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City of Los Fresnos Awarded $538,110 Community Block Grant

The City of Los Fresnos was awarded $538,110 under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Rural Texas. The funding will help provide improvements to curb, gutters and drainage to roadways around the city including: Ebony, Pecan, Magnolia, portion of Sixth Street between Como and Peta, according to city officials. The primary objective of […]

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Second Hearing on City Budget Reveals Few Changes

A public hearing was held at the regular meeting of the Los Fresnos City Commission to listen to comments from the public as they made decisions on 2013-2014 budget expenditures. No one showed up to speak at the meeting. The commission plans to adopt the same tax rate of $0.715 which has been the same […]

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Council Approves  Program to Promote Healthy Lifestyle

Los Fresnos City Commissioners approved a move to continue their agreement with UTSA to participate under a program funded through the Section 1115 Waiver. The five year program, which is intended to promote a healthy lifestyle within the community, will begin its third year in October of 2013 after two years of planning and training, […]

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No City Election Needed

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No City Election Needed

Real & Minton to be Reseated, Tom Jones only candidate to Replace Atherton The City of Los Fresnos Municipal November 5 Election was canceled since there were no opposing candidates for the three available seats on the council. Commissioner Gary Minton will continue in Place 5 where he has served since 2006. Minton also was […]

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Los Fresnos City Council Honors Senator Eddie Lucio for 25 Years of Public Service

Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. was a special guest at the recent meeting of the Los Fresnos City Council held Tuesday, September 10. Senator Lucio was honored for his 25 years of public service. A native of Brownsville, he began his public service in 1971, becoming Cameron County Treasurer and later Cameron County Commissioner. […]

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McDonald’s Restaurant to Open this Fall, Walmart to Break Ground Soon

Construction on the new McDonald’s Restaurant in on Hwy. 100 in Los Fresnos is progressing with a mid-fall opening planned. Los Fresnos City Manager Mark Milum confirmed that a 122,000-square foot WalMart Supercenter is coming to town. The store is expected to be built on an undeveloped piece of land across the street from the […]

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New Construction the Norm in Los Fresnos

Construction under way for additions to Los Fresnos United, ninth grade campus for the Los Fresnos CISD Los Fresnos CISD Board of Trustees awarded a $7.6 million construction contract to D. Wilson Construction Co. of McAllen for the first of two expansion phases at the Los Fresnos United campus, located on FM 803 just south […]

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Commission Approves Service Contracts and Holds Budget Workshop

The Los Fresnos City Commission held a special meeting Tuesday, August 27 to approve service contracts for the coming year and to hold a 2013-14 Budget Workshop. Contracts were awarded to the Los Fresnos Ambulance Service for $100,000, the Los Fresnos Volunteer Fire Department for $37,000, the Boys & Girls Club for $2000 and to […]

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International Educational Services Honored

The Los Fresnos City Commission presented a proclamation of recognition to International Education Services IES, Inc. for their many years of service to the community. IES, Inc. is a nonprofit and founded in 1984 by Ruben Gallegos, Ph.D. IES, Inc. operates a residential shelter and foster care programs in South Texas. The operation officially opened […]

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Trustees Propose Same Tax Rate as Previous Year

Board members approved proposing a tax rate of $1.17 per $100 valuation for Maintenance and Operations and set the date of Aug. 26, 2013 for a Public Hearing to discuss the proposed budget and tax rate. The proposed tax rate, plus .02 for the Interest and Sinking Fund for a $1.19 per $100 valuation total, […]

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