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Laguna Atascosa Refuge to Offer Tram Tours Starting October 11

Los Fresnos, TX  – The popular open air tram tours on the Bayside Drive will begin as the kick-off to National Wildlife Refuge Week on October 11.  For the remainder of October, tram tours are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with the morning tour from 9:00 to noon and the afternoon tour from 1:00 […]

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SH 550: Latest Toll Gantry Technology Installed on State Highway 550

Cashless toll gantries on State Highway 550, now upgraded to offer multiple payment options which include Pay By Mail, TxTag, and PToll™ September 21, 2015 – Brownsville, TX – The new State Highway 550 (SH 550) in Cameron County had its cashless toll gantries upgraded to assist customers in making their payments on time to avoid […]

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H-E-B’s Help End Hunger Campaign Donates 2.1 Million Meals to Texas Food Banks

Food Bank of Rio Grande Valley Receives $13,200 H-E-B customers in Texas took a stand against hunger with another record-breaking Help End Hunger campaign, raising $611,200 to benefit 17 Texas Feeding America food banks. A check in the amount of $13,200 was presented on Wednesday, September 16th to the Food Bank as result of a […]

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Centurion Terminals Breaks Ground on Processing and Storage Facility at Port of Brownsville

September 11, 2015 – The Port of Brownsville welcomed its new tenant, Centurion Terminals (www.CenturionTerminals.com), at the company’s groundbreaking Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. The Centurion Brownsville Terminal is expected to generate more than 500 jobs while under construction and create 35 permanent jobs when fully operational in the 3rd quarter of 2016. Centurion Terminals, LLC is a […]

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Brownsville Native Patrolling Middle East Waters with U.S. Navy

by LT Philip Fortnam, Navy Office of Community Outreach MANAMA, Bahrain – A 2014 Gladys Porter High School graduate and Brownsville, Texas native is serving overseas aboard the U.S. Navy Coastal Patrol Ship USS Thunderbolt (PC-12), living and working at a Navy base in Manama, Bahrain. Seaman Cruz Garza is a quartermaster on the Bahrain-based […]

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Emergency Volunteers Earn Special Recognition

Homeland Security and the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council recently presented special recognition to the Harlingen Community Emergency Response Team. About 40 volunteers with the Harlingen CERT assist police, firefighters and ambulance personnel in various capacities. The volunteers conduct public education and outreach services and undergo training for emergency preparedness. Recently, the organization participated […]

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STISD Host Medical Academy Grand Opening

OLMITO – South Texas Independent School District (STISD) held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new South Texas Academy for Medical Professions (Medical Academy) campus in Olmito on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:00 a.m. The event was held at the new campus, located at 10650 North Expressway 77/83, across the expressway from […]

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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)  Recognizes Su Clinica as National Quality Leader

by special to LFN Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Acting Administrator Jim Macrae today announced $63.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,153 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 7 U.S. Territories to recognize health center achievements in providing high quality, comprehensive care. Su Clinica, based in Harlingen, […]

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UTRGV, TSTC Sign Historic Collaborative Agreement

by Eladio Jaimez/Special to Los Fresnos News HARLINGEN, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Texas State Technical College in Harlingen on Aug. 17 signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will facilitate the transfer of credits and courses from TSTC to UTRGV. The signing comes on the heels of a similar MOU […]

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UTRGV Offers Paralegal Certificate in Fall

The first cohort of the Paralegal Certificate Program celebrated the completion of the program July 17 at the UTRGV McAllen Teaching Site. The program will be available in Fall 2015 at UTRGV Continuing Education. With the upcoming fall semester, the Office of Continuing Education at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley this fall will […]

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