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…

Halloween Haunted House Creates Spooky Experience

Halloween Haunted House Creates Spooky Experience

by Tony Vindell/LFN Los Fresnos Halloween Festival is now history but this year’s event was not just about passing out candies and getting prizes for best costumes. The festival was held in conjunction with the monthly Under the Stars Artisans Market and that might have…

Brownville Holds Three Festivals this Month

Brownville Holds Three Festivals this Month

by Tony Vindell/LFN Area residents have been treated to three festivals this month in Brownsville, making this city one of the Rio Grande Valley busiest when it comes to bringing people together to celebrate some of the things they enjoy. The three events – Beerfest,…

SPI Birding Center Hosts Monarch Butterfly Day

SPI Birding Center Hosts Monarch Butterfly Day by Tony Vindell/LFN Everything people need to know about the fascinating monarch butterfly will be…

Three Day Conjunto Festival This Weekend in Los Fresnos

Three Day Conjunto Festival This Weekend in Los Fresnos by Tony Vindell/LFN It’s conjunto time in Los Fresnos folks! The first annual festival in…

Dia de los Muertos Exhibit on Display in Harlingen

Dia de los Muertos Exhibit on Display in Harlingen by Tony Vindell/LFN Nov. 2 is All Soul’s Day and for many people from San…

Los Fresnos CISD 2018 Homecoming

Los Fresnos CISD 2018 Homecoming by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2018 Homecoming Parade took place here in Los Fresnos and judging…

Plastic Pollution: What to Know

Plastic Pollution: What to Know

(StatePoint) Plastics are an increasingly widespread pollutant, according to environmental experts, harming ecosystems and wildlife as well as endangering human health. One of the largest worldwide industries driving this crisis — the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector which offers such things as soft drinks,…

3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

(StatePoint) November is American Diabetes Month, and a good time to sort fact from fiction regarding this serious disease. Here are three common diabetes myths — debunked, with the help of Nutrisystem Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) and Courtney McCormick, dietitian for Nutrisystem. Myth: I’m a healthy…

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,…

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…

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…

Falcons Shut Out by Permian

Falcons Shut Out by Permian

by Billy Watson/LFN ODESSA – The Los Fresnos Falcons knew they were up against former state champion Odessa Permian, but they were in for much more. The Falcons (2-3) suffered a 56-0 loss in their non-district finale against the Panthers (3-2) on Friday, September 28…

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,…

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…

Gourmet Hot Dogs Available in Los Fresnos

Gourmet Hot Dogs Available in Los Fresnos

by Tony Vindell/LFN There is no need to go to Chicago or to the Mexican state of Sonora to grab some the world’s best known gourmet hot dogs. Consumers can get them at Main Street Hot Dogs off Highway 100 in Los Fresnos. More than…

Los Fresnos Voters Elect Two New Commissioners

Los Fresnos Voters Elect Two New Commissioners

by Tony Vindell/LFN Los Fresnos voters have elected two new members to serve on the city council and a new trustee to the local school board in the Nov. 6 midterm election. James Herrera ousted city councilman JavIer Mendez by 12 votes, or 716 to…

Volunteers, Donations Needed for Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Volunteers, Donations Needed for Annual Thanksgiving Feast by Tony Vindell/LFN The annual Thanksgiving Feast is just around the corner and volunteers and…

Construction of New Los Fresnos City Hall Begins, Hailed as Historic

Construction of New Los Fresnos City Hall Begins, Hailed as Historic by Tony Vindell/LFN Construction of the new Los Fresnos City Hall has officially begun and…

Local Beauty Shop Marks 17th Year in Business

Local Beauty Shop Marks 17th Year in Business Story and photos by Tony Vindell/LFN Some businesses come and go like the wind, others…

Los Fresnos’ First Conjunto Festival Draws Big Crowds, Success

Los Fresnos’ First Conjunto Festival Draws Big Crowds, Success by Tony Vindell/LFN The first annual Conjunto Festival held in Los Fresnos brought people from…

Experts Warn ACA Waivers Could Hike Rates on Pre-Existing Conditions

Experts Warn ACA Waivers Could Hike Rates on Pre-Existing Conditions

by Suzanne Potter AUSTIN, Texas – Some health experts are warning that insurance rates could rise significantly for people in the individual market who are between 50 and 64, or have a pre-existing condition – once states start taking advantage of new flexibility granted this week…

Days are Numbered for Early Voting in Texas

Days are Numbered for Early Voting in Texas

by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – The midterm election is about a week away, and Texans who want to avoid the polls on November 6 have just five days to vote early. On Election Day, voters can only cast a ballot at their assigned precinct. However,…

Federal Drug Price Transparency Proposal Wins Praise

Federal Drug Price Transparency Proposal Wins Praise by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Consumer groups are praising a proposal by the Trump administration to require…

Farm Bill Expiration Stalls Conservation Efforts on Farms

Farm Bill Expiration Stalls Conservation Efforts on Farms by Stephanie Carson SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas – While Senators were moving forward with the confirmation of…

Older Texans Need More Protection from Financial Abuse, Group Says

Older Texans Need More Protection from Financial Abuse, Group Says by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – Experts say almost every day, an older Texan is…

Is U.S. Postal Service Too Popular to Privatize?

Is U.S. Postal Service Too Popular to Privatize? by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – President Donald Trump’s announced intention in April to reform the…