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Fall Colors

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You might think New England, not Texas, if you think of trees changing color in the Fall, but some parts of the state do see brilliant reds, yellows and oranges. So what happens inside a leaf to make these spectacular colors? Texas Parks and Wildlife gives us an inside look.To find out the best time […]

$196 million in PUF Dollars Awarded for New Valley University of Texas Medical School and University

$196 million in PUF Dollars Awarded for New Valley University of Texas Medical School and University

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AUSTIN – University of Texas Regents approved $196 million in new expenditures Thursday for the fast-track development of University of Texas campuses and a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. A total of $72 million in energy-generated Permanent University Fund allocations for the Cameron County campus of the new…

A Memorable Performance by the Valley Symphony Orchestra

A Memorable Performance by the Valley Symphony Orchestra

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Maestro Peter Dabrowski Scores Another Triumph Valley music lovers who had the good fortune to be in the audience at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance when Maestro Peter Dabrowski conducted the Valley Symphony Orchestra’s second spectacular performance of the 2013-2014 season experienced a rewarding and exhilarating evening. In Concert…

La Feria Gold Stars WINNER

La Feria Gold Stars WINNER

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This summer the LFHS Gold Stars raffled an “official” custom-made Gold Stars uniform with matching poms to a lucky little girl. Parents purchased tickets each day after summer Mini-Camp for their chance to win. The drawing was held on August 1st at the LFHS Gold Stars Private Camp performance. The…

35 Acres to be Added to World Birding Center Headquarters

35 Acres to be Added to World Birding Center Headquarters

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AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its regular meeting today in Austin approved the donation of 35 acres along the northeastern border of the World Birding Center Headquarters in the Rio Grande Valley south of Mission. The donation from Mike Rhodes of Bentsen Palm Development consists of…

Annual Feast of Sharing Planned for Thanksgiving Day

Annual Feast of Sharing Planned for Thanksgiving Day

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The 21st Annual Feast of Sharing Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the William B. Green Junior High Cafeteria. The event is located at 501 N. Canal Street in La Feria from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The meal is sponsored by St. Francis Xavier…

LFISD TRE Election Approved

LFISD TRE Election Approved

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74% Say YES Seventy four percent of the voters passed the LFISD Tax Ratification Election (TRE) held November 5. Out of the 496 voters that went to the polls, 368 said yes and 128 said no. Two hundred and thirteen residents voted early and 283 waited for election day. La…

La Feria News Honored for 90 Years of Service to the Community

La Feria News Honored for 90 Years of Service to the Community

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Mayor Steve Brewer and  Michelle Villarreal of  State Representative Oscar Longoria’s office presented  La Feria News owners Don and Mary Beth Wright with a resolution from the State of Texas House of Representatives celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the community newspaper. First printed as the La Feria…

City to Call Special Election for Mayor

City to Call Special Election for Mayor

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Mayor Brewer effectively resigns as he announces as a candidate for Cameron County Commissioner Pct. 4  in Democratic Primary Election The City of La Feria will need to call a special election to seat a new Mayor after current Mayor Steve Brewer announced that he will be running for the…

November Arrives in Texas, Along with Cuts to SNAP

November Arrives in Texas, Along with Cuts to SNAP

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Statewide, Four-Million to See Reductions in Food Stamps by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – The month of November has arrived in Texas, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state who struggle to put food on the table. During the recession, there was…