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DPS Highlights School Bus Safety Efforts

DPS Highlights School Bus Safety Efforts

AUSTIN – In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to comply with laws prohibiting drivers from passing school buses. During this period, DPS Highway Patrol Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate the law. It is illegal to pass any school bus […]

Study: Latinos Lag Behind Others in Earning College Degrees

by Mark Richardson SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Despite progress in recent years, earning a college degree remains a major challenge for Latinos both in Texas and across the country. A new study out Wednesday from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that only 21 percent of Latinos have a bachelor’s degree compared […]

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Know Your Numbers

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Know Your Numbers

It’s very easy for us to remember certain numbers, especially if we have to use them often. Number’s like our phone number, address and social security numbers are easy to remember and also very important. When it comes to our health there are also number’s we should know, one of them is our blood pressure. […]

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LFHS Sea Perch Team Places Second in Regional

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Los Fresnos High School placed second at the annual U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge held Oct. 6, at the Harlingen CISD Aquatic Center, as part of HESTEC Week at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. For the competition, students assemble their Remotely Operated Vehicle, or ROV, compete in overcoming underwater obstacles and […]

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Family Celebrates Opening of New Businesses with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

The Urbina and Juarez Family had a busy day of celebration on Friday, October 6, 2017 as they, joined by the Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce, held two ribbon cutting ceremonies. The festivities began at 5:30 p.m. with the ribbon cutting for Amerie’s Blue Dress, a stylish dress boutique and dress rental shop, located at […]

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Los Fresnos Finance Director Recognized

Celina Gonzalez Given Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 8th Consecutive Year by Victor Moreno/LFN Los Fresnos Finance Director Celina Gonzalez was presented the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Mayor Polo Narvaez at the City Council regular meeting held Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The certificate is the highest […]

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Experts Fear Obamacare Funding Cuts Could Gut Program

by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – This week, the Affordable Care Act survived another repeal effort in Congress, but behind the scenes, the federal government is adding obstacles and making major cuts to its funding. The Department of Health and Human Services has slashed the ACA’s advertising budget, and significantly reduced the grant funds for groups that assist people […]

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Study Examines Effect of Funding Cuts on Texas Schools, Students

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Funding cuts by state lawmakers left a five-year, $5 billion hole in the budget for Texas public schools between 2011 and 2016. A new University of Texas study analyzes the effect of those cuts, made because of state revenue shortfalls, which forced many districts to operate with less money despite a growing […]

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Schools Accept Light Up Literacy Challenge

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Nine Los Fresnos campuses have accepted the Light Up Literacy Challenge as part of a TED-Ed innovative project. TED-Ed is free global educational platform with lessons for any teacher or student. The teachers on this campus are committed to doing daily literacy activities that spark reading and writing regardless of grade level […]

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Student Scholars, Teachers, RVE Recognized by Board

Teachers, students, and a campus were recognized for their achievements at the Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday. Fifteen teachers who received advanced degrees over the last six months received plaques from the administration for their achievements. Two other staff members who received doctorate degrees were also recognized. The names included: Los Fresnos […]

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