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Understanding PKU: A Rare Genetic Condition

Understanding PKU: A Rare Genetic Condition

(StatePoint) Imbalances in mood, learning, memory and motivation could be a result of PKU, which is short for phenylketonuria. Also known as PAH deficiency, this is a rare genetic condition that disrupts neurotransmitters in the brain and requires a special diet. For the approximately 16,500 people living with PKU in the U.S., there is good […]

More Winners from the 80th Annual TIFT

by Tony Vindell/LFN Dozens of winners were named during the 80th annual Texas International Fishing Tournament and anglers from all ages went home with trophies and certificates while others won the right to have their names on perpetual mementos owned by the organization. Among them were Jacqueline Lawrence, an 11 years old girl from Baytown […]

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El Paso and Juarez: One City Interrupted by Tough Border

by Dan Heyman EL PASO, Texas – People in El Paso and Juarez often regard their communities as one big city. But recent research, as covered in the local press confirms that the hardening of the U.S.-Mexico border is getting in the way of that. A recently released survey of citizen perception confirms deep and longstanding ties that […]

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“Princess Leia” to Help Texas Celebrate National Health Center Week

by Eric Galatas UVALDE, Texas – Families are invited to come out to Uvalde High School this Friday to meet Superman and Princess Leia, and get free immunizations, school supplies, backpacks and more. The Wellness Fair Carnival is part of a series of events across the nation celebrating National Health Center Week. Rachel Gonzalez Hanson, chief executive of Community […]

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Area Angler Takes Bay Grand Champion Spot at TIFT

by Tony Vindell/LFN The Texas International Fishing Tournament, which is one of the Texas largest and oldest such event, was held and, although no records were broken, it’s one to remember for a Port Isabel angler. So it was for John Barrera, the 28 year old fishing guide grabbed the top spot during the TIFT […]

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Plaza Linda Opens, Ready for Tenants

by Tony Vindell/LFN Construction of a new strip mall in Los Fresnos has been completed and its developer is seeking tenants to take over eight modules available. So far, two contracts have been signed while a third one is under negotiations. Parra Tamales is the one of the tenants and a barber shop is the […]

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Los Fresnos Community Development Corporation Approves FY 2019-2020 Budget

by Tony Vindell/LFN The Community Development Corporation of Los Fresnos has approved a new budget for fiscal year 2019-2020; that begins Oct.1 and ends September 30. The $391,100 budget is higher than the 2018-19 of $358, 138. The new figures, as presented in the budget included $5,200 in salaries and $29,000 in professional services. However, […]

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Tax Free Holiday This Weekend

Paying No Sales Tax Means Back To School Savings by Tony Vindell/LFN Get your vehicles or your feet ready and get to your favorite general merchandise store this weekend. The annual sales tax holiday will start Friday, Aug. 9 and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug 11. The initiative allows people to buy most clothing, footwear, […]

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Texas Group Calls for Prompt Passage of Drug-Pricing Reforms

by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – As efforts to bring down the cost of prescription medications intensify on Capitol Hill, some Texas groups say it can’t come fast enough. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee meets Thursday to debate the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019. Charles Cascio, associate state director of advocacy and outreach […]

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Community Health Outreach Program

The City of Los Fresnos offers a free Community Health Outreach Program within its community. The program offers a variety of free classes/activities, nutrition support, cooking classes, diabetes prevention classes, blood pressure screenings, BMI screenings, A1C testing and follow-up care to both men and women 18 and older. Exercise classes are held at the Los […]

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