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November Arrives in Texas, Along with Cuts to SNAP

Statewide, Four-Million to See Reductions in Food Stamps by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – The month of November has arrived in Texas, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state who struggle to put food on the table. During the recession, there was a temporary increase in SNAP […]

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Honoring 1.7-Million TX Veterans, Today and Year-Round

by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – For many veterans who have returned home from Afghanistan and Iraq, the move back into civilian life can present a variety of barriers. But people are stepping up across the state – and the help is year-round, not just on Veterans Day. One program, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, provides […]

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Getting outdoors used to be thought of as something that was just for the boys, but for the last couple of decades, women have been learning everything from shooting sports to Dutch oven cooking. It’s part of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Becoming An Outdoors Woman program. As Texas Parks and Wildlife reports, many of these […]

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Did You Attend the 20th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off?

Gates opened at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, November 3rd for the 20th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off. Located in Las Palmas Shopping Center in front of Bealls Department Store on Highway 100, this culinary tradition was expected to be even bigger and better! Dozens of professionals and amateurs expertly prepared over one ton of fresh wild […]

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Judge Strikes Down New Texas Restrictions on Abortion

Suit Possible Against Two Remaining Provisions of Law by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – New restrictions on abortion that were to begin in Texas today are now on hold, after a judge’s ruling on a challenge to the law. Rebecca Robertson, legal and policy director of the ACLU of Texas, said the judge determined that […]

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Patience Urged as Texans Deal with Healthcare Glitches

by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – It has been a far from smooth roll-out for the country’s new health care exchange, but fixes are under way, and those having troubles with enrollment have been told to keep trying. Trelisha Brown, managing attorney, Texas Legal Services Center, said despite the glitches, the marketplace will help many […]

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McDonald’s Opens it’s Doors to an Eager Los Fresnos Crowd!

   

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Los Fresnos Chamber Welcomes New Drive-Thru Convenience Store

The Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce celebrated a Ribbon Cutting & Welcome with New Member Los Trevi Drive Thru located at 36620 on Hwy 100 across from Chamber Member Bobz World, Headed to South Padre Island. Community Leaders, Chamber Board Members & Business Members joined the Chamber in Welcoming the Trevino Family and Owners to […]

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Los Fresnos High School Receives Prestigious Award

Los Fresnos High School, which received the Inspiration Award from The College Board in May, was formally recognized at The College Board Forum Oct. 23-25. The event was held at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan. Hundreds of education professionals from around the country attended. Representatives of The College Board came to Los Fresnos […]

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Students, Parents Take Advantage of Afterschool Centers for Education Program

Learning continues at Las Yescas Elementary, Laureles Elementary and Los Fresnos Elementary until 6 p.m. four days a week Students at three Los Fresnos CISD schools are enjoying the benefits of the AfterSchool Centers for Education (ACE) program, which assists students in core subjects after school hours. Learning continues at Las Yescas Elementary, Laureles Elementary […]

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