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Volunteers, game wardens with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and workers with […]

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