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How to Protect Your Family’s Skin from Summer’s Scrapes, Bites and Burns

Afternoons at the pool, family barbecues, outdoor sports and picnics all mean summertime has arrived. With the change in temperature comes additional exposure to the elements and the attendant skin scrapes, bites and burns. Pharmacy shelves are lined with products to treat these common summer ailments. But with more Americans concerned about using harsh chemicals […]

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Summer School Begins around Los Fresnos CISD

The Los Fresnos CISD Summer School program began Thursday, June 6 at several campuses around the district. Elementary students will attend programs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch, while secondary students will attend from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch. Breakfast and lunch will provided. Transportation will also […]

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Tenet to Acquire Vanguard Health Systems for $21 per share in Cash

Expands Tenet’s Total Ownership to 79 Hospitals and 157 Outpatient Facilities Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) and Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VHS) have signed a definitive agreement whereby Tenet will acquire Vanguard for $21 per share in an all cash transaction. The acquisition is valued at $4.3 billion including the assumption of $2.5 billion in Vanguard […]

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Los Fresnos Area Chamber Holds Business Mixer

McDonalds to begin construction and Walmart waiting in the wings The Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce held a Business and Leadership Mixer on Thursday June 20 at Casa Los Ebanos. The mixers encourage networking with commercial and industrial property owners, retail businesses, community leaders and financial leaders. City Manager Mark Milum shared news affecting […]

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SPI Prepares for Annual Fourth of July Parade on the Beach

South Padre Island, TX, June 18, 2013— The City of South Padre Island’s Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee is preparing for its annual Fourth of July Parade. The community is invited to take part in this festive celebration down the beach on Thursday, July 4, by the City’s Fantasy Circle beach access (Access 22). The […]

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Share Your Passion for Baseball With Your Kids

As kids, many had the same dream of hitting a walk-off home run to win the World Series. Now baseball season is finally underway, and there is no shortage of opportunities to share your passion of the game with your children. Getting children involved in baseball at a young age is a great way to […]

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4th of July Spectacular at Harlingen Field

Thanks to Mother Nature, the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings played a twin bill on June 19, 2013. The WhiteWings had a 6:05 start that night at La Grave field in the first 7 inning game of the doubleheader. The WhiteWings will return home to Harlingen Field to host the Fort Worth Cats June 26 through […]

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Poll: Texans Want Immigration Reform, Path to Citizenship

by John Michaelson Most Texans believe the country’s immigration reform system needs to be fixed, and a new poll also has found majority support for the U.S. Senate bill crafted by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight.” Marisa Bono with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) said the plan is a step in […]

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Upcoming  LFCISD Activities

Monday, June 10 to Thursday, July 25:  District Service Center staff begins four-day work week. Offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday (30-minute lunch for employees). Offices will be closed on Fridays. July 4: Independence Day holiday. Offices closed. July 8-19: EOC Assessment Window. July 8: EOC English I […]

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Board Approves Three Teachers

Trustees approved three teaching positions during the Regular School Board Meeting Monday. Teachers approved include: Stephanie Irving, Special Education Teacher, Los Cuates Middle School Alyssa Perales, Special Education Teacher, Olmito Elementary School Alejandro Troncoso, Special Education Teacher, Los Cuates Middle School Action Items Trustees took the following action: Adopted Policy CLC (LOCAL) on Second Reading. […]

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