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Early voting Underway in Bayview Municipal Elections

New office hours begin May 6 for City Hall, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-noon Bayview residents will be electing a mayor and four aldermen during municipal elections slated for May 11 with early voting already underway. On the ballot for mayor are Thomas B. Rodino and Jeneria Lea Lewis. Garry Edwin Lowder and Barbara A. Creighton are […]

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The 2013 Houston Texans Cheerleader squad was announced on Wednesday, April 17, at the Methodist Training Center. George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, was on hand to present each of the 34 final squad members with roses after their names were announced. Los Fresnos native Geles-Ann Rodriguez was one of 51 […]

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City Paves the Way  for McDonald’s

Portions of East Third Street and Pita Street to be reopened to facilitate traffic flow Los Fresnos City Commissioners approved reopening portions of East Third and Pita Street that will pave the way for customers to have easier access to local retail outlets and allow for the development of the new McDonald’s Restaurant on Highway […]

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Meat cuts get confusing new monikers

By Amanda Hill I came across a news story this morning from NBC’s Today Show that reported a group within the meat industry is moving toward renaming some of our favorite meat cuts in order to make them “more consumer-friendly.” The group heading up the new meat monikers is the Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards—URMIS, […]

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Sixteen Los Fresnos CISD teachers have been named Teachers of the Year at the campus level for 2012-13

Of the seven secondary and nine elementary teachers, one secondary and one elementary teacher will be named Los Fresnos CISD Teachers of the Year at the Employee Banquet at 6 p.m. May 17 at Los Fresnos United campus. The district Paraprofessional of the Year and Manual Trades Employee of the Year will also be named […]

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Rio Grande Grill: Where Lunch Becomes an Upbeat Event

The Rio Grande Grill at 417 West Van Buren in Harlingen is without question the most “up beat” destination for lunch in the mid-Valley. It has become in a very short time, the prime gathering place for the “in” crowd, for business luncheons, for actors and poets, and for just good family dining. It didn’t […]

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Student Spotlight:  Ruby Saenz

A Pleasant Surprise During a Visit to Notre Dame Ruby Saenz received an invitation to attend Spring Visitation Weekend March 21-25 at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind. The Top 10 student at Los Fresnos High School did not hesitate to accept a visit to the prestigious campus, especially because all expenses for the […]

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Three Elementary Schools Receive  Kindergarten Readiness System Awards

Three Los Fresnos CISD elementary schools have received the Pre-Kindergarten Center for Excellence designation by the Texas Education Agency. Las Yescas Elementary, Dora Romero Elementary and Villareal Elementary received plaques and banners in separate presentations by Los Fresnos CISD Superintendent Gonzalo Salazar. The Kindergarten Readiness System evaluates the effectiveness of prekindergarten, Head Start, government subsidized, […]

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LFHS NJROTC Drill Team Participates in National Competition April 13

Los Fresnos High School’s Navy JROTC Drill Teams will participate in the Navy JROTC National Drill Competition April 13. The team qualified by placing at the Texas Navy JROTC Drill Meet held March 22 at College Station. Because of military budget cuts, the routine will be submitted virtually by video at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April […]

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Twenty-One LFHS, LFU Students Qualify for UIL Academics Regionals

Twenty-one Los Fresnos High School and Los Fresnos United students qualified for the UIL Regional Academics meet with strong showings at the District 32-5A UIL Academics meet March 23. Los Fresnos finished a narrow 24 points behind Harlingen South for the district championship. Qualifying for regionals were: John Aguilar, Current Events Varsity and Headline Writing […]

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