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UTRGV’s Work and Research are Ongoing to Help Build Artificial Reef

by Steven Masso PORT ISABEL, TEXAS – JULY 13, 2017 – Researchers from UTRGV’s School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) in the College of Sciences, in collaboration with Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Texas A&M Galveston, are building one of the biggest artificial “low-profile” reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, designed to help maintain […]

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Public Hunting Opportunities at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge offers public hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer, exotic nilgai antelope and feral hogs. For the 2017-18 hunting season, the refuge will offer three archery hunts and seven firearm hunts. Up to 250 permits will be issued for each archery hunt, and up to 35 permits will be issued for each firearm […]

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Road to Recycling Entering Second Phase

The Road to Recycling Regional Tire Collection Project was successfully initiated on Saturday, June 24th collecting over 7,000 tires at 30 sites across the Valley. Round 2 of the Road to Recycling Regional Tire Collection Project will occur on Saturday, July 15th. Collection site map for July 15th tire drop-off locations will be available on […]

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UTRGV Continuing Education to Offer Innovative New Alternative Teacher Certification Program

McALLEN, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley College of Education and P-16 Integration (CEP) and the Office of Continuing Education have partnered to offer the UTRGV Practitioner Reflection-Based Educator Preparation Academy (PREP-A) an innovative one-year alternative teacher certification program. The highly-selective program offers those who already have a bachelor’s degree an alternative pathway to a teaching career, with a […]

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Annual Emergency Preparedness Exercise Provides Free Health Screenings to Community

Operation Lone Star (OLS) is an emergency preparedness exercise to help us get ready for disasters and it’s coming to south Texas next week starting on Monday July 24th. OLS brings FREE medical services to communities with help from hundreds of local service groups and volunteers. Some of the services provided are: Immunizations for children; […]

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Port of Brownsville Approves Agreement with Rio Grande LNG in Support of Major Bahia Grande Wetlands Restoration Project

Rio Grande LNG to Provide Wetlands Improvement Services, Contingent on Positive Final Investment Decision of Proposed LNG Facility BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Brownsville Navigation District (“BND”) Board of Commissioners announced today a provisional commitment by Rio Grande LNG, LLC (“Rio Grande LNG”) towards the restoration, enhancement and preservation of the Bahia Grande wetland complex through the […]

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UTRGV Study Abroad: Art Students Experience Peru as a ‘Living Classroom’

by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – As Angelica Rodriguez, a UTRGV graduate student and mother of two, hiked up the Salkantay Trek on her way to Machu Picchu, she began to question whether she would be able to make it through to the end. Ultimately, though, she not only finished the trek, but also had […]

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UTRGV Chess Summer Camp Provides Fun and Learning for Area Children

by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Nathan John, 7, rising second-grader at Canterbury Elementary in Edinburg and grandmaster in the making, is perfecting his game this summer at UTRGV’s Chess Summer Camp. “I first started playing when I was 5 years old,” said Nathan, who already has competed in national chess tournaments. Asked […]

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Five Valley High Schools Represent UTRGV at National SeaPerch Challenge

by Letty Fernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY – Teams from Harlingen High School, Harlingen Early College High School, Los Fresnos High School, San Isidro High School and Rio Hondo High School represented UTRGV in May at the National SeaPerch Challenge in Atlanta, Georgia. The five local high school teams earned the opportunity to compete after winning at the U.S. Navy […]

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STISD Students and Staff Learn to Fly

Special to Los Fresnos News MERCEDES – Twenty-two South Texas Independent School District (STISD) students and three faculty and staff members will learn to fly this summer as part of the 2017 Aviation Summer Camp. For the third year, STISD is partnering with Sun Valley Aviation, Inc. in Harlingen to host a unique learning experience […]

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