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Americans are Finding New Ways to Pay for College

Americans are Finding New Ways to Pay for College

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The majority of American families have an unwavering belief in the value of college — 85 percent of parents believe that college is an investment in their child’s future, according to a new national study by Sallie Mae. With tuition costs on the rise, families are finding resourceful ways to…

La Feria City Commission Holds Final Public Hearings for Proposed Annexation Areas

La Feria City Commission Holds Final Public Hearings for Proposed Annexation Areas

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The La Feria City Commission held its regular meeting Tuesday night, September 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room in La Feria. The second and last public hearings for parts of two areas proposed for annexation were held, however community attendance was down from previous public hearings…

RGVTourism.com Topic at La Feria Chamber Meeting

RGVTourism.com Topic at   La Feria Chamber Meeting

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RGV Tourism Director Nydia O. Tapia-Gonzales spoke to members of the La Feria Chamber of Commerce at their meeting Monday, September 9. Nydia explained the advantages of partnering with her organization to promote La Feria as part of the region known as South Texas. RGV Tourism is made up of…

TEA Awards Perfect Score to La Feria School District Business Manager

TEA Awards Perfect Score to La Feria School District Business Manager

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Trustees Hear Presentation for Nov. 5 TRE Election La Feria ISD School Board Trustees recognized Business Manager Ramon Mendoza at the Sept. 9 school board meeting for his accomplishment of receiving a “perfect score” on the 2013 FIRST Rating from the Texas Education Agency. The purpose of the financial accountability…

Solara Hospitals Specialize in Medically Complex Patient Care

Solara Hospitals Specialize in Medically Complex Patient Care

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Harlingen Hospital part of 6-State Healthcare Group The three Solara hospitals operating in Harlingen, Edinburg and McAllen are part of the Cornerstone Healthcare Group, based in Dallas, Texas. From their corporate offices they supervise 17 facilities in 6 states with over 1500 employees. In just 25 years they have become…

Mercedes Ten-Ten Grocery Now History

Mercedes Ten-Ten Grocery Now History

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Charles Bertholf locked the doors to his Ten-Ten grocery business last week for the last time. It wasn’t easy. He laughed and quipped: “after 44 years, it’s time to ‘go to the pasture.’” His light-hearted remark couldn’t mask his bitter/sweet decision to shut down a landmark known to generations of…

Pre-Game College Fair Planned for Sept. 20

Pre-Game College Fair Planned for Sept. 20

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La Feria High School is planning to have a Pre-Game College Event Fair on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at La Feria High School Football Stadium from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The district is asking universities/organizations to come out to speak to our families in the community about their programs.…

SERVE OUR SCHOOLS 2013 is Looking for Volunteers

SERVE OUR SCHOOLS 2013 is Looking for Volunteers

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The Serve Our Schools (SOS) program is a national initiative of the United Methodist Church. Locally, the First United Methodist Church is spearheading a workday for C. E. Vail Elementary on September 14th beginning at 9am. All volunteers are welcome to help make bulletin boards for the hallway outside each…

Texas Issues Health Alert for Whooping Cough Outbreak

Texas Issues Health Alert for Whooping Cough Outbreak

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Nearly 2,000 Cases This Year, with Two Deaths by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – With the number of cases of whooping cough in Texas on pace to hit a high not seen since the 1950s, a public health alert has now been issued. Already this year, said Chris Van Deusen,…

Former LFHS Teacher Surprises 1977 Grads at Luncheon

Former LFHS Teacher Surprises  1977 Grads at Luncheon

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Members of La Feria High School Class of 1977 recently gathered in Austin for lunch. The group was surprised by a visit from Miss Christine Zwahlen, former LFHS English and Journalism teacher. In the photo are:Seated: Peggy (Wolf) Brinson, Lee Lara, Miss Christine Zwahlen and Bunny (Coleman) BenditzStanding: Pam (Peroni)…