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Environmental Sciences More Than Just Playing with Dirt

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UTRGV’s SEEMS offers course of study with earning potential by Malena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – When Rebekah Hernandez chose her major, her family was concerned. She remembers them asking, “Are you sure you want to do this? Do you even have job opportunities with this? What is going to happen with your life?” Hernandez, […]

Richardson, UTRGV Professor Emeritus, Republishes Popular Book ‘Batos, Bolillos, Pochos & Pelados’

Richardson, UTRGV Professor Emeritus, Republishes Popular Book ‘Batos, Bolillos, Pochos & Pelados’

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by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV Professor Emeritus Dr. Chad Richardson has republished a popular book, co-authored with Michael J. Pisani, titled “Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, & Pelados.” The book, originally printed in 1999, addresses unique social inequalities in the Rio Grande Valley and how they affect the population in terms of…

School Board Hosts Pride Recognition

School Board Hosts Pride Recognition

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The La Feria ISD held a regularly scheduled school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Lee Facility located at 400 S. West St. in La Feria. The room was packed with parents and teachers as students were acknowledged for their accomplishments in various activities.…

Free Tax Preparation

Free Tax Preparation

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LFHS Students Help Community by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program of La Feria High School, in partnership with United Way, is hosting their 5th annual tax preparation service. Cecilio Cavazos Jr, finance teacher at La Feria High School, is in charge of the program directed…

Texas Lady Spartans Hold Tryouts at First Ever Football Camp

Texas Lady Spartans Hold Tryouts at First Ever Football Camp

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN On Friday, Feb. 9, the girls of La Feria’s very own all female football team, the Texas Lady Spartans, hosted their very first football camp. In efforts to grow their team, which pertains to the Xtreme Female Football League (XFFL), the Texas Lady Spartans welcomed girls…

Once Popular La Feria Hot Spot Reopens Its Doors

Once Popular La Feria Hot Spot Reopens Its Doors

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by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN Eighteen years ago, La Feria suffered a loss when the popular bar known as Lannie’s closed its doors. On Thursday, Feb. 1, the once popular La Feria hot spot reopened as Lannie’s Honky Tonk Restaurant and More. Owner, Patty Flores, says that she and her husband,…

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…

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…

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