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Harlingen Hardware Store One of a Kind

by Tony Vindell/LFN Not all hardware stores are the same. Some are owned by multi-million-dollar corporations like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Do It Best and 84 Lumber. Others are family-owned like Gloor Lumber, Matts Cash and Carry and El Clavo Lumber. Johnny’s True Value in Harlingen, Ed Couch and Edinburg is a one person operation […]

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by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – What is it that is so appealing about ghost stories? Is it the thrill of being a part of something out of this world? Is it a glimpse into the possibility that just maybe we aren’t alone or that there’s an afterlife? Whatever the reasons are, people […]

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Law Enforcement Officers Visit Campuses for Red Ribbon Week

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD To help raise awareness of the dangers of illegal drugs, several law enforcement personnel visited Los Fresnos CISD schools for Red Ribbon Week. Among those visiting schools were groups from the Department of Public Safety and Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz. At Lopez-Riggins Elementary, DPS Corporal Derrick Hinojosa and troopers Randy […]

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Construction of New Los Fresnos City Hall Begins, Hailed as Historic

by Tony Vindell/LFN Construction of the new Los Fresnos City Hall has officially begun and the landmark event was described as a historical day for the city, its residents and Cameron County. City, business and county leaders as well as concerned citizens met at the site on Monday, Oct. 29 in a ceremony to break […]

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LFHS Band Receives “1” Rating; Qualifies for Area

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD The Los Fresnos High School Marching Band earned a rating of Division I at the 76th Annual Pigskin Jubilee Saturday in Weslaco. A light rain did not dampen the spirits of the nine Region 28 Class 6A schools in attendance. The Falcon band now qualifies for the UIL Class 6A Area G […]

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Much Anticipated Deer Season Opens this Saturday

by Tony Vindell/LFN The long anticipated white-tailed deer season is just around the corner but don’t expect that bagging that trophy buck will be an easy task. The deer forecast for the 2018-19 general gun season is promising signs of being a good one but the persistent rainfall that came later in the year, beginning […]

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Experts Warn ACA Waivers Could Hike Rates on Pre-Existing Conditions

by Suzanne Potter AUSTIN, Texas – Some health experts are warning that insurance rates could rise significantly for people in the individual market who are between 50 and 64, or have a pre-existing condition – once states start taking advantage of new flexibility granted this week by the Trump administration. States can now redirect federal subsidies to […]

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Groups Sue Over Texas Border Wall Plans

by Katherine Davis-Young BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A coalition is suing the Trump administration over this month’s decision to waive environmental and other laws to move ahead with construction of a wall along the Texas-Mexico border. The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and the Animal Legal Defense Fund claim the government doesn’t have the authority […]

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Community Health Outreach Program

The City of Los Fresnos offers a free Community Health Outreach Program within its community. The program offers a variety of free classes/activities, nutrition support, blood pressure screenings, BMI screenings and follow-up care to both men and women 18 and older. Exercise classes are held at the Los Fresnos Memorial Park located at 900 N. […]

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Local Beauty Shop Marks 17th Year in Business

Story and photos by Tony Vindell/LFN Some businesses come and go like the wind, others survive tough economic times or other adversities. Los Fresnos Tips & Clips Beauty Salon is one of the latter. The shop had just completed its 17th year this month cutting hair and doing manicure and pedicure work for what appeared […]

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