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La Feria Commemorates Veterans Day

La Feria Commemorates Veterans Day

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A solemn ceremony was held in La Feria to commemorate Veterans Day. The event, held Sunday, Nov. 11, took place at the Veterans Memorial Monument Park, where area residents payed respects to the slain U.S. Border Patrol Javier Vega Jr., the late U.S. Senator John McCain and…

City Council Approves Closing Streets in Anticipation of Annual Christmas Parade

City Council Approves Closing Streets in Anticipation of Annual Christmas Parade

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Several streets will be closed on Saturday Dec. 8 for the 20th annual Christmas parade in La Feria. The city council approved closing a portion of Main, Ninth and Canales streets for the parade route that will end with the local high school’s Christmas festival. The parade…

New Flea Market Opens in La Feria

New Flea Market Opens in La Feria

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Anyone trying to find out what to do each weekend right here in town now has a new place to spend a a little time looking for bargains. Mid Valley Flea Market has opened its doors at the corner of Mile 3 East off the east bound…

La Feria High School Choir Students Compete in Region/Pre-Area Contest

La Feria High School Choir Students Compete in Region/Pre-Area Contest

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by Randall Ashley/LFISD During the last weekend in October, twenty three La Feria High School Choir students competed in the TMEA All State Choir Region/Pre-Area Contest in Corpus Christi, TX. LFHS had twelve choir students make the TMEA Region Choir and six choir students make the TMEA Pre-Area Choir. These…

Students’ Summer Trip to China Provided Indelible Experiences

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by Melissa Vasquez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Imagine a summer adventure that includes hiking the Great Wall of China, observing giant pandas at the Shanghai Zoo, and interning at global advertising agencies. And, you get college credit on top of that. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the third year has provided students […]

UTRGV Notes Growth in its Number of Dual Enrollment High School Students

UTRGV Notes Growth in its Number of Dual Enrollment High School Students

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by Amanda Alaniz RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Dual Enrollment Program is reporting a bump in the number of students earning college credit. Statistics show that during UTRGV’s fall 2017 semester, 576 students were enrolled in the program; at the start of the fall 2018 semester,…

The Bulls Are Running In The Laguna Madre

The Bulls Are Running In The Laguna Madre

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The bulls are running. Not the hooved, four-legged critters. This is about the sometime humongous scaly swimmers found in good numbers this time of year. These bulls are actually red fishes or red drums many anglers go after as they prefer their meat over any other fish…

City Settles Lawsuit with Former City Manager

City Settles Lawsuit with Former City Manager

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A lawsuit against the city of La Feria by its former city manager and a countersuit by the defendant (the city) have been settled with no clear winners or losers on either side. Sunny K Philip, a former city manager who served for more than 20 years…

La Feria Voters Elect New Councilman

La Feria Voters Elect New Councilman

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Voters from La Feria have elected a new member to the city council and ousted one trustee from the local school board in the Nov. 6 election. Devin Rey Martinez won a seat on the city council by getting 950 votes, while Alma Martinez Botello obtained 685…

Lion Band Ends Historic Marching Season

Lion Band Ends Historic Marching Season

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by Billy Watson/LFN CALALLEN – For the La Feria Mighty Lion Marching Band, it was their third consecutive area appearance as well as fifth straight year with a superior rating at the regional marching contest. The band also had high hopes of reaching a third consecutive state bid. For many…