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La Feria Schools on ‘High-Alert” as Authorities Search for Illegals

La Feria Schools on  ‘High-Alert” as Authorities Search for Illegals

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A routine traffic stop for an expired sticker by La Feria police turned into a muddy situation fast after eight people stuffed into a 4-door blue Jeep Cherokee fled from police. The occupants, who turned out to be illegals, were chased by officers westbound on Dodd Lane and then they…

2013 La Feria High School Valedictorian & Salutatorian Honored

2013 La Feria High School  Valedictorian & Salutatorian Honored

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The La Feria School Board Trustees honored the 2013 Class Top Grads, out of a class of 215, at a recent board meeting.…

City Supports DA to Rid the County of Eight-Liners

City Supports DA to Rid the County of Eight-Liners

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There are no eight-liner gambling halls in the city limits of La Feria and the La Feria City Commission was quick to support Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz by approving a moratorium on the issuance of any permits for any businesses wanting to operate gaming halls. The DA…

Three More Years

Three More Years

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La Feria residents are apparently happy with the way things are progressing in the community and elected to continue with the same leaders for the next three years. Sworn in (photo below) by Cameron County Court at Law #1 Judge Arturo McDonald were Commissioner John Betancourt, John Hernandez and Mayor…

After The Fire – Possum Kingdom State Park Welcomes Visitors and Wildlife!

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In 2011, wildfire engulfed more than 126-thousand acres west of Fort Worth, destroying several homes and threatening a popular lake getaway at Possum Kingdom State Park. Two years later, the park is recovering and visitors and wildlife are both back to take advantage of the spring conditions.

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $669 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $669 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

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(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012. “Sales tax collections were up in a range of sectors from construction and manufacturing to restaurants,” Combs said. “As expected, the rate of growth in…

Report Shows Hunting Remains Safe Outdoor Activity

Report Shows Hunting Remains Safe Outdoor Activity

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AUSTIN, Texas — Hunting accidents and fatalities in Texas continued their long-term decline in 2012, still below three accidents per 100,000 hunters in recent years. Last year, there were 25 reported hunting related accidents, five of which were fatalities. Although any fatality is tragic, Texas accident numbers are small compared…

Texans Can Save Sales Tax on Energy Efficient Appliances

Texans Can Save Sales Tax on Energy Efficient Appliances

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(AUSTIN) — The opportunity for Texans to save money on energy efficient appliances is fast approaching. The state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. “Texans can save twice when purchasing energy efficient appliances during the Memorial Day weekend,” Texas Comptroller Susan…

How to Avoid Ticks and Fleas This Season

How to Avoid Ticks and Fleas This Season

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Warm weather means barbeques, baseball and trips to the park with family and pets. But for pet owners, warm weather can also mean fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying bugs. “Fleas alone can each bite you or your pet up to hundreds of times a day,” says Dr. Rod Van…

Envision a Great Future for La Feria’s Neighborhoods

Envision a Great Future for La Feria’s Neighborhoods

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Public Workshop Set for Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., at 108 South Main Street (Chaparral building), the La Feria Neighborhood Workshop will be held. “The older residential neighborhoods in La Feria offer many good things—they’re close to downtown restaurants, the pool…