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Texas Issues Health Alert for Whooping Cough Outbreak

Nearly 2,000 Cases This Year, with Two Deaths by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – With the number of cases of whooping cough in Texas on pace to hit a high not seen since the 1950s, a public health alert has now been issued. Already this year, said Chris Van Deusen, a press officer for the […]

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First Ever Bulls on the Border Championship Bull Riding Coming to Rodeo Grounds

Less than 20 miles from the Mexico border sits the town of Los Fresnos, Texas, the site for the first ever Don Johnson Ram CBR Bulls on the Border Bull Bash. The event happens Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Los Fresnos Rodeo Grounds in Los Fresnos, Texas. New to the Championship Bull Riding (CBR) […]

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Lady Falcons 2013 Port Isabel Tournament Champions!

The Los Fresnos High School Lady Falcons’ Volleyball program is under the direction of head coach Becky Woods. Woods has been a head coach for 29 years, and enters the 2013-14 season with 500 career victories.

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Commission Approves Service Contracts and Holds Budget Workshop

The Los Fresnos City Commission held a special meeting Tuesday, August 27 to approve service contracts for the coming year and to hold a 2013-14 Budget Workshop. Contracts were awarded to the Los Fresnos Ambulance Service for $100,000, the Los Fresnos Volunteer Fire Department for $37,000, the Boys & Girls Club for $2000 and to […]

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International Educational Services Honored

The Los Fresnos City Commission presented a proclamation of recognition to International Education Services IES, Inc. for their many years of service to the community. IES, Inc. is a nonprofit and founded in 1984 by Ruben Gallegos, Ph.D. IES, Inc. operates a residential shelter and foster care programs in South Texas. The operation officially opened […]

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Trustees Approve $104 Million Budget, Tax Rate Remains the Same

Trustees adopted the Los Fresnos CISD budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and also approved setting the same tax rate as last year. Chief Financial Officer David Young presented the board with the proposed $104.2 million budget. Young said the total, which is $2 million less than the amended 2012-13 budget, could increase slightly with […]

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Grizzlies JV Division Takes City Championship Title!

City Champs! During the 2013 Brownsville City League summer season, the Grizzlies JV team went undefeated for the season. Photos courtesy Noe E. Perez coach for the Grizzlies JV Basketball Team

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Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce Holds Luncheon

The Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce met for their luncheon on Tuesday, August 27 at Arnies’ Winghouse. Mrs. Badeaux welcomed guests and the following new members: Los Fresnos Fitness Center, Little Caesars and Directory Publishing Corporation, Sandra Roberts of Rodeo Dental , Noemi Escalante of Wells Fargo. She also announced the relocation of Easy […]

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DPS Urges Texans to Review Emergency Plans, Stay Prepared During Hurricane Season

AUSTIN – With the 2013 Hurricane Season underway, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to make sure they review their emergency plans and stay prepared for the potential threat of hurricanes or tropical storms. Historically, August and September are the more active months of a hurricane season, which began June 1 […]

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Valley’s First Private College

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE OPENS NEW CAMPUS Hundreds of Valley residents and visitors converged on the former campus of Sam Houston Elementary in La Feria on Sunday, August 18th, to take part in the grand opening of Our Lady of the Lake’s new Rio Grande Valley campus. “We thank La Feria ISD and the […]

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