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Unlikely Bedfellows Support Conservation Amendment

Unlikely Bedfellows Support Conservation Amendment

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by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. House is expected to take up the next national farm bill this week. There are big changes from the last five-year farm bill, which expired last year, as funding for many programs is being scaled back or eliminated, so stretching every dollar…

Marking Sixth Month Since Sandy Hook Tragedy

Marking Sixth Month Since Sandy Hook Tragedy

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Nearly 5,000 Gun Deaths in U.S. Since by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – It was six months ago when a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, left 26 people dead, including 20 first graders. The tragedy put a national spotlight on gun violence, but as gun safety…

FSA County Committee Nomination Period Began June 17

FSA County Committee Nomination Period Began June 17

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County Executive Director Cristobal Perez with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Cameron County, announced that county committee election nominations began on June 17, 2013. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1, 2013 deadline. Elected…

Junior Chef Camp 2013

Junior Chef Camp 2013

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The award winning La Feria Culinary High School Students once again hosted a Junior Chef Camp for budding chefs from second thru eighth grade.  Each week the students worked on their knife skills and reviewed kitchen and food safety.  The students prepared their lunch each day utilizing complete scratch recipes…

La Feria Officers Arrest Three in Texas Trader Burglary

La Feria Officers Arrest Three in Texas Trader Burglary

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Three area men were arrested last week by La Feria police officers and have been charged with 11 counts of burglary in association with the June 3 break-in reported at Texas Trader RV Sales located at 600 West Expressway 83 in La Feria, according to LFPD Chief Donato Garcia. Erick…

Chamber Members To Participate in Independence Day Celebration

Chamber Members To Participate  in Independence Day Celebration

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Local Attorney Marco Jilpas, Guest Speaker The La Feria Chamber of Commerce met last Monday and agreed to man a booth at the City of La Feria Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29. The chamber will be selling drinks from 1-10 p.m. at the event to be held at…

Celebrate Independence Day in La Feria!

Celebrate Independence Day in La Feria!

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FREE Fireworks! Veteran’s Recognition, BBQ Cook-Off, The Cruisers in Concert, Give-aways, Raffles, games and more!! EVENT SCHEDULE   6:00 am Cook-off Teams Check-in 11:00 am BBQ Chicken Judging 12:00 pm Pinto Beans Judging BBQ Chicken & Beans can now be purchased 12:30 pm Pan de Campo Judging Pan de Campo…

Police vs. Fire Fighters Rib-Eating Contest

Police vs. Fire Fighters Rib-Eating Contest

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Harlingen, TX – Saturday, June 29th Texas Roadhouse will host its first Rib Fest: Police and Fire Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Harlingen Police Chief Tom Whitten and Harlingen Fire Chief Mike Rinaldi will each lead a team of 5 men in a relay style rib eating challenge competing…

Imagination Unbound

Imagination Unbound

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Weslaco Museum Presents the Art of Manuel Zamudio Arcane totems, multicolored Olmec heads, pyramids, flying saucers and hip hop references abound in the current exhibit at the Weslaco Museum entitled Libertad de la Imaginacion – a one man show by local artist Manuel Zamudio. A graffiti artist for the past…

How to Prepare Your Home’s Outdoor Space for Summer Fun

How to Prepare Your Home’s Outdoor Space for Summer Fun

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In the warmer months your home’s outdoor space is just as important as the rooms inside, especially if your family spends a lot of time outside. Be it your yard, garden, deck or patio, there are steps you can take to prep these spaces for a fun and safe season.…