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Milk – Is It Doing Your Body Good?

Milk – Is It Doing Your Body Good?

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By Amanda Hill We’ve all seen the commercials—the coolest actresses, athletes and entertainers proudly sport their milk mustaches. We’ve been told it does a body good. Got milk? You bet! Growing up, milk was a part of my everyday diet. I’d start the day with a bowl of cereal and…

Operation Bishop Cites Patrons at Brownsville Arcade, Community Assists with Raids

Operation Bishop Cites Patrons at Brownsville Arcade, Community Assists with Raids

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Operation Bishop paid an impromptu visit to a Brownsville arcade Tuesday located in a building with a fake storefront and citing more than 20 patrons. The hot, smoky and poorly-ventilated building, located at 1050 Mackintosh Drive, Suite 5, had 55 machines. Patron citations are a class C misdemeanor with a…

Mercedes Lions Club Names Melvin Jones Fellow

Mercedes Lions Club Names Melvin Jones Fellow

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The Mercedes Lions Club recognized member Lindley Lentz with the distinction of being a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was honored at the club’s Installation Banquet with a plaque and a pin. The Melvin Jones award, named after the founder of Lions Clubs International, is given in recognition of contributions made…

The Etiquette of Friendship

The Etiquette of Friendship

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, I recently went to Schlitterbaun with some friends at the end of the school year. There were several of us and we had to pair up. My friend got “lost” and I couldn’t find her for a long time. She emerges with a boy much older than…

Smokin’ Good Time at La Feria Celebration!

Smokin’ Good Time at La Feria Celebration!

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Large Crowd Endures Scorching Temps to Enjoy Patriotic Event with Music, Games, Barbecue and Fireworks The City of La Feria opened their doors Saturday, June 28 to host a “smokin’ hot’ event to celebrate Independence Day a few days early. The heat was turned up with mid-afternoon temperatures hovering around…

Corpus Christi to Move Forward with Bag Ordinance

Corpus Christi to Move Forward with Bag Ordinance

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Would Impose Fee, Not Ban by John Michaelson CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After being pulled from the table over legal concerns, a proposed plastic bag ordinance in Corpus Christi is expected to be back before the city council before the end of summer. The plan was set aside this spring with worries…

How to Protect Your Family’s Skin from Summer’s Scrapes, Bites and Burns

How to Protect Your Family’s Skin from Summer’s Scrapes, Bites and Burns

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Afternoons at the pool, family barbecues, outdoor sports and picnics all mean summertime has arrived. With the change in temperature comes additional exposure to the elements and the attendant skin scrapes, bites and burns. Pharmacy shelves are lined with products to treat these common summer ailments. But with more Americans…

La Feria man wins $10,000 on cable TV’s “Donut Showdown”

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Video courtesy of KGBT Action 4 News on YouTube

Tenet to Acquire Vanguard Health Systems for $21 per share in Cash

Tenet to Acquire Vanguard Health Systems for $21 per share in Cash

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Expands Tenet’s Total Ownership to 79 Hospitals and 157 Outpatient Facilities Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) and Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VHS) have signed a definitive agreement whereby Tenet will acquire Vanguard for $21 per share in an all cash transaction. The acquisition is valued at $4.3 billion including the assumption…

Commission Approves Zoning Changes to Accommodate Safe-Guard Pest Control

Commission Approves Zoning Changes to Accommodate Safe-Guard Pest Control

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After several minutes of discussion and questions, the La Feria City Commission approved an ordinance that will allow Safe-Guard Pest Control to relocate their warehouse and distribution center to a location behind the owner’s residence on Parker Road. This parcel of the property will be rezoned as C-2 Commercial with…