Clark Named to All-State Choir at Area Competition

Clark Named to All-State Choir at Area Competition Los Fresnos High School junior Kathleen Clark was selected to the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir at the Area…

Mendez Graduates Early, Signs LOI with Purdue

Mendez Graduates Early, Signs LOI with Purdue

  Michael Mendez, the Los Fresnos High School offensive lineman who was voted District 32-6A Lineman of the Year, has signed a Letter of Intent to play football at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Mendez earned enough credits to complete requirements for early graduation.…

Lady Falcons Represent In All Star Volleyball Game

Lady Falcons Represent In All Star Volleyball Game

DONNA – During the recently completed 2014 volleyball season, two Lower Valley teams dominated the volleyball scene, the Los Fresnos Lady Falcons and the Brownsville Veterans Lady Chargers. Though the Lady Falcons were able to win 3 out of the 4 times these two teams played…

District Recognizes Student Athletes’ Exemplary Achievements

District Recognizes Student Athletes’ Exemplary Achievements At the last regular Los Fresnos Independent School District meeting the Board of Trustees recognized…

LADY FALCONS FALL IN SWEET 16, SEASON ENDS IN SAN ANTONIO

LADY FALCONS FALL IN SWEET 16, SEASON ENDS IN SAN ANTONIO SAN ANTONIO—Taking on San Antonio Churchill, the defending Region 4 Champion and the UIL State…

Los Fresnos Falcons Celebrate Playoff Victory

Los Fresnos Falcons Celebrate Playoff Victory Moments after Los Fresnos edged Del Rio, 13-12, in a Class 6A Division I playoff…

Falcons Share District 32-6A Title; Head to Bi-District Finals

Falcons Share District 32-6A Title; Head to Bi-District Finals Falcons Defeat Golden Eagles for District 32-6A Title With their 49-0 win over the Brownsville…

Merry Christmas from Grace Heritage Ranch

Merry Christmas from Grace Heritage Ranch

All of us at Grace Heritage Ranch would like to take this time to wish you all a very merry and blessed Christmas!  Thank you for your support and encouragement to us this past year.  We pass along to you a written narrative of a…

An Addiction Begins: Lottery Tickets as Gifts for Kids

An Addiction Begins: Lottery Tickets as Gifts for Kids

by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – As the available shopping time left before Christmas quickly slips away, the National Council on Problem Gambling is reminding Texas parents lottery tickets should not end up as stocking stuffers in the last-minute rush for gifts. Psychologist and family…

Texas Troopers Target Thanksgiving Drunk Drivers

Texas Troopers Target Thanksgiving Drunk Drivers by John Michaelson/TNS HOUSTON, Texas – The Texas Highway Patrol will be out in full…

Sea Turtle Rescue – Cold Stunned Turtles Need Help During Freeze

Sea Turtle Rescue – Cold Stunned Turtles Need Help During Freeze When the weather turns cold for long periods of time, biologists and game wardens prepare…

Chief Justice Hecht: Texas Must Back Promises to Veterans

Chief Justice Hecht: Texas Must Back Promises to Veterans by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – They have put their lives on the line for…

Retaining Texas Justice: $500 Million in Free Legal Help

Retaining Texas Justice: $500 Million in Free Legal Help by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – This is National Pro Bono Week, and while it…

Show Season Begins for Los Fresnos FFA Students

Show Season Begins for Los Fresnos FFA Students

Either at their homes or the Los Fresnos High School Agriculture Barn, Los Fresnos FFA students have been preparing their animals for the big shows coming up in the spring season. Others have been working diligently on arts and crafts projects. The spring schedule includes:…

Good Weather Expected for Elvis Festival Saturday

Good Weather Expected for Elvis Festival Saturday

Good weather is expected for the 22nd Annual Elvis Festival at Little Graceland in Los Fresnos Saturday, Jan. 17. The Festival was originally scheduled for Jan. 10, but rain and cold weather forced the postponement to this coming Saturday. The festival is expected to attract…

Zumbathon and Toy Drive Bring Smiles to Local Children

Zumbathon and Toy Drive Bring Smiles to Local Children Two separate events brought numerous toy donations for local Los Fresnos children.  The first of…

Los Fresnos Christmas Parade Scheduled Saturday

Los Fresnos Christmas Parade Scheduled Saturday All Los Fresnos CISD schools will be participating in the annual Los Fresnos Christmas parade,…

Boots on Ground Endurance Mud Run Scheduled for this Weekend

Boots on Ground Endurance Mud Run Scheduled for this Weekend The Boots on Ground Endurance Mud Run is scheduled for this Saturday, November 8th! The…

Tailgate Scheduled for Friday; Costume Rules Announced

Tailgate Scheduled for Friday; Costume Rules Announced It’s the final home game of the regular season for the Los Fresnos Falcons Friday,…

A Brief History of Los Fresnos

A Brief History of Los Fresnos

Retired Los Fresnos High School teacher, former mayor, owner of Keillor Construction & Lumber Inc and local historian James A. Keillor drafted his A Brief History of Los Fresnos while attending UT-Brownsville while a student in Dr. William L. Adams’ class. The full document can…

Annual Christmas Parade Brings Los Fresnos Together for the Holiday Season

Annual Christmas Parade Brings Los Fresnos Together for the Holiday Season

On December 13th the Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Fresnos held their Annual Christmas Parade and Park celebration. This years theme having been “Una Posada Mexicana”. The Parade began at 5:00 p.m. and saw a few new comers to the…

Tale of Two Chambers

Tale of Two Chambers Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce locks arms with Lower Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce…

Expanded Food and Nutrition Program Benefiting Los Fresnos Community

Expanded Food and Nutrition Program Benefiting Los Fresnos Community The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) helps adults, young families and youth. EFNEP…

Los Fresnos Chamber Learns About South Texas Cheese Factory

Los Fresnos Chamber Learns About South Texas Cheese Factory Bayview Factory Owner Explains Operation to Board Members The Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce…

State Farm Officially Joins Community with Ribbon Cutting Oct. 9th

State Farm Officially Joins Community with Ribbon Cutting Oct. 9th The Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new State…

National Immigration Battle Takes Center Stage in Texas

National Immigration Battle Takes Center Stage in Texas

by John Michaelson/TNS BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Texas is center stage at press time in the national battle over immigration reform, with a court hearing on the lawsuit filed over President Barack Obama’s executive action. About two dozen states, including Texas, are seeking an injunction against…

State vs. Local: A Texas Battle for Power in 2015 Session

State vs. Local: A Texas Battle for Power in 2015 Session

by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Lawmakers convened at the state capitol in Austin Tuesday, January 13th, for the start of the 2015 legislature. Among the issues expected to be debated in this session is state versus local authority. Governor-elect Greg Abbott has proposed the…

Maternal Alcohol Use to Impact Thousands of Texas Babies This Year

Maternal Alcohol Use to Impact Thousands of Texas Babies This Year by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – It is completely preventable, but there will be some…

Dry, Seasoned Wood Means Best Blazes for Heating Home

Dry, Seasoned Wood Means Best Blazes for Heating Home by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Burning a cleaner fire in that woodstove or fireplace…

Back of the Pack: Texas Trails in Tobacco-Prevention Spending

Back of the Pack: Texas Trails in Tobacco-Prevention Spending by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – The latest report on how well states are funding…

One Last Indulgence Before Your New Year’s Resolutions Kick In

One Last Indulgence Before  Your New Year’s Resolutions Kick In (StatePoint) After weeks of yuletide indulgence, it’s time to think about New Year’s resolutions. Before…