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Campaign Launched to Ensure Census Counts All Latino Children

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – This week, the leading nonpartisan educational group advocating for Latino participation in politics launched a national campaign to make sure all Latino children are counted in the upcoming 2020 census. Lizette Escobedo, director of the national census program for the NALEO Education Fund, says an undercount of young children means […]

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Seniors Present Bell Awards to Those Who Influenced Them

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Los Fresnos High School seniors turned the tables on teachers and other district staff members by presenting them with Bell Awards at the Employee Awards Banquet April 25. The top ten academic students and three others from different school programs spoke at the lectern – sometimes getting emotional – about the person […]

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Wolcott, Heredia Named Teachers of Year

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD Cristal Wolcott and Misty Heredia were named Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year, respectively, at the Employee Awards Banquet Thursday at the Brownsville Events Center. Wolcott is a first-grade teacher at Palmer-Laakso Elementary School, and Heredia is a physics teacher at Los Fresnos High School. Both are now nominated to participate […]

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UTRGV Program to Help Bring Regional History to Edinburg and Brownsville K-12 classrooms

by Amanda L. Alaniz EDINBURG, TEXAS – Thanks to a newly-funded program spearheaded by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley B3 Institute, local students from two school districts and their communities will have the opportunity to immerse themselves and better understand the regional history that surrounds them. UTRGV held a press conference Tuesday, April 23, at […]

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LFHS Top 10 Spotlight: Juan Pablo Alvarado

Parents: Juan Pablo Alvarado and Amy Alvarado Siblings: Joaquin Alvarado (11) and Patricio Alvarado (11) – twins Previously: Olmito Elementary School (Grades 4 and 5), Resaca Middle School (Grades 6-8) College: I have been accepted to Princeton University, Rice University, Harvard University, and Columbia University, but I have just selected Princeton University. Major: Chemical Engineering Inspiration for academic success: My inspiration […]

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District Receives $268,408 JET Grant from TWC

Los Fresnos CISD Career and Technical Education has received a $268,408 Jobs and Education (JET) grant for equipment purchases to provide students with training for careers in welding. TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez, a native of Harlingen, signed the check in a presentation whose audience included several dozen students. State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. and State […]

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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 sport representing the U.S. in the international sports federations. The […]

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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, it has never competed against other restaurants. “This is our […]

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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 her life for the last four years. The Los Fresnos resident is getting a degree in education this May and has a job lined up in the Alamo City. She has also been running The Set, a snack bar and […]

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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 Los Fresnos Community Health Outreach. Back then she weighed 267 pounds. Today, Garza weighs just a bit over 162 pounds and that has changed her life for the better – health wise and personally. “I feel real good today,” she […]

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