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Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday Kicks Off Lent Season

by Tony Vindell/LFN The forty days of penitence known as Lent has officially begun and will last until the day before Easter Sunday. It starts with Ash Wednesday, this time celebrated on March 6. But for some people, Fat Tuesday, which falls the day before Ash Wednesday, kicks off the season, Catholic churches all over […]

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Texas Parks, Wilderness Areas to Benefit in Conservation-Fund Revival

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate last week passed a measure by a vote of 92-8 to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanently. Now, all eyes are on members of the House, who could vote on a public-lands package as early as next week. Tracy Stone-Manning, vice […]

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LFHS Earns Division 1 Rating at UIL State Mariachi Competition

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Mariachi Nuevo Halcón earned a Superior Division 1 rating at the 2019 UIL State Mariachi Festival Pilot Saturday at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg Performing Arts Complex. Of the 70 schools participating, only 13 received Division I ratings from all three judges. Ten other schools had Division 1 ratings but […]

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Leo Aguilar Memorial Golf Tournament Scheduled for March 9th

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Golfers are encouraged to participate in the 33nd Annual Leo Aguilar Foundation Golf Tournament, scheduled Saturday at the South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista. Proceeds from the tournament will go for graduating students from Los Fresnos High School, as do all events sponsored by the Foundation year-round. Registration begins at […]

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NJROTC Receives “Never Say Quit” Award

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Los Fresnos High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps received the “Marcus Luttrell Never Quit Award” during the 25th Annual Area 10 Navy JROTC State Finals held Feb. 22 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The criteria for the award is based on the unit that displays the highest degree […]

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‘They Call Me Güero’: UTRGV Literature Professor Celebrates Mexican-American Culture and Youth

by Priscilla Ramirez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Spanish-speakers often refer to a person with light hair, eyes and complexion as “güero” – a term of endearment free of cultural or racial overtones. Dr. David Bowles, an associate professor in the UTRGV Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies, grew up “half-and-half” in the Rio Grande Valley with the nickname […]

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Lessons about the Underground Railroad often focus on escaped slaves heading north to free states and Canada. But many people don’t know they also headed south – to the Rio Grande Valley. Researchers at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are working to uncover South Texas’s part in […]

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Wind Energy Booming in South Texas

We have a lot of pride here in South Texas – From our culture, to our food, our Texan entrepreneurial spirit and the economic investment we attract from across the globe. Recently, we’ve found something new to take pride in: Wind Energy. All around us, the wind energy industry has added a new dimension to […]

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Discovering Texas in Los Fresnos

To the editor, I recently returned home to Washington D.C. after a visit to South Texas to see my grandfather who lives in Weslaco and I want to take the time to thank the people of Los Fresnos and the rodeo specifically for their warm hospitality. On Saturday afternoon, February 16, my grandfather, boyfriend and […]

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Bull Fighter’s Job to Protect Bull Riders

by Tony Vindell/LFN The next time rodeo fans attend an event to watch a cowboy riding a bull weighing a 1,000 or more pounds, pay close attention to those folks running toward the animals as the rider is on the ground. Some of them even tap the bull on the back as the charging animal […]

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