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La Feria High School Senior Makes History

La Feria High School Senior Makes History

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Armando Gonzalez Signs with University Soccer Team The congratulations and pride were very evident during the ceremony in the La Feria High School Gymnasium last week as star soccer player, Armando Gonzalez, signed papers to play with one of the country’s top-rated universities. After graduating with his class of 2013,…

Civil rights increased for Texans who do not fully understand English

Civil rights increased for Texans who do not fully understand English

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By DAVID A. DÍAZ Legislativemedia@aol.com With millions of Texans, including waves of new immigrants, who have difficulty communicating in English, the Texas Legislature has approved a measure to protect their U.S. constitutional rights when facing a criminal accusation. The legislation, House Bill 2090 by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Sen.…

FAMILY & PARENTING: How to Help New High School Grads Transition into Adulthood

FAMILY & PARENTING: How to Help New High School Grads Transition into Adulthood

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Transitioning from high school to the next life stage can be a time of excitement for young people, but it can also be a time filled with uncertainty. Whether one is off to college, entering the workforce, or starting another big adventure, he or she may need extra emotional support…

Texas Employers Add 33,100 Jobs in April State Annual Growth Above 2.5 Percent Since Beginning of 2012

Texas Employers Add 33,100 Jobs in April State Annual Growth Above 2.5 Percent Since Beginning of 2012

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AUSTIN — Texas’ seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment expanded by 33,100 jobs in April. Texas added 326,100 jobs from April 2012 to April 2013. The state’s annual growth rate in April stood at 3.0 percent, and has been above 2.5 percent since the beginning of 2012. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment…

1st Annual Fluffy Friends Pet Show set at Independence Day Celebration

1st Annual Fluffy Friends Pet Show set at Independence Day Celebration

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The City of La Feria will present the 1st Annual Fluffy Friends Pet Show during the Independence Day Celebration to be held Saturday, June 29, 2013. The annual event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex located on Pancho Maples Drive in La Feria. There will be a…

Fallen Soldiers Remembered

Fallen Soldiers Remembered

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The sunny skies gave way to large non-threatening cloud cover for the Memorial Day Ceremony held at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Post #439 in La Feria last Monday. The service began with the National Anthem, sung by Vietnam Veteran Art Zuniga followed by Taps, played…

TEEN TOPICS Writer to Attend Baylor University

TEEN TOPICS Writer to Attend Baylor University

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Popular LA FERIA NEWS Columnist to Study Medicine Teen Topics writer Anjali Bhatla will be following the family tradition of medicine when she attends the Rice/Baylor scholar program in which she’ll be an undergraduate at Rice University, and then medical school at Baylor Medical College located in Houston, Texas to pursue…

Lucio Bill To Protect Low-Income Homebuyers Passes Senate

Lucio Bill To Protect Low-Income Homebuyers Passes Senate

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AUSTIN – Today, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) announces Senate passage of a bill to assist homebuyers who use seller-financed loans. The bill would ensure that borrowers get annual account information like that provided to borrowers who use traditional bank loans. Annual statements allow borrowers to more easily keep up…

Continued World Food Supply Depends On Character, Virtuous Leadership, Authors Say

Continued World Food Supply Depends On Character, Virtuous Leadership, Authors Say

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COLLEGE STATION – If the world’s food supply and natural resources are to be sustained for future generations, visionary leadership is a must. And what better model to look to than the virtues known since antiquity? That’s the gist of a new book, “Leadership in Agriculture: Case Studies for a…

National Trails Day to be Celebrated on June 1 Texas State Parks to Host Variety of Guided Hiking Events

National Trails Day to be Celebrated on June 1 Texas State Parks to Host Variety of Guided Hiking Events

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AUSTIN – Celebrate the 21st annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1 by lacing up some sturdy shoes, grabbing a hiking stick and heading to a Texas State Park near you to join a guided hiking tour or hit the trails on your own. Dozens of state parks will…