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Construction has Begun on Bayside Drive Renovation at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Los Fresnos, TX – On June 7, the Federal Highway Administration began construction on the refuge’s Bayside Drive to install wildlife underpasses and widen the road, in preparation for reopening the tour route to private vehicles. The popular hiking and biking route along the Laguna Madre will be temporarily closed to all visitor uses, beginning […]

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Micro Loans Available for Start-ups, Existing Businesses

by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone interested in starting a new or expanding an existing business can seek the services of a company that caters to this sector of the economy. Lift Fund, a San Antonio-based company that has 10 offices statewide including a Brownsville branch makes loans from $500 to a $50,000. The interest rates on […]

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New Company Hiring to Fill Vacuum Left by IES

by Tony Vindell/LFN A new company is planning to relocate into one of the complexes left behind after the International Educational Services closed its two facilities in Los Fresnos. Comprehensive Health Systems Inc., a company founded in 1975, which bills itself as one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of workforce medical services, […]

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Los Fresnos Gives a Prelude of Upcoming October Conjunto Festival

by Tony Vindell/LFN A Rio Grande Valley conjunto band entertained a group of people at Los Fresnos Community Center on Wednesday of last week. The group, called Ruben de la Cruz y su Conjunto, played and sang several tunes familiar to such genre of music. The idea behind the concert was actually a prelude of […]

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Los Fresnos Community Celebrates EMS Week

by Tony Vindell/LFN The jobs first responders do whenever an emergency situation arises are recognized every year during National Medical Emergency Services Week, this time held May 20-26. And although no pompous ceremonies are set up to mark the vital roles paramedics play, they nevertheless deserve respect from the general public. Los Fresnos EMS has […]

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2018 Friends of the Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library Scholarship Recipients

Congratualations to this year’s Friends of the Library Scholarship Recipients Gina Monique Camacho and Jarod Perez. To be eligable for the scholarship applicants had to volunteer at the library in some capacity for a period of time during his or her high school career, be a senior scheduled to graduate in May of the applicable […]

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CDC Cancels Meetings for Lack of Quorum

by Tony Vindell/LFN A meeting of Los Fresnos Community Development Corp, was called off Monday, May 14, making it the second time in as many weeks. The meeting did not happen because there was no quorum as only three of eight board members showed up. At issue was the possible approval of $4,000 to buy […]

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Taqueria El Cien Becomes Popular Area Destination

by Tony Vindell/LFN The Rio Grande Valley is home to hundreds of taquerias, or eateries that offer the typical Mexican-styled tortilla filled with meat, eggs, beans and many other types of foods. Some taquerias are named according to an owner’s imagination. Among those include Tacorriendo, Tacochino, Tacos Mota, El Ultimo Taco, Tacos Campeon. El Rey […]

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Police Issue Reports for Busiest Month of Year

by Tony Vindell/LFN The numbers, figures or statistics are in for the busiest time of year for Los Fresnos police. That is for March, or the month when thousands of U.S. college students travel on Texas Highway 100 during the annual spring break recess in South Padre Island. According to police records filed with city […]

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Los Fresnos Couple Master Art of Making Brittle

by Tony Vindell/LFN Brittle lovers now have a place to get the sweet treat made right here at home. Warren MacNelly and his wife, Marilou, are a Los Fresnos couple behind a business venture called Mac’s Brittle which they advertise as Sinfully Delicious. Unlike the usual brittle people are accustomed to made of peanuts and […]

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