Home » Entries posted by admin (Page 3)
Stories written by admin
Texas Teacher Shortage Linked to Low Wages, Oversized Classes

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Texas teachers earned more than 22 percent less in weekly wages than similar college graduates in 2018, after accounting for education, experience and other factors, according to a new Economic Policy Institute report. Report co-author Sylvia Allegretto, an economist at the University of California, says that’s a problem because more teachers […]

Continue reading …
LFHS Top 10 Spotlight: Kaitlyn Mata

Parents: Javier and Laura Mata Siblings: Alberto Mata (26) and Javier Mata (14) Previously: Rancho Verde Elementary, Resaca Middle School College: Texas A&M University Major: Psychology Inspiration for academic success: My parents inspired me to do my best in school for as long as I can remember. In first grade, my parents would help me study for my vocabulary test. As I […]

Continue reading …
LFHS Top 10 Spotlight: Allison Spier

Parents: Lisa Spier and Mark Spier Siblings: Lauren Spier (21) and Anna Spier (20) Previously: San Vicente Elementary School in Big Bend National Park (Pre-K to Grade 2), Olmito Elementary (Grades 3-5), Resaca Middle School (Grades 6-8) College: Adelphi University (N.Y.) Major: Nursing Inspiration for academic success: My sisters and parents inspired me to do my best in academics. Being […]

Continue reading …
Baby Hippo Makes Debut at Gladys Porter Zoo

The Gladys Porter Zoo welcomed a baby pygmy hippo to the animal collection on October 30, 2018. The baby hippo made her public debut on April, 10th 2019. Visitors can now see the baby on exhibit with its mother, Clover. The baby’s sex has not yet been confirmed by veterinary staff but pygmy hippo keeper, Rolando […]

Continue reading …
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 historic season for the region, which fielded the most-ever teams […]

Continue reading …
SPI Celebrates Earth Day with Native Plants Sale

by Tony Vindell/LFN South Padre Island celebrated Earth Day with a meditation labyrinth and a native plant sale. And although Monday, April 22 was the day to think about what Mother Earth has to offer, there still is plenty of time to buy drought tolerant trees and shrubs such as retamas, wild olives, anaquas, lantanas, […]

Continue reading …
NextDecade to Invest Millions in Brownsville Ship Channel

by Tony Vindell/LFN A new era of more cooperation between the private and public sectors has begun. NextDecade Corp., or a liquified natural gas company planning to construct and operate a new plant project, has committed to fund the deepening of the Brazos Island Harbor Channel. In local parlance, the channel is better known as […]

Continue reading …
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 a fundraising in which 50 percent of its sales went to Los Fresnos school district conjunto program. The fundraising was in effect from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April, 23. Parents, friends and staff with the school district showed support for […]

Continue reading …

(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 comic book celebrations of the year, as retailers prepare to […]

Continue reading …
Rising Rents Pushing Low-Wage Families Away from Opportunities

by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – As more Texans have turned to renting in the decade following the housing crisis, rising rents are pushing low-income families away from safe neighborhoods and good schools, according to a new report from Apartment List. To afford a median-cost two-bedroom apartment in Houston, said Christina Rosales, communications director for Texas Housers, you’d […]

Continue reading …