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Lions Start Off Hot in First Scrimmage

Lions Start Off Hot in First Scrimmage

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photos and story by Billy Watson/LFN LA FERIA – A large attendance in the stands watched on Friday night as the La Feria Lions looked very impressive on both sides of the ball in their first scrimmage against Brownsville St. Joseph. In the controlled portion of the scrimmage, the Lions…

White-winged Dove Season Opens This Weekend

White-winged Dove Season Opens This Weekend

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The 2018-19 Texas dove season opens this weekend. Hunters have the first two weekends of September to shoot birds in what is called the special white-winged dove area. The doves are native to this part of the state and northeastern Mexico. Shooting hours for Sept.1-2 and Sept.…

Eric Hoff Resigns as City Commissioner

Eric Hoff Resigns as City Commissioner

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Eric Hoff, with Place 2 of La Feria City Commission, has left immediately from the administrative body but will keep his business that he has in town. Hoff turned in his resignation during an August meeting of the council, citing his plan to move out of La…

STEMDF to Bring Financial Literacy Class to La Feria

STEMDF to Bring Financial Literacy Class to La Feria

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by Stefania Trimboli-Wright/LFN The South Texas Emerging Markets Development Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) economic nonprofit organization which was founded in 2009 to administer loans, investment products, and development services to encourage economic and community advancement throughout the Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties of Texas. Its mission is “to…

How Ready is Your Child for the New School Year?

How Ready is Your Child for the New School Year?

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(StatePoint) Backpack and supplies — check! So, what’s left to do before going back to school? How about finding out how well your child has learned foundational skills that they need to succeed in the next grade? Ninety percent of K-8 parents believe their child performs at or above grade-level…

Report Examines Failures to Protect Vulnerable Texans During Harvey

Report Examines Failures to Protect Vulnerable Texans During Harvey

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – After Hurricane Harvey in 2017, a viral photo of residents sitting in waist deep water at a Texas assisted living facility made headlines. However, a new report shows that was just a glimpse of the failures to protect some of the most vulnerable Texans. The stories…

Groups Say TX Military Detention Centers Riddled with Toxic Waste

Groups Say TX Military Detention Centers Riddled with Toxic Waste

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – From the toxic stress of being separated from families, environmental and health advocates say they are now concerned about detained migrants being sent to two Texas military posts known to have actual radiological contaminants. The nonprofit legal group Earthjustice filed a Freedom of Information…

Art Knows No Borders: University in China Hosts UTRGV Exhibit

Art Knows No Borders: University in China Hosts UTRGV Exhibit

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by Amanda L. Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley art exhibit showcasing aspects of Mexican musical culture had a week-long run recently at Hengyang Normal University (HYNU), located in Hengyang, Hunan, China. The exhibition, “The Magic of Mariachi / La Magia del Mariachi,” was created by Dr.…

Backpacks, School Supplies Distributed Among La Feria Students

Backpacks, School Supplies Distributed Among La Feria Students

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photos and story by Tony Vindell/LFN Hundreds of backpacks and other school supplies were distributed among students attending La Feria Schools. The giveaway took place during National Night Out held Thursday, Aug. 9 at the city’s Recreation Center on West Pancho Maples Drive. A total of 500 colorful and mesh…

Lionettes in a Week: Poundfest Recap and Mercedes Clash

Lionettes in a Week: Poundfest Recap and Mercedes Clash

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by Billy Watson/LFN MCALLEN/LA FERIA – The La Feria Lionettes attended their first tournament of the season at the McAllen Poundfest, which featured numerous volleyball powerhouses such as McAllen, McAllen Memorial, Brownsville Rivera, and many more. The Lionettes began pool play last Thursday and finished second in their group with…