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Gladys Porter Zoo Mourns Sudden Death of Moja, Male Silverback Gorilla

Gladys Porter Zoo Mourns Sudden Death of Moja, Male Silverback Gorilla

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The Gladys Porter Zoo family mourns the sudden death of Moja, the Zoo’s 29-year-old silverback male Western lowland gorilla. A gorilla keeper was stunned after Moja’s sudden collapse in his behind-the-scenes quarters shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, April 15. Minutes before his death, Moja was seen playfully pounding his chest…

La Feria Sidewalk Project Underway

La Feria Sidewalk Project Underway

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“Safe Routes to School for our Children” Have you noticed the hard-working, construction crews around town of late? They are rushing to complete three miles of fresh, new sidewalks before the start of La Feria schools in September. The contractor has until later in the year to complete the project…

Valley Families of Organ Donors Invited to Place Loved One’s Photo on “Wall of Heroes”

Valley Families of Organ Donors Invited to Place Loved One’s Photo on “Wall of Heroes”

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Valley family members of deceased organ donors at Valley Baptist Medical Center are invited to send in a 5×7 photo of their loved one to display on a “Wall of Heroes” ” framed display. The “Wall of Heroes” will be dedicated on Tuesday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at Valley…

Thoughts on Boston

Thoughts on Boston

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by Margaret Allen, LFN Staff As an avid running enthusiast, I have been profoundly affected and saddened by the Boston Marathon bombing. This tragic event has torn our hearts apart, left us raw to the core, and wondering “Why?” Runners by in large are an introspective, supportive and peaceful group.…

Operation Bishop to Banish Eight-Liners in Cameron County

Operation Bishop to Banish Eight-Liners in Cameron County

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Cameron County, state and federal law enforcement agencies began a shutdown of all eight-liner establishments in the County Saturday upon the culmination of an 18-month criminal investigation known as Operation Bishop. Five eight-liner establishments were raided: Pink Suite near La Feria; Lucky Place Arcade in Harlingen; Golden Arcade in Harlingen;…

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council – Fair Housing

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council – Fair Housing

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Lions Claim District Golf Championship

Lions Claim District Golf Championship

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The 32-3A District golf tournament was held this past Tuesday at Treasure Hills Golf Club in Harlingen.  At the end of the day after a hot and windy afternoon the Lion boys golf team stood atop the leader boards.  The boys defeated defending champion Port Isabel to earn the team…

The City of Harlingen Welcomes Sam’s Club In Harlingen 

The City of Harlingen Welcomes Sam’s Club In Harlingen 

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Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell and the City Commis sion along with the City Manager Carlos Yerena will joined Sam’s Club representatives at the official groundbreaking ceremony on April 4 for the first Harlingen Sam’s Club. The ceremony took place at the store site on the northwest corner of Highway 77…

La Feria ISD Trustees Honor LFHS UIL District Champs

La Feria ISD Trustees Honor LFHS UIL District Champs

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The La Feria Independent School District Board of Trustees held its latest regular meeting this past Monday, April 8th. Immediately following the call to order, prayer, pledge and approval of previous meeting’s minutes, Interim Superintendent Robert Rivera began the meeting with a “Superintendent Celebration” – a way to congratulate and…

Show your Lion Pride by Wearing La Feria Custom Flip-Flops and Slides

Show your Lion Pride by Wearing La Feria  Custom Flip-Flops and Slides

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The La Feria High School Cheerleaders are selling custom flip-flops and slides. The flip-flops and slides come in a “Lions” design or “Lionettes” design. The design on the straps is embroidered while the design on the soles is screen-printed. The price for a pair of flip-flops or slides is $20.…