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Multicultural Arts Take the Spotlight at UTRGV’s New Center for Latin American Arts

Multicultural Arts Take the Spotlight at UTRGV’s New Center for Latin American Arts

by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV is set to open a new center for multinational events that will act as a cultural hub for Latin American music, theatre, art, art history, creative writing and dance. The UTRGV Center for Latin American Arts (CLAA) will open in August 2019 to promote the arts in Latin […]

UTRGV Program to Help Bring Regional History to Edinburg and Brownsville K-12 classrooms

by Amanda L. Alaniz EDINBURG, TEXAS – Thanks to a newly-funded program spearheaded by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley B3 Institute, local students from two school districts and their communities will have the opportunity to immerse themselves and better understand the regional history that surrounds them. UTRGV held a press conference Tuesday, April 23, at […]

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Baby Hippo Makes Debut at Gladys Porter Zoo

The Gladys Porter Zoo welcomed a baby pygmy hippo to the animal collection on October 30, 2018. The baby hippo made her public debut on April, 10th 2019. Visitors can now see the baby on exhibit with its mother, Clover. The baby’s sex has not yet been confirmed by veterinary staff but pygmy hippo keeper, Rolando […]

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SPI Celebrates Earth Day with Native Plants Sale

by Tony Vindell/LFN South Padre Island celebrated Earth Day with a meditation labyrinth and a native plant sale. And although Monday, April 22 was the day to think about what Mother Earth has to offer, there still is plenty of time to buy drought tolerant trees and shrubs such as retamas, wild olives, anaquas, lantanas, […]

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NextDecade to Invest Millions in Brownsville Ship Channel

by Tony Vindell/LFN A new era of more cooperation between the private and public sectors has begun. NextDecade Corp., or a liquified natural gas company planning to construct and operate a new plant project, has committed to fund the deepening of the Brazos Island Harbor Channel. In local parlance, the channel is better known as […]

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Rio Grande Valley JROTC High School Students Win Top Awards at the 12th Annual Way to Happiness Scholarship Competition

Harlingen Family Dentistry hosted its 12th annual values-based Scholarship Competition.  Students were acknowledged and awarded for their community projects that incorporated one or more of The Way to Happiness precepts and one or more of the JROTC Core Values. Students are required to present a portfolio summation of results achieved in their implementing of “the Way […]

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Food Truck Park Rolls Into South Padre Island

by Tony Vindell/LFN Despite its permanent population of about 2,000 people, South Padre Island has plenty of restaurants and eateries for those who like to eat out. Among them are seafood places, franchises, American, Mexican, Chinese and Italian styled establishments, bagel and ice cream shops and BBQ and steak joints. The prices for an order […]

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by Amanda A. Taylor BOCA CHICA BEACH, TEXAS – UTRGV students can now be involved with all aspects of a space mission now that the university’s newest facility, STARGATE, officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 18. STARGATE, an acronym for Spacecraft Tracking and Astronomical Research into Gigahertz Astrophysical Transient Emission, is a state-of-the-art complex that […]

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Cameron County Events Center Opening Pushed Back

by Tony Vindell/LFN The opening date for the new Cameron County Events Center has been pushed back to the month of September. The project has been under construction since February 2018 at Isla Blanca Park, which is the flagship of the county’s parks system. The multi-million-dollar center will provide a place for multiple activities such […]

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Ocelot Conservation Day Held at Brownsville Zoo

by Tony Vindell/LFN Two critically endangered ocelots laid quietly in their cages in the Educational Room at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, but the endangered cats are not part of the zoo’s collection of animals and birds. They were there on display during Ocelot Conservation Day, which is an annual event to inform the public […]

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