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Report Reveals Racial Disparities at Elite Texas Colleges

Report Reveals Racial Disparities at Elite Texas Colleges

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – Public college students in Texas are being split into two separate and unequal tracks, according to new research released today. The report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce showed that white students were disproportionately represented at selective public colleges, comprising 64 percent…

Man Survives Deadly Bee Swarm Attack Thanks to La Feria Fire Department and EMS

Man Survives Deadly Bee Swarm Attack Thanks to La Feria Fire Department and EMS

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by Victor Moreno/LFN On October 8, 2018, Ramiro Zuniga Jr. never suspected that, while attempting to mow the back part of his property located off of Bixby Rd. as he had done for so many years, he would be attacked by a large swarm of bees. While mowing with a…

Veterans Day Celebration Special Recognition

Veterans Day Celebration Special Recognition

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Contributed by La Feria Chamber of Commerce The Veterans Day Celebration was brought to you by a partnership between the La Feria Veterans Memorial Committee and La Feria Area Chamber of Commerce. About 150 people attended the celebration honoring the veterans. Ms. Alma Martinez-Botello stated, “I am honored and humbled…

Texas Caregivers Need Some Care, Too

Texas Caregivers Need Some Care, Too

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – There are nearly 3.5 million caregivers in Texas whose invaluable contributions allow older relatives to age in place in their homes. And there’s a call to better support these folks, during National Family Caregivers Month in November. Unpaid caregivers often put their own needs…

La Feria Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Graduates of Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Classes

La Feria Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Graduates of Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Classes

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by Special to La Feria News from La Feria Chamber of Commerce Students of The South Texas Emerging Markets Development Fund, Inc. hosted Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course recently graduated from the financial literacy course they began on September 11, 2018. The nine week course covered topics such as…

La Feria Commemorates Veterans Day

La Feria Commemorates Veterans Day

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A solemn ceremony was held in La Feria to commemorate Veterans Day. The event, held Sunday, Nov. 11, took place at the Veterans Memorial Monument Park, where area residents payed respects to the slain U.S. Border Patrol Javier Vega Jr., the late U.S. Senator John McCain and…

City Council Approves Closing Streets in Anticipation of Annual Christmas Parade

City Council Approves Closing Streets in Anticipation of Annual Christmas Parade

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Several streets will be closed on Saturday Dec. 8 for the 20th annual Christmas parade in La Feria. The city council approved closing a portion of Main, Ninth and Canales streets for the parade route that will end with the local high school’s Christmas festival. The parade…

New Flea Market Opens in La Feria

New Flea Market Opens in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone trying to find out what to do each weekend right here in town now has a new place to spend a a little time looking for bargains. Mid Valley Flea Market has opened its doors at the corner of Mile 3 East off the east bound…

3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

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StatePoint) November is American Diabetes Month, and a good time to sort fact from fiction regarding this serious disease. Here are three common diabetes myths — debunked, with the help of Nutrisystem Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) and Courtney McCormick, dietitian for Nutrisystem. Myth: I’m a healthy weight — I can’t…

La Feria High School Choir Students Compete in Region/Pre-Area Contest

La Feria High School Choir Students Compete in Region/Pre-Area Contest

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by Randall Ashley/LFISD During the last weekend in October, twenty three La Feria High School Choir students competed in the TMEA All State Choir Region/Pre-Area Contest in Corpus Christi, TX. LFHS had twelve choir students make the TMEA Region Choir and six choir students make the TMEA Pre-Area Choir. These…