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Students, Parents Take Advantage of Afterschool Centers for Education Program

Learning continues at Las Yescas Elementary, Laureles Elementary and Los Fresnos Elementary until 6 p.m. four days a week Students at three Los Fresnos CISD schools are enjoying the benefits of the AfterSchool Centers for Education (ACE) program, which assists students in core subjects after school hours. Learning continues at Las Yescas Elementary, Laureles Elementary […]

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Footage of record flooding at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin on October 31, 2013. The park is temporarily closed. For park information, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/mckinney-falls. For still pictures of flooding in state parks: http://on.fb.me/1ar9bAS Here’s the video of Game Warden Jake Scott rescuing the baby and his mother. At the end, the grandmother kisses “her little pumpkin.”

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Senator Lucio Receives Voice for Children Award for Work on Childhood Hunger

AUSTIN – Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) was recognized with CHILDREN AT RISK’s “Voice for Children Award” for his work combatting childhood hunger, most recently by passing a bill to increase participation in public school breakfast programs. “I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the ‘Voice for Children Award.’ This award recognizes the hard […]

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DANIEL T. ROBLES ANNOUNCES ELECTION BID

Daniel T. Robles, a life-long resident of San Benito, Texas, today announced his intention to seek election to the position of Judge of Cameron County Court at Law No. 1 in the upcoming March, 2014 primary elections. Mr. Robles has already filed his designation of treasurer and all required documents with the Cameron County Election’s […]

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Celebrating Halloween and Fall Affordably

(StatePoint) With the beginning of autumn comes time to decorate your home for Halloween and harvest, stock the pantry with heartier foods and spruce up your wardrobe with seasonal fashions. Transitioning into fall can be easy by staying on a budget and the shopping experts at Dollar General are sharing ways to celebrate fall affordably: […]

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LEADER IN ME GRANTS ASSIST STUDENTS AT TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Successful grant applications have resulted in two Los Fresnos CISD elementary schools – Palmer-Laakso Elementary and Dora Romero Elementary – adopting The Leader In Me program for 2013-14. The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” a best-selling book by Stephen Covey. The Leader in […]

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Chamber Hears Presentation from Accion Texas

“Leadership Los Fresnos” Program Unveiled to Members The Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce heard a brief presentation from Sergio Rodriguez from Accion Texas on their services offered to small businesses at their recent meeting held October 22 at the Los Fresnos Inn and Suites. Accion Texas is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential […]

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Obey the Law: Don’t Pass Stopped School Buses

Troopers set to issue tickets to drivers breaking the law AUSTIN – As part of National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 21-25), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to obey state law by not passing any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights […]

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What to Look for When Choosing Educational Games and Apps for Kids

(StatePoint)  Navigating the world of children’s games and apps can be challenging. While there are online app stores with thousands of apps that claim to be educational, very few truly are. And if they’re not fun, kids won’t play with them and won’t learn from them. With this in mind, the learning experts at LeapFrog, […]

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Affordable Care Act Provides New Tools in Fight Against Breast Cancer

15,000 New Cases Will Be Diagnosed in Texas This Year by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year’s event marks a major shift in women being able to access the health care they need. Under the Affordable Care Act, women cannot be denied coverage because of a […]

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