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Opponents Say Bill Pending in Congress Weakens ADA Protections

Opponents Say Bill Pending in Congress Weakens ADA Protections

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – A bill aimed at strengthening the Americans with Disabilities Act may not be what it seems. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote this week on HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which would give businesses accused of not complying with the law a grace period to […]

Tips to Repay Student Loans as Quickly and Affordably as Possible

(StatePoint) College students who borrow to pay for school typically don’t have to start repaying their student loans until six months after leaving school. But when it does come time to start making loan payments, you may find yourself stressing out about the additional monthly expense. “Properly preparing for this transition can help students successfully […]

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How the Average Citizen Can Help Bring About Friendlier Politics

(StatePoint) At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics. Experts suggest that it starts with finding common ground among those whose opinions differ from you. Ira Shapiro, a former ambassador who has held senior positions in the U.S. Senate, recently authored “Broken: […]

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Study: Texas, U.S. Elections Vulnerable to Foreign Hacking

by Mark Richardson DALLAS – When you cast your vote March 6 in the Texas primary, how will you know if your ballot is secure? A new study warns that most states – and particularly Texas – have done very little since 2016 to ensure that no one can tamper with their election results. The study […]

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UTRGV’s SEEMS offers course of study with earning potential by Malena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – When Rebekah Hernandez chose her major, her family was concerned. She remembers them asking, “Are you sure you want to do this? Do you even have job opportunities with this? What is going to happen with your life?” […]

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District Fifth Graders Tour Future Campus

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Fifth grade students at the nine elementary schools in the Los Fresnos CISD – the future Class of 2025 – received a dose of life as a high school student. Each of the nine schools visited Los Fresnos High for a three-hour visit during the mornings of Feb. 14. It’s a tradition […]

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Nine Recognized for Earning Advance Degrees

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Nine professional staff members who earned advanced degrees over the fall semester were recognized by the Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees Monday night. There were eight teachers and one librarian who earned master’s degrees. Five of them attended the meeting. The five who attended and their degree included: Christopher Devlin, teacher, […]

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Amphitheater Under Construction

by Tony Vindell/LFN Construction of a new venue for indoor and outdoor events has begun on South Padre Island and it will provide a place for multiple activities such as concerts, receptions, school programs as well as viewing for fireworks and rocket launches for Space X. A groundbreaking was held Wednesday, Feb. 7 on the […]

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Kite Fest Delights Crowds on SPI

by Tony Vindell/LFN A flying octopus, shark, and even a humpback whale could be seen above the skies on the north end of South Padre Island. Was it a new season of the popular TV show called Sharknado airing here? Not quite! It was actually Kite Fest 2018 – an event that makes one’s imagination […]

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City Supports Conjunto Festival Relocation

by Tony Vindell/LFN For the last 25 years, the largest gathering of conjunto musicians and fans have met in San Benito, but that is about to change this year. The festival, which is one of Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center main activity, is relocating to Los Fresnos after organizers of the event said they can […]

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