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La Feria Nature Center Attracts Local Residents, Visitors Alike

La Feria Nature Center Attracts Local Residents, Visitors Alike

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Nearly every city in the Rio Grande Valley has its own park where residents and visitors alike can watch the region’s flora and fauna. Others use such facilities to take a stroll, to exercise or to enjoy a moment of tranquility. After all, such parks are venues…

Deadline to File for May Election Ends Next Week

Deadline to File for May Election Ends Next Week

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone running or planning to retain the three seats up for grabs in La Feria City Council have until next week to throw their names into the political race at city hall. The deadline expires at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb.15, or the day after Valentine’s Day. But…

4 Simple Tips for Blending a Better-For-You Smoothie

4 Simple Tips for Blending a Better-For-You Smoothie

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(StatePoint) There’s no better time than a new year to embrace healthy habits. And it’s easier to embrace a “new me” mentality by fueling your body with the goodness it needs now. You can incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your daily regimen with one simple snack hack: smoothies! Smoothies…

After Nine Years, Watchdogs Still Push to Overturn Citizens United

After Nine Years, Watchdogs Still Push to Overturn Citizens United

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by Eric Galatas DALLAS – It’s been nine years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark Citizens United decision, and grassroots groups in Texas and across the nation are still working to limit the influence of money in politics. David Jones, president of the advocacy group Clean Elections…

High School Students Receive Training for VITA Program

High School Students Receive Training for VITA Program

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by Victor Moreno/LFN La Feria High School students received training for the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program which is held annually at La Feria High School. Training for the VITA program is provided through Southern Cameron County United Way and the Internal Revenue Service. This year Mr. Cecilio Cavazos…

Farm Bureau Supports Eminent Domain Reform

Farm Bureau Supports Eminent Domain Reform

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(AUSTIN, Texas)—Calling eminent domain reform “the property rights issue of our time,” Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening joined State Rep. DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne) today in Austin to roll out the reform bill, HB 991. Burns is the House sponsor of eminent domain reform. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) introduced SB…

County and City Leaders Approve Valley MPO Merger

County and City Leaders Approve Valley MPO Merger

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Special to La Feria News In a show of unity and multi-level government cooperation and support, the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court, the Harlingen City Commission and the Brownsville City Commission all considered and passed identical Resolutions and a Term-Sheet outlining general conditions for a “Re-Designation Agreement for all three Metropolitan…

San Benito’s RETOÑO to Headline 2019 Fiesta de La Feria

San Benito’s RETOÑO to Headline 2019 Fiesta de La Feria

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City Announces Musical Line-up for Saturday, February 16th Event The City of La Feria will once again close Main Street and welcome visitors from all over the Valley and beyond to the 26th Annual Fiesta de La Feria to be held Saturday, February 16th, in downtown La Feria, Texas. Admission…

UTRGV Chess Teams Advance to Defend National Title

UTRGV Chess Teams Advance to Defend National Title

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by Victoria Brito BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – The UTRGV Chess Team, fresh off a successful tournament at the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship, now will defend its title as national champions at the Presidents’ Cup in April in New York. The team participated Dec. 27 through 30 in San Francisco in the PAICC, which determines the…

Watchdog Groups Oppose Interior Department’s FOIA Proposal

Watchdog Groups Oppose Interior Department’s FOIA Proposal

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Interior Department has taken steps to restrict public records requests allowed through the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA. The proposal would allow the agency to deny requests that it deems “burdensome” or “vague,” and officials at the agency say it’s necessary…