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Trump’s Inexpensive Coverage Could Come with a Price

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas — The Trump administration has cleared the way for an unprecedented expansion of inexpensive health insurance that critics say will drive up prices for more comprehensive plans. The new federal regulation allows small employers to join together to create so-called association health plans, which are exempt from some critical insurance safeguards. […]

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Trump Signs Order to End Separations Condemned by Pediatricians

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Following widespread outrage over the forced separation of children from their parents arrested on suspicion of entering the country illegally along the southern U.S. border, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to end the practice. Trump previously had said he could not end the separations, repeatedly blamed […]

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Martial Arts Gaining Popularity in Los Fresnos

by Tony Vindell/LFN Students from as young as five years of age are among a growing group of area residents taking classes in the martial arts here in Los Fresnos and its surrounding area. Their main instructor is Rene Garza, a veteran of this sport and soon to be inductee into the martial arts hall […]

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Community Health Outreach Program

The City of Los Fresnos offers a free Community Health Outreach Program within its community. The program offers a variety of free classes/activities, nutrition support, blood pressure screenings, BMI screenings and follow-up care to both men and women 18 and older. Exercise classes are held at the Los Fresnos Memorial Park located at 900 N. […]

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Weather Wreaks Havoc Throughout  Rio Grande Valley

by Tony Vindell/LFN The first major rain of 2018 caused widespread flooding in practically every Rio Grande Valley city last week. Although the sun shone on and off on Tuesday, the hopes of a better day were overpowered as more showers were descending into the region later in the day. According to an American Red […]

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Nature Park Near Completion

by Tony Vindell/LFN The birds are singing and flying as people keep walking and stretching their bodies at one of several workout stations installed along the nearly 1 mile long trail in the Los Fresnos Nature Park. Construction of the park, located on the north side of town off North Arroyo Boulevard and south of […]

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Algebra Camp Students Show What They Learned

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD While most students are relaxing during their summer break, a group of almost 100 incoming eighth graders were sharpening their math skills. Ninety-seven students took part in a four-day Algebra Camp at Los Fresnos High School to be better prepared for Algebra I classes in the eighth grade. “The Camp helps our […]

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$10 Million Going Toward Health Services in TX

by Katherine Davis-Young HOUSTON – Texas has the highest rate of uninsured people in the nation, according to census data. So one nonprofit is launching a big effort to try to get more Texans access to health services. The Episcopal Health Foundation is investing $10 million in dozens of health programs in Texas. According to Brian Sasser, communications […]

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UTRGV UREC Listed in Top 50 Best Campus Recreation Centers by College Consensus

by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley University Recreation (UREC) made the list of the Top 50 Best Campus Recreation Centers by CollegeConsensus.com. College and universities that make the list are ranked according to their individual College Consensus score, which is a combination of the results of reputable publisher ratings and student reviews. The […]

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TSC Announces Launch of Industrial Scaffolding Program

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – In response to a severe shortage of skilled industrial scaffold builders in Texas and the Gulf Coast region, Texas Southmost College announced the launch of the new Industrial Scaffolding Committee Basic Access program on June 7, 2018 at the TSC Performing Arts Center. The Industrial Scaffolding Committee Basic Access program is a […]

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