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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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Tips to Avoid Colds or Flu  this Holiday Travel Season

(StatePoint) The most wonderful time of the year is all about spending time with loved ones. But if doing so requires travel, be sure to take precautions to stay healthy. “Stressed travelers confined in crowded spaces can be particularly susceptible to colds and flu, especially at this time of year,” says Dr. Kenneth Redcross, M.D. […]

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Fields of Faith Service Draws 500 Students, Families, Friends

About 500 students, parents, and community members were on hand for the sixth annual Los Fresnos Fields service Wednesday at Leo Aguilar Stadium. The interdenominational outreach event was sponsored by the Los Fresnos High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Musician Tyler Murphy, former lead singer of the band Price Hill, was the guest speaker. He […]

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LFE STUDENTS OBSERVE FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

October was a month full of various activities for Los Fresnos Elementary School. One of the fun filled activities was fire prevention week. Mrs. Sosa-Lopez’ class was one of the classes that participated in Fire Prevention Week. They attended a presentation where Los Fresnos volunteer firefighters presented information on how to keep safe. The Fire […]

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Joaquin Salazar’s Life Celebrated at Olmito Elementary School

Joaquin Salazar loved attending Olmito Elementary School. His smile was contagious, and everyone could easily see that he was a very happy four-year-old. His seat is now empty in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Joaquin was born with critical congenital heart disease on July 9, 2009. He had his first heart surgery at seven days old, the […]

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Local Dentist Recognized and Appointed to State Level Committee for Dentists

During the past two years, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (HHSC) has made significant changes to the manner in which they administrate Medicaid and Medicare. One of the major changes they have made is switching to a Managed Care model. The result of this switch is that health care providers like doctors, […]

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Go GREEN Initiative Hits Los Fresnos Schools

The Los Fresnos CISD Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiative is going strong, thanks in large part to teachers who are enhancing their instructional styles by incorporating technology. Goodbye pen and paper. Hello mobile phones and mobile tablets. The Go Green initiative is here. At the Los Fresnos United Ninth Grade Campus, World Geography teachers […]

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Teachers Gain Skills by Experiencing the “Real World”

City of Los Fresnos Participates in the innovative ExCEL Educator Program That  Allows Teachers to Externship at Local Businesses by MBWright, LFN Editor Ten area businesses and twenty Los Fresnos educators are working together on an innovative new pilot program designed by the school district to understand and experience how school learning relates to the […]

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Hundreds Expected for 4th Annual Leo Aguilar 5K Run/Walk

Community Health Fair Scheduled Jointly, Proceeds of Run Benefit Local Scholarship Program Hundreds of participants are expected to participate in the 4th Annual Leo Aguilar Foundation and Los Fresnos CISD 5K Walk/Run for Fun Saturday, Oct. 19, at Leo Aguilar Stadium. A community health fair is scheduled jointly, sponsored by Los Fresnos CISD and Harlingen […]

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