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Two Minutes of Time: Escaping a House Fire in Texas

by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Most people in Texas know smoke detector installation and testing is important, but according to a new survey, most are likely mistaken about how much time is needed to safely evacuate a burning home. Research from the American Red Cross shows many people think they have five minutes, but […]

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LFHS STUDENTS READ AT RANCHO VERDE ELEMENTARY

A bus-load of Los Fresnos High School students visited Rancho Verde Elementary and read books to students in lower grades Wednesday. The students included 20 members of the Falcon football team, six members of the Lady Falcons volleyball team, five members of the LFHS Cheerleaders, and five members of the Stars dance team. “Our students […]

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A Fitness Challenge can be a very healthy way to keep motivated!

The ladies at the Los Fresnos Memorial Park and I are very excited about the upcoming Boots on the Ground Mud Run and Obstacle course event happening on Sat Nov 8th! The event will feature a 5k and a 10k Mud Run with over 20 different Obstacles for adults and a One Mile Run plus […]

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LMMS SPECIAL NEEDS WATER BOY SCORES SPECIAL TOUCHDOWN

Javier Sias-Martinez always dreamed of playing football. He got his chance Saturday, and made the most of it. The Liberty Memorial Middle School eighth-grader, who has Down’s Syndrome, has worked as the football team water boy since last year. His coaches Lonnie Lopez and Ramon Escareno had explained the requirements of playing football. The two […]

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Los Fresnos Chamber Learns About South Texas Cheese Factory

Bayview Factory Owner Explains Operation to Board Members The Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce held their regular meeting October 28 with lunch catered by Julia’s Restaurant. New members welcomed to the meeting included: Ms. Delia Ruiz of Tips & Clips Beauty Salon, John Bates of To Every Tribe Ministries, Amparo Escalante of Harvey’s LP […]

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LFHS Ends Run at Area Marching Contest Finals

The Los Fresnos High School Marching Band advanced to the finals of the Area Marching Contest in San Antonio Saturday, but did not qualify to state as one of the top eight bands. LFHS received a rating of 1 at the 72nd Annual UIL Pigskin Jubilee Marching Competition Oct. 18 in San Benito to qualify […]

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LADY FALCONS VICTORIOUS

LADY FALCONS SPLIT GAMES, CLINCH 32-6A DISTRICT CO-CHAMPIONSHIP by Wade Sales LOS FRESNOS—On October 28th, the Los Fresnos Lady Falcons continued their run of annual volleyball excellence, wrapping up a share of the District 32-6A title for the 6th time in the last 7 years, defeating the Hanna Lady Eagles in 4 sets in front […]

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Five Tips for Haunting  Your House this Halloween

(StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation. You can make more of your Halloween spending with a few spooky tips. Larry Kirchner, operator of the world’s number-one rated haunted house, “The Darkness” in […]

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Regular Dental Visits Can Help Prevent Oral Disease Before It Starts

Q: Why do I need to see my dentist every six months to maintain my oral health? ANSWERED by DR. GRAYSON SELLERS: Oral health means more than just an attractive smile. Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases can have a significant impact on quality of life. Many reports indicate a relationship between periodontal (gum) […]

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Tricks and Treats to Stay on Budget this Halloween

(StatePoint) Halloween comes but once a year. So make it extra spooky with ghosts, goblins and ghouls galore — and don’t forget all the great treats. While all this fall fun does come at a price, you don’t have to spend a pirate’s booty if you plan carefully. For more treats than tricks this year, […]

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