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Los Fresnos FD, EMT Attend Extrication Training

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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Valley Federal Credit Union Turns 84

by Tony Vindell/LFN It was 84 years ago this month when Valley Federal Credit Union opened its doors on Levee Street in Brownsville with three employees. Today, the financial institution employs about 40 people at its main office on Price Road in Brownsville and at its Harlingen and Raymondville branches. According to its annual report, […]

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Los Fresnos Shows Support for Injured DPS Officer

by Tony Vindell/LFN As trooper Moises Sanchez was recovering at a hospital from gunshot wounds, people from the Los Fresnos area and elsewhere held a barbecue fundraiser as a show of support for the officer’s family. Hundreds of people responded to the drive held at the parking lot of the Zarsky Lumber Co. on Texas […]

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Volunteers Pick Up Trash Around Popular Fishing Spot

by Tony Vindell/LFN The area around the Joe Gayman Bridge on Texas Highway 48 between Brownsville and Port Isabel is one of the best spots for fishing. Species such as speckled trout, red fish, snook and flounder are usually caught by fishing enthusiasts on any given day. That’s because a canal under the bridge that […]

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Los Fresnos NROTC Student Presents Girl Scouts Project

by Tony Vindell/LFN A Los Fresnos high school student submitted a Navy JROTC project during a contest and was named one of seven runner-ups. Audrey Solis is a LFCISD senior who submitted and presented Encouraging Girls to Discover Their Full Potential project during the 12th annual Way to Happiness Scholarship competition. She said she has […]

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