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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 439 Swear In 2019-2020 Officers

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 439 Swear In 2019-2020 Officers

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 439 New Officers 2019-2020 Front: Barbara Barbro (Historian), Jan Kuran (Chaplain), Wilma McFarland (Sgt at Arms), Cheryl Reitmeier (Treasurer), Joan Melton (Secretary), Patricia Scheck (Vice President), Betsy Foote (President); Back: Monta Humes (Past President), Executive Board: Belty Lucas, Bonnie Davis, Lois Peterson; Not in Photo: Patricia…

Rio Grande Valley JROTC High School Students Win Top Awards at the 12th Annual Way to Happiness Scholarship Competition

Rio Grande Valley JROTC High School Students Win Top Awards at the 12th Annual Way to Happiness Scholarship Competition

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Harlingen Family Dentistry hosted its 12th annual values-based Scholarship Competition.  Students were acknowledged and awarded for their community projects that incorporated one or more of The Way to Happiness precepts and one or more of the JROTC Core Values. Students are required to present a portfolio summation of results achieved…

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez Addresses ROTC Students

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez Addresses ROTC Students

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A retired lieutenant general with the U.S. Army was one of the judges who viewed the projects submitted by 10 students with Rio Grande Valley high schools. Ricardo Sanchez, whose longtime career with this country’s armed forces was most noticeable as commander with the Multi-National Force-Iraq and…

Our Lady of the Lake University Plans Expansion

Our Lady of the Lake University Plans Expansion

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Our Lady of the Lake University in La Feria is one of the main centers of higher education in the Rio Grande Valley. Since relocating from Harlingen to this centrally located city, the two entities have been partners since day one. Under a 20-year agreement, OLLU leases…

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

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Election on May 4th for Mayor, Commission Places 1, 2 Candidates for Mayor Olga Maldonado The past four years reflect the strength of our community as we have thrived and grown during some of the most difficult fiscal and administrative challenges that our City of La Feria has ever faced.…

New UTRGV Online Graduate Certificate Focuses on Global Sustainability Management

New UTRGV Online Graduate Certificate Focuses on Global Sustainability Management

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by Victoria Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Graduate College at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has approved a new graduate certificate under the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship aimed at preparing students for careers in international sustainability management. The certificate, which consists of four graduate business classes totaling…

Dove Hunting Season Moves to Labor Day

Dove Hunting Season Moves to Labor Day

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Dove hunters are going to get busy this upcoming Labor Day, which falls on Monday Sept. 2. Instead of hanging out by the BBQ grill as many people do on that day, many of them will be aiming their shotguns toward the skies in hopes of bringing…

Harlingen Dental Clinic Awards JROTC Scholarships

Harlingen Dental Clinic Awards JROTC Scholarships

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Ten area high school students enrolled JROTC became the newest recipients of a scholarship program set up at Harlingen Family Dentistry. Called The Way to Happiness, each student is chosen by a list of judges who view their projects each based on ROTC core values. A total…

In the Era of Dollar Stores Comera Continues to Keep the Country Store Vibe Alive

In the Era of Dollar Stores Comera Continues to Keep the Country Store Vibe Alive

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Does anybody know what “Comera” means? It has nothing to do with the Spanish verb comer (to eat in English). It’s not a misspelled English word such as camera either. Comera is actually the name of a mom-and-pop corner store located at North Stewart Place Road and…

Sheepshead Fish Run Returns to South Padre Island Jetties

Sheepshead Fish Run Returns to South Padre Island Jetties

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Fishing is always an unpredictable thing for anyone who likes to catch a fish or two. Just ask Eric Loya. The La Feria resident has been taking bay and deep sea fishing trips with Capt. Murphy Charter Services of South Padre Island for many years. He said…

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