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…

HEB “Helping Heroes” Project Honors and Serves Los Fresnos Emergency Services Personnel

HEB “Helping Heroes” Project Honors and Serves Los Fresnos Emergency Services Personnel

Commemorating September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance Brownsville H.E.B. #446 located on the corner of Paredes Line Road and Ruben Torres Blvd. recognized our local men and women – firefighters, police officers and medical first responders – by coming out to…

Little Rodeo Draws Crowd in Los Fresnos

Little Rodeo Draws Crowd in Los Fresnos

by Tony Vindell/LFN A rodeo, featuring little cowboys and cowgirls from Torreon, Mexico, was held in Los Fresnos but the crowd was not what its promoters had expected. Less than 300 people attended the two days of the rodeo held Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday,…

Los Fresnos Hosts First Taco Eating Contest

Los Fresnos Hosts First Taco Eating Contest by Tony Vindell/LFN A taco eating contest was held in Los Fresnos recently, making it…

Little Cowboys from Torreon, Mexico to Perform in Los Fresnos

Little Cowboys from Torreon, Mexico to Perform in Los Fresnos   by Tony Vindell/LFN The Los Fresnos rodeo grounds will host two rodeos this weekend.…

Taco Eating Contest This Saturday in Los Fresnos

Taco Eating Contest This Saturday in Los Fresnos by Tony Vindell/LFN Get ready to eat as many tacos as you possibly can- or…

Los Fresnos Holds ‘I Tune Out Drugs’ Back to School Fair

Los Fresnos Holds ‘I Tune Out Drugs’ Back to School Fair Story and photos by Tony Vindell/LFN Hundreds of students attended the second annual Night Out…

What Parents Should Know About Their Child’s Eye Health

What Parents Should Know About Their Child’s Eye Health

(StatePoint) Parents know that seeing clearly is important for their kid’s success in the classroom, but many are not taking their child to get annual eye exams. This is a problem because many kids don’t know what seeing clearly looks like. According to a recent…

Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?

Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?

(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by…

Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options

Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options (StatePoint) While mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, they have been slowly rising over…

Is Your Child’s School Promoting Healthy Habits or Junk Food?

Is Your Child’s School Promoting Healthy Habits or Junk Food? (StatePoint) Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors — these…

How Ready is Your Child for the New School Year?

How Ready is Your Child for the New School Year? (StatePoint) Backpack and supplies — check! So, what’s left to do before going back to…

4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children with Autism

4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children with Autism (StatePoint) Transitional times of the year mean shifting schedules, which can be particularly challenging for…

Falcons Lose First Non-Conference Game

Falcons Lose First Non-Conference Game

by Tony Vindell/LFN Los Fresnos Falcons lost it first game of the season but the team was looking to improve at its next game. The Falcons played the Montwood Rams on Friday, Aug, 31 and lost by three points, 16 to 13 in a non-conference…

Sun Bae Taekwando Academy Holds Belt Test

Sun Bae Taekwando Academy Holds Belt Test

37 Students Achieve New Rank Sun Bae Taekwando Academy held a belt test last Thursday, August 2 and again on Friday, August 3. Around 37 students from different age groups took the test. A belt test at the academy is when students display progress and…

Tarpon Pee Wee Football Players Needed

Tarpon Pee Wee Football Players Needed by Tony Vindell/LFN Youngsters interested in playing in the Tarpon Pee Wee Football season are…

Los Fresnos Students Represent at Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Los Fresnos Students Represent at Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship Three Los Fresnos students were recognized for their preparations and success at international highest level…

Taekwodo Academy Teaches Self Defense Tactics

Taekwodo Academy Teaches Self Defense Tactics by Tony Vindell/LFN A new self-defense learning center has opened in the new Los Fresnos…

Local Martial Arts Instructor Inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Local Martial Arts Instructor Inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame On Saturday, July 21, 2018, Rene F. Garza was inducted into the United States Martial…

Students Learn About Global Change During Life Changing Trip to Merida

Students Learn About Global Change During Life Changing Trip to Merida

by Victoria Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Nine students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley spent a week in Mérida, on the Yucatán peninsula in México, as part of a study abroad trip focused on global change. The bilingual course – led by Dr. Teresa Patricia Feria-Arroyo,…

Henderson Road Widening Project Awaits Approval

Henderson Road Widening Project Awaits Approval

by Tony Vindell/LFN A project to widen the crossings at Henderson Road has been in the works for some time and the matter is often mentioned at the end of every meeting of Los Fresnos City Council. As motorists go on a section of the…

Community Commemorates 9/11

Community Commemorates 9/11 by Tony Vindell/LFN The Sept., 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the nation were commemorated with…

Boys & Girls Club Gets Annual Budget Increase

Boys & Girls Club Gets Annual Budget Increase by Tony Vindell/LFN The Los Fresnos Boys & Girls Club received a $20,000 boost to…

White-winged Dove Season Opens This Weekend

White-winged Dove Season Opens This Weekend by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2018-19 Texas dove season opens this weekend. Hunters have the first…

Second Phase of City’s Nature Park Near Completion

Second Phase of City’s Nature Park Near Completion by Tony Vindell/LFN Construction of the city’s Nature Park is moving along as Phase 2…

Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Methane Emission Rules

Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Methane Emission Rules

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, announced the agency will roll back rules that limit emissions of methane, benzene and other pollutants at oil and gas operations. The proposal comes after the Trump administration recently rolled…

New Tool Grades Integrity of Organic Labels

New Tool Grades Integrity of Organic Labels

by Eric Galatas STRATFORD, Texas – Shoppers can now choose between organic dairy products produced by large-scale factory operations and those produced by family farms. Mark Kastel, co-founder and senior farm policy analyst with the Cornucopia Institute, said there are now essentially two organic product lines.…

Report: Fracking Stresses Texas Water Supplies

Report: Fracking Stresses Texas Water Supplies by Eric Galatas AMARILLO, Texas – The oil and gas industry’s thirst for water –…

Volunteers to Build Playground for Kids Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Volunteers to Build Playground for Kids Affected by Hurricane Harvey by Eric Galatas GONZALES, Texas – On Saturday, one year after Hurricane Harvey rocked southeast Texas,…

Report Examines Failures to Protect Vulnerable Texans During Harvey

Report Examines Failures to Protect Vulnerable Texans During Harvey by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – After Hurricane Harvey in 2017, a viral photo of residents…

Groups Say TX Military Detention Centers Riddled with Toxic Waste

Groups Say TX Military Detention Centers Riddled with Toxic Waste by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – From the toxic stress of being separated from families, environmental…