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Texas Joins National Spotlight on Social Workers

Texas Joins National Spotlight on Social Workers

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – March is National Social Work Month, and a rally is set for Thursday on the steps of the Texas State Capitol to highlight the ways social workers help Texans of all ages overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. Miriam Nisenbaum, executive director of the Texas chapter of the National Association […]

The Alex Meixner Band to Collaborate and Perform with Conjunto Halcón

Special to Los Fresnos News Grammy Nominated Musician, Producer and Educator Alex Meixner is bringing his band to Los Fresnos, Texas for a special collaboration with the Los Fresnos HS Varsity Conjunto Halcón on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Meixner and his band will be conducting a master class with the students during the school day […]

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Ocelot Conservation Day Held at Brownsville Zoo

by Tony Vindell/LFN Two critically endangered ocelots laid quietly in their cages in the Educational Room at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, but the endangered cats are not part of the zoo’s collection of animals and birds. They were there on display during Ocelot Conservation Day, which is an annual event to inform the public […]

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LFHS Students to Compete in BPA State Conference

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Eight Los Fresnos High School/Los Fresnos United students will participate in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference Friday and Saturday. The BPA, one of the oldest educational student organizations, prepares students to become global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. BPA strives to become […]

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Middle School Bands Recruiting Fifth-Grade Students

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD As high school senior band students graduate, a new group of musicians must be recruited to replace them. The domino effect trickles down to the fifth grade at elementary schools everywhere. Middle school band directors are visiting their feeder elementary schools to find students from the Class of 2026 interested in band. […]

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5 Tips When Driving Behind Farm Equipment

by Julie Tomascik You left your house 15 minutes late, and you get caught in traffic. The reason? Large farm equipment. It’s that time of year again, when farmers are beginning to plant from the Rio Grande Valley to Central Texas. It won’t be long, and the rest of the state will follow as the […]

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Gladys Porter Zoo Hosts Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Brownsville, Texas – They’re back and they’re bigger than ever! Gladys Porter Zoo staff is excited to showcase some of the largest and most breathtaking dinosaurs the Zoo has ever had. The Dawn of the Dinosaurs exhibit will be open from March 9th till July 7th. Visitors will be amazed by the robotic dinosaurs brought to […]

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Students Create ‘The Vaquero List’ in Response to Exhibit Featuring Influential Latinos

by Ester Navarro McALLEN, TEXAS – A trip to the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) a while back to view the work of American filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders gave two UTRGV professors and a digital photography class an idea. They could, and would, point their lenses at their own peers and students for an identity project that […]

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Local Church Keeps Charro Days Tradition Alive

by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2019 Charro Days Fiesta in Brownsville is now over, but a local church is keeping the old tradition alive by having its own celebration. While many people were recovering from the four day fiesta that included three parades, dances and the many activities at the Sombrero Fest, a church in Los […]

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Los Fresnos Economy Gets Healthier

by Tony Vindell/LFN The economy of Los Fresnos is showing a healthy trend as the city completed five months into the new fiscal year that began Oct. 1. City Manager Mark Milum told the board of the Community Development Corp. that the municipality ended the period from October through February with more than 50 percent […]

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