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UTRGV Students Share Disaster Preparedness Research Findings with Area Officials

by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – There are almost 180,000 people in the Rio Grande Valley living with a disability, and most are not prepared to deal with a disaster like a hurricane. Recent findings like those from students in a disasters studies course at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley showed […]

by Victoria Brito AUSTIN, TEXAS – The UTRGV Chess Team – back-to-back national champions in the Final Four of Collegiate Chess – took a triumphal mini tour of Austin on May 22 to accept kudos, resolutions and proclamations from Gov. Greg Abbott, the House and the Senate, and the UT Board of Regents. The UTRGV Vaqueros […]

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UTRGV, a Seal of Excelencia Finalist, Recognized for Helping Latino Students Succeed

by Letty Fernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY – UTRGV is one of 20 universities and colleges selected by Excelencia in Education as a finalist for the Seal of Excelencia. Excelencia in Education, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to ensuring and accelerating the success of Latino students, announced the list of institutions after a thorough review process. The Seal of Excelencia is a voluntary […]

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Valley Veterinarian Care Holds Fishing Tournament

by Tony Vindell/LFN A Houston-based veterinary company held is first annual fishing tournament on South Padre Island. Twenty one people with Valley Veterinary Care participated in the tournament held Sunday, May 19, using Jim’s Pier as the event base. VVC has clinics in the Rio Grande Valley and in Houston, Corpus Christi and El Paso. […]

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Math & Science Academy Generates Youngest Graduates at UTRGV

by Letty Fernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The youngest graduates at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Spring Commencement ceremonies were high school students enrolled in the university’s Math and Science Academy. Seventy-nine MSA students walked across the stage Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, in Brownsville and Edinburg to accept their high […]

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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 […]

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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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