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Mar 30, 2009 - Moved to Los Fresnos, TX

We moved about 175 miles south today to Los Fresnos (Spanish for The Ashes) The population was 4,512 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area. The City was named for the Fresnos (ash) trees scattered in the woods and along streams. In 1912, Lon Hill, an early land owner, formed a company to develop a canal system which would use the Rio Grande River to irrigate land for farming. Railroad construction in the early 1900s began to bring settlers to the area, and by 1915 a post office was...

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Mar 19, 2009 - Los Fresnos, Texas

Texas has a big heart, at one time it was the biggest state in the nation. Six different flags have flown over Texas; Spain, France, Mexico, Confederate States, The Republic of Texas, the the United States, in that order. With a history of six nations over this giant land, it is no wonder there is a diversity within the borders of the second largest state in the United States. Texas boasts two interesting facts, people are citizens here from each of the other states and Texas citizens also live in each of the other states. It was good being...

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Feb 8, 2009 - Our First Rodeo

Cowboys, horses, bulls, dust, and the ever-present wind. Oh, but what a show it was. We had a fabulous afternoon at the 20th Annual Los Fresnos PRCA (Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association) Rodeo. We got there about an hour early and walked around the carnival adjacent to the rodeo arena. The music from the various rides, the screams of the children, the aroma of corn dogs, popcorn, and pizza, the smell from the livestock barn, and the rush of about 3,000 people all melded together to create the perfect Texas rodeo atmosphere. We found our seats...

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