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COMMISSIONER STAPLES HONORS CRISEVE MONTEZ OF RIO HONDO JUNIOR HIGH WITH ‘GROW’ AWARD

Award Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work Completed by Middle and High School Students AUSTIN — Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today honored Criseve Montez, a seventh grader from Rio Hondo Junior High School in Rio Hondo, Texas, as the winner of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s monthly GROW award. The award Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work […]

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Annual Christmas Parade and Park Celebration Shared “The Spirit of Christmas”

On December 14th the Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Fresnos held their Annual Christmas Parade and Park celebration. The Parade began at 5:30 p.m. right about when a Northern front blew in. It also blew in a few new comers to the parade. New Chamber business members took the parade […]

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Affordable Care Act for Seniors: Benefits Without Obligations

Medicare Coverage Means Individual Mandate is Met by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – With the rough roll-out of the health care marketplaces, some senior citizens are raising concerns about the Affordable Care Act. But a new report has found that, for them, it has led to more benefits – without more obligations. Report author Jon […]

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DPS Increases DWI Enforcement During Holidays

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From December 13 – January 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. “Historically, the holiday season brings an […]

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LFHS Seniors Offer Advice on College Application Process

by Audrey Urbis/Los Fresnos High School Los Fresnos High School has been vibrant with a plethora of college-focused activities since the start of the school year. Only months ago, the bulletin boards outside the Go Center next to the Counselors’ Office were filled with résumé pointers. As the end of the college application process draws […]

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Are You Financially Prepared for Parenthood?

(StatePoint) The cost of raising a child is on the rise, according to the “2013 U.S. Cost of Raising a Child” report, conducted by BabyCenter.com, the number one pregnancy and parenting mobile and web destination worldwide. The report finds that parents spend an average of $13,000 annually on their kids. And while about two-thirds of […]

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Protect Yourself from Flu this Holiday Season

If you haven’t received your flu vaccination yet, it’s not too late. Texas physicians say getting vaccinated against the flu is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu during the holiday season and winter months. Flu, or influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory virus that is much more severe than a […]

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HARLINGEN SELECTS MAYER AS INTERIM POLICE CHIEF

The Harlingen City Commission ratified the appointment of Assistant Police Chief Steve Mayer as interim police chief today based upon the recommendation of City Manager Carlos Yerena. Mayer has served Harlingen as a police officer since 1989. He earned a promotion to sergeant in 2005 and received the appointment to assistant chief of police in […]

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You’re Not Alone – A Doctor’s Take on Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms

(StatePoint) Frequent and bothersome gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are more common than you may think. While estimates may vary, five percent to 15 percent of adults in the United States may be affected by chronic GI conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). This could mean as many as […]

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Los Fresnos Remembers Its  No. 1 Fan of Almost 30 Years

Since 1984, Edson Johnson has been a supporter of girls’ athletics at Los Fresnos High School, in an era when they did not get much support. Girls’ basketball and volleyball had few followers when their programs started in the 1970s. But one person would go to all of their home games as often as he […]

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