What is Free Comic Book Day?

What is Free Comic Book Day? Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a…

Brownsville Holds First Annual Taco Fest

Brownsville Holds First Annual Taco Fest

by Tony Vindell/LFN Ten area teams competed against each other for the best food at Brownsville’s First Annual Taco Fest. Taqueria El Cien of Los Fresnos was among them. Even though the eatery has been in business for about 20 years on Texas Highway 100,…

National Free Comic Book Day Comes to Comic Book Specialty Shops on Saturday, May 4th

(Baltimore, MD) — On Saturday, May 4, over 2,200 comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world will give away over 5.2 million comic books free of charge on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). The annual event is one of the most anticipated…

Hooked for Life Kids Gone Fish’n Tournament This Saturday

Hooked for Life Kids Gone Fish’n Tournament This Saturday by Tony Vindell/LFN Hey kids, grab your fishing poles and head to fish this Saturday.…

New York Fusion Ballet Delights Audience

New York Fusion Ballet Delights Audience by Tony Vindell/LFN Thirteen young adults from a New York dancing team that fuses classical…

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold Harlingen Flower Show’s 50th anniversary HARLINGEN, TEXAS – The Harlingen Flower Show has been showcasing…

Gladys Porter Zoo Hosts Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Gladys Porter Zoo Hosts Dawn of the Dinosaurs Brownsville, Texas – They’re back and they’re bigger than ever! Gladys Porter Zoo staff is excited…

Competitive Sports Can Improve Quality of Life at Any Age

Competitive Sports Can Improve Quality of Life at Any Age

(StatePoint) Are you an older adult looking for some inspiration to stay physically active? In June, the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana will gather a record number of more than 13,700 athletes aged 50 and over to compete in 20 medal sports. Many…

How Nationwide Program Supports Early Childhood Education

How Nationwide Program Supports Early Childhood Education

(StatePoint) Today, there is more awareness that the future of the world is in the hands of young children. It’s understood that between birth and 5 years of age, the brain develops rapidly to build the foundation of cognitive and character skills necessary for success…

4 Simple Tips for Blending a Better-For-You Smoothie

4 Simple Tips for Blending a Better-For-You Smoothie (StatePoint) There’s no better time than a new year to embrace healthy habits. And it’s…

New Technology is Transforming the Classroom: What to Know

New Technology is Transforming the Classroom: What to Know (StatePoint) As a parent, you may be wondering how technology in the classroom is being…

Tips to Embrace a Keto-Friendly Diet

Tips to Embrace a Keto-Friendly Diet (StatePoint) It seems that everyone these days has a friend following a “keto-friendly” diet —…

Tips for a Smooth Tax Season

Tips for a Smooth Tax Season (StatePoint) Though Tax Day happens every year, it still seems to take many Americans by…

Local Taekwando Students Place in AAU State Championship in San Antonio

Local Taekwando Students Place in AAU State Championship in San Antonio

According to the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) website the AAU has been raising champions for more than a century. The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sport. During its early years the AAU served as a leader in international…

Los Fresnos Girls Win Water Polo Championship

Los Fresnos Girls Win Water Polo Championship

by Tony Vindell/LFN The girls water polo team with Los Fresnos school district has made history by winning a first ever regional championship during a recent tournament. The team won at Friday’s April 12 inaugural event at the Pharr Aquatic Center. The tournament completes an…

One Year of Sun Bae

One Year of Sun Bae Sun Bae Taekwondo Academy celebrated one year in business in Los Fresnos and in helping…

Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting by Victor Moreno/LFN Photos courtesy TNT Fuentes MMA On Saturday, March 30, 2019 the Los…

LFU to Compete in State Archery for Scholarships

LFU to Compete in State Archery for Scholarships by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD It’s not common to see archery in a school cafeteria, but that’s…

Los Fresnos Teen Making an Impact in Wrestling

Los Fresnos Teen Making an Impact in Wrestling by Tony Vindell/LFN Football is the Number 1 sport here in Los Fresnos and practically…

Los Fresnos FD, EMT Attend Extrication Training

Los Fresnos FD, EMT Attend Extrication Training

by Tony Vindell/LFN A Los Fresnos Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services team participated in an extrication training course to prepare them for situations where lives are at stake. The training took place Monday, May 6. Twenty eight volunteer firefighters and six Emergency Medical Technician…

Local Chef Tries Catfish, Wins Contest

Local Chef Tries Catfish, Wins Contest

by Tony Vindell/LFN Cooking meats on a barbecue pit has been a 20-plus year pastime for Uwe Braun. The Los Fresnos resident, who came to the United States from Germany 26 years ago, took cooking to a another level by competing in cook-offs with his…

The Set Snack Bar Has Items for All Occasions

The Set Snack Bar Has Items for All Occasions by Tony Vindell/LFN For Nidia Zertuche, work and college has been a good part of…

Los Fresnos Residents Benefit from City’s Health Program

Los Fresnos Residents Benefit from City’s Health Program by Tony Vindell/LFN It has been two years since Nelly Garza started participating in the…

NextDecade to Invest Millions in Brownsville Ship Channel

NextDecade to Invest Millions in Brownsville Ship Channel by Tony Vindell/LFN A new era of more cooperation between the private and public sectors…

El Pollo Loco Goes Crazy for Conjunto Halcon

El Pollo Loco Goes Crazy for Conjunto Halcon by Tony Vindell/LFN Brownsville’s El Pollo Loco goes crazy about Conjunto Halcon. The restaurant held…

Report: Texas One of 10 Most “Food Insecure” States

Report: Texas One of 10 Most “Food Insecure” States

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – A new Feeding America report shows that in every county and congressional district in the U.S., a subset of the population can’t afford to buy food on a consistent basis. In some states, one in four children is at risk of missing…

Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Continues to Spread in Texas

Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Continues to Spread in Texas

AUSTIN — The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats has continued to spread into parts of Central, South, and East Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The fungus was detected for the first time in Texas in early 2017 in six…

Campaign Launched to Ensure Census Counts All Latino Children

Campaign Launched to Ensure Census Counts All Latino Children by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – This week, the leading nonpartisan educational group advocating for Latino…

Texas Teacher Shortage Linked to Low Wages, Oversized Classes

Texas Teacher Shortage Linked to Low Wages, Oversized Classes by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Texas teachers earned more than 22 percent less in weekly…

Rising Rents Pushing Low-Wage Families Away from Opportunities

Rising Rents Pushing Low-Wage Families Away from Opportunities by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – As more Texans have turned to renting in the decade…

Calls to Stop “Barbaric” Drugging of Texas Nursing Home Residents

Calls to Stop “Barbaric” Drugging of Texas Nursing Home Residents by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has reduced the misuse of antipsychotics in nursing…