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Los Fresnos CDC Welcomes New Cheesecake Shop

Members of Los Fresnos CDC during their first meeting of 2020. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

A new delicatessen shop is coming to Los Fresnos and the Commuinity Development is welcoming them with a show of economic support.

Called Stephany’s Cheesecake, the business received a $650 grant from Los Fresnos CDC. That is half of the estimated cost for such a sign.

The shop is in the Plaza Linda strip mall on FM 803.

CDC board members Irene Romero and Robert Lopez met with the shop owner and recommended to approve the funding.
In other actions:

Desi Martinez, the CDC economic liason, requested money to buy four roadside signs informing motorists about the upcoming Los Fresnos Rodeo.

He said the signs are part of the city’s branding campaign.

Although Martinez requested less than $200 to buy four six-foot by thee-foot signs, the board approved to allocate up to $1,000 for the purchase.

The action was approved after CDC board member Enrique Juarez suggested to buy larger signs.

Once secured, the signs could end up along FM 803, Texas Highway 100 and on south or north Arroyo Boulevard, also known as Paredes Line Road and as FM 1847.

Martinez said a count of vehicles shows some 25,000 cars and trucks regularly go through Los Fresnos.

The board heard an economic update from City Manager Mark Milum.

He said the city collection rate is at 28 percent, getting $108,000 more compared to the same time a year ago.

The latest sales tax is up by nearly 23 percent, while the collection rate for the last three months shows an increase of 13 percent.

“That is outstanding,” he said. “There are no items of concern.”

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