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oversee hallways, and the RAPTOR identification system to clear on-campus visitors. Soon, a Knox Box that holds the set of master keys to each campus will be installed for law enforcement to access in the event of an active shooter emergency. The Los Fresnos CISD actively participates in safety and security meetings, with audits executed every three years. “We take our commitment to meeting safety protocols seriously. We have Memorandums of Understanding and constant communication with surrounding law enforcement agencies that will allow us to keep lines of communication open and provide additional training opportunities and support to all staff,” said McDonough.

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Fall Semester: 85 Spring Semester: 90 Total Instructional Days: 175

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Aug. 8-11: Teacher Prof. Learning Day (4) Aug. 12: Teacher Preparation Day (1) Sep. 30: Teacher Prof. Learning Day (1) Oct. 28: Teacher Prof. Learning Day (1) Jan. 5: Teacher Preparation Day (1) Jan. 6: Teacher Prof. Learning Day (1) Feb 3: Teacher Prof. Learning Day (1) Feb 24: Teacher Prof. Learning Day (1) May 26: Teacher Preparation Day (1)

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Los Fresnos High School Commencement Saturday, May 27, 2023

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Apr 18 English I Apr 20 English II May 2-4 Biology and U.S. History May 9-11 Algebra I

Dec 6-16 Algebra I, Biology, U.S. History English I English II

TELPAS Assessment Window Feb 20-Mar 03, 2023

STAAR Alternate 2 Assessment Window

Mar 27 - Apr 28 Grade 3-8 and EOC Assessments

2023 STAAR Apr 25-26 Reading Grade 3-8 May 2 Science Grade 5 and 8 May 3 Social Studies Grade 8 May 9-10 Math Grade 3-8

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Jun 20-30 Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, U.S. History

Regular School Hours Elementary Schools Grades PreK-5 (435 minutes/day)

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Middle Schools Grades 6-8 (460 minutes/day)

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Los Fresnos United Grades 9-10 and LFHS Grades 10-12 (465 minutes/day)

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The expansion of the Los Fresnos CISD Police department continues, as newly hired officers join the ranks and complete trainings to ensure student and campus safety for the 2022-23 school year is met. The Los Fresnos CISD police officers cleared the hallways of an empty Los Cuates Middle School as they participated in the Customs and Border Protection Active Shooter Training Program (ASTP). The two-day, interactive training is part of ongoing efforts to enhance multiagency response to a reported active shooter emergency on campus ahead of the first day of school on Monday, August 15th. The LFCISD officers and CBP agents completed the ASTP, which is similar to SMART training. The group was educated on how to assess active threat situations, communicate efficiently, and worked in tandem to negotiate realworld scenarios in hallways and in classrooms. “Offering our facilities for active shooter trainings is key because any time outside agencies train with Los Fresnos CISD PD, they will familiarize themselves with our officers and our campuses, and our officers are able to improve their skills and

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practice our protocols” said Jimmy McDonough, Deputy Superintendent for Operations. Los Fresnos Police Department Expansion District administration and Police Chief Joe Vasquez have devoted much attention to growing the LFCISD Police Department, successfully hiring nine new officers over the summer. In May, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gonzalo Salazar, made the recommendation following the active shooter tragedy in Uvalde that took 22 lives. The Board of Trustees approved the addition, which amounts to over $400,000 in recurring salary costs to the budget. “The presence of a police officer on each of our fourteen campuses not only enhances the safety of our students and staff, but provides peace of mind to concerned parents. We are immediately implementing new strict security and safety measures this year,” said Superintendent Dr. Gonzalo Salazar. The noticeable changes will start when students arrive on Monday, greeted by one Los Fresnos CISD police officer at each of the district’s fourteen campuses. They will be stationed at a

desk in the hallway and will actively patrol the perimeter throughout the day. In addition, it is standard practice that all classroom doors remain locked through the day. Exterior doors have been assessed and alarms are being installed on strategically identified exterior doors. The district will continue to utilize surveillance cameras to

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Outreach Campaigns Partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies have been a key component of the new plan of action. District administration has participated in meetings and presentations with outside agencies to plan for potential on-campus emergencies. In addition, new outreach campaigns will seek student, parent, and staff participation to identify potential threats. Outreach posters with easy access to online bullying and threat forms will be available on all campuses. “Parents entrust us not just to educate their children, but to protect them. We encourage parents and students to speak up and report on-campus threats so we may provide additional support and services as needed to anyone who may need assistance,” said McDonough.

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Los Fresnos, August 3, 2022: The Los Fresnos Rodeo will be hosting its 5th Annual Los Fresnos Cowboy Cook Off at the Los Fresnos Rodeo Grounds on September 16th and 17th, 2022 sanctioned by the Champions Barbecue Alliance “CBA”, The Los Fresnos Cowboy Cook Off is also a State of Texas Championship Qualifying Event. The cooking teams will be arriving on the 16th to prepare for the event starting early on the 17th. The General Public is invited (no charge) to the Cowboy Cook Off on

Cooking Teams Payout $600 - Grand Champion - Belt Buckle $450 - First Place - Plaque $350 - Second Place - Plaque $200 - Third Place - Plaque $100 - Fourth Place - Plaque $ 75 - Fifth Place - Plaque 6th to 10th Place - Plaques $200 - Peoples' Choice Kids Q First to Third Place - Plaques 4th to 10th Place - Ribbons

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Saturday, September 17th starting at 9:00 am where besides the Cowboy Cook Off we will be hosting local Live Bands, Pony Rides, Classic Car Show, Food Vendor and a Market Place where local artisans will be peddling their wares. The public can also vote for their favorite participating People’s Choice Cooking Team which will be handing out samples of the food they prepare at the cook off. We will be handing out tickets where the public can pick their favorite team by placing their People’s Choice Ticket in the cooking

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teams spot. The team with the most tickets is the People’s Choice Winner. This year we have a new event for kids to participate in the cook off. We have slots for 20 kids in two age groups (6 - 11) and (12 - 16). There is a small entry fee of $25, but we will be giving the kids a grill, the meat (Pork Chops) and charcoal, plus a Kids Q T-Shirt. All the kids need to bring is their barbecue knowhow and spices. This should be a great addition to our Cowboy Cook Off. KIDS Q RULES — The Los Fresnos Cowboy

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done on-line or in person on day of event) An adult (at least 18 yrs. old) must accompany the children, but the children will have to do all of the preparation, seasoning & cooking on their own. Each team will be provided with a BBQ Charcoal Grill, Charcoal and Meat for that division, one Kids Q T-shirt and Competition Space. Judging Criteria Presentation, Taste, & Texture Awards in each age division: 1st Plaque 2nd Plaque 3rd Plaque 4th - 10th Place Ribbons Rules and Regulations 1. No motorized vehicles will be allowed in the Kids Q competition area. 2. Competitors will be required to attend the Cook’s meeting at 8:00 am at the Lions Hall at the Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, September 17, 2022. 3. Entry fee to participate in the Kids Q is $25.00 per team. 4. Each participating team will receive 1 (one) 9”x9” Styrofoam judging container for turn-in of entries at the cooks meeting on Saturday 17th. 5. An adult over the age of 18 must be present onsite at all times – from set up to tear down for each participating team. Any team not under adult supervision will be disqualified. 6. All BBQ Grills will be lit by a Kids Q Official only 7. Teams MUST use provided Grills and Charcoal. Ingredients such as seasonings, rubs, etc are the responsibIlity of the Teams. Each MUST use the provided meat for the appropriate age division. 8. Teams will turn-in at least ______ pieces of their cooked entry, using the provided numbered Styrofoam judging container. Entry must fit in the 9”x9” provided Styrofoam container. 9. Each team will be assigned a cooking space and is asked to keep their equipment (i.e.Grill, chairs, ice chest, BBQ equipment or EZ up Canopy within their designated area. 10. Teams must clean, prepare, and cook their entry at their assigned cooking site and meat must be held on ice at a temperature of 40 degrees or less prior to cooking. Meat must be held in its own separate cooler. 11. Team participants must do all preparations, seasoning and cooking of their entry. The supervising adult

may only assist in the sectioning of the any meat and any emergency dealings with the lit or hot BBQ pits. Adult participation outside of these boundaries will cause the entire team to be disqualified. 12. The official turn in time will be ________ pm. No late entries will be accepted. 13. Teams must hold their cooked items at a temperature of 140 degrees (f) or higher until turn in. 14. Each team must turn in a minimum of ________ pieces of their cooked entry in the numbered container. Only the entry meat is allowed in the turn in box. 15. The judging for this event will be in accordance with Champions Barbecue Alliance judging procedures to ensure the integrity of the event. All decisions by the “Judges” are final. Plague Awards will be presented from 1st – 3rd places and ribbons for the rest in each age division during the Los Fresnos Cowboy CookOff awards ceremony, Saturday September 17, 2022 beginning at _______ pm. 16. Judging scores will be tabulated in accordance with CBA Judging Procedures on Appearance, Taste & Tenderness. 17. Each team is responsible for the cleanup of their assigned cooking area, grey water disposal, trash and hot ash disposal in designated containers placed within the Kids Q area. 18. Failure to follow any of these rules will cause for disqualification of the team. 19. Each team is expected to HAVE A GREAT TIME! As of today, we have some great sponsors supporting this event. These include the City of Los Fresnos, the Los Fresnos Community Development Corporation, HEB, RM Walsdorf, Boot Jack and Pederson Construction. We look forward to having more sponsors support this great family fun event. According to Larry Cantu, Los Fresnos Rodeo Chairman, the cook off is "a State Championship Qualifying Event for the cooking teams." Cantu says concerning sign-ups that they have already several teams signed up. "We are expecting a good number of entries this year." For more information and for cooking team registrations please visit the rodeo website: LFRODEO.COM


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NOtICE OF 2022 tAX YEAR PROPOsED PROPERtY tAX RAtE FOR CItY OF LOs FREsNOs

THE STATE OF TEXAS CITATION FOR PERSONAL SERVICE NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: "You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by Ten O'clock (10:00) A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. In addition to filing a written answer with the Clerk, you may be required to make initial disclosures to the other parties of this suit. These disclosures generally must be made no later than thirty (30) days after you file your answer with the Clerk. Find out more at TexasLawHelp.org."

TO:

DANIL WILLIAMS - - - RESPONDENT 15537 HWY 64 WEST #5, TYLER, TX 75704 or WHEREVER HE MAY BE FOUND

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear by filing a written answer to the ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE at or before TEN O’CLOCK (10:00) A.M., on the Monday next after the expiration of twenty (20) days after the date of service of this Citation, before the County Court at Law 2 of Smith County, Texas, at the Courthouse of said County located at 100 N. Broadway, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. Said Petition was filed on the 20th day of June, 2022, in this case numbered 22-1315-F on the Docket of said Court and styled: IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF MARY WILLIAMS AND DANIL WILLIAMS The nature of Petitioner’s demand is fully shown by a true and correct copy of the ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE accompanying this Citation and made a part hereof. The Officer executing this Citation shall promptly serve the same according to the requirements of law, and the mandates thereof, and make due return as the law directs. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Tyler, Texas, this date: June 22, 2022. ATTEST: CLERK OF THE COURT PENNY CLARKSTON Smith County District Clerk 100 N. Broadway, Rm. 204 Tyler, Texas 75702 By:

/s/ Stephanie Landeros Stephanie Landeros, Deputy Clerk

CLERK OF THE COURT

PROPOSED TAX RATE PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE VOTER APPROVAL

$0.715000 per $100 $0.715000 per $100 $0.673087 per $100 $1.013516 per $100

ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER

PENNY CLARKSTON SMITH COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK 100 N. BROADWAY, RM. 204 TYLER, TEXAS 75702 903-590-1660

LISA M. MORAN

100 E FERGUSON STE 1200 TYLER TX 75702 903-504-5004

CAUSE NO. 22-1315-F THE STATE OF TEXAS NOTICE OF AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING FOR TEMPORARY ORDERS AND ORDER TO APPEAR

A tax rate of $0.715000 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of CITY OF LOS FRESNOS. This rate exceeds the lower of the no-new-revenue tax or voter approval tax rate, and state law requires one public hearing be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate. The governing body of CITY OF LOS FRESNOS proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of covering the City operations.

LISA M. MORAN

100 E FERGUSON STE 1200 Tyler TX 75702 903-504-5004

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TO:

DANIEL WILLIAMS - - - RESPONDENT 15537 HWY 64 WEST #5 , TYLER, TX 75704 OR WHEREVER HE MAY BE FOUND

GREETINGS: WHEREAS, MARY WILLIAMS, of the County of Smith, State of Texas, did on the 20th day of June, 2022, file in the County Court at Law 2 of Smith County, Texas, in Cause No. 22-1315-F on the Civil Docket of said Court, wherein MARY WILLIAMS, as Petitioner, and DANIEL WILLIAMS, as Respondent, and alleges as follows: SEE TRUE AND CORRECT COPY OF ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE AND ORDER TO APPEAR AND AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING FOR TEMPORARY ORDERS AND ORDER TO APPEAR ATTACHED HERETO; and

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for CITY OF LOS FRESNOS from the same properties in both the 2021 tax year and the 2022 tax year.

WHEREAS, the Honorable Taylor Heaton, Judge of said Court, has entered the following order, to-wit: AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING FOR TEMPORARY ORDERS AND ORDER TO APPEAR; and

The voter approval rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF LOS FRESNOS may adopt before holding an election.

WHEREAS, the said ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE will be heard by the said Court, in the Smith County Courthouse, located at 100 N. Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75702, on this date: SEPTEMBER 19, 2022, at 1:30 pm.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS: property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100 For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact: Tony Yzaguirre Jr Cameron County Tax Assessor Collector 835 E Levy (1st Flr); Brownsville TX 78520 (956) 544-0800 assessor_collector@co.cameron.tx.us www.cityoflosfresnos.com You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate: Public Hearing: At 520 E. Ocean Blvd, Los Fresnos on Tuesday September 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

THEREFORE, YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED to appear at the time and place as above stated, and answer said ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE, showing cause, if any you can, why same should not be granted. The Court has the authority in this suit to render an order in the child’s interest that will be binding on you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity, and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s adoption. Given under my hand and seal of said Court at Tyler, Texas, this date: August 04, 2022.

ATTEST: CLERK OF THE COURT PENNY CLARKSTON Smith County District Clerk 100 N. Broadway, Rm. 204 Tyler, Texas 75702

By:

/s/ Stephanie Landeros Stephanie Landeros, Deputy Clerk


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Hot Hooks

Corpus Christi plays strong throughout August Play

Los Fresnos Falcons

2022 Varsity Football Schedule

By Ruben Rodriguez Los Fresnos News

Date

Opponent

Time

Site

Scrimmage

Fri, 8/12

Edinburg Bobcats

7pm

Away

Scrimmage

Thur, 8/18

Brownsville Pace Vikings

7pm

Home

Week 1

Fri, 8/26

Weslaco East Wildcats

7pm

Away

Week 2

Fri, 9/2

+ PSJA North Raiders

7pm

Home

Week 3

Thur, 9/8

PSJA Bears

7pm

Away

Week 4

Fri, 9/16

^ La Joya Coyotes

7pm

Home

Week 5

Fri, 9/23

#% Mission Eagles

7pm

Home

7pm

Away

BYE

Week 6 Week 7

Thur, 10/6 *Brownsville Rivera Raiders

Week 8

Fri, 10/14

*Weslaco Panthers

7pm

Away

Week 9

Fri, 10/21

*Brownsville Hanna Eagles

7pm

Home

Week 10

Fri, 10/28

*San Benito Greyhounds

7pm

Away

Week 11

Fri, 11/4

*Harlingen Cardinals

7pm

Home

#Parents Night

*District Game

^Homecoming

%Middle School FB Night

+Band Night

As we continue throughout August, The Corpus Christi Hooks look to continue their dominance as they look to move up the standings in the Texas League Southern division. After winning the last two against the Amarillo Sod Poodles. Corpus looked to continue their win streak as they hosted the Springfield Cardinals. The Bats came hot as Corpus took control early on and captured game one in shutout fashion 10-0. Game two saw the Hooks

and Cardinals in a shootout and a nail biter as both teams managed secure hits in their opening innings. Edwin Diaz of the Hooks hit two homeruns on back to back at bats. Corpus would win the thriller 5-4. Game three saw Corpus again dominate on offense and defense to win 7-2. Game four on Friday night was a thriller as the Hooks managed to win 7-6. Corpus would eventually lose the last two games but still won the series over Springfield. With the season winding down, the Hooks have a few key matchups

Stack ‘em up

left with San Antonio, Frisco, Wichita, Tulsa and Arkansas. The Hooks offense has been led by Edwin Diaz, Will Wagner, Grae Kessinger, CJ Stubbs, Joe Perez and Cesar Salazar. Pitching for the Hooks has been stellar by Cody Deason, Freyline Garcia and Michael Horrell. Despite losing Enmanuel Valdez, Wilyer Abreu and more recently Justin Dirden, the Hooks still look like a strong contender in the Texas League South. Frisco still remains as the number one seed.

MLB Power Rankings released By Ruben Rodriguez Los Fresnos News

The new Major League Baseball Power Rankings released and some new and interesting changes in the top 10 power rankings. So let’s cut to the power rankings. The Los Angeles Dodgers take the number one seed and rightfully so as they have been on a tear in the National League West. With big sweeps over divisional rivals San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. With the wins, the Dodgers now hold the best record in all of Major League Baseball. Coming in at number two are the New York Yankees, despite losing 6 of their last seven games, the Bronx Bombers still hold the number two seed. Coming in at number three are the Houston Astros. The Space City squad looks to work their way back to the number one spot in the power rankings.The Astros are on track to capture the AL West pennant for the sixth consecutive season.

The New York Mets come in at number four. Led by Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, the kings of Queens look to make their way back to October as the NL East Champions. At the number five seed are the San Diego Padres. The Friars, who earned the spotlight during the trade deadline with the acquisitions of Josh Hader, Juan Soto and Josh Bell, suffered a skid but have bounced back. “Slam Diego” as known by fans are a stacked contender in the NL Wild Card with Machado, Soto and the close arrival of Fernando Tatis Jr, who is on assignment with the San Antonio Missions, Double A affiliate of the Padres. The Atlanta Braves come in at number six. The defending World Champions are on a mission to return back to October but look to get past the New York Mets in the NL East. At number seven are the St. Louis Cardinals. In the final seasons of Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols, the Red

Birds look to make a run as they continue to battle for the number one seed in the NL Central against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Toronto Blue Jays sit at number eight and look to carry the momentum led by Bichette, Springer and Guerrero Jr. Toronto battles in the AL East against the New York Yankees. At the ninth spot, the Seattle Mariners remain strong as the number two seed behind the Houston Astros in the AL West. The Mariners, who look to reach the postseason for the first time since 2001, have been playing solid ball throughout the summer. Rounding up the power rankings are the Milwaukee Brewers, The Brewers are led by Luis Urias, Christian Yelich and Willy Adames to punch their ticket back to the postseason. Truly an exciting power rankings. Six of these teams are anticipated to make the postseason on automatic bids while four are expected to enter via the Wild Card.

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Los Fresnos CISD School Security & Safety

they have doubled their total amount of officers for the district. Having one officer at each of the elementary schools and for special activities, Chief Vasquez will assign appropriately. McDonough says they will also have multiple at the secondary campuses (Middle School and Highschool). He states that “No matter what, you will have one officer fulltime.” McDonough emphasizes the fact that the school district has

done everything it can to have high-level protection for the students going back this 2022-23 school year. “The change is that we’re adding nine officers,” McDonough shares they won’t just have patrols but will have officers stationed at each campus. This new initiative will add over $400,000.00 in salary costs alone (which is recurring). There will also be a $42,000 initial start-up cost to pay for equipment like radios, uniforms, weapons, badges, and other things the district would need for their Police Officers. At the Rotary meeting, one of the questions asked was how difficult was it to obtain 9 more officers for the Los Fresnos School district. The question was followed by McDonough stating how very fortunate the board was for acting quickly on this matter. He says, “We beat the rush.” Because of that, the district was able to get approved. Chief Vasquez says there are “Seven on board and two in the process.” McDonough “If we did not start in May, we would not be able to have all those slots filled.” He says, “We were very lucky.” Los Fresnos CISD has had its own independent

Police Force for more than twenty years according to McDonough. LFCISD has also continued to improve its partnership and collaboration with the local Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies. Los Fresnos police department assistant chief Rodriguez shared that since the Uvalde shooting the department has been having meetings constantly to ensure they are staying up to date on equipment. “We have breaching devices,” he further shares they, along with the fire department have tools to get into just about any facility quickly and effectively. Los Fresnos PD has regular meetings with the School district’s police force; Rodriguez mentions training together to ensure the new officers get proper training, including active shooter training. “We are going to continue to train on a oneto-one bases with officers from the school district to ensure this doesn’t occur in our district itself.” Rodriguez ends by saying the Los Fresnos PD is here to protect all of Los Fresnos. Many people at the meeting thanked the district along with the PD for keeping Los Fresnos safe.

a part in the creation of the Center for Equity in Engineering,” said Dr. Ala Qubbaj, dean of the UTRGV College of Engineering and Computer Science and principal investigator (PI) on the project. The center is set to open on Oct. 1, 2022, and will be housed within the UTRGV College of Engineering and Computer Science building on the Edinburg Campus. One of the center’s main goals is to support UTRGV engineering students through connections and programs that increase engagement,

retention and overall success in engineering. In addition, the center will help increase placement rates in the engineering workforce and graduate programs. Qubbaj said CEE-E3 will be among the first in the country to be awarded funding from the NSF to address the inequities that hinder the participation of Hispanics in the engineering workforce. “This center is also important at the national level, evidenced by the NSF’s funding, as Hispanics represent one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States, yet one

of the least represented in engineering,” he said. “Increasing the participation of Hispanics in engineering serves the national interest of strengthening America’s STEM workforce and global competitiveness.” Dr. Alyssa Cavazos, director of the UTRGV Center for Teaching Excellence and senior personnel on the project, said she is thrilled to be a part of the creation of the new center, which will focus on student voices, knowledge and experiences, and will create learning spaces where all students can succeed.

Superintendent Gonzalo Salazar, photo taken by Kayla Trevino. Emilio Flores Los Fresnos News Los Fresnos, Texas — On August 4, 2022, Superintendent Gonzalo Salazar led the Los Fresnos Rotary meeting inviting Deputy Superintendent Operating, Jimmy McDonough, and Chief of Los Fresnos CISD police, Joe Vasquez. Here is a breakdown of the presentation McDonough alongside Chief Vasquez presented: Los Fresnos CISD was happy to share that

Deputy Superintendent Operating, Jimmy McDonough spoke with LFCISD Police Chief Joe Vasquez beside him. Photo taken by Kayla Trevino.

Assistant Chief for Los Fresnos PD, Rodriguez. Photo taken by Kayla Trevino.

UTRGV establishes Center for Equity in Engineering for fall 2022 By Amanda A. TaylorUchoa

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – AUG. 9, 2022 – UTRGV has been awarded a $1,199,998 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the Center for Equity in Engineering: Engage, Educate, Enrich (CEE-E3). The new center is designed to broaden participation in engineering studies and bolster early engagement in engineering for middle to high school students. “I am thrilled, honored and appreciative to have

“The work of the center at a HispanicServing Institution (HSI) like UTRGV is critical to creating multiple pathways for underrepresented minority students to be successful in engineering fields where many continue

to face challenges and barriers to their success,” she said. “It is exciting that UTRGV is set to become a national model for diversity, inclusion and professional preparation of underrepresented minority students in engineering.”

Engineering Building at UTRGV Edinburg Campus. (UTRGV Archival Photo by Silver Salas)

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Board Approved June 27, 2022

CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Los Fresnos High School Commencement Saturday, May 27, 2023

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Regular School Hours Elementary Schools Grades PreK-5 (435 minutes/day)

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Los Fresnos United Grades 9-10 and LFHS Grades 10-12 (465 minutes/day)

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