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LFU SWAT Team Visits Elementary Schools to Honor Students

Members of the Los Fresnos United SWAT Team are on a mission – to recognize elementary school students who are doing the same things they are doing on the ninth grade campus. The student advisory group members call themselves SWAT, an acronym for Students with Awesome Thoughts. They proudly wear orange t-shirts with the words […]

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It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate for Flu

Each year, we hear about the importance of getting a flu vaccination to protect our health. Some people do so, but others opt against it, thinking they have a slim chance of catching the flu or they are simply immune. But the fact is that the influenza virus changes every single year. Influenza comes in […]

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Secrets for Generating a Second Income

(StatePoint) In today’s tumultuous economic times, extra income is not just a luxury, but a necessary safety net, according to many financial experts. “Relying solely on a single employer to make ends meet is a surefire way to end up struggling, as so many Americans do,” warns Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor for U.S. News […]

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Preventing Sexual Assault: Colleges and Men Urged to Lead

Odds of College Woman Being Assaulted: 1 in 5 by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – With an estimated one-in-five women sexually assaulted during college, a new effort is under way to help schools do a better job with prevention and response. The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault has 90 days […]

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Farm Bill (Finally) Advances, Some Reforms Left Behind

Payment Limits Provision Passed Both Chambers, But Tossed by Committee by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – After more than two years of debate, it appears a new Farm Bill is headed for passage – although there are misgivings on a number of fronts. The legislation that emerged from the Conference Committee does not include proposed […]

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Public Service Announcement Regarding Influenza

Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity is high and widespread in Texas. This high influenza activity is likely to continue for several weeks and thus, Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services would like to remind the public to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from influenza. Influenza (also called flu) is a […]

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Biking in Texas State Parks

Scenic destinations and slow speed limits make state parks a great choice for a family biking trip. Mountain-biking the wild trails of Texas State Parks, cruising on paved park roads, or exploring neighboring country roads make for some great two-wheeled adventures. No matter your choice, remember to always ride in control, bring a map with […]

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LFU Holds Mid-Year Parent Sessions on Report Card Day

About 110 parents of students at Los Fresnos United Ninth Grade campus attended sessions on campus as a mid-year academic report and to receive report cards for the second marking period. Report cards are issued at the end of each of the four marking periods, which are about nine weeks each. Three sessions were held […]

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Caroline Jimenez Reyes Wins  Dramatic District Spelling Bee

Caroline Jimenez Reyes of Resaca Middle School and Ishka Treviño of Villareal Elementary School went 17 rounds before Reyes emerged victorious in the Los Fresnos CISD Spelling Bee Saturday. Thirty-five students – three from each of the 12 elementary and middle schools participated, less one student who failed to appear at the Bee, held at […]

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Forty-three Middle School Students Earn All-Valley Honors

Forty-three Los Fresnos CISD middle school band members earned a chair in the 2014 All-Valley Band during Region 28 competition Jan. 18 in San Benito. Thousands of students from schools throughout the Valley tried out, and these 43 students came out on top of their sections to earn the bragging rights of being called the “Best […]

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