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Annual Jr. Lifeguard Competition Sat. Aug. 3

Annual Jr. Lifeguard  Competition Sat. Aug. 3

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Sponsor Donations Needed Guard Start is a program for youth ages 11 to 15. This class is a jump-start for the younger members of our community. This course prepares a foundation of aquatic leadership, fitness and swimming skills and positive attitudes. Guard Start is a transition from the Learn 2…

Special Meeting Held to Finalize Supt. Contract

Special Meeting Held to  Finalize Supt. Contract

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A special meeting was held by the La Feria School Board last Thursday evening to finalize the contract details for newly-named Superintendent of Schools finalist Rey Villarreal. (original story in La Feria News July 17 edition see online at www.laferianews.net ) Mr. Villarreal was to be in town for the…

Next Stop for New TX Abortion Law: The Courts

Next Stop for New TX Abortion Law: The Courts

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by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – New abortion measures are set to begin this fall in Texas. However, those opposed are expected to mount a legal challenge before they go into effect, saying they would place an undue burden on women seeking services. Part of the law requires an abortion…

Many Backyard Farmers Find Chickens a ‘Fowl’ Endeavor

Many Backyard Farmers Find Chickens a ‘Fowl’ Endeavor

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by Gene Hall I have been amused by recent reports that folks who dabbled in self-sufficient chicken farming have overrun pet shelters with no longer wanted chickens. It’s really a serious thing, but it’s just so predictable! It really sounds good on the surface. “Hey hon…let’s keep a few chickens in…

Sen. Cornyn Votes to Reduce Student Loan Debt for Nearly 650,000 Texas Students

Sen. Cornyn Votes to Reduce Student Loan Debt for Nearly 650,000 Texas Students

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Backs Market-Based Reforms to Fix Broken Student Loan Program WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas issued the following statement on Thursday, July 25th after voting in favor of legislation that makes substantial, market-based reforms to the broken federal student loan program and brings down interest rates for Texas college students: “I’m proud…

Two New Officers Sworn In to LFPD

Two New Officers Sworn In to LFPD

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In a short ceremony preceding a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd the La Feria Police Department gained two new officers. La Feria Police Chief Donato Garcia swore in new officers Jesus Rodriguez and Frank Sanchez, both recent graduates of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Police Academy’s Mission campus.…

La Feria Responds to Water Needs

La Feria Responds to Water Needs

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City Hall Outlines Conservation Plans Reports of dwindling municipal water supplies are coming in from all over the state. It is reported that many cities in Texas already have conservation measures and restrictions in place. With those reports in mind, LA FERIA NEWS met with City Manager Sunny Philip to…

Memories by the Serving Full

Memories by the Serving Full

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by Jessica Domel As I scrolled through my Twitter feed yesterday, I saw similar messages from news outlets across the nation-Twinkies are back. I remember last year when my friends were posting messages about how sad they were that the company who had the snack cakes had filed for bankruptcy.…

Rallies Nationwide Against Border Militarization

Rallies Nationwide Against Border Militarization

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Senate Plan: $47 Billion on Agents, Drones & Surveillance by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – Rallies were planned in some Texas cities and across the nation July 17, 2013, in a national day of action against the proposed “border surge” as part of immigration reform. Texas groups in opposition include…

Blood Drive: Be a Super DQ Hero This Weekend!

Blood Drive: Be a Super DQ Hero This Weekend!

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Chill out with Dairy Queen this weekend at the following area Dairy Queens and save a life! Donate blood and receive a free T-shirt and DQ treat!…