Brownsville PD Donates Backpacks to Olmito Elementary

Brownsville PD Donates Backpacks to Olmito Elementary The Brownsville Police Department, with assistance of several sponsoring businesses, donated 70 backs full of school supplies to Olmito Elementary…

Consul Quilantan Arenas Celebrates Diez y Seis de Septiembre in Harlingen

Consul Quilantan Arenas Celebrates Diez y Seis de Septiembre in Harlingen

HARLINGEN, Texas – In celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, the City of Harlingen is hosting the annual “Mexican Independence Day Celebration,” an evening filled with music and pageantry of the Mexican culture from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Harlingen…

Annual State Sales Tax Holiday August 7th through 9th

Annual State Sales Tax Holiday August 7th through 9th

The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 7-9 as families prepare for the return of their children to school, State Rep. Rene Oliveira announced Thursday. As in previous years, the three-day tax holiday exempts most clothing, shoes, school supplies, book bags…

Los Fresnos Alum Attends Annual A-PRIME TIME Summer Conference

Los Fresnos Alum Attends Annual A-PRIME TIME Summer Conference Photos and story by Rocky Villafranca Jr./LFN Los Fresnos High School alumni Alexis Villafranca traveled…

Los Fresnos Celebrates the 4th of July

Los Fresnos Celebrates the 4th of July by Rocky Villafranca Jr./LFN Los Fresnos celebrated 239 years of American freedom at this year’s…

Los Fresnos 4th Of July Celebration & Red, White, and Blue Community Parade

Los Fresnos 4th Of July Celebration & Red, White, and Blue Community Parade Saturday, July 4, 2015 This year’s Los Fresnos 4th of July Celebration will once again…

Ethel L Whipple Memorial Library Honors Local Heroes During Summer Reading Program

Ethel L Whipple Memorial Library Honors Local Heroes During Summer Reading Program During the summer months the staff at Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library will present the…

Report: New Overtime Rule Would Help Texas Women, Families

Report: New Overtime Rule Would Help Texas Women, Families

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Single mothers and women of color stand to gain the most from the Obama administration’s new overtime rules. That’s the conclusion of a new study by MomsRising and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The new rules would raise…

Texas Leads Nation in Wind Power

Texas Leads Nation in Wind Power

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Texas leads the nation in total output of wind energy, according to two new reports from the federal Department of Energy. The Lone Star State has installed more than 14,000 megawatts of power – more than twice as much…

Show Dad He’s Your Hero this Father’s Day

Show Dad He’s Your Hero this Father’s Day (StatePoint) If Dad is your hero, Father’s Day is the perfect time to let him…

Tips to Get Faster, Stronger and More Flexible

Tips to Get Faster, Stronger and More Flexible (StatePoint) If you work out a couple times a week, you are on the right…

Three Easy Changes You Can Make Today to Meet Your Long-Term Diet Goals

Three Easy Changes You Can Make Today to Meet Your Long-Term Diet Goals (StatePoint) The biggest hurdles to sticking to a new diet are convenience and flavor. Who…

Clean-up Planned to Protect Barton Creek

Clean-up Planned to Protect Barton Creek by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Summer is here, and that means a trip to…

Lady Falcons Trounce Nikki Rowe

Lady Falcons Trounce Nikki Rowe

Los Fresnos Beats Rival Lady Warriors with 25-17, 25-20, 26-24 Victory It doesn’t seem that long ago that the Lady Falcons faced the Lady Warriors. The last time they competed, they were both vying for the Class 6A regional quarterfinal trophy at the Harlingen South…

New Turf, New Season!

New Turf, New Season!

Football practice resumed on Monday, August 3, 2015 in preparation for the 2015-2016 Falcons Football season.  Student players were eager to break in the new turf as their first practice kicked off on the LFHS Mini-Stadium turf.  The Mini-Stadium which is located on the east…

Alexandria Cano Signs with University of St. Thomas

Alexandria Cano Signs with University of St. Thomas Alexandria Cano was one of the star players of last years Los Fresnos Lady Falcons…

Los Fresnos Pony League Represent Well at World Series

Los Fresnos Pony League Represent Well at World Series Photos and story by  Rocky Villafranca Jr./LFN Los Fresnos Pony League Softball teams made the…

LFHS to Co-Sponsor Volleyball Camp July 27-31

LFHS to Co-Sponsor Volleyball Camp July 27-31 Los Fresnos High School and the South Texas Juniors Volleyball Club will co-sponsor the Summer…

Four Los Fresnos Pony League Teams Set to Play World Series

Four Los Fresnos Pony League Teams Set to Play World Series Los Fresnos Pony League has had an outstanding season with not one, not two, but…

Consulate of Mexico at Brownsville, Rodolfo Quilantan Receives Key to City

Consulate of Mexico at Brownsville, Rodolfo Quilantan Receives Key to City

The key to the city was officially received by the Consulate of Mexico at Brownsville, Rodolfo Quilantan Arenas, at the last city council meeting held on August 11, 2015. Quilantan has displayed a strong commitment to work together with the City of Los Fresnos as…

Los Fresnos Participates In Proclaiming August 31 UTRGV Day

Los Fresnos Participates In Proclaiming August 31 UTRGV Day

A Valley wide effort was made by UTRGV representatives, on behalf of the University, to accept the recently adopted proclamations declaring August 31 as UTRGV Day. Several cities from the four county area showed their support for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley by…

It Is All About Where LFCISD Is Going

It Is All About Where LFCISD Is Going Salazar Presents Vision of School District’s Future and Celebration of Its Past Superintendent of Schools…

Consul of Mexico Donates Books to Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library

Consul of Mexico Donates Books to Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library On July 27, 2015, a donation of books was made to the Ethel L. Whipple…

Los Fresnos Youth Learn About Life as a Police Officer

Los Fresnos Youth Learn About Life as a Police Officer Officers Norman Esquivel and Javin Morales of the Los Fresnos Police Department were greeted, on…

Industrial Projects in Cameron County and Possible Local Impact

Industrial Projects in Cameron County and Possible Local Impact On Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce held it’s third in…

Being a Graduate Student Away from a University Can Stink, But in a Good Way

Being a Graduate Student Away from a University Can Stink, But in a Good Way

by Kathleen Phillips/TAMU BEAUMONT — The whiff of stink bugs was expected. Walking through farm fields in southeast Texas, an entomologist mainly uses vision to spot insects and relies on years of education and field experience to mentally catalog which are good bugs and which…

Magazine: U.S. Failing Mothers in Paid Maternity Leave

Magazine: U.S. Failing Mothers in Paid Maternity Leave

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. is dramatically behind the rest of the world in providing adequate support for mothers to spend time with their newborn babies, according to an investigative report by In These Times magazine. Sharon Lerner, the report’s author, found…

Texas Tech University Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

Texas Tech University Celebrates Women’s Equality Day by Eric Galatas LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech University is celebrating Women’s Equality Day in…

Campaign Launches to Protect Equal Rights in Houston

Campaign Launches to Protect Equal Rights in Houston by Eric Galatas/TNS HOUSTON – A coalition of 35 organizations is mounting “Houston Unites,” a…

Study: Texas Voter ID Law Kept Voters from the Polls

Study: Texas Voter ID Law Kept Voters from the Polls by Eric Galatas/TNS HOUSTON – Texas’ voter ID law kept some voters away from the…

Clean Power Plan Could Have Texas Breathing Easier

Clean Power Plan Could Have Texas Breathing Easier by Eric Galatas/TNS HOUSTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken a significant step…