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Sensory Labs Bring Smiles to Special Needs Students

Sensory Labs Bring Smiles to Special Needs Students

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD It’s no secret that most students with special needs learn best with hands-on activities. Students are smiling with the introduction of sensory rooms that have been implemented at select schools – six elementary and all five secondary campuses. “We are the first school district in the area to implement district-wide sensory rooms […]

New Tool Grades Integrity of Organic Labels

by Eric Galatas STRATFORD, Texas – Shoppers can now choose between organic dairy products produced by large-scale factory operations and those produced by family farms. Mark Kastel, co-founder and senior farm policy analyst with the Cornucopia Institute, said there are now essentially two organic product lines. One maintains original standards including better nutrition, care for the […]

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DPS Troopers Donate School Supplies to Las Yescas

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Texas Department of Public Safety troopers donated backpacks full of school supplies to needy children at Las Yescas Elementary. In a drawing held at the DPS office recently, Las Yescas was selected from several schools in the area. Twenty-two troopers and two sergeants at two Brownsville stations donated about 15 backpacks full […]

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CTE Students Learning Ropes at Area Businesses

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Area businesses are providing opportunities for learning to Los Fresnos High School Career and Technology Education (CTE) program students. Thirty-five students taking the Business Practicum class at LFHS have the opportunity to take part in the Internship Program, where they get to intern unpaid for up to three hours four days a […]

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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 game. Coach Patrick Brown said he was disappointed with the […]

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Living History Season Begins at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

Story and photos by Tony Vindell/LFN Canons, muskets, bayonets, civil-styled outfits and U.S. and Mexican soldiers were part of a war scenery at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park in Brownsville. The scene was part of the park’s Living History season that began Sept. 1 and will take place the first Saturday of each […]

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Little Rodeo Draws Crowd in Los Fresnos

by Tony Vindell/LFN A rodeo, featuring little cowboys and cowgirls from Torreon, Mexico, was held in Los Fresnos but the crowd was not what its promoters had expected. Less than 300 people attended the two days of the rodeo held Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. The shows were actually a type of comedy […]

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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 are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in U.S. schools, and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts. “Fortunately, significant progress has been made nationwide to provide […]

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Report: Fracking Stresses Texas Water Supplies

by Eric Galatas AMARILLO, Texas – The oil and gas industry’s thirst for water – a critical component of hydraulic fracturing – has skyrocketed, according to a Duke University report. Industry use increased by more than 700 percent between 2011 and 2016. If current trends continue, Avner Vengosh, the report’s co-author, says there could be clashes […]

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New Police Substation Opens in Downtown Brownsville

by Tony Vindell/LFN Local and area residents should now be safer when venturing into downtown Brownsville during night hours. A new substation has opened its doors in the Market Square in a building considered to be one of the oldest in the state. The PD facility is equipped with a four-officer bike patrol and will […]

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