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Santa Rosa Native Reenlists in Navy While Serving in Romania

Santa Rosa Native Reenlists in Navy While Serving in Romania

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by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bill Dodge, NSF Deveselu Public Affairs NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DEVESELU, Romania — Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Cassimiro Herrera, son of Paul and Elva Herrera of Santa Rosa, Texas, reenlisted in the U.S. Navy for four additional years while serving on board Naval Support Facility (NSF)…

UTRGV Named a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

UTRGV Named a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

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by Melissa Vasquez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been designated a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite by the Department of State Health Services, for its support for breastfeeding employees and their commitment to their children and jobs. Dr. Marie T. Mora, associate vice provost for Faculty…

Time for Employers to Reserve Space at Job Fair

Time for Employers to Reserve Space at Job Fair

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4th Annual La Feria Job Fair takes place Oct. 19 LA FERIA – The 4th Annual La Feria Job Fair will take place Thursday, Oct. 19 from 1-5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of La Feria. More than 325 people of all ages and education levels attend the event…

Commission Approves Budget for FY 2017-2018

Commission Approves Budget for FY 2017-2018

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Budgets for Utilities Board, Industrial Development Corporation and Economic Development Board Also Approved by Martha E. Ibarra/LFN The La Feria city commission held a regularly scheduled city meeting on Tuesday, September 26, in the city commission meeting room. Following the invocation, pledge and determination of quorum, Mayor Olga Maldonado opened…

UTRGV Studio Art Major Illustrates Book for Children

UTRGV Studio Art Major Illustrates Book for Children

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by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – While some UTRGV students spent the summer traveling to new destinations via airplane or road trip, studio art major Karely Gallegos made her way to Washington, D.C., via illustration and a pressed penny. Gallegos, 20, illustrated a children’s book written by…

City Commission Holds Special Meeting

City Commission Holds Special Meeting

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Examine Ways to Boost Revenue for 2017-2018 Fiscal Year by Victor Moreno/LFN The La Feria City Commission held a special meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to receive input on the proposed City budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. The hearing was open to the public however public…

La Feria ISD Welcomes New Superintendent

La Feria ISD Welcomes New Superintendent

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Superintendent Cathy Lee Hernandez First Hispanic Female to Lead LFISD by Victor Moreno/LFN The La Feria ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to consider and approve the contract for the hiring of new Superintendent Cathy Lee Hernandez. After a brief closed meeting the…

UTRGV Civil Engineering to Establish Watershed Protection Plan

UTRGV Civil Engineering to Establish Watershed Protection Plan

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by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV civil engineering faculty have received a $200,000 grant from the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality to develop a Watershed Protection Plan aimed at reducing pollution in the Laguna Madre. The money will be used over the next three years to assess water quality and establish the…

UTRGV School of Medicine Awarded $3.75 Million to Provide Healthcare to Underserved Areas

UTRGV School of Medicine Awarded $3.75 Million to Provide Healthcare to Underserved Areas

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by Jennifer L. Berghom RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded $3.75 million to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine to develop three Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). Dr. John Ronnau, UTRGV School of…

Cameron County Clerk Sylvia Garza-Perez Presents to La Feria Chamber of Commerce

Cameron County Clerk Sylvia Garza-Perez Presents to La Feria Chamber of Commerce

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Demonstrates Latest in Public Records Management and Preservation by Victor Moreno/LFN The La Feria Fiesta Tex-Mex Restaurant graciously opened their doors after business hours to host the La Feria Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting on Thursday, September 7, 2017. After the normal meeting proceedings and discussion of agenda items Chamber…