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Trustees Propose Same Tax Rate as Previous Year

Board members approved proposing a tax rate of $1.17 per $100 valuation for Maintenance and Operations and set the date of Aug. 26, 2013 for a Public Hearing to discuss the proposed budget and tax rate. The proposed tax rate, plus .02 for the Interest and Sinking Fund for a $1.19 per $100 valuation total, […]

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City of Los Fresnos Property Tax Rate to Remain at $0.715

For the eighth year in a row, Los Fresnos City Commissioners have approved holding the city property tax rate steady at $0.715 per $100 valuation. Due to increased property values in the area, the effective tax rate was assessed at $0.711 and the rollback ad valorem tax rate was $0.986. Commissioners decided to just keep […]

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Alan Atherton Resigns Post on Commission

Councilman will Remain on Duty Until Successful November Candidate is Elected The Los Fresnos City Council reluctantly accepted the resignation of Commissioner Alan Atherton after eight years of service to the community at their recent meeting held Tuesday, August 13. “I want to thank everyone for letting me serve the city and I respectfully submit […]

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AUSTIN- With temperatures around the state hitting the 90’s and 100’s, Texans everywhere are looking for a way to keep cool. Parks around the state offer a variety of swimming options such as spring-fed rivers, lakes, and Gulf water to help the entire family stay cool and enjoy what Texas’ natural resources have to offer. […]

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State Wants Half of Oil & Gas Taxes to  Build and Maintain Texas Roads

by DAVID A. DÍAZ Legislativemedia@aol.com South Texans are being encouraged to vote for a statewide constitutional amendment in November 2014 that would allow half of the state’s oil and gas taxes to be used to build and maintain vital highway projects in Texas, including ongoing improvements to Interstate Highway 69 in the Valley, while still […]

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Home Game Football Tickets on Sale for Season Ticket Holders August 12-16

First Scrimmages Set with Donna August 16, PSJA North August 23 Tickets sales for Los Fresnos Falcon football home games will go on sale for regular season ticket holders Aug. 12-16. Extreme Tix will be the host website for Falcon football tickets for the second straight year. To purchase tickets, visit the Extreme Tix website from […]

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Falcon Varsity Cheerleaders Bring Home Superior Ratings at UCA Camp

The LFHS cheerleaders took home two honors and received superior ratings at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) camp in Edinburg July 29-Aug. 1. The varsity was named Xtreme Routine Champions and Sideline Champions, and received superior ratings on their Fight Song and Team Cheer. LFHS also received the Leadership Award, considered to be the most prestigious […]

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SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay to Feature 18 Free Outdoor Concerts

South Padre Island, Texas — The City of South Padre Island is getting ready for a fall season of music overlooking the Laguna Madre bay. The SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay will offer 18 FREE outdoor concerts every Friday and Saturday night from September 6 through November 9 (excluding October 25-26). The free […]

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GRAND JURY INDICTS MARGARET GIL ON FIVE COUNTS OF INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER

A Cameron County Grand Jury indicted McAllen resident Margaret Gil today on five counts of intoxication manslaughter committed on June 30, 2013. Gil, 32, was intoxicated when the car she was driving struck another car on Hwy 100 near Los Fresnos killing its four passengers from McAllen – Edward Gomez, 32; Erika Olaya Davila, 30; […]

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Many Americans Sharing Near Death Experiences

If you’re like most people, you have probably contemplated one of life’s greatest mysteries, what happens after death? While every religion and system of belief has an opinion on the topic, a new book finds patterns in the testimonies of hundreds of people who have been on the brink of death and lived to tell […]

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