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First-Year Teachers Prepare for New Experiences

First-Year Teachers Prepare for New Experiences

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Twenty-four teachers took part in the First-Year Teacher Academy at Rancho Verde Elementary Library. They were undergoing staff development last Wednesday and Thursday to prepare them for experiences in classroom. The 24 teachers with 0-3 years experience are spending staff development time on the following topics: Effective Teacher Characteristics; Getting Ready: Room, […]

Lack of Affordable Housing Drives Economic Inequality in Texas

by Mark Richardson DALLAS – Despite a boom in home building in the state’s largest cities, advocates say affordable housing for low and middle income Texans is getting harder to find. Studies show more than 2 million Texas households, mostly those who rent, spend 30 percent or more of their income on housing, and about half of […]

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UTRGV Study Abroad: Communications Students Experience Cultural Immersion in Metropolis of Mexico City

by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Bianca Lopez, a graduate communications student at UTRGV, sat in the pews of the Basílica de Guadalupe this summer, gazing at the beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture and art, as she expressed her faith in one of the oldest Catholic shrines in the world. “My favorite part of my time […]

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Jeffrey Kenneth Shuckman

May 22, 1967 – July 10, 2017 Jeffrey Kenneth Shuckman, aka Shucky, of Los Fresnos, Texas, has completed his victorious journey. Jeff, age 50, gained his victors crown in McKinney, Texas on July 10, 2017, after a four year marathon with Cholangiocarcinoma. Jeff was born May 22, 1967, in Harlingen, Texas, to Robert and Merry […]

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Back to School

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Back to School

It’s that time again, it’s back to school time. With all the preparations needed to be made who has time to think about keeping the family healthy and active, right? Wrong, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services both adults and students are more likely to succeed in work and school if […]

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Recent Graduate Receives Full Academic Scholarship Through Terry Foundation

Special to Los Fresnos News Recent Los Fresnos High School graduate Corina Medina was recently named a 2017 Terry Scholar, earning a full academic scholarship through The Terry Foundation. Based in Houston, The Terry Foundation is the largest private scholarship provider in the state of Texas. This award-winning scholarship program was founded to help outstanding […]

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More than 1,000 Attend Back-to-School Fair

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD More than 1,000 people attended the 3nd Annual Los Fresnos CISD Community Back-To-School Fair Wednesday, August 2nd, at the Los Fresnos United Dome. Most came from families whose children needed school supplies and other items donated who sponsored the fair. Four sponsors – DentaQuest, Driscoll Health Plan, Molina Health Care, and Superior […]

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LFVFD Bayview Substation Dubbed the “Meyn” Station

Substation Dedicated To The Memory Of David And Richard Meyn Story and photos by Victor Moreno/LFN David and Richard Meyn were an integral part of the Los Fresnos Volunteer Fire Department. They dedicated a large part of their lives to the Department and helped forge it into the department it is today. They also gave […]

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UTRGV Honors College Students Take On Peru’s Daunting Ausungate Trek

‘This was the hardest thing I ever did in my life …’ – UTRGV Honors College junior Anelis Villarreal RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Ten UTRGV Honors College students pushed their mental and physical limits this June, during the university’s second of two summer study abroad trips to Peru. The course, covering alpine biology and pre-Columbian architecture, culminated with […]

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Texas Groups Fight State Plan to “Cut” Local Tree Regulations

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Conservation groups, cities and business interests are fighting bills in the Texas Legislature that would strip municipalities of the ability to regulate the removal of old-growth trees. Dozens of people have testified before state House and Senate committees, with most speakers opposed to making the state the only entity that can regulate […]

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