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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 11:33 am

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will decide this week if the City of Los Fresnos will received a $200,000 grant to construct a hike and bike trail.

The trail, which will run about 1.1 miles, will be part of a larger four-mile loop around the city.

The project will use easement owned by the Cameron County Water Districts #1 and #10, and the Bayview Irrigation District.

The asphalt trail will be 10-feet wide and allow for walking, jogging and bicycling.

"The grant will enable a great project to move forward. When combined with local dollars, the trail can be enhanced for a better environmental and exercise experience for the people of Los Fresnos and visitors," said Rep. René O. Oliveira, (D-Brownsville).

The trail will connect with the Los Fresnos Nature Park, which is in development and then go south to Los Fresnos High School.

The Legacy Foundation at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen awarded the overall project $500,000, and $175,000 of that money will be used to match the state's $200,000.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is scheduled to vote on the grant on Thursday.

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