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Plastic Pollution: What to Know

Plastic Pollution: What to Know

(StatePoint) Plastics are an increasingly widespread pollutant, according to environmental experts, harming ecosystems and wildlife as well as endangering human health. One of the largest worldwide industries driving this crisis — the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector which offers such things as soft drinks, toiletries, foods and other consumables — is not taking significant […]

UTRGV Notes Growth in its Number of Dual Enrollment High School Students

by Amanda Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Dual Enrollment Program is reporting a bump in the number of students earning college credit. Statistics show that during UTRGV’s fall 2017 semester, 576 students were enrolled in the program; at the start of the fall 2018 semester, 722 students were enrolled, an […]

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by Melissa Vasquez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Imagine a summer adventure that includes hiking the Great Wall of China, observing giant pandas at the Shanghai Zoo, and interning at global advertising agencies. And, you get college credit on top of that. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the third year has provided students […]

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3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

(StatePoint) November is American Diabetes Month, and a good time to sort fact from fiction regarding this serious disease. Here are three common diabetes myths — debunked, with the help of Nutrisystem Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) and Courtney McCormick, dietitian for Nutrisystem. Myth: I’m a healthy weight — I can’t get diabetes. Fact: Although there’s a clear […]

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The Bulls Are Running In The Laguna Madre

by Tony Vindell/LFN The bulls are running. Not the hooved, four-legged critters. This is about the sometime humongous scaly swimmers found in good numbers this time of year. These bulls are actually red fishes or red drums many anglers go after as they prefer their meat over any other fish species. Weslaco residents Fabian lbarra […]

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Gourmet Hot Dogs Available in Los Fresnos

by Tony Vindell/LFN There is no need to go to Chicago or to the Mexican state of Sonora to grab some the world’s best known gourmet hot dogs. Consumers can get them at Main Street Hot Dogs off Highway 100 in Los Fresnos. More than a dozen of these link sausage sandwiches are now available […]

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Halloween Haunted House Creates Spooky Experience

by Tony Vindell/LFN Los Fresnos Halloween Festival is now history but this year’s event was not just about passing out candies and getting prizes for best costumes. The festival was held in conjunction with the monthly Under the Stars Artisans Market and that might have contributed toward an increase in attendance during the annual celebration […]

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Los Fresnos Voters Elect Two New Commissioners

by Tony Vindell/LFN Los Fresnos voters have elected two new members to serve on the city council and a new trustee to the local school board in the Nov. 6 midterm election. James Herrera ousted city councilman JavIer Mendez by 12 votes, or 716 to 702 votes, while Joe Collinsworth, who ran unopposed, received 1,160 […]

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Rio Grande Grill One of Texas’ Best BBQ Restaurants

by Tony Vindell/LFN Three of the Lone Star State’s best barbecue joints are located in the Rio Grande Valley. One of them, Rio Grande Grill BBQ & Tex-Mex, can be found on Van Buren Street in Harlingen. Owned by Daniel Wright and Stefania Trimboli-Wright, the eatery serves a variety of meals including popular smoked meats […]

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Volunteers, Donations Needed for Annual Thanksgiving Feast

by Tony Vindell/LFN The annual Thanksgiving Feast is just around the corner and volunteers and donations are needed to make the event another success. The turkey, with all the trimming meals, will be served on Wednesday November 14 at Los Fresnos United. But those in charge of running the event need money to purchase food, […]

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