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Experts Fear Obamacare Funding Cuts Could Gut Program

Experts Fear Obamacare Funding Cuts Could Gut Program

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – This week, the Affordable Care Act survived another repeal effort in Congress, but behind the scenes, the federal government is adding obstacles and making major cuts to its funding. The Department of Health and Human Services has slashed the ACA’s advertising budget, and significantly reduced the grant…

Study Examines Effect of Funding Cuts on Texas Schools, Students

Study Examines Effect of Funding Cuts on Texas Schools, Students

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Funding cuts by state lawmakers left a five-year, $5 billion hole in the budget for Texas public schools between 2011 and 2016. A new University of Texas study analyzes the effect of those cuts, made because of state revenue shortfalls, which forced many districts to operate…

A Visit with Greg Purcell

A Visit with Greg Purcell

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From Football Star to La Feria Businessman La Feria Chamber of Commerce Vice President Greg Purcell returned to his adopted hometown to open his own laundry business and share in community service with the Chamber. His life and how he came to La Feria makes for an interesting story as…

Lions Hammer Santa Rosa

Lions Hammer Santa Rosa

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La Feria Wins 47 – 0 in Battle of 506 by Coach Jaime Acuna • Photos: La Feria ISD Facebook Community Page The La Feria Lions came out hungry and ready for their yearly Battle of 506 with the Santa Rosa Warriors. The Lion offense came out of the gate…

Mothers and Daughters Enjoy Inspirational Messages During Latina Day at UTRGV

Mothers and Daughters Enjoy Inspirational Messages During Latina Day at UTRGV

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by Jennifer L. Berghom EDINBURG, TEXAS – Hundreds of high school girls and their mothers learned about the educational and career opportunities that await them – and about the power of hard work and ambition – during the 16th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas…

It’s Here!: La Feria Job Fair on Oct. 19th

It’s Here!: La Feria Job Fair on Oct. 19th

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Little church throws giant event to connect job seekers with employers Special to La Feria News LA FERIA – On Thursday, Oct. 19, a little church will throw a giant event in La Feria to connect local job seekers with employers. The 4th Annual La Feria Job Fair takes place Oct. 19…

Hurricane Harvey Decimates Wildlife Habitats on Texas Coast

Hurricane Harvey Decimates Wildlife Habitats on Texas Coast

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by Mark Richardson EAGLE LAKE, Texas – Hurricane Harvey disrupted the lives of millions of people along the Texas Gulf Coast, but also may have damaged or destroyed as many as a dozen critical wildlife habitats. The massive storm, with 120-mph winds and rainfall measured in feet, is believed to…

CHIP Funding at Risk as GOP Pushes Another ACA Repeal

CHIP Funding at Risk as GOP Pushes Another ACA Repeal

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – Children’s advocates are concerned that health insurance for almost 400,000 children in Texas is being held prisoner by partisan politics. Senate Republicans, making a last ditch effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act, have put re-authorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, on hold…

Congregation and Volunteers Build Ramps for Disabled

Congregation and Volunteers Build Ramps for Disabled

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The First United Methodist Church of La Feria has been instrumental in organizing groups across the Rio Grande Valley to build wheelchair ramps for those who are in need of this service. No one should be a prisoner in their own homes. The initiative is part of the Texas Ramp…

Santa Rosa Native Reenlists in Navy While Serving in Romania

Santa Rosa Native Reenlists in Navy While Serving in Romania

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by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bill Dodge, NSF Deveselu Public Affairs NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DEVESELU, Romania — Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Cassimiro Herrera, son of Paul and Elva Herrera of Santa Rosa, Texas, reenlisted in the U.S. Navy for four additional years while serving on board Naval Support Facility (NSF)…

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