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Billy Myron Banister

Billy Myron Banister

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July 31, 1922 – September 1, 2013 Billy Myron Banister, 91, of La Feria, Texas died on September 1, 2013 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, Texas Billy was born on July 31, 1922 in Kennett, Missouri to Fred and Carmen Banister. He graduated from high school in Osceola, Arkansas where…

Valley Baptist Welcomes New Interventional/ Endovascular Neurologist Dr. Wondwossen Tekle

Valley Baptist Welcomes New Interventional/ Endovascular Neurologist Dr. Wondwossen Tekle

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The Brain and Spine Network Neurologists serve patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley, offering 24-hour endovascular coverage Wondwossen Tekle, M.D., Endovascular Neurologist has joined the Medical Staff of Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen. He joins Neurologists Dr. Victoria Parada and Dr. Ameer Hassan. Dr. Tekle specializes in neurology, stroke/ cerebrovascular diseases, neurocritical care and neurointervention. He received his medical degree at Addis Ababa University,…

Employee Etiquette

Employee Etiquette

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, I am a manager at a retail store and had an incident the other day with one of my subordinates that I don’t quite know how to solve. I was trying to tell her that we needed to be more customer friendly and acknowledge the customer as…

SERVE OUR SCHOOLS 2013 is Looking for Volunteers

SERVE OUR SCHOOLS 2013 is Looking for Volunteers

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The Serve Our Schools (SOS) program is a national initiative of the United Methodist Church. Locally, the First United Methodist Church is spearheading a workday for C. E. Vail Elementary on September 14th beginning at 9am. All volunteers are welcome to help make bulletin boards for the hallway outside each…

LIONS SUBDUE VAQUEROS IN STUNNING SEASON OPENER

LIONS SUBDUE VAQUEROS IN STUNNING SEASON OPENER

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Lions Shut Out San Diego Vaqueros 28-0 by Coach Jaime Acuna The La Feria Lions began their 2013 season just as they had hoped, with a big win at home in Lion Stadium versus the San Diego Vaqueros. The lion defense had a big impact in the opening minutes of…

Texas Issues Health Alert for Whooping Cough Outbreak

Texas Issues Health Alert for Whooping Cough Outbreak

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Nearly 2,000 Cases This Year, with Two Deaths by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – With the number of cases of whooping cough in Texas on pace to hit a high not seen since the 1950s, a public health alert has now been issued. Already this year, said Chris Van Deusen,…

Former LFHS Teacher Surprises 1977 Grads at Luncheon

Former LFHS Teacher Surprises  1977 Grads at Luncheon

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Members of La Feria High School Class of 1977 recently gathered in Austin for lunch. The group was surprised by a visit from Miss Christine Zwahlen, former LFHS English and Journalism teacher. In the photo are:Seated: Peggy (Wolf) Brinson, Lee Lara, Miss Christine Zwahlen and Bunny (Coleman) BenditzStanding: Pam (Peroni)…

Varsity Lions Defeat Edinburg Vela 21-10

Varsity Lions Defeat Edinburg Vela 21-10

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The La Feria Varsity Lions defeated 30-5A rivals Edinburg Vela Sabercats 21-10 in their second scrimmage game of the season. more photos: [GALLERY=15]…

Valley baptist welcomes new orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert A. Peinert, Jr.

Valley baptist welcomes new orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert A. Peinert, Jr.

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Dr. Peinert joins Dr. Robert Crous and Dr. Savvas Poulos at Orthopedic Specialty Associates Robert A. Peinert, Jr. M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, has joined the Medical Staff of Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen. In practice for Orthopedic Surgery since 1978, Dr. Peinert is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.…

How to Talk About Weight Related Issues

How to Talk About Weight Related Issues

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, Now that summer is just about over and the holidays will be here before you know it, I am looking at changes I plan to make. I know most people make resolutions after the New Year to lose weight, quit smoking or quit spending excessively, but why…