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Local Citizen, City Place in Contest

by Tony Vindell/LFN A local resident and the City of Los Fresnos took first and second places in the “It’s Time Texas Community Challenge” contest. Bertha Ponce received the top spot while the city won second place in the small community category. The two winners were recognized during the last meeting of the city council […]

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Seven Students Get Rodeo Scholarships

by Tony Vindell/LFN Seven senior students attending four high schools from Los Fresnos to Santa Maria have become beneficiaries of the 2018 Los Fresnos Rodeo Committee. Each graduating student received a $1,000 scholarship during the Tuesday, May 1 meeting of the Rodeo Committee and are planning to use the money to further their education. The […]

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LFHS Top 10 Senior Spotlight: Julian Echevarria

Parents: Lorena Echevarria and Juan Echevarria Siblings: Luzelena (6) Previous schools attended; Los Fresnos Elementary, Rancho Verde Elementary, Dora Romero Elementary and Los Cuates middle school College: Texas Southmost College and Texas A&M University Chevron Program Major: Chemical Engineering Inspiration for academic success: It was always expected by my parents to do my best at anything that was laid in front of me. My […]

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LFHS Top 10 Senior Spotlight: Edric Salazar

Parents: Veronica Gaytan and Robert Salazar Siblings: Ethan Salazar (12), Esiah Salazar (9), Eliana Salazar (8) Previous Schools Attended: Fred Booth Elementary School (San Benito), Resaca Middle School (Grade 6), Liberty Memorial Middle School (Grades 7 and 8) College: The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music Major: Music Education with a certificate in Orchestral Percussion Performance […]

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District Teachers of the Year Presented

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Sandra Garcia-Perales and Leticia Hernandez were named Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year, respectively, at the Employee Awards Banquet Thursday at Los Fresnos United Dome. Garcia-Perales is a fifth-grade teacher at Villareal Elementary School, and Hernandez is a Government teacher at Los Fresnos High School. Both are now nominated to participate […]

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Alex Dominguez for State Representative District 37

Brownsville, TX – Cameron County Commissioner Alex Dominguez of Brownsville is on the May 22 ballot to be the State Representative for District 37 for the Democratic Party. Mr. Dominguez has been a county commissioner since June 2014. Mr. Dominguez has closely followed the previous two legislative sessions and feels he is ready to lead […]

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South Texas Comic Con Draws Thousands of Fans

by Tony Vindell/LFN Fans of comic books, superheroes and science fiction movie characters flooded the McAllen Convention Center during the 5th Annual South Texas Comic Con. South Texas Comic Con is a pop culture celebration where fans of comic books, fantasy, sci-fi, gaming and other genres can gather to meet artists, actors, writers, and publishers […]

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Diet vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Weight Loss?

(StatePoint) What’s more important: diet or exercise? Anyone who’s tried to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle has likely asked this question. Sixty-eight percent of people want to lose 10 pounds or more, according to a recent Harris Poll on behalf of Nutrisystem. It’s always a good time to get started on your goals. […]

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Fishing a Popular Sport on SPI

by Tony Vindell/LFN The annual sheepshead run is pretty much over but anglers still have a chance to catch this fish plus other species like Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, speckled trout and whiting. Sheepsheads usually start arriving in huge schools in March and their run continues on sides of the South Padre Island and Boca […]

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A Sinkhole Develops on Texas Highway West of Los Fresnos

by Tony Vindell/LFN A sinkhole, measuring about six feet deep and 25 feet around, developed on a shoulder of Texas Highway 100 between Expressway 77 and Los Fresnos. The collapse of the dirt and pavement was reported shortly after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2. The sunken hole happened right in the way where a gas […]

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