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City Settles Lawsuit with Former City Manager

City Settles Lawsuit with Former City Manager

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A lawsuit against the city of La Feria by its former city manager and a countersuit by the defendant (the city) have been settled with no clear winners or losers on either side. Sunny K Philip, a former city manager who served for more than 20 years…

La Feria Voters Elect New Councilman

La Feria Voters Elect New Councilman

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Voters from La Feria have elected a new member to the city council and ousted one trustee from the local school board in the Nov. 6 election. Devin Rey Martinez won a seat on the city council by getting 950 votes, while Alma Martinez Botello obtained 685…

Lion Band Ends Historic Marching Season

Lion Band Ends Historic Marching Season

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by Billy Watson/LFN CALALLEN – For the La Feria Mighty Lion Marching Band, it was their third consecutive area appearance as well as fifth straight year with a superior rating at the regional marching contest. The band also had high hopes of reaching a third consecutive state bid. For many…

Harlingen Hardware Store One of a Kind

Harlingen Hardware Store One of a Kind

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Not all hardware stores are the same. Some are owned by multi-million-dollar corporations like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Do It Best and 84 Lumber. Others are family-owned like Gloor Lumber, Matts Cash and Carry and El Clavo Lumber. Johnny’s True Value in Harlingen, Ed Couch and Edinburg…

Optimism Dips for Small and Mid-Size Business Owners

Optimism Dips for Small and Mid-Size Business Owners

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(StatePoint) As the backbone of the U.S. economy, the success of small and mid-size businesses is an important economic indicator. However, for small and mid-size business owners, optimism about sales, profits and the national economy has taken a dip in recent months. While 50 percent of business owners were optimistic…

Lionettes Back at Area Round

Lionettes Back at Area Round

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by Billy Watson/LFN KINGSVILLE – The La Feria Lionettes went to work in their bi-district championship game against Ingleside’s Lady Mustangs. The Lionettes swept the Lady Mustangs 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-18) at Kingsville King High School on Tuesday night, October 30th. The win advances the Lionettes back to the area…

Hernandez Shines, Lions Claim 3rd Straight Crown

Hernandez Shines, Lions Claim 3rd Straight Crown

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by Billy Watson/LFN LA FERIA – The La Feria Lions were able to raise a third consecutive gold trophy in their final home game as they downed La Grulla 49-21 on Friday, October 26th. Junior quarterback Dorian Hernandez led the offensive charge on 11 of 15 passing for 156 yards…

UTRGV Brownsville Named One of the Most Haunted Campuses in Texas

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by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – What is it that is so appealing about ghost stories? Is it the thrill of being a part of something out of this world? Is it a glimpse into the possibility that just maybe we aren’t alone or that there’s an afterlife? Whatever the reasons are, people […]

LFHS Band: A Strong Tradition That Should Keep Its Own Standards

LFHS Band: A Strong Tradition That Should Keep Its Own Standards

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by Gail Brandt As I get older I have found that I feel bound by older traditions and standards. Things that did not seem to matter much as a child or a teenager. And, it doesn’t seem to take but a second for those memories, that are connected to those…

Rio Grande Grill One of Texas’ Best BBQ Restaurants

Rio Grande Grill One of Texas’ Best BBQ Restaurants

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Three of the Lone Star State’s best barbecue joints are located in the Rio Grande Valley. One of them, Rio Grande Grill BBQ & Tex-Mex, can be found on Van Buren Street in Harlingen. Owned by Daniel Wright and Stefania Trimboli-Wright, the eatery serves a variety of…