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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…

Kelly Miller Circus Coming to Town March 19 & 20

Kelly Miller Circus Coming to Town March 19 & 20

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Two Performances each day, Benefits La Feria Library The Kelly Miller Circus will roll into town on Tuesday, March 19 with performances on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, and the elephant raising of the…

DPS Increases Spring Break DWI Enforcement

DPS Increases Spring Break DWI Enforcement

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols from March 8 – March 17, one of the most active Spring Break periods in Texas. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The enhanced patrols that target intoxicated…

La Feria School Board Honors One of Their Own

La Feria School Board Honors One of Their Own

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Superintendent Celebrations at the last La Feria Independent School Board meeting held on February 11, highlighted the recent election of school board member Gloria Casas to president of the Mexican American School Board Association. The La Feria school board congratulated Casas with a certificate of achievement for her representation on…

City of La Feria Mayor Honored in Austin

City of La Feria Mayor Honored in Austin

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Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. Presents Honorary Gavel to Mayor Brewer A delegation for Rio Grande Valley Day were recently welcomed to the Capitol in Austin by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville). Mayor Steve Brewer, Commissioner John Hernandez and City Manager Sunny K. Philip represented the City of La Feria. All…

Longhorn Steakhouse Brings New Dimension to Dining

Longhorn Steakhouse Brings New Dimension to Dining

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The nationwide reputation of the LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE preceded its grand opening last month, and caused a lot of excitement according to Rolando Rivera, Managing Partner of the new Harlingen location. “That’s why we’ve been almost at capacity since we opened our doors,” he said. “We are very pleased.” “Our growth…

No Opponents for City Commission Seats

No Opponents for City Commission Seats

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Mayor Steve Brewer, Commissioners John Betancourt and John Hernandez Refile La Feria City Commission incumbents Mayor Steve Brewer, Commissioners Pl. 1 John Betancourt and Pl. 2 John Hernandez have refiled to serve the community another three years. As of press time, no other individuals had indicated their desire to run…

City Approves Late Hours for Jimmy’s Sports Bar

City Approves Late Hours for Jimmy’s Sports Bar

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Special Use Permit allows bar to be open until 2 a.m. every day A public hearing was held during the City of La Feria commission meeting Tuesday, February 26 on a request made by Desi Martinez for a specific use permit to allow the late hours (until 2 a.m.) sale…

Welcome Congressman Filemon Vela

Welcome Congressman Filemon Vela

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La Feria school administrators and city officials made their welcome for Congressman Filemon Vela at the Lee Staff Development Center a memorable event last week. The Valley Congressman and invited V.I.P. guests were welcomed to the well-attended ceremony by a dazzling performance by the award-winning La Feria High School Jazz…