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Schlitterbahn Offers Promotion to Encourage Winter Season Visitors and Stimulate Local Business

by Special to Los Fresnos News/Ron Whitlock South Padre Island, Texas 80 Degrees Farenheit “HOT” new Winter Tourist attraction is the Schlitterbahn Heated Indoor Water Park which is now open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday December 19, 2015 through January 3, 2016! While South Padre Island’s Beach is still great […]

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Baby Gators New Draw for SPI Birding & Nature Center

by Special to Los Fresnos News/Ron Whitlock Children, shepherded by their moms & dads, with binoculars and cameras secured around their necks, are heading to South Padre Island, Texas, in droves, in search of baby alligators! Yes, you read that right – baby alligators! South Padre Island’s newest “Must See Ticket” are the baby alligators, […]

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New Rural Area for USDA Housing Programs Surrounding Los Fresnos, TX

TEMPLE, TEXAS – Based upon the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill), communities which were partially ineligible, expands eligibility for rural housing programs. USDA will now accept applications for housing assistance for home construction, purchase, and repair throughout Los Fresnos, Texas and nearby unincorporated subdivisions. USDA Rural Development housing programs include: • Section 502 Guaranteed […]

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Youth Awards to Honor 18 Rio Grande Valley Area Seniors

Students Receive Grants for Education or Community Project, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to Host Ceremony EDINBURG, TEXAS – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) recently announced the recipients of the Rio Grande Valley Regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards. Eighteen local high school seniors will be honored for their leadership in the classroom and […]

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Communication Students Address Sexual Assault, Rape Prevention at Gender Comm Expo

by Vicky Brito BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Sexual assault and rape are difficult topics for discussion for many people. But the communication department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley got the conversation going in Brownsville on Wednesday, during the Gender Comm Expo for the Prevention of Sexual Assault and Harassment. Dr. John Cook, associate […]

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UTRGV, Valley High School Musicians Sweep Competition at Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza

by Gail Fagan RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley mariachi musicians topped all university-level competitors at the national Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, held Nov. 15-21 in San Antonio. The Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán, UTRGV’s newest mariachi troupe made up of 16 primarily freshman music students, took first place in the university-level group […]

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Runners of All Ages Cross Finish Line  of 16th Annual STEMS Fun Run

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Ten-year-old David Perez was among 460 school children, teenagers and adults participating in the 16th annual STEMS Fun Run, Saturday, Nov. 7, on the The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville Campus. Cheered on by his 6-year-old brother, Santiago, and his mom and dad, Claudia and David, David finished first in […]

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Fast and Furious Fundraising

The Auto Collision Technology Program from the TSTC Harlingen Campus was not racing cars or repairing them on Saturday, October 10, 2015, however they were certainly in high gear as they prepared approximately 800 chicken plates between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their Auto Body Club fundraiser.  The fundraiser was held […]

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Hidalgo County Health Department Warns of Dangers from Synthetic Drug Use

EDINBURG – The Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department has issued a Public Health Advisory on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as synthetic marijuana, after a dramatic surge in teens and young adults needing medical attention for adverse reactions and potentially lethal overdoses. A news conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. […]

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This is a 3 minute video summarizing the ongoing efforts to eradicate the fever tick in the Cameron County temporary quarantine zone.

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