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La Feria FUMC Welcomes New Pastor

La Feria FUMC Welcomes New Pastor

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LA FERIA – First United Methodist Church of La Feria welcomes Federico “Fred” Pérez Jr. to serve as the new pastor. He was appointed June 1st. Valley native Pastor Pérez moved from his home-town church San Pablo in Alamo, Texas to La Feria with his wife of 21 years Maricruz,…

FEMA Continues Assisting Flood Victims

FEMA Continues Assisting Flood Victims

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A dome at the end of Pancho Maples Boulevard is getting its share of work these days. The facility, behind La Feria Recreation Center, has become a temporary place for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and it’s there to provide assistance to area residents whose homes and…

Air National Guard Members from Missouri Assist OLS

Air National Guard Members from Missouri Assist OLS

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A Texas-based program received a helping hand from members of the armed forces from the Show Me State. Called Operation Lone Star, the week-long program that provides a series of health care services to residents from South Texas counties like Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Webb counties ended…

La Feria Will Now Have Fire Department with Full-time Personnel

La Feria Will Now Have Fire Department with Full-time Personnel

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Up to three full-time fire fighters could soon make up the first La Feria Fire Department. City Manager Jaime Saldoval told the city council about the latest development which could make the municipality the first in South Texas to have its own fire house staffed with personnel…

All Aboard the Ridley!

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UTRGV Marine Ecology Camp teaches area high school students about marine research, human footprint by Amanda A. Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The loud rumbling of the Ridley’s boat motor could barely drown out the shouts of delight and awe as the high school students scrambled about the starboard rail to catch a glimpse of […]

Rio Hondo Lift Bridge Opens After Long Delay

Rio Hondo Lift Bridge Opens After Long Delay

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The lift bridge in Rio Hondo has finally opened following a year and 10 months long project to repair the span over the Arroyo Colorado. The $12.4 million project took longer than anticipated as problems with the structure were found by a contractor hired by the Texas…

Deer Population Culled in Port Mansfield

Deer Population Culled in Port Mansfield

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by Tony Vindell/LFN In an effort to control the cattle fever tick, a herd of white-tailed deer was culled in Port Mansfield. The culling was done with high powered rifles and under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ron Mills, the director with the PM Navigation District, said…

Four FEMA Offices Ready to Assist RGV Residents

Four FEMA Offices Ready to Assist RGV Residents

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The Federal Emergency Management Agency now has four Disaster Recovery Centers to assist people impacted by the June flooding. The latest DRC opened in La Feria FEMA Safety Room at 10010 Pancho Maples Dr. All centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days…

UTRGV School of Medicine Treats Patients, Unveils UTHealth RGV

UTRGV School of Medicine Treats Patients, Unveils UTHealth RGV

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by Jennifer L. Berghom RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is launching UTHealth RGV, its much-anticipated clinical practice, which will provide patients throughout the Valley additional access to primary and specialty care. “UTHealth RGV further fulfills the School of Medicine’s promise to expand…

Scholarships Awarded to Two La Feria Students

Scholarships Awarded to Two La Feria Students

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Special to La Feria News On Tuesday, July 3rd, a luncheon was held to award scholarships to two La Feria students. Brandy R. Vera, La Feria High School, was awarded the Norberto “Butch” Puente Memorial Scholarship. Brandy is the daughter of Ray Vera and Michelle Flores and will be attending…