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Downtown Brownsville Transformed into Mexico City’s Garibaldi Plaza

Market Square in downtown Brownsville was the site of more than a little bit of Mexico. On Friday, Sept. 7, the former bus depot turned into a place where several mariachi groups, entertainers from south of the border, local restaurants, tequila stations and a couple of thousand people gathered for the first annual Noche de […]

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HEB “Helping Heroes” Project Honors and Serves Los Fresnos Emergency Services Personnel

Commemorating September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance Brownsville H.E.B. #446 located on the corner of Paredes Line Road and Ruben Torres Blvd. recognized our local men and women – firefighters, police officers and medical first responders – by coming out to the 200 North Brazil Street location and preparing a lunch […]

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Little Rodeo Draws Crowd in Los Fresnos

by Tony Vindell/LFN A rodeo, featuring little cowboys and cowgirls from Torreon, Mexico, was held in Los Fresnos but the crowd was not what its promoters had expected. Less than 300 people attended the two days of the rodeo held Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. The shows were actually a type of comedy […]

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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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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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Taco Eating Contest This Saturday in Los Fresnos

by Tony Vindell/LFN Get ready to eat as many tacos as you possibly can- or perhaps possibly can’t. A taco eating contest will be held during this Saturday’s Aug. 25 Under the Stars Artisans Market at the city’s Memorial Park on North Arroyo Boulevard. Jose and Nelly Osegueda, owners of The Weekender Catering in Los […]

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Los Fresnos Holds ‘I Tune Out Drugs’ Back to School Fair

Story and photos by Tony Vindell/LFN Hundreds of students attended the second annual Night Out in Los Fresnos to get supplies for the 2018-19 school year which begins later this month. The “I Tune Out Drugs” back to school fair was held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the city’s park and inside the […]

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Artisan Market Ready for This Saturday in Los Fresnos

by Tony Vindell/LFN Ask Milton Moon what has made him continue working after he retired from the work force and he will respond right away. “My wife,” he said. “She said I needed a hobby to do something, so I started doing this.” He works on wooden pieces of arts using ash, red ash, walnut […]

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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 […]

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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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