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Former La Feria Resident Celebrates 102nd Birthday

Former La Feria Resident Celebrates 102nd Birthday

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN Grace Davison, a once resident of Palmera Heights, made her traditional trip from Missouri to La Feria to celebrate her 102nd birthday. Davison enjoyed an afternoon surrounded by her friends and family at her party hosted at Ol D’s Soda Shop in Harlingen on Saturday, February…

Fiesta de La Feria’s 2018 Musical Lineup

Fiesta de La Feria’s 2018 Musical Lineup

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Saturday, February 17th Main St. & Business 83 • La Feria, TX More info at: cityoflaferia.com by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN With Fiesta right around the corner, the city looks forward to the annual celebration. While there are various activities for the public to enjoy throughout Fiesta, music is what makes…

UTRGV Legacy Alumnus Pens, Illustrates Books on Growing Up in the Valley

UTRGV Legacy Alumnus Pens, Illustrates Books on Growing Up in the Valley

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by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Xavier Garza remembers the bedtime stories his mother would tell him before he drifted off to sleep as a child. Instead of traditional fairy tales filled with castles and magic, the stories were filled with lechuzas, la llorna and plenty of cucuys. “I like to tell…

Kids’ Advocates Blast State’s Appeal of Foster-Care Ruling

Kids’ Advocates Blast State’s Appeal of Foster-Care Ruling

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by Mark Richardson CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Children’s advocates are crying foul after state officials appealed a federal judge’s ruling mandating numerous changes to the state’s foster care system. The order describes the system as “still broken,” and lists additional steps to protect abused and neglected children. The Texas Legislature approved a…

Unprecedented Number of LGBTQ Candidates on Texas Primary Ballot

Unprecedented Number of LGBTQ Candidates on Texas Primary Ballot

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – An unprecedented number of openly LGBTQ candidates will be on the ballot for the March 6 Texas primary elections. According to OutSmart, a Houston entertainment and advocacy magazine, at least 49 LGBTQ candidates – both Republicans and Democrats – will be on the ballot running for…

Lower Valley Cotillion Club 2018

Lower Valley Cotillion Club 2018

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The 64th Annual Presentation Ball of the Lower Valley Cotillion Club was held at the South Padre Island Convention Center on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The Cotillion Club was founded in September of 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to bring together and present…

LFISD Hosts Annual Parental Involvement Conference

LFISD Hosts Annual Parental Involvement Conference

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN On Thursday, Jan. 25, parents gathered in the cafeteria of La Feria High School as the school district hosted their 21st annual Family and Community Engagement Conference. The evening began with a welcome from Superintendent Cathy Lee Hernandez and Cynthia Guajardo, director for parental involvement. Hernandez…

First Annual Special Olympics Held at LFHS

First Annual Special Olympics Held at LFHS

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The Special Education Department of La Feria ISD, in partnership with Area One of Special Olympics Texas, hosted their first annual Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) on Thursday, January 25. The event allowed for special education students from all over the district to gather at the…

It’s Fiesta Time Again in La Feria!

It’s Fiesta Time Again in La Feria!

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The city of La Feria is preparing for its annual celebration- Fiesta de La Feria! Fiesta de La Feria originally began as a dinner and concert put on by the city to show their appreciation for Winter Texans choosing La Feria as their winter home. 25…

Texas Supreme Court to Settle Dispute Over Plastic Bag Ban

Texas Supreme Court to Settle Dispute Over Plastic Bag Ban

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by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas – A decades-old dispute between Texas cities and state officials over plastic grocery bags has finally made its way to the state Supreme Court. At least 10 Texas cities, including Austin, Brownsville and Lardeo, have passed ordinances outlawing single-use plastic bags in grocery and retail…