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AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM OF AUTO CRIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM OF AUTO CRIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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ABTPA reminds Texans to keep their parked cars secure while shopping and traveling AUSTIN – Texans will be shopping and traveling during the holiday season, and the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), part of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles(TxDMV), urges them to take precautions to protect their…

Lil’ Miss Winter Wonderland Crowned

Lil’ Miss Winter  Wonderland Crowned

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2013 Tiny & Lil’ Miss Winter Wonderland Competition Tiny Miss Winter Wonderland Eva Garcia Tiny Miss 1st Runner Up Kaitlyn Bella Carvajal Tiny Miss 2nd Runner Up Ariel Nicole Dove Lil’ Mr. Winter Wonderland Riley Preston Lil’ Miss Winter Wonderland Emily Marie Garza Lil’ Miss 1st Runner Up Stephanie Mariah…

Main Street Lit Up with Parade Lights – Christmas Parade Winners

Main Street Lit Up with Parade Lights – Christmas Parade Winners

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The skies cleared by mid-day, revealing a lovely cool evening for a parade last Saturday, December 14. The 15th Annual City of La Feria Lighted Parade was bright with Christmas lights and included lots of dancing and singing for parade watchers lining the street. Large participation from the La Feria…

Valley Farmer Named Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher Winner

Valley Farmer Named Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher Winner

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas—A Texas farmer who helps to satisfy America’s sweet tooth took home the top prize in the Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) 2013 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher contest. Sugarcane farmer Sam Sparks, 33, and his wife, Shannon, were chosen over two other finalists today at the 80th TFB…

A Man for Many Seasons

A Man for Many Seasons

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J.D. Foster’s Remarkable Career J.D. Foster came to the Valley in 1995 after serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as an aircraft sheet metal specialist, an experience that gave him the training for the next phase of his life. After leaving the service in 1956, he took…

Affordable Care Act for Seniors: Benefits Without Obligations

Affordable Care Act for Seniors: Benefits Without Obligations

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Medicare Coverage Means Individual Mandate is Met by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – With the rough roll-out of the health care marketplaces, some senior citizens are raising concerns about the Affordable Care Act. But a new report has found that, for them, it has led to more benefits – without…

DPS Increases DWI Enforcement During Holidays

DPS Increases DWI Enforcement During Holidays

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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From December 13 – January 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. “Historically,…

1st “NAVIGATIONAL BRONCHOSCOPY” PROCEDURES PERFORMED IN CAMERON COUNTY; HELPS DIAGNOSE LUNG CANCER AT EARLIER STAGES IN VALLEY PATIENTS

1st “NAVIGATIONAL  BRONCHOSCOPY”  PROCEDURES  PERFORMED  IN  CAMERON  COUNTY;  HELPS  DIAGNOSE  LUNG  CANCER  AT  EARLIER  STAGES  IN  VALLEY  PATIENTS

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HARLINGEN – Dr. Ricardo Martin Schwarcz, Pulmonologist, has performed the first “navigational bronchoscopy” procedures in Cameron County, which will help Valley lung cancer patients to be diagnosed at an earlier stage, when treatment is more effective. Dr. Schwarcz, who performed the new procedure on seven patients in the Endoscopy Lab…

La Feria Lions Club Seeking Members

La Feria Lions Club Seeking Members

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Most people have no idea what Lions Clubs do or why you might want to become a Lion. Even those who do know that Lions help with sight problems, have no idea what else Lions do. Lions clubs raise money with a variety of community events, like a “Turkey Shoot”,…

OPERATION BISHOP RAIDS SANTA MARIA EIGHT-LINER ESTABLISHMENT

OPERATION BISHOP RAIDS SANTA MARIA EIGHT-LINER ESTABLISHMENT

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Operation Bishop investigators raided an underground eight-liner establishment in Santa Maria Monday night that utilized a hidden entrance and escape route for its patrons. The establishment, located on Hwy 281 about 1.5 miles west of the FM 506 intersection, paid illegal amounts of cash to its patrons. Upon consent to…