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In the Valley, Not Just Farmers, but Cities, May Run Out of Water by Spring

In the Valley, Not Just Farmers, but Cities, May Run Out of Water by Spring

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by Robert Burns In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, water shortages are shaping up as a crisis not just for farmers but also for entire cities this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. In 2009, the area experienced the worst drought in decades, as did much of…

La Feria Chamber Members Learn About Insurance

La Feria Chamber Members Learn About Insurance

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Members of the newly formed La Feria Chamber of Commerce held their regular monthly meeting Monday, March 11 at 11 a.m. After a short business session to approve the chamber logo and motto, State Farm Agent John Ftacek discussed how to protect your business from natural disasters and public liabilities.…

City Commission Approves Orders to Demolish Several Trouble Properties

City Commission Approves Orders to Demolish Several Trouble Properties

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In a particularly well attended city meeting on Tuesday, March 12th, members of the city commission heard concerns from local residents over several properties deemed public nuisances. Of the many items on the agenda for the meeting that night, the properties slated to be discussed brought many La Feria residents…

45th Annual Harlingen Flower Show Set

45th Annual Harlingen Flower Show Set

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The Harlingen Council of Garden Clubs will present their 45th Annual Flower Show at the Cultural Arts Center located at 576 ‘76 Drive next door to the Harlingen Public Library, on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2103. Show hours are from1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from…

Easter Bunny Coming to La Feria March 23

Easter Bunny Coming to La Feria March 23

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The Easter Bunny is coming to the La Feria American Legion #439. So parents and grandparents mark your calendars for March 23, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All children ages 2 to 10 years are invited to attend. There will be drawings for door prizes, a bag of…

Francisco Vasquez, Tree Trimmer

Francisco Vasquez, Tree Trimmer

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So, you thought your job was tough! Francisco Vasquez has been climbing swaying, twisting palm trees for decades. He learned it from his father in his native Tampico, Tamaulipas. He taught him the simple tools of the trade: A ladder, a security chain and a machete. La Feria News caught…

TWC Recovers $3.7 Million in Unemployment Insurance Fraud

TWC Recovers $3.7 Million in Unemployment Insurance Fraud

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Statewide effort includes prosecution of Cameron and Hidalgo County individuals AUSTIN ¬ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recovered $3.7 million in fraudulently obtained Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in Calendar Year 2012. TWC investigates and refers to local district attorney offices cases in which UI benefits are obtained through fraud or…

Party Favor Etiquette

Party Favor Etiquette

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I recently went to a party where they had a variety of appetizers and different foods such as asparagus, olives, quesadilla’s, strawberries, dips and chips and cheeses. I wasn’t sure how to eat some foods, so I just stayed away from them. Can you give me some hints and tips…

History of the Mercedes Livestock Show

History of the Mercedes Livestock Show

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In 1939, the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Agricultural Exposition, the forerunner of today’s show, was organized as a project of the Mercedes Chamber of Commerce. The first Show was held in 1940 on the grounds of a local livestock sales yard with makeshift pens and lean-to sheds. The…

2013 RGV Livestock Show Cover Girl Crowned

2013 RGV Livestock Show Cover Girl Crowned

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MERCEDES – The 2013 Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Cover Girl and her court were chosen from a field of 28 ladies in a closely contested competition in front of a standing room only audience. Savanah Callier was crowned as the 2013 Cover Girl. She represents Harlingen South FFA. She’s…