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Much Anticipated Deer Season Opens this Saturday

Much Anticipated Deer Season Opens this Saturday

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The long anticipated white-tailed deer season is just around the corner but don’t expect that bagging that trophy buck will be an easy task. The deer forecast for the 2018-19 general gun season is promising signs of being a good one but the persistent rainfall that came…

Experts Warn ACA Waivers Could Hike Rates on Pre-Existing Conditions

Experts Warn ACA Waivers Could Hike Rates on Pre-Existing Conditions

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by Suzanne Potter AUSTIN, Texas – Some health experts are warning that insurance rates could rise significantly for people in the individual market who are between 50 and 64, or have a pre-existing condition – once states start taking advantage of new flexibility granted this week by the Trump administration. States…

Lions Back on Track with Win Over Zapata

Lions Back on Track with Win Over Zapata

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by Billy Watson/LFN ZAPATA – In the past four years, the Zapata Hawks have always been trouble to the La Feria Lions. La Feria Lions came out firing on all cylinders and dominated the Zapata Hawks 33-14 on Friday, October 19th. This comes a week after throttling Kingsville King 45-14…

Cross Country Headed to State

Cross Country Headed to State

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by Billy Watson/LFN LA FERIA – “We’re going to state!” This phrase has been very popular at La Feria High School. The La Feria boys and girls cross country teams are headed to the state cross country meet. The level of success the program has brought to La Feria hasn’t…

3-Peat Complete

3-Peat Complete

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by Billy Watson/LFN LA FERIA – A large crowd at La Feria High School’s gymnasium witnessed another piece of history made on Tuesday night, October 16th. The La Feria Lionettes swept La Grulla’s Lady Gators 3-0 with scores 25-13, 25-5, and 25-14 and claimed a third consecutive district championship. The…

Groups Sue Over Texas Border Wall Plans

Groups Sue Over Texas Border Wall Plans

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by Katherine Davis-Young BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A coalition is suing the Trump administration over this month’s decision to waive environmental and other laws to move ahead with construction of a wall along the Texas-Mexico border. The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and the Animal Legal Defense Fund claim…

Citrus Village Park Holds Christmas Bazaar

Citrus Village Park Holds Christmas Bazaar

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by Tony Vindell/LFN After talking about doing something for themselves and for the community, two Winter Texan women decided to hold a flea market type of activity in a recreational vehicle park they make home for a good part of a year. They called it Christmas Bazaar and it was…

Fire Department Gets Share of New Applicants

Fire Department Gets Share of New Applicants

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Some 20 people gathered recently at the back of the La Feria Fire Department. One of them grabbed a sledge hammer and pounded a tractor tire several times. Another picked up what appeared to be the shape of a human and carried it out of the building.…

Lion Band Headed Back to Area

Lion Band Headed Back to Area

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Photos and story by Billy Watson/LFN MERCEDES – It was being debated all week long “weather” or not the annual Pigskin Jubilee would take place or not. La Feria High School Head Band Director Eddie Benitez received a call early Saturday morning stating the show will go on. The La…

Days are Numbered for Early Voting in Texas

Days are Numbered for Early Voting in Texas

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – The midterm election is about a week away, and Texans who want to avoid the polls on November 6 have just five days to vote early. On Election Day, voters can only cast a ballot at their assigned precinct. However, they can cast a…