Tag: President Barack Obama

IN DEPTH ON THE INFLUX: Congressman speaks on immigration crisis, recaps efforts

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com In an exclusive interview with the San Benito News to discuss safety along the American-Mexican borders, United States Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Texas, 34) expressed significant developments in potential immigration reform and proposed amendments to longstanding federal policies. Vela, who has met with federal officials in Washington several times …

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Middle school app developers shine national spotlight on Los Fresnos

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com LOS FRESNOS – The six students who recently brought national attention to Resaca Middle School of Los Fresnos CISD returned home Sunday night from one of many recent trips to raise awareness for their mobile app, Hello Navi. Six middle school girls – 12-year-olds Kayleen Gonzalez, Grecia Cano, …

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LFCISD students continue to receive national acclaim for app

Special to the NEWS LOS FRESNOS – Resaca Middle School students of Los Fresnos CISD received a standing ovation after a video about their “Hello Navi” app – which assists blind or visually-impaired people in navigating inside buildings – was featured at the Google I/O Developers’ Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Wednesday …

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President Obama: LF students, app creators ‘have big hearts’

Special to the NEWS President Barack Obama mentioned Los Fresnos CISD campus Resaca Middle School and the “Hello Navi” team during his speech at the White House Science Fair Tuesday. At his press conference about the event, the President mentioned seven schools and their projects, first mentioning Resaca Middle School and Los Fresnos. The speech …

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Local farmer hopes petition prompts president to address Mexican water deficit

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Local farmers are continuing to voice their concerns about Mexico’s water deficit to the United States. “Back in November of last year, the United States and Mexico entered into an agreement about more water out of the Colorado, but they never even looked at the water depth in …

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