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Texas Songbird Migration: Don’t Put Down the Binoculars Yet

Texas Songbird Migration: Don’t Put Down the Binoculars Yet

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Growing Threats in Canada’s Boreal Forest by John Michaelson (TNS) AUSTIN, Texas – From their beautiful tunes to their stunning colors, songbirds still are migrating across the state and putting on their best displays this time of year. According to Steve Gross, a past president of the Texas Ornithological Society,…

La Feria FFA Holds Annual Awards & Recognition Banquet

La Feria FFA Holds Annual Awards & Recognition Banquet

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La Feria FFA Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet held Thursday May 23, 2013 6:00 pm at the La Feria High School Cafetorium. Members received Recognition Awards in Leadership Development, Career Development & Livestock Show as well as receiving Completion Certificates for all the hard work that was put in thru…

7 Tips for High School Graduates

7 Tips for High School Graduates

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This week all around the country many teenagers will graduate high school. All the years of homework, minimum wage, and social anxiety will culminate in the wonderful event we call graduation. Many will consider it their move from adolescence into adulthood. Some will go on to college, some directly to…

Tips for Parents to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Tips for Parents to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

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Each summer, parents look for ways to combat summer brain drain, which occurs when children lose some of the knowledge they gained during the school year because they’re not regularly exercising their brains. According to research from the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University, students typically lose one…

Congressman Vela, Federal Highway Administrator and CCRMA To Open SH 550

Congressman Vela, Federal Highway Administrator and  CCRMA To Open SH 550

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Congressman Filemon Vela and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez will join state and local leaders to officially open the State Highway 550. The $41 million project relied on $34.1 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and $6.9 million in funds from Cameron County. The highway project is…

Operation Bishop Raids Carmen’s Arcade in Brownsville

Operation Bishop Raids Carmen’s Arcade in Brownsville

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Operation Bishop shut down Carmen’s Arcade today in Brownsville after a mid-day raid. Carmen’s Arcade had been opening its sweepstakes establishment sporadically even after agencies with Operation Bishop had previously advised them of illegal-gambling activity. “We’ve placed ads in the newspaper, sent out notices, advised owners and patrons and conducted…

La Feria High School Senior Makes History

La Feria High School Senior Makes History

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Armando Gonzalez Signs with University Soccer Team The congratulations and pride were very evident during the ceremony in the La Feria High School Gymnasium last week as star soccer player, Armando Gonzalez, signed papers to play with one of the country’s top-rated universities. After graduating with his class of 2013,…

Business Dining Etiquette

Business Dining Etiquette

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, I am a little confused on how I am supposed to greet business associates from another company for an important meeting at a restaurant. I picked the location for the convenience and impeccable service but am wondering if I made a mistake since the setting is different…

Civil rights increased for Texans who do not fully understand English

Civil rights increased for Texans who do not fully understand English

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By DAVID A. DÍAZ Legislativemedia@aol.com With millions of Texans, including waves of new immigrants, who have difficulty communicating in English, the Texas Legislature has approved a measure to protect their U.S. constitutional rights when facing a criminal accusation. The legislation, House Bill 2090 by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Sen.…

From here to there

From here to there

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Our memorable timeline leading to senior greatness by Sarah Torres It’s that time again where seniors are signing their yearbooks, saying their last goodbyes, participating in their last games, playing in their last band concert, and walking their last steps in La Feria High School. Graduation is just around the…