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Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Pollution: Texas Mom Shares Her Story

Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Pollution: Texas Mom Shares Her Story

by Mary Kuhlman Dallas – The Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department are rolling back regulations for pollution from oil and gas facilities, and a new report says that’s putting children at risk. The report, from Moms Clean Air Force, lays out what it claims are the consequences of pollution from oil and gas drilling, in the […]

Study: Most Republicans, Democrats Agree Climate Change is Real

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Democrats and Republicans agree on climate change more than they might think, according to a new University of Colorado study, but forging a unified action plan continues to be a major challenge. Leaf Van Boven, a psychology and neuroscience professor at the UC Boulder and lead author of the study, says […]

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Ranchers Hindered in Efforts to Combat Cattle Fever Ticks

Texas Farm Bureau asks state agency to reconsider its actions (WACO, Texas)—Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) is disappointed in actions taken this week by the Texas Department of Agriculture that stopped the use of cattle spray boxes for the treatment of cattle fever ticks in South Texas. The state’s largest general farm organization supports the efforts […]

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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 of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition, part of the world wide International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. The students traveled to Austin last weekend and all came in 1st. They train at GGHA Ohana in Los Fresnos. Now they are on their […]

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Keeping Honey Bees Can Yield Sweet Results

by Tony Vindell/LFN A crash course on keeping honey bees provided a wealth of information to anybody interested in having these flying insects in their backyards or out in the ranchland. Justin J. Jones, an agriculture expert and member of the Corpus Christi-based Coastal Bend Beekeepers Association, gave a class at the Brownsville Gladys Porter […]

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Taekwodo Academy Teaches Self Defense Tactics

by Tony Vindell/LFN A new self-defense learning center has opened in the new Los Fresnos Plaza along Texas Highway 100. Called Sun Bae Taekwondo Academy, it offers classes to children three years and older and to adults willing to learn self-defense tactics. The academy main instructor is Agme Antonio Gonzalez, a 2006 graduate from Los […]

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Whipple Memorial Library Gets Talented Visitors

by Tony Vindell/LFN Summer activities are nothing new at the Whipple Memorial Library in Los Fresnos. But just recently, a group of talented musicians stopped by the learning center and mingled with some of the children who were there during a summer day. One of them, Conde Serda, brought in an accordion and got some […]

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Consumer Diets Contribute to Climate Change

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Researchers say they’ve tapped the most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions created by U.S. consumer food purchases, and those emissions are on par with other major contributors to climate change. Rebecca Boehm, lead author of the report from the University of Connecticut, says consumers are in a position to make a […]

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More Texans Have ACA Health Coverage in 2018

by Eric Galatas HOUSTON – Despite confusion over recent congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, shorter enrollment periods and reduced advertising and outreach, the overall number of Texans with health coverage is on the rise, according to a new report by the Episcopal Health Foundation. Brian Sasser, the foundation’s communications director, says 90 percent of […]

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TSTC Visionary Murray Watson Jr. Remembered for Service

(WACO) – Texas State Technical College mourned Wednesday the loss of former Texas legislator Murray Watson Jr., who filed legislation in 1969 to separate what was an arm of the Texas A&M University system into a stand-alone institution for technical education that would become TSTC. “If there was ever a Mr. TSTC, it would be […]

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