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First Pet Costume Contest Held at Artisan Market

by Tony Vindell/LFN Linda Lopez presents Jose Medellin and King the $50 first prize.A dozen or so dog owners participated in the first Pet Costume Contest held at Los Fresnos Memorial Park on North Arroyo Boulevard. A small black dog, dressed up as Batman and riding on a dog mobile, took the top spot. The […]

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What is Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book that they’ll love. Every first Saturday in May, the industry comes together to give away free comics and encourage fans, both old and new, to flock to the best place in the comic […]

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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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Texas Law Blocks Teachers From Striking for Better Pay, Benefits

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Statistics out this week show that teachers’ salaries in Texas now rank among the bottom third of all 50 states. Although teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona have walked out or are preparing to walk out of the classroom in protest, the more than 350,000 public school teachers in […]

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LFHS Top 10 Senior Spotlight: Louis Turrubiartes

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Parents: Juan Carlos Turrubiartes and Jenny Mendez Siblings: Juan Turrubiartes 24, Eslendy Turrubiartes 21, Jenny Turrubiartes 18, Diego Turrubiartes 14, Ian Marquez 2 Previous schools attended: Las Yescas Elementary and Liberty Memorial Middle School College: Texas A&M University Major: Mechanical Engineering Inspiration for academic success: My parents inspired me to do my best academically. Showing them my report card […]

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LFHS Top 10 Senior Spotlight: Joriam Martinez

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Parents: Maria Guadalupe Parra Ramirez and  Jorge Badillo Martinez. Siblings: Emiret Martinez Aburta 17, Hannia Martinez 16, and Scarlet Martinez 14. Previous schools attended: Lopez-Riggins Elementary, Laureles Elementary School and Liberty Memorial Middle School College: Harvard University Major: Theoretical physics Inspiration for academic success: I set a goal to seek the highest form of education to later aid my […]

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Javier Vera, Life-long Brownsville Resident, Candidate for Port Election

Pro-business, no-nonsense CPA and Auditor, vows looking out for taxpayers at Port of Brownville Brownsville, TX, April 25, 2018. Javier Vera, a life-long resident of Brownsville, family man, CPA, and U.S. licensed Custom Broker, is a candidate in the upcoming Port of Brownsville election to be held on May 5, 2018. He brings over 35 […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Everyday Stress

(StatePoint) Deadlines, responsibilities, bills — there are so many causes of stress in our lives. Unfortunately, stress can take a negative toll on one’s health and wellness, particularly if it goes unaddressed for too long. Indeed, common effects of stress include headaches, stomach upset, anxiety, sleep problems and more, according to the Mayo Clinic. This […]

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Learning Center at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has a bit of an image problem: Some people don’t even know it exists. “We go out and we tell students, ‘Hey, we have tutoring in these subjects.’ And they’re like, ‘What’s the Learning Center?’” said Armando Garza, the center’s program […]

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Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too

(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 […]

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