LFCISD Board Meeting Highlights: 2015-16 Calendar Approved

LFCISD Board Meeting Highlights: 2015-16 Calendar Approved The 2015-16 Academic Calendar was approved by the Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting Monday…

LFHS Girls Win State Powerlifting Championship

LFHS Girls Win State Powerlifting Championship

Led by five individual state champions, Los Fresnos High School won the Class 6A championship at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association state meet in Corpus Christi Saturday. LFHS had 47 points to easily outdistance runner-up San Benito, which finished second with 35 points.…

Special Needs Student Plays Basketball; Scores 2 Points

Special Needs Student Plays Basketball; Scores 2 Points

Jose Vidal Garcia, 22-year-old special needs senior at the Los Fresnos High School, has been always competitive in Special Olympics events. But Marco Hinojosa, one of his teachers and LFHS boys’ basketball coach, knew that Jose had the athletic ability to play basketball. After seeing…

Three Ways Your Technology Can Help You Go Green This Earth Day

Three Ways Your Technology Can Help You Go Green This Earth Day

(StatePoint) These days, there’s no reason why you can’t be both tech-savvy and an environmentalist. More gadgets and technical appliances are trending green, and this Earth Day is the perfect time to learn how you can adopt some of these innovations in your life. To…

Earth Day Texas Expands to Three-Day Interactive Event

Earth Day Texas Expands to Three-Day Interactive Event

by Eric Galatas/TNS DALLAS – Earth Day Texas is celebrating its fifth anniversary by expanding into a three-day event this weekend in Dallas. Organizers say the event has grown into the nation’s largest Earth Day gathering, bringing more than 200,000 people to historic Fair Park.…

TX Lawmakers Hear Fertilizer Explosion Bill

TX Lawmakers Hear Fertilizer Explosion Bill by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board called the 2013 fire…

Workers Target Tax Day to Strike for Higher Pay

Workers Target Tax Day to Strike for Higher Pay by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Texas workers are planning a new round of protests…

Volunteer Vacation – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Volunteer Vacation – Texas Parks and Wildlife April is National Volunteer Month and while some folks like a chance to get away…

New Group Focused on Equality for Texas LGBT Community

New Group Focused on Equality for Texas LGBT Community by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – As the legal battle continues in Texas over same-sex…

CATCH Health Expo Planned at Lopez-Riggins Elementary

CATCH Health Expo Planned at Lopez-Riggins Elementary

The public is invited to a Health Expo at Lopez-Riggins Elementary from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 24 as part of the school district’s CATCH initiative. CATCH is an acronym for Coordinated Approach to Child Health, and the program has been implemented in several Los Fresnos…

HEB Sampling Showcase Results in $2,500 Contribution

HEB Sampling Showcase Results in $2,500 Contribution

H-E-B shoppers on Paredes Line Road in Brownsville was a noisy and fun place to be Wednesday during the store’s Sampling Showcase that raised $2,500 for Los Fresnos High School. H-E-B hosted the two-hour event for the Los Fresnos CISD Wednesday evening. Dozens Los Fresnos…

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day This May!

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day This May! Fifty comics will be available for free at participating comic shops on Saturday May 2,…

Essay Contest Announced by The Cesar Chavez Foundation and American Public Education Foundation

Essay Contest Announced by The Cesar Chavez Foundation and American Public Education Foundation How Does Cesar Chavez Inspire You? How has civil rights and farm labor leader Cesar…

Golf Tournament to Benefit Student Scholarships

Golf Tournament to Benefit Student Scholarships Area golfers are invited to participate in the 29th Annual Leo Aguilar Memorial Golf Tournament…

Hundreds Turn Out for Transportation Fair

Hundreds Turn Out for Transportation Fair More than 200 Olmito community residents attended a Connected Communities Multimodal and Active Transportation Fair…

Los Fresnos Police Detective Selina Conde Given Life Saving Award

Los Fresnos Police Detective Selina Conde Given Life Saving Award

Detective Selina Conde was recognized by the Police department and City Council at the council meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was recognized for her outstanding performance and exemplary attention to duty. On Monday, January 19, 2015, Detective Conde was dispatched to a residence…

Boots On Ground Group Recognized by City

Boots On Ground Group Recognized by City

Mando Guerrero, Celina Gonzales, Javier Mendez, Jeffrey Rosas, Mary Cardona and Leroy Diaz were given the Boots On Ground award in recognition of their determined efforts and time put in to the mud run obstacle course and the 5K & 10K run. City Manager, Mark…

Hustle and Bustle

Hustle and Bustle Los Fresnos Seeing Busy Construction Traffic Much new construction has been the norm in and…

Free Wi-Fi in the Los Fresnos Community Park

Free Wi-Fi in the Los Fresnos Community Park The City of Los Fresnos, in conjunction with the Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library, is…

South Texas, North Mexico Border Region Staged for Economic Boom

South Texas, North Mexico Border Region Staged for Economic Boom The Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting at the Los Fresnos Inn…

New Los Fresnos Walmart Opens for Shoppers

New Los Fresnos Walmart Opens for Shoppers New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in…

Corporations Admit to Tax Havens, Avoiding $600 Billion in U.S. Taxes

Corporations Admit to Tax Havens, Avoiding $600 Billion in U.S. Taxes

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Congressional hearings in the past few years made headlines exposing how Apple and Microsoft moved money overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. But as a new report shows, these name-brand companies aren’t alone. Matt Gardner, executive director with the…

One in Five Texas Households Went Hungry in 2014

One in Five Texas Households Went Hungry in 2014

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps – now known as SNAP benefits – a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows that millions of Americans still are struggling to put food…

New Report Shows Texas Tax System Skewed

New Report Shows Texas Tax System Skewed by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – In order for Texas to meet its infrastructure and…

Five Years after Oil Spill, Wildlife Still Struggling

Five Years after Oil Spill, Wildlife Still Struggling by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Five years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11…

More Children Benefiting from Better Nutrition Standards

More Children Benefiting from Better Nutrition Standards by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – School breakfast is getting healthier and reaching more children,…

Report: Almost Half of TX Online Job Ads Require College Degrees

Report: Almost Half of TX Online Job Ads Require College Degrees by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has the 10th best online labor market in…