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More Winners from the 80th Annual TIFT

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 […]

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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Rio Hondo Holds Bridge Pachanga

by Tony Vindell/LFN A section of Highway 106 in Rio Hondo was closed for most of the day on Saturday, July 13, but it wasn’t because of the lift bridge on the west side of the city. The road was closed to allow the town to hold its annual Bridge Fest, an event created to […]

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UTRGV Marine Science Summer Camp Offers Closeup Look at Marine Life

by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Alison Brovold’s children weren’t the only ones who learned from the UTRGV Marine Science Summer Camp. After the first day of the two-day camp, the McAllen family talked about pelicans, and Brovold’s children, Emil and Vivian, decided to name a pelican “Gular.” “They said, that’s the word […]

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UTRGV Graduate Design Student Takes Silver in National Addy Competition

by Cinthia Monsivais  RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV graduate student Monica Lugo recently made UTRGV history at the 2019 American Advertising Awards competition by becoming the first UTRGV student to advance to nationals and to receive an award at that level. In the three-tier competition, Lugo competed in the Illustration Campaign category, Student Division. The […]

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June Flood of 2019

Deluge brings historic rainfall totals to Valley by Tony Vindell/LFN Rain, wind and hail pounded some areas of the Rio Grande Valley last week, bringing back memories of the Great June Flood of 2018. Between 11 to 12 inches of rain fell west of La Feria/Harlingen, the National Weather Service office in Brownsville reported. In […]

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UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán Prepares for Summer Performances

EDINBURG, TEXAS – The UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán has an exciting summer planned with performances in Chicago Illinois, Denver, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California. “The award-winning ensemble will promote UTRGV, celebrate cultural heritage, showcase our talented students across the nation, and recruit students nationwide to our mariachi program, “said Dr. Dahlia Guerra, assistant vice president for Public […]

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