What is Free Comic Book Day?

What is Free Comic Book Day? Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a…

South Texas Comic Con Draws Thousands of Fans

South Texas Comic Con Draws Thousands of Fans

by Tony Vindell/LFN Fans of comic books, superheroes and science fiction movie characters flooded the McAllen Convention Center during the 5th Annual South Texas Comic Con. South Texas Comic Con is a pop culture celebration where fans of comic books, fantasy, sci-fi, gaming and other…

First Pet Costume Contest Held at Artisan Market

First Pet Costume Contest Held at Artisan Market

by Tony Vindell/LFN Linda Lopez presents Jose Medellin and King the $50 first prize.A dozen or so dog owners participated in the first Pet Costume Contest held at Los Fresnos Memorial Park on North Arroyo Boulevard. A small black dog, dressed up as Batman and…

Autism Awareness Festival Held in Brownsville

Autism Awareness Festival Held in Brownsville by Tony Vindell/LFN Children games, pony rides, hula hoops, music and many other activities were…

Leo Aguilar Foundation Tournament Set for March 10th

Leo Aguilar Foundation Tournament Set for March 10th by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Golfers are encouraged to participate in the 32nd Annual Leo Aguilar Foundation…

Los Fresnos Rodeo Ends Riding High

Los Fresnos Rodeo Ends Riding High by Tony Vindell/LFN The 29th annual Los Fresnos Rodeo is now history, but the city’s…

Kite Fest Delights Crowds on SPI

Kite Fest Delights Crowds on SPI by Tony Vindell/LFN A flying octopus, shark, and even a humpback whale could be seen…

Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how. • Take a Hike: Not all learning has to happen indoors…

Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know

Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water — both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans. Know the Problem According to recent investigations by Orb Media, 90 percent of bottled water and…

Higher Salaries and More Jobs May be Coming for U.S. Workers

Higher Salaries and More Jobs May be Coming for U.S. Workers (StatePoint) Small and mid-size business owners are feeling more optimistic than they have for a…

Want to Quit Smoking? How to Find Help

Want to Quit Smoking? How to Find Help (StatePoint) Quitting smoking is almost never simple or easy, but according to the Centers for…

Are We Winning the War on Cancer? What to Know

Are We Winning the War on Cancer? What to Know (StatePoint) New cancer cases and deaths are both predicted to rise over the next two…

Ways to Turn Your Weight Loss Goal into a Reality

Ways to Turn Your Weight Loss Goal into a Reality (StatePoint) If you have a lot of weight to lose, it may feel like an…

Los Fresnos Youth Soccer Club Ends Its Season

Los Fresnos Youth Soccer Club Ends Its Season

by Tony Vindell/LFN One of the Future Soccer Players of America season is coming to an end, but it won’t be long before they go back to the field. Kinder and first grade students with Los Fresnos Youth Soccer Club ended the 2018 season at…

Sun Bae Taekwondo Academy Students Heds to Nationals

Sun Bae Taekwondo Academy Students Heds to Nationals

Georgina Gonzalez a Sun Bae Taekwondo Academy student, competed in the 2018 Gulf AAU Taekwondo Championship on May 5th and qualified for the AAU Nationals, that will be held from July 2nd to the 7th in Florida. Georgina brought home 2nd in sparring and 3rd…

Falcons Season Ends In Re-Match Loss To Lake Travis

Falcons Season Ends In Re-Match Loss To Lake Travis Athletic Director Patrick Brown Praises Student Athletes and Fans for Effort and Support by Victor…

Los Fresnos Little League Senior Softball

Los Fresnos Little League Senior Softball Heading to the Little League World Series is a dream that many young ball players…

City of McAllen to Host TAAF Summer Games of Texas Once Again

City of McAllen to Host TAAF Summer Games of Texas Once Again (McAllen, TX) The City of McAllen is proud to once again host the Texas Amateur…

The Leo Aguilar Foundation National Running Day Free 5K and 10K Runs – Saturday, June 10th, 2017

The Leo Aguilar Foundation National Running Day Free 5K and 10K Runs – Saturday, June 10th, 2017 You cordially invited to participate in this year’s National Running Day Free 5k and 1ok…

Construction has Begun on Bayside Drive Renovation at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Construction has Begun on Bayside Drive Renovation at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Los Fresnos, TX – On June 7, the Federal Highway Administration began construction on the refuge’s Bayside Drive to install wildlife underpasses and widen the road, in preparation for reopening the tour route to private vehicles. The popular hiking and biking route along the Laguna…

Micro Loans Available for Start-ups, Existing Businesses

Micro Loans Available for Start-ups, Existing Businesses

by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone interested in starting a new or expanding an existing business can seek the services of a company that caters to this sector of the economy. Lift Fund, a San Antonio-based company that has 10 offices statewide including a Brownsville branch makes…

New Company Hiring to Fill Vacuum Left by IES

New Company Hiring to Fill Vacuum Left by IES by Tony Vindell/LFN A new company is planning to relocate into one of the complexes…

Los Fresnos Gives a Prelude of Upcoming October Conjunto Festival

Los Fresnos Gives a Prelude of Upcoming October Conjunto Festival by Tony Vindell/LFN A Rio Grande Valley conjunto band entertained a group of people at…

Los Fresnos Community Celebrates EMS Week

Los Fresnos Community Celebrates EMS Week by Tony Vindell/LFN The jobs first responders do whenever an emergency situation arises are recognized…

2018 Friends of the Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library Scholarship Recipients

2018 Friends of the Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library Scholarship Recipients Congratualations to this year’s Friends of the Library Scholarship Recipients Gina Monique Camacho and Jarod…

Could Rule Change Improve Rural Health Care in Texas?

Could Rule Change Improve Rural Health Care in Texas?

by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – There are more than 300 medically under-served communities in Texas that some groups say could be better served by a change in regulations. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, known as APRNs, are fully trained to treat and diagnose acute and chronic…

Mental-Health Tips Offered for Returning Santa Fe Students

Mental-Health Tips Offered for Returning Santa Fe Students

by Eric Galatas SANTA FE, Texas – As Santa Fe High School students head back into the classroom today, mental-health experts want them to know that help is available. Holly Doggett, the executive director of the Texas chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, says…

Texas Communities Planting Seeds of Protection Before Next Big Storm

Texas Communities Planting Seeds of Protection Before Next Big Storm by Stephanie Carson SAN ANTONIO – Hurricane Harvey left its mark on the Houston area, tying…

Texas A&M Couple Overcomes Obstacles, Thrives On Road To Graduation

Texas A&M Couple Overcomes Obstacles, Thrives On Road To Graduation by Elena Watts, Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications COLLEGE STATION — Hillary and Scott Oswald…

Study: Texas Has High Rate of Food Insecurity, Hunger

Study: Texas Has High Rate of Food Insecurity, Hunger by Mark Richardson LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas ranks among the top states in the country for…

Parents of Teen Killed in Car Crash Urge Texans to Buckle Up

Parents of Teen Killed in Car Crash Urge Texans to Buckle Up TxDOT launches ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign to reduce unbelted injuries, fatalities AUSTIN – On…