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TEAM APPROACH HELPS PATIENTS LOSE WEIGHT AT VALLEY BAPTIST

TEAM  APPROACH  HELPS  PATIENTS  LOSE  WEIGHT  AT  VALLEY  BAPTIST

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HARLINGEN – With both obesity and diabetes at epidemic portions in the Valley, weight-loss surgery at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen has in many cases had the double effect of reversing or stopping diabetes. Valley Baptist’s Surgical & Medical Weight Loss Program promotes a healthy lifestyle of diet and…

City of La Feria Mayor Honored in Austin

City of La Feria Mayor Honored in Austin

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Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. Presents Honorary Gavel to Mayor Brewer A delegation for Rio Grande Valley Day were recently welcomed to the Capitol in Austin by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville). Mayor Steve Brewer, Commissioner John Hernandez and City Manager Sunny K. Philip represented the City of La Feria. All…

Longhorn Steakhouse Brings New Dimension to Dining

Longhorn Steakhouse Brings New Dimension to Dining

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The nationwide reputation of the LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE preceded its grand opening last month, and caused a lot of excitement according to Rolando Rivera, Managing Partner of the new Harlingen location. “That’s why we’ve been almost at capacity since we opened our doors,” he said. “We are very pleased.” “Our growth…

No Opponents for City Commission Seats

No Opponents for City Commission Seats

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Mayor Steve Brewer, Commissioners John Betancourt and John Hernandez Refile La Feria City Commission incumbents Mayor Steve Brewer, Commissioners Pl. 1 John Betancourt and Pl. 2 John Hernandez have refiled to serve the community another three years. As of press time, no other individuals had indicated their desire to run…

Lionette Golfer Celica Quintana Wins

Lionette Golfer Celica Quintana Wins

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Celica Quintana won her first tournament of the Spring season this past week.  The Lionette golfers participated in the Lyford Girls Invitational held at the Raymondville Golf Course.  Celica shot an 87 to win the individual girls title.   Several other members of the girls team also participated in the tournament…

The Captains of La Feria Tennis

The Captains of La Feria Tennis

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A coach can say its team is defined by its leaders, the seniors, and that is the case here at La Feria High School. Year after year, Coach Hernandez has expected his seniors to lead by example because the younger players look up to them for guidance and leadership. This…

From the Doctor’s Notebook

From the Doctor’s Notebook

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VALLEY WOMAN BECOMES 1ST TO GO HOME SAME DAY AFTER WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY HARLINGEN – A 59-year-old Valley woman, Celeste Ramirez, has become the first Cameron County resident to go home the same day as having weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. Dr. Ashraf Hilmy, General & Bariatric Surgeon, recently performed the first same-day…

Letter to the Editor: Food for Thought

Letter to the Editor: Food for Thought

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To the citizens of Santa Rosa, It is election time in our little city once again. Here are a few “food for thought” questions I would like to share just to get you thinking. What type of people do we want to represent us for the next two years? Do…

Teen Topics: Joke Gone Awry

Teen Topics: Joke Gone Awry

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Last week a friend of mine told me a story about a situation one of our acquaintances had encountered, and I would like to share it with you, with hopes that you will take away some of the lessons that I did. A high school student, who we will call…

City Approves Late Hours for Jimmy’s Sports Bar

City Approves Late Hours for Jimmy’s Sports Bar

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Special Use Permit allows bar to be open until 2 a.m. every day A public hearing was held during the City of La Feria commission meeting Tuesday, February 26 on a request made by Desi Martinez for a specific use permit to allow the late hours (until 2 a.m.) sale…