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Remembering Dr. Juan D. Villarreal

Remembering Dr. Juan D. Villarreal

by Tony Vindell/LFN Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, a Harlingen dentist, philanthropist and community leader, passed away on December 29, 2019, at age 66. Dr. Villarreal founded Harlingen Family Dentistry in 1983, a practice he started off with two employees, adding six satellite clinics, five throughout the Rio Grande Valley and one in northwest Austin. Dr. […]

Port Mansfield Holds First Ever Public Deer Hunts

by Tony Vindell/LFN Hundreds of white-tailed make Port Mansfield their home. Some can be seen roaming the streets of this fishing community about 18 miles east of Raymondville. A good number of people love to feed them while others wish they stop doing so as could pose a safety hazard. Estimates are that close to […]

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First Deer of the Season

by Tony Vindell/LFN Although the 2019-20 white-tailed season is one third over, opening day was day to remember for a veteran hunter from Brownsville. At about 6:30 a.m. this past Nov. 2, Ruben Pizana went into his blind and an hour later he saw two bucks coming out of the brush across from his stand. […]

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Valley Baptist Medical Center Honors Its Veterans

by Tony Vindell/LFN Veterans working at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville were honored during flag raising ceremony held a week ago Monday. The Veterans Day event took place outside the hospital and it’s an annual thing held to salute those who served in any of the five branches of the United States military. The […]

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Best Paella Chefs Face Off at Brownsville Market Square

by Tony Vindell/LFN The first annual Paella for Prosperity was held at Brownsville’s Historical Market Square in the downtown business district. A total of 19 cooking teams competed for the best Spanish-styled dish made with rice and safron as one of its main ingredients. Some chefs were familiar with the meal cooked on a large […]

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Cameron County Amphitheater Opens

by Tony Vindell/LFN Cameron County’s newest facility for concerts, for viewing rockets blasting off from nearby Boca Chica Beach, for school events, weddings and festivals is now open for business at Isla Blanca Park. County and South Padre Island officials met on Saturday, Oct. 5, to inaugurate the $2.1 million amphitheater in the Dolphin Cove […]

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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 […]

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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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