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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 a meal, and eight of the top 10 states with […]

LFHS Top 10 Percent, Honor Roll Seniors Recognized

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD More than 200 Los Fresnos High School seniors who rank at the top of the class were recognized at the annual Student Academic Achievement Banquet Wednesday at the Brownsville Events Center. Usually, both the LFHS seniors and juniors are recognized at the banquet, but the size of the Class of 2019 forced […]

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STEP UP Teacher Candidates at LFE Recognized

  by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Four teacher candidates who completed The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Student Teacher Educator Preparation University Partnership (STEP UP) received certificates for completing the program Monday in a reception at Los Fresnos Elementary School. The group was the first cohort from Los Fresnos CISD. The UTRGV College of Education and […]

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LFHS Top 10 Spotlight: Enrique “Kike” Valencia

Class Rank: Salutatorian Mother: Gladys Galarza Sibling: Nicholas Valencia (17). Previously: Lopez-Riggins Elementary, Los Cuates Middle School College: Yale University Major: Mechanical Engineering Inspiration for academic success: My mother (Gladys Galarza), my aunt (Gabi Casanova), and uncle (Daniel Casanova) inspired me the most. I was in eighth grade when my aunt Gabi told me she would give me $300 if I became […]

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Multicultural Arts Take the Spotlight at UTRGV’s New Center for Latin American Arts

by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV is set to open a new center for multinational events that will act as a cultural hub for Latin American music, theatre, art, art history, creative writing and dance. The UTRGV Center for Latin American Arts (CLAA) will open in August 2019 to promote the arts in Latin […]

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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 Panhandle counties. This year it was detected at 22 sites […]

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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 assume competitors are elite or career athletes. While that’s true […]

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Senior Class of 2019 Celebration

by Tony Vindell/LFN More than a 100 students from Los Fresnos High School Class of 2019 attended a service in which religious leaders from throughout the community stood by the side of some of the graduates. The service was held Wednesday, May 8 at the school auditorium. Parents, relatives, chamber of commerce and business representatives […]

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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 students attended at the three-hour course. A variety of tools […]

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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 wife Virginia and other relatives for a number of years. […]

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