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County Raids More Illegal Gambling Outlets

County Raids More Illegal Gambling Outlets

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Operation Bishop Targets Sweepstakes Operators Cameron County, state and federal law enforcement agencies raided two illegal gambling establishments Friday shutting down two sweepstakes businesses. The raids are part of a of an 18-month criminal investigation known as Operation Bishop. Five eight-liner businesses were shutdown in April. According to Texas Law…

TxDOT Reminds Drivers, Passengers to CLICK IT OR TICKET to Save Lives

TxDOT Reminds Drivers, Passengers to CLICK IT OR TICKET to Save Lives

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AUSTIN — Texans wear their belt buckles with a certain Lone Star pride, but it’s the buckles in their vehicles that could save their lives. More functional than fashionable, life-saving seat belts first debuted 45 years ago when Lyndon B. Johnson’s National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and The…

Stock Market Reaches New High, But More Investing Locally

Stock Market Reaches New High, But More Investing Locally

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Dow Jones Closed Friday at 14,974 by John Michaelson (TNS) AUSTIN, Texas – With technology meaning an ever-connected world, the options for investing these days are nearly unlimited, but a growing trend in the nation is to consider portfolios that have a positive social impact locally. John Bloom, senior director…

Farm Equipment Theft Ring Busted by Pct. 5 Constable Cesar Rene Diaz

Farm Equipment Theft Ring Busted by Pct. 5 Constable Cesar Rene Diaz

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On Friday April 19, 2013, Constable Cesar Rene Diaz received a report of a theft of a farm tractor from a McAllen resident.  The tractor was reported to have been stolen off of Business 83 by the railroad tracks between Bixby Road and Kubiski Road west of La Feria, Texas.…

Vacationing in the Valley

Vacationing in the Valley

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A World-class Destination in your Backyard We Valley residents have to constantly remind ourselves that the Rio Grande Valley is a choice, world-class, tourist destination. It is a very common experience to cross paths with British, Japanese, English, and other visiting nationals who come to the Valley to enjoy what…

Mother Nature is the Best Gift for Mom

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This Mother’s Day, Texas Parks and Wildlife suggests that Texans give mom a chance to relax with a family picnic at one of more than 90 Texas state parks. Picnicking can be a fresh alternative to traditional Mother’s Day events; the agency suggests you take mom to a park, where you can enjoy activities like […]

Circle of Prayer

Circle of Prayer

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More than fifty La Feria community leaders and visitors gathered May 2 to celebrate the City of La Feria’s 4th Annual Prayer Breakfast and National Day of Prayer. Mayor Steve Brewer welcomed guests and introduced speakers for the event held at Don Beto’s Restaurant. LFISD TIPS Grant Manager Steven Salinas…

La Feria Chamber Mixer Attracts New Members

La Feria Chamber Mixer Attracts New Members

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Attendees Enjoy Food & Entertainment, Hosted by Compass Bank The newly organized La Feria Chamber of Commerce was delighted to announce that more than forty area businessmen and women attended the recent Chamber Mixer held April 25. The event was sponsored by Compass Bank of La Feria. The bank furnished…

Santa Rosa PD Hosts Food Bank

Santa Rosa PD Hosts Food Bank

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The Santa Rosa Police, in conjunction with the Santa Rosa United Methodist Church, sponsored a food bank for the citizens of Santa Rosa who are in need of assistance. The food bank was held on April 26, 2013 with a turn out of over 150 citizens.…

Maestro Dabrowski Promises Another Stellar Season

Maestro Dabrowski Promises Another Stellar Season

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Valley Symphony Orchestra Announces 2013-2014 Concerts Last week’s concert by the Valley Symphony Orchestra was a magnificent musical extravaganza ending this year’s concert season. But, what a conclusion. It featured a return engagement by spectacular piano virtuoso Adam Wodnicki. Wodnicki’s performance of Rachmaninov’s romantic Piano Concerto No 2 in C…