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Los Fresnos Hosts First Taco Eating Contest

by Tony Vindell/LFN A taco eating contest was held in Los Fresnos recently, making it the first time the city hosts such an event. Nine competitors were up against the clock for 30 minutes gobbling up as many orders of the three tacos as they could. Six bowed out of the contest as their stomach […]

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Volunteers to Build Playground for Kids Affected by Hurricane Harvey

by Eric Galatas GONZALES, Texas – On Saturday, one year after Hurricane Harvey rocked southeast Texas, a group of 200 volunteers will install a new kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground at a children’s foster-care facility directly hit by the storm. Roxane Rucker, vice president for community impact with KaBOOM!, the group coordinating the effort, said kids at the Family […]

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Students, Teachers Ready to Enter Coding Lab Era

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD STEM education has arrived at nine Los Fresnos CISD elementary schools with the first coding lab classes scheduled to start Monday. Last spring, the district made the commitment to implement STEM education into the elementary schools with the introduction of coding labs. The initiative will develop skills o elementary school students to […]

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White-winged Dove Season Opens This Weekend

by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2018-19 Texas dove season opens this weekend. Hunters have the first two weekends of September to shoot birds in what is called the special white-winged dove area. The doves are native to this part of the state and northeastern Mexico. Shooting hours for Sept.1-2 and Sept. 8-9 start at noon and […]

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Cuzco, Choquequirao, Salkantay: Students Embrace Extreme Andean Travel

by Dr. Robert Bradley RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV students tackled a challenging study abroad curriculum in Peru in June that included art, architecture, history and biology – and an extreme, rigorous trek in the Andes. UTRGV continues a long tradition of offering Peru study abroad programs, always focused on a mix of opportunities meant to […]

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Homecoming Parade Application Forms Now Available

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Applications for the 2018 Los Fresnos Homecoming Parade are now available. The parade will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, the day before the Homecoming game against Edinburg Vela on Sept. 21. The parade line-up begins at 4:30 p.m. and the parade begins at 5:30 p.m. The parade will be held on the […]

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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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Los Fresnos School District Gets “A” on TEA Score

by Tony Vindell/LFN Los Fresnos Independent School District has received an A score from the Texas Education Agency Public School Accountability System ratings, TEA announced early this month. That put the district into an elite group as 116 such entities got the distinction out of more than a 1,000 districts statewide. “We are delighted for […]

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Little Cowboys from Torreon, Mexico to Perform in Los Fresnos

  by Tony Vindell/LFN The Los Fresnos rodeo grounds will host two rodeos this weekend. But the cowboys and cowgirls aren’t the ones people normally get to watch. Neither are they sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. They are little people from Torreon, a city in the Mexican state of Coahuila, Mexico, and have […]

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Second Phase of City’s Nature Park Near Completion

by Tony Vindell/LFN Construction of the city’s Nature Park is moving along as Phase 2 of the project is nearing its completion. The city commission recently approved an action in which the Community Development Corp. allocated $229,000 to be spent on several areas, such as landscaping, an irrigation system and a sign that will give […]

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