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1st Annual Fluffy Friends Pet Show set at Independence Day Celebration

1st Annual Fluffy Friends Pet Show set at Independence Day Celebration

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The City of La Feria will present the 1st Annual Fluffy Friends Pet Show during the Independence Day Celebration to be held Saturday, June 29, 2013. The annual event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex located on Pancho Maples Drive in La Feria. There will be a…

Fallen Soldiers Remembered

Fallen Soldiers Remembered

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The sunny skies gave way to large non-threatening cloud cover for the Memorial Day Ceremony held at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Post #439 in La Feria last Monday. The service began with the National Anthem, sung by Vietnam Veteran Art Zuniga followed by Taps, played…

TEEN TOPICS Writer to Attend Baylor University

TEEN TOPICS Writer to Attend Baylor University

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Popular LA FERIA NEWS Columnist to Study Medicine Teen Topics writer Anjali Bhatla will be following the family tradition of medicine when she attends the Rice/Baylor scholar program in which she’ll be an undergraduate at Rice University, and then medical school at Baylor Medical College located in Houston, Texas to pursue…

Lucio Bill To Protect Low-Income Homebuyers Passes Senate

Lucio Bill To Protect Low-Income Homebuyers Passes Senate

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AUSTIN – Today, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) announces Senate passage of a bill to assist homebuyers who use seller-financed loans. The bill would ensure that borrowers get annual account information like that provided to borrowers who use traditional bank loans. Annual statements allow borrowers to more easily keep up…

Continued World Food Supply Depends On Character, Virtuous Leadership, Authors Say

Continued World Food Supply Depends On Character, Virtuous Leadership, Authors Say

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COLLEGE STATION – If the world’s food supply and natural resources are to be sustained for future generations, visionary leadership is a must. And what better model to look to than the virtues known since antiquity? That’s the gist of a new book, “Leadership in Agriculture: Case Studies for a…

National Trails Day to be Celebrated on June 1 Texas State Parks to Host Variety of Guided Hiking Events

National Trails Day to be Celebrated on June 1 Texas State Parks to Host Variety of Guided Hiking Events

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AUSTIN – Celebrate the 21st annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1 by lacing up some sturdy shoes, grabbing a hiking stick and heading to a Texas State Park near you to join a guided hiking tour or hit the trails on your own. Dozens of state parks will…

Catholic Etiquette

Catholic Etiquette

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Q: I’m feeling increasingly frustrated by my evangelical neighbors who seemed determined to “convert” my children. Although we are active in our local Catholic parish, the neighbors’ church plans all kinds of fun activities for children and families that are not available through our church. At first, I was pleased…

Valley Hospitals Win “Gold Plus” Awards for Care of Stroke Patients

Valley Hospitals Win “Gold Plus” Awards for Care of Stroke Patients

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Fast Response Time in Treating “Brain Attack” Victims HARLINGEN – Life-saving care provided by Valley Baptist physicians and employees has made Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen and Valley Baptist-Brownsville the only hospitals in the Valley to receive “Gold Plus” awards for care of stroke patients from the American Heart Association and…

Valley International Airport Receives Perfect Safety Rating from Federal Aviation Administration

Valley International Airport Receives Perfect Safety Rating from Federal Aviation Administration

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2013 marks second consecutive year for VIA to receive flawless marks For the second consecutive year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a perfect safety score to Valley International Airport (VIA) for its latest Part 139 annual FAA inspection. During the annual inspection various aspects of VIA’s operations were…

Life-Long Friends Celebrate Birthdays Together

Life-Long Friends Celebrate Birthdays Together

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“A Century of Memories Shared” When Magdalena Zavaleta and Fidela Gavito Trevino decided to celebrate their birthdays together, it was not going to be any ordinary event. You see, Magdalena completed 100 years of life this month– her friend, Fidela, just a mere 95 years of age. “Tia Lala”, as…