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Texas Children Encouraged to Turn Off the Screens

Texas Children Encouraged to Turn Off the Screens

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Average Preschooler has 32 Screen Hours a Week by John Michaelson /TNS AUSTIN, Texas – This is Screen-Free Week, an annual effort to get kids unleashed from the grip of electronic devices, even if only for a few days. According to Dr. Susan Linn, the director of the Campaign for…

Su Clinica hosts a reception to honor their volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Su Clinica hosts a reception to honor their volunteers during National Volunteer Week

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Elena L. Marin, M.D., CEO, recognized the volunteers for their unselfish contribution of time, talents, and enthusiasm. To volunteer for an ongoing programs or special events, call Laura Giles, Coordinator at 956-365-6750. Individuals or groups welcomed.…

2012-2013 Lions Varsity Boys Basketball Team

2012-2013 Lions Varsity Boys Basketball Team

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Congratulations to the boys basketball staff for being selected to coach the RGVBCA East All-Star Team!…

City Hall Expansion and Renovation Nears Completion

City Hall Expansion and  Renovation Nears Completion

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Improvements Create Customer Service Office The final punch list is not complete, however, city administration employees are finally able to begin the tedious task of arranging boxes and boxes of files in their new offices. City officials approved the more than $300,000 in additions to the current office in July…

Celebrating a Wonderful Life

Celebrating a Wonderful Life

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by Gail Brandt I had the opportunity to attend a celebration of life for Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” White Adams at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 20th. The Adams family was part of the First Presbyterian Church in La Feria in the 1950s and 1960s. And, as has…

State funding for Valley VA Hospital would have major economic benefit for Valley, Texas, says Rep. Martínez

State funding for Valley VA Hospital would have major economic benefit for Valley, Texas, says Rep. Martínez

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by David A. Díaz Legislativemedia@aol.com Seeking to secure state funding for a full-service Veterans Administration Hospital in deep South Texas, Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, on Wednesday, April 17, said that state financial support for the long sought-after medical facility would eventually help create thousands of jobs and generate hundreds of…

We’re not bees, if you please…

We’re not bees, if you please…

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Large paper nests in South Central Texas trees most likely home to honey wasps SAN ANTONIO – If there’s a large, gray ball-shaped nest in your tree, the insects inside likely aren’t bees but Mexican honey wasps, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in San Antonio. “I’ve…

Etiquette for Restaurateurs

Etiquette for Restaurateurs

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, I eat at many restaurants simply because I don’t like to cook at home and I enjoy a good meal. However, I am beginning to get irritated at some restaurants who think they don’t have to have good morals or ethics. Can you address this? From, Restaurant…

Water Woes Aired at IBWC Public Forum

Water Woes Aired at IBWC Public Forum

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“Many Questions, Few Answers” The recent scheduled meeting of the International Boundary and Water Commission citizen forum at the Mercedes IBWC headquarters elicited many testy questions from the audience with few satisfactory answers. A room full of frustrated area farms and Valley city managers and planners wanted to know what…

City Commission Considers Possible Bus Route Changes, Appoints Two New Members to Industrial Development Corporation Board

City Commission Considers Possible Bus Route Changes, Appoints Two New Members to Industrial Development Corporation Board

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The La Feria City Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd. Among the agenda items for the evening was a presentation by Harlingen/San Benito Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), acceptance of the 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and approval of a resolution appointing two new members to the La…