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DOI Set to Change Wildlife Protections

DOI Set to Change Wildlife Protections

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas — The Trump administration is expected to finalize new rules that critics argue would weaken the Endangered Species Act. Hailey Hawkins is the Southern Rockies field representative with the Endangered Species Coalition. She said under current law, species listed as threatened automatically get the same protections as those listed as endangered. […]

AARP Warns of ‘Sticker Shock’ at Freestanding ERs

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Confusion by Texas consumers over freestanding emergency rooms has left many families with unexpected and unnecessary high medical bills. A new AARP survey of Texas freestanding ERs finds that, unlike urgent care clinics, many of freestanding ER billings are out-of-network for most insurers. Patients report sticker shock over surprise medical bills that […]

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Four LFHS Band Students Make All-Region Jazz

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Four Los Fresnos High School band members have qualified for All-Region Jazz Band and two of them have also made the Area Jazz Band. Bass guitarist Sam Guevara and percussionist Reagan Kretz both qualified for Area Jazz Band and will submit recordings to be considered for All-State Band. Guevara and Kretz, along […]

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Tickets for 30th Annual Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo on Sale Now

by Tony Vindell/LFN The 30th annual Los Fresnos Rodeo is about six weeks away and tickets for the city’s biggest event of the year went on sale Monday, Jan. 7. The three-day rodeo will be held Feb. 15, 16 and 17 at the rodeo grounds off Texas Highway 100 on the east part of town. […]

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Hundreds Take Plunge in Annual SPI Polar Bear Dip

by Tony Vindell/LFN Some 750 polar bears took a dip on a South Padre Island beach and many of them ran out as soon as they hit the cold waters typical during this time of year. The bears were actually humans of many sizes and ages that participated in the 21st annual celebration to bid […]

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Area Residents Show Their Skill on Ice Rink

by Tony Vindell/LFN Some people like to spend the last days of the year with relatives. Others like to travel sometimes to places too far away, while some prefer to stay home instead of going through a lot of stress thinking about what to do next. So why not finishing the end of the year […]

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Tips for Mitigating Holiday Depression and Stress

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – While many people look forward to holiday festivities with friends and family, for others this time of year can intensify stress, sadness and depression. Some people have increased anxiety due to travel obligations, or the expenses of gift giving. Others neglect self-care, trying to make the holidays special for family […]

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Cameron County Events Center Nears Completion

by Tony Vindell/LFN The newest and more aesthetically designed place for public gatherings near the border and by the sea is nearing completion. It’s the Cameron County Events Center that has been under construction since February 2018 at Isla Blanca Park, or the flagship of the county’s parks system. The multi-million-dollar center will provide a […]

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Never Forget: What the Past Can Teach Us About Today’s Problems

(StatePoint) While history may feel like the distant past (and something you may think you don’t need to know much about outside the classroom), many experts believe it can offer valuable lessons for today. In the case of World War II, author Kim Dana Kupperman says the stories that came out of this dark time […]

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Winter Season for Red Snapper Fishing is Back

by Tony Vindell/LFN Tired of having ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and all of the traditional dishes that are popular during the holiday season? If so, grab a cooler and head out to South Padre Island as fishing for red snapper in gulf waters has just started for the winter season. Cap. Murphy Fishing […]

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