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New Texas Law Enables Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

New Texas Law Enables Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – With the passage of a bill establishing a tracking system for evidence in sexual-assault cases, Texas has become the first state to implement comprehensive rape-kit reforms. There are an estimated 20,000 or more untested rape kits sitting in evidence lockers around the state, but new regulations are aimed at ensuring […]

Study: Switch to Solar Power Could Save 50,000 Lives

by Mark Richardson SAN ANTONIO – Thousands of Americans die prematurely from air pollution-related diseases associated with burning coal, and a new study says transitioning to solar power would save more than 50,000 American lives each year. The report’s lead author, Joshua Pearce, an electrical-engineering professor at Michigan Technological University, said investing in solar power is more than […]

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Annual Report Ranks Texas 41st for Children’s Well-Being

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Texas children are starting their lives near the back of the pack, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today, ranks Texas 41st overall in the country for child well-being, and in the bottom half of states in all its individual statistical […]

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Proposal in Congress Would Override Texas Medical Malpractice Laws

by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – Medical malpractice laws in Texas and other states would be nullified under a measure in Congress that could be voted on this week. House Resolution 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, would weaken accountability requirements for hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and drug companies accused in a patient’s injury or death. […]

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LFCISD Board Welcomes New Teachers to District

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Sixteen teachers were approved by the Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting Monday at the Board Room/Training Center. Ten of the teachers were present and were recognized by trustees. The new teachers include: Los Fresnos High School Michelle Douglas, English/ESL Griselda Galvez, Science Cruz Omar Gonzalez, Agriculture […]

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Keeping Cool and Hydrated

Summer is here, and for many it’s a time to enjoy being outdoors with the family. Whether your outdoor family fun includes participating in sports, picnics, swimming or maybe just sitting out on the front porch it’s important to keep your family cool and hydrated during this warm time of year. Think Preventative: According to […]

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Young Gifted and Talented Students Complete 4-day Camp

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD More than 160 students in grades 1-4 completed the Gifted and Talented Discovery Camp Thursday at Los Fresnos High School. The students displayed their talents at a show at the LFHS Cafeteria. GT students in grades 5-8 will take part in a Discovery Camp June 12-15 with the performance scheduled at 2 […]

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City, TXDOT Urge Caution Around New Whipple Road Traffic Lights

The city of Los Fresnos, with the help of the Texas Department of Transportation, has begun the installation of a new traffic lights for traffic going north on Evergreen Street to Whipple Road from Highway 100. Although no specific date to the lights being fully operational, Los Fresnos City Manager Mark Milum, as well as […]

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AEP Texas Breaks Ground for New Service Center Facility in Los Fresnos

Special to Los Fresnos News LOS FRESNOS, TX – On Friday, June 9, 2017, AEP Texas officials, local dignitaries and special guests “turned the dirt” in a ground breaking ceremony for a new, $12.3 million service center facility in Los Fresnos, Texas. The Los Fresnos Service Center will house 20 employees. The new 32,350 square […]

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Why Experts Say High-Speed Internet Access Matters to Families and Businesses Nationwide

(StatePoint) In the same way the telephone brought new opportunities for business development and economic prosperity to America’s heartland decades ago, experts say that today, expanding broadband to every part of the country will have positive impacts on all communities nationwide. In short: no matter where you live it’s important that all Americans — including […]

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