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  • Fitness instructor shares experiences at Capitol Hill

    A Laughlin fitness instructor shared her experiences battling cancer with the nation's elected leaders recently. LauraLynn Jansen, not only a fitness instructor here but a cancer survivor and advocate, joined the Lance Armstrong Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill to lobby for support for the Cancer Screening, Treatment and Survivorship
  • Cactus Lanes a 'hub' for Laughlin community

    Del Rio and Laughlin enjoy a long cooperative history, with downtown businesses providing support for Laughlin activities and Laughlin, in turn, providing economic benefits to the Del Rio workforce. Recently the Cactus Lanes Bowling Center at Laughlin reached out and provided a day filled with fun for 45 third graders from neighboring
  • WHAT'S UP DOC? Sun protection 101

    The sun in South Texas is a constant part of summer; what kind of protection do I need? The real concern in this question is not just sunburns but instead the amount of damage your skin gets and the results, including premature aging and skin cancers. The good news is that things can be done to prevent these. Foremost, obviously, is avoiding sun
  • Annual kids' fishing derby a 'reel' success

    The hottest fishing tournament of the month was held not at Lake Amistad, but on the shores of the pond at Leaning Pine Golf Course June 1. There were no convoys of colorful shrink-wrapped boats laden with advertisements. No media-heavy weigh-in with screaming fans and flashing cameras. No $25,000 grand prize. No, the 4th Annual Laughlin Fishing
  • Laughlin's 2nd Annual "Build-a-Boat Race"

    What's brown, silver, and soaking wet? It's a homemade boat that sunk to the bottom of Laughlin's Friendship pool during the 2nd Annual Squadron "Build-a-Boat Race" challenge. More than 10 teams showed up May 24 to represent their squadron with their own costumes and boats made from cardboard and Duct tape, which was provided to the team only days
  • WHAT'S UP DOC: Story behind sunburns

    Down here we hear so many cautions about sunburns. What's the big deal? Sunburn is inflammation due to a part of the sun's light known as ultraviolet rays. Inflammation is your body's response to any injury or infection. It's what medicine calls the process of swelling, redness, tenderness, and maybe seeping fluid that you see with a sore throat or