Leadership Day Held at Palmer-Laakso Elementary

Leadership Day Held at Palmer-Laakso Elementary On Friday, May 1, 2015 Palmer-Laakso Elementary hosted a Leadership Day assembly where several people from the community were invited…

Gonzalez & Lerma sign with Graceland University

Gonzalez & Lerma sign with Graceland University

Two outstanding student athletes from Los Fresnos signed on to play collegiate sports for Iowa’s Graceland University last week. Karina Gonzalez, third baseman for the Lady Falcon’s softball team and Jose Lerma, defensive back who helped the Falcons reach the regional quarter finals this past…

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.…

Climate Change Could Wipe Out 1 in 6 Species

Climate Change Could Wipe Out 1 in 6 Species

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – A new study predicts that as the planet’s temperature rises, plant and animal species will become extinct at an increasing rate. The report combines data from every climate extinction model ever published to arrive at its conclusions. The study’s…

New Overtime Rules Could Give Texans Pay Raise

New Overtime Rules Could Give Texans Pay Raise

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week it was updating rules for paying overtime, a proposal backed by the Obama administration. Current rules exclude overtime pay for a wide range of salaried workers who earn more than $455…

Letter Carriers Seek to Stamp Out Hunger

Letter Carriers Seek to Stamp Out Hunger by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. postal workers will be hard at work this…

Postal Workers Hold Nationwide Protests

Postal Workers Hold Nationwide Protests by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Less than a week before their contract expires, postal…

Child Advocates Challenge Tax Cuts for Top Earners

Child Advocates Challenge Tax Cuts for Top Earners by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas House passed nearly $5 billion in sales…

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.…

Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Dual Ribbon Cutting

Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Dual Ribbon Cutting

Saturday, May 2, 2015 saw a double ribbon cutting for the Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce, a sign of the continued growth being experienced in the small business community. The Chamber welcomed The Nutrition and Bienestar Club and Lycamobile. Both businesses are located in…

Los Fresnos Welcomes Alas Mode Toys & Collectibles

Los Fresnos Welcomes Alas Mode Toys & Collectibles

On Friday, May 1, 2015, the Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce and Los Fresnos community welcomed new member and new local business Alas Mode Toys & Collectibles.  Armando Abrego, who is from Los Fresnos, opened his shop which offers toys, comic books, video games and…

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED Volunteers to Wait Tables to Fight Hunger in Los Fresnos Join the Leo Aguilar Foundation,…

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,…

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…

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,…

Global Connectivity in Our Own Backyard

Global Connectivity in Our Own Backyard

Business Networking Opportunities Continue for Los Fresnos In March the Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce began a series of three business presentations to bring awareness to the fact that our community WILL experience unprecedented growth in the very near future. The thrust of these…

The Christian Thrift Shop Continues to Serve Community

The Christian Thrift Shop Continues to Serve Community

The Christian Thrift Shop at 100 W. 7th Street (corner of W. 7th street and S. Arroyo Blvd) is a little known treasure in our city. Several years ago, the Los Fresnos United Methodist Church turned this home into a thrift store. It is managed…

Chamber of Commerce Presents New Chamber Member Plaques

Chamber of Commerce Presents New Chamber Member Plaques Executive Director of the Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce, Val Champion, delivered the quarterly…

Bikers For Christ Promote Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month

Bikers For Christ Promote Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month Bikers For Christ members John Peacock and Gary Snyder visited the City Council meeting on…

Manuel Abrego Receives RGV Walk of Fame Award

Manuel Abrego Receives RGV Walk of Fame Award Mr. Manuel Abrego, who has served the City of Los Fresnos for many years, was…

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…

New Overtime Rules Could Give Texans Pay Raise

New Overtime Rules Could Give Texans Pay Raise

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week it was updating rules for paying overtime, a proposal backed by the Obama administration. Current rules exclude overtime pay for a wide range of salaried workers who earn more than $455…

Hundreds March in Dilley Protesting Family Detentions

Hundreds March in Dilley Protesting Family Detentions

by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Several hundred immigrant rights advocates rallied in Dilley, Texas, on Saturday, May 2nd, to call for an end to family detentions. The protest kicks off a national week of action calling on the Obama Administration and Immigration and Customs…

Texas Ranks Low in Providing Businesses with Skilled Workers

Texas Ranks Low in Providing Businesses with Skilled Workers by Eric Galatas/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – By the year 2020, 62 percent of jobs 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…

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…

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…