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Los Fresnos’ First Conjunto Festival Draws Big Crowds, Success

by Tony Vindell/LFN The first annual Conjunto Festival held in Los Fresnos brought people from all over the Rio Grande Valley and beyond to listen, to dance and to enjoy three days of fun and comradery. Close to 20 bands, some local and some from throughout the Lone Star State, entertained the crowds during the […]

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Days are Numbered for Early Voting in Texas

by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – The midterm election is about a week away, and Texans who want to avoid the polls on November 6 have just five days to vote early. On Election Day, voters can only cast a ballot at their assigned precinct. However, they can cast a ballot at any early-voting location in […]

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Brownville Holds Three Festivals this Month

by Tony Vindell/LFN Area residents have been treated to three festivals this month in Brownsville, making this city one of the Rio Grande Valley busiest when it comes to bringing people together to celebrate some of the things they enjoy. The three events – Beerfest, Octoberfest and Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival – were held at […]

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Federal Drug Price Transparency Proposal Wins Praise

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Consumer groups are praising a proposal by the Trump administration to require drug companies to put prices in many of their TV ads, but some worry it’s only a pre-election perk designed to attract voters – one that could be dropped after the midterm election Nov. 6. The rule, announced by federal […]

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley project aimed at creating a safer campus has been given a national recognition from the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association’s Best Practices/Institutional Impact Award. The association, which has more than 2,800 active members, gave the award to The UTRGV Superhero […]

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Middle Schools United Experience to Draw 2,400

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Almost 2,400 students from three middle schools will take part in the 3rd Annual Middle Schools United Experience Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Los Fresnos United. The guest speaker is Jonathan Medina, a former collegiate football player at Georgetown University. The Rio Hondo native is a nationally recognized Latino Motivational Youth Speaker. […]

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RVE Takes LAF 5K Walk/Run Trophy with 139 Runners

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Rancho Verde Elementary took home the traveling trophy with the most participants in the Leo Aguilar Foundation 5K Run/Walk Oct. 13. A total of 619 runners and walkers were registered. Of that total, 430 came from Los Fresnos CISD schools The top four schools and their entries were: Rancho Verde Elementary: 139 […]

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Save RGV from LNG a Breath of Fresh Air at 5K

I am writing to express support and thanks to Save RGV from LNG for their presence at the Leo Aguilar Foundation & Los Fresnos CISD 5K Walk/Run that took place on Saturday, October 13, 2018. It is events like this that bring out community together and reminds us all of how lucky we are to […]

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Nearly 50 Brown Pelicans Killed on Highway 48

by Tony Vindell/LFN While people were kind of enjoying this past week’s cold temperatures after days of extreme heat and high humidity, some of the area wildlife were not. Dozens of brown pelicans fell prey to Monday’s drop in the thermometer and died as a consequence of that. Once on the verge of being put […]

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SPI Birding Center Hosts Monarch Butterfly Day

by Tony Vindell/LFN Everything people need to know about the fascinating monarch butterfly will be available this week at the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center. The facility will have a series of events from Oct. 26-28 as the annual migration of these beautiful insects is taking place. Millions of these butterflies migrate this […]

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