Students Learn Skills From Experienced Engineer

Students Learn Skills From Experienced Engineer Students at Los Fresnos United and Los Fresnos High School have an opportunity to learn engineering from one of the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 marriage, a new group is forming to help members of the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community overcome challenges in all aspects of their daily lives. Kelsey Snapp, a…

Preparations Under Way in Texas for 45th Annual Earth Day

Preparations Under Way in Texas for 45th Annual Earth Day

by John Michaelson/TNS DALLAS – With the springlike weather that’s now being enjoyed across Texas, residents are busy making plans and getting ready for next month’s 45th annual Earth Day celebration. Jillian Moch, communications associate for Earth Day Texas, said they’re expecting around 75,000 people…

A Healthy Start: More Texas Children Eating School Breakfast

A Healthy Start: More Texas Children Eating School Breakfast by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – More kids across the state and the country are…

A Healthy Start: More Texas Children Eating School Breakfast

A Healthy Start: More Texas Children Eating School Breakfast by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – More kids across the state and the country are…

Coverage or Penalties: Sunday is Deadline for ACA Health Plan

Coverage or Penalties: Sunday is Deadline for ACA Health Plan by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – There are just days left for those in need…

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…

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, 2015 (BALTIMORE, MD) — The biggest free comic book event of the year is taking place on Saturday May 2nd where anyone can go to a participating comic book shop…

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 Chavez inspired you? That question about this American hero is being asked to students in grades 6 – 12 nationwide in an essay contest sponsored by the Cesar Chavez Foundation…

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…

Scenes from This Year’s Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo

Scenes from This Year’s Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo Victor Moreno shot these great videos of events at this year’s Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo…

Students Ready for Cameron County Livestock Show

Students Ready for Cameron County Livestock Show The Cameron County Fair and Livestock Show begins its three-day run at the Los Fresnos…

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 stores and online LOS FRESNOS, Texas, March 3, 2015 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, March 11, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is…

Chamber of Commerce Provides Insight On ADA Compliance for Local Businesses

Chamber of Commerce Provides Insight On ADA Compliance for Local Businesses

Continues to bring more Networking Opportunities The Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce held its second general meeting of the year and continues to deliver on its focus to bring more networking opportunities to its members.  At the Tuesday, February 24, 2015 general meeting, the…

Badeaux to Continue as Director of Miss Los Fresnos Pageant

Badeaux to Continue as Director of Miss Los Fresnos Pageant In 1993 Henry and Ethel Whipple wanted “intellect and beauty to represent this town” and…

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…

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…

Tale of Two Chambers

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

Advocates Push for Birth Control Access for Young Parents

Advocates Push for Birth Control Access for Young Parents

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Reproductive health advocates are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow teen parents age 15 and older to get birth control without the consent of their parents or guardians. The House State Affairs Committee heard testimony Wednesday…

Texans Taking Precautions for Poison Prevention Week

Texans Taking Precautions for Poison Prevention Week

by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – During National Poison Prevention Week last week, local experts said simple steps around the home can help reduce the chances of accidental poisoning, especially among children. Poisoning is the leading cause of death from injuries in the U.S. Lizette…

As Spring Break Proves Deadly Each Year, TxDOT Pushes Alcohol Awareness Campaign

As Spring Break Proves Deadly Each Year, TxDOT Pushes Alcohol Awareness Campaign TxDOT reminds Spring Breakers about harsh, long-term consequences of drinking AUSTIN – Spring Break is…

A Struggle for Many Texans: Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

A Struggle for Many Texans: Getting A Good Night’s Sleep by John Michaelson/TNS ABILENE, Texas – Like food, water and oxygen, sleep is one of…

Early Treatment Key for Texans with Eating Disorders

Early Treatment Key for Texans with Eating Disorders by John Michaelson/TNS BUFFALO GAP, Texas – Like many other conditions, when it comes to…

A Sunny Picture: Solar Industry Jobs in Texas Growing

A Sunny Picture: Solar Industry Jobs in Texas Growing by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – The sun is shining a bit brighter on the…