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South Texas Comic Con Draws Thousands of Fans

South Texas Comic Con Draws Thousands of Fans

by Tony Vindell/LFN Fans of comic books, superheroes and science fiction movie characters flooded the McAllen Convention Center during the 5th Annual South Texas Comic Con. South Texas Comic Con is a pop culture celebration where fans of comic books, fantasy, sci-fi, gaming and other genres can gather to meet artists, actors, writers, and publishers […]

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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Autism Awareness Festival Held in Brownsville

by Tony Vindell/LFN Children games, pony rides, hula hoops, music and many other activities were part of last week’s Autism Awareness Festival in Brownsville. The event, now in its third year, was held at Dean Porter Park. Since it was held to inform what implications autism might have on people, many of the participants were […]

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Leo Aguilar Foundation Tournament Set for March 10th

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Golfers are encouraged to participate in the 32nd Annual Leo Aguilar Foundation Golf Tournament, scheduled Saturday, March 10, at the South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista. Proceeds from the tournament will go for graduating students from Los Fresnos High School, as do all events sponsored by the Foundation year-round. Registration […]

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Los Fresnos Rodeo Ends Riding High

by Tony Vindell/LFN The 29th annual Los Fresnos Rodeo is now history, but the city’s biggest event of the year ended on a high ride. Judging by some spectators’ comments, attendance surpassed previous rodeos and parking became an issue for some people. And in spite of all the risks taken by the many participating cowboys […]

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Kite Fest Delights Crowds on SPI

by Tony Vindell/LFN A flying octopus, shark, and even a humpback whale could be seen above the skies on the north end of South Padre Island. Was it a new season of the popular TV show called Sharknado airing here? Not quite! It was actually Kite Fest 2018 – an event that makes one’s imagination […]

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It’s Rodeo Time, Y’all!

by Tony Vindell/LFN Time to slip into your jeans and to put on your cowboy and cowgirl hats and boots because it is rodeo time y’all! The bronco busting, bull riding, steer roping and barrel racing 2018 Los Fresnos Rodeo is this weekend and it will kick off with the first of three rodeo functions […]

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Miss Rodeo Queen Takes Reign

by Tony Vindell/LFN For Madelynn Hill, Saturday night was another special day in her life. After being the Cameron County Fair & Livestock Show queen for the last year, she took over a new responsibility as Queen of the 2018 Los Fresnos Rodeo. She received the distinction during Saturday’s Cowgirl contest. “It an honor and […]

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Karen Waters Named 2018 Cameron County Fair & Livestock Show Cowgirl

by Tony Vindell/LFN A total of 21 girls competed in three divisions during Saturday’s 2018 Cowgirl contest and although three finalists were chosen in each group, each contestant was a winner for having participated in the annual event. Held Saturday night , Jan. 27, at the Los Fresnos High School cafetorioum, each girl in the […]

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The BIG SQUEEZE Accordion Contest is Back for 2018

Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in Showcases Across the State Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories:  Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under); Cajun & Zydeco Grand Prize (Age 21 and under); Anthony Ortiz, Jr. Conjunto Grand Prize (Ages 18-21); Conjunto (Ages 17 and under) […]

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