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Texas’ ACA Signups Almost Match Last Year’s Enrollment

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – With the help of a coalition of consumer and faith-based groups, 1.1 million Texans have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for 2018. The Cover Texas Now coalition stepped in after the Trump administration eliminated most of the funds for signup assistance and cut the open enrollment period in half. […]

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ACLU Texas Demands Info on County Agreements with ICE

by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – The American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a number of Texas counties that have entered into law-enforcement agreements with federal immigration officials. The ACLU of Texas has filed Public Information Act requests with seven county sheriffs’ offices, asking for details of their 287(g) agreements made with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. […]

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Ruby Carolyn Moses Milum

1935 – December 24, 2017 Ruby Carolyn Moses Milum, 82, a lifelong resident of Los Fresnos passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center Brownsville Sunday, December 24, 2017. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Roy Nolan Milum, parents Wesley and Sybil Moses, sister Margaret Kretz, brother Tom Moses, mother in law Kellon Carr, […]

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Walking to Better Health

There are many ways to stay physical active and walking is one of the simplest positive changes you can make to improve your health. Research has shown that the benefits of walking for at least 30 minutes a day can help you: • Reduce the risk of heart disease • Improve blood pressure and blood […]

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by Jennifer L. Berghom RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The avocado long has been a staple in the Rio Grande Valley. In taquitos, caldo Tlalpeño, or the ubiquitous guacamole, its popularity these days is global. But the husk of the lowly avocado pit is in the spotlight now: A UTRGV professor and his research team have discovered that the […]

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First Catch Center Events at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Special to Los Fresnos News Join us for the inauguration of a Take Me Fishing™ First Catch Center. A Family Fish Camp is being held at one of the largest wetlands restoration projects in America – Bahia Grande. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has selected the U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s Laguna Atascosa National […]

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How to Be More Creative in the New Year

(StatePoint) Those with creative or artistic aspirations know that consistently staying motivated and inspired is easier said than done. Whether you’re a songwriter, a poet or a visual artist, these tried-and-true habits and new tools can help you to create your best work in the new year. Me Time A little bit of me-time goes […]

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4 Steps to a Healthier You this New Year

(StatePoint) Want to make resolutions you’ll keep this new year? Think simple, sustainable changes. Follow these four steps for a healthier you, inside and out. Stick to Your Workout After the holidays, the gym is filled with people who have resolved to incorporate exercise routines into their lives. Come February, the novelty of the new […]

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Groups Sue EPA to Enforce Texas Regional Haze Plan

by Mark Richardson EL PASO, Texas – A coalition of conservation groups is taking the Environmental Protection Agency to court over changes to the Texas Regional Haze Plan. The suit maintains that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt violated the agency’s own regulations by replacing the plan with a new agreement that allows coal-fired power plants in Texas to emit […]

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New Benefits and Insurance Options You Can Expect in 2018

(StatePoint) Ever wondered whether your insurance policy was actually working for you? You may be in luck, as your insurance plan may start to follow the same trends being adopted in other industries: simpler, more convenient and personalized products – all supported by the latest mobile technology. This year, Stephanie Shields, a product marketing and […]

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