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Beachgoers to Spend More Money at County Coastal Parks

Beachgoers to Spend More Money at County Coastal Parks

by Tony Vindell/LFN Going to any of Cameron County public beaches is soon going to be a little more expensive starting this Tuesday, Oct 1. The commissioners’ court has approved new fees for admission to Isla Blanca, Andy Bowie and Atwood parks on South Padre Island. The increases apply to the coastal parks so the […]

Fishing Tournament in Memory of Slain ICE Officer Held on South Padre Island

by Tony Vindell/LFN A fishing tournament to honor a slain U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent took place on South Padre Island. Twenty five boats registered in the third annual Jaime Zapata Memorial Fishing Tournament having Louie’s Backyard as the tourney’s headquarters. A team of anglers from Harlingen and McAllen took the grand champion spot […]

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EDINBURG, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Monday announced the most expansive free-tuition program among public institutions in the state of Texas. Beginning Fall 2020, the new UTRGV Tuition Advantage will cover the costs of tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying students who have an adjusted gross family income of $75,000 […]

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NSF Funds UTRGV Professor’s TOROS Telescope Project to Track Cosmic Gravitational Wave Events

UTRGV, TAMU, University of Cordoba part of research collaboration BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The National Science Foundation has awarded UTRGV’s Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy (CGWA) $516,000 for the second phase of construction of a telescope dedicated to research on gravitational waves. Dr. Mario Díaz – UTRGV professor of physics and astronomy, director of CGWA and principal investigator on this binational project […]

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Brownsville Restaurant Celebrates 85th Birthday

by Tony Vindell/LFN The Rio Grande Valley has hundreds, if not thousands of restaurants. Some come and go, while others stay around for a while. In Brownsville, the Vermillion Restaurant & Watering Hole is getting closer to turning 100 years old. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the popular hangout celebrated its 85th anniversary and people turned […]

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More Winners from the 80th Annual TIFT

by Tony Vindell/LFN Dozens of winners were named during the 80th annual Texas International Fishing Tournament and anglers from all ages went home with trophies and certificates while others won the right to have their names on perpetual mementos owned by the organization. Among them were Jacqueline Lawrence, an 11 years old girl from Baytown […]

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Area Angler Takes Bay Grand Champion Spot at TIFT

by Tony Vindell/LFN The Texas International Fishing Tournament, which is one of the Texas largest and oldest such event, was held and, although no records were broken, it’s one to remember for a Port Isabel angler. So it was for John Barrera, the 28 year old fishing guide grabbed the top spot during the TIFT […]

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Tax Free Holiday This Weekend

Paying No Sales Tax Means Back To School Savings by Tony Vindell/LFN Get your vehicles or your feet ready and get to your favorite general merchandise store this weekend. The annual sales tax holiday will start Friday, Aug. 9 and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug 11. The initiative allows people to buy most clothing, footwear, […]

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Report: Cameron County Has Cleanest Beaches in Texas

Report: Cameron County Has Cleanest Beaches in Texas LA PORTE, TEXAS – Last year, 141 beaches across the state had water pollution levels that put swimmers at risk of getting sick on at least one occasion last year, according to a new report by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. But Cameron County beaches had […]

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Mission Man Impersonates Famous Mexican Singer Pedro Infante

by Tony Vindell/LFN There is a Spanish language proverb that goes like this, “de musico, poeta y loco todos tenemos un poco.” Though it doesn’t rhyme in English, it goes like this, “of musician, poet and crazy we all have a little.” Just hang around Pedro Martinez to find out some truth in the old […]

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