Author: Amanda Friedeck

Responding First: Local Volunteers Making a Difference for South Texas
April 20, 2022 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Amanda Friedeck

ORANGE GROVE, Texas – In rural South Texas, there are a lot of aspects that draw people to live their lives, build their businesses and grow their families. Becoming a part of a community that hearkens back for generations is appealing to many, but it takes effort to bring together such a special bond. Residents
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South Texas Heat: The Importance of Volunteer Fire Departments
March 21, 2022 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Amanda Friedeck

JIM WELLS COUNTY, Texas – Over the past few weeks, a very different kind of South Texas Heat has gripped local communities. Drought conditions after freezing cold fronts coupled with high winds have combined to form dangerous wildfire susceptibility throughout the entire area. Consumer burn bans were implemented but illegal burning and vehicle-related incidents have
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Infusion of Cultures Recipe: Kicked-Up Chicken Mole
October 6, 2021 RNHA News Articles Amanda Friedeck

For a lot of families in South Texas, traditions are important. Keeping precious memories that have passed down through generations alive helps to enrich a family’s history as well as the culture that they are a part of. As a mother of three, life is always busy, but traditions demand our attention. My own upbringing
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Texas Foodie Agriculture Trends & Economic Developments
October 15, 2021 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Amanda Friedeck

The Lone Star State is known around the nation for its own original cultural trends. Foodie trends that impact (and are impacted by) agriculture are not the least of these, and everything really IS bigger in Texas! Such trends drive economic development and advancement in a meaningful way. From rural communities to giant metropolises, this
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Is 2022 the Year of Conservative Women in Texas Politics?
September 25, 2021 Economy,RNHA News Articles Amanda Friedeck

Is 2022 the year of conservative women in Texas politics? The Presidential Election of 2020 came and went. Now at the end of 2021, it seems as though there was never a moment of downtime in the political arena. This is especially true when it comes to conservative women in Texas. Redistricting issues are still holding up the Texas Legislature Special
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Shaking Things Up: South Texas’s Grassroots Movement
September 2, 2021 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Amanda Friedeck

After the 2020 election cycle, there began a social shift in local politics around Texas that has continued into 2021, as evidenced by the numerous local Grassroots organizations cropping up all over the state, and particularly in South Texas, which is a historically “Blue Territory”. The media loves to focus on the border cities and
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