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LFHS Graduate Carl Seale Passes

LFHS Graduate Carl Seale Passes

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Former Valley Symphony Orchestra conductor, composer, UTPA music professor dies at 78 Carl Seale, a pioneer in the Rio Grande Valley arts community and longtime conductor of the region’s orchestra, died Wednesday afternoon. He was 78. A University of Texas-Pan American music professor and prolific composer and visual artist, Seale…

Small Business Loan Program Available to Help New or Existing Businesses

Small Business Loan Program Available to Help New or Existing Businesses

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The City of La Feria and the La Feria Industrial Development Corporation have established the La Feria Revolving Loan Fund Program to help businesses in La Feria through small business loans. The La Feria Business Loan Program overall goal is to help existing and new businesses grow and in the…

VIP RV Park Honored Again

VIP RV Park Honored Again

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VIP La Feria RV Park was chosen by TRVA (Texas Recreational Vehicle Association) as Park of the Year for Medium size parks for 2014 from the entire state of Texas membership. This is the second year in a row that VIP La Feria RV Park has received this award. They…

Successfully Shopping for a Cause

Successfully Shopping for a Cause

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Evening Fundraiser Nets More Than $200 For Cystic Fibrosis Research Story By Shawn Munguia Over 200 people made their way to the September 8 even, Evening of Shopping in La Feria and made their way to The Hair Shoppe where Del Carmen hosted the event. The fundraiser will help by…

Flair on the Field

Flair on the Field

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Dance and dazzle during sporting events is provided by multiple groups of La Feria students working hard to maintain the quality of entertainment and performance every week. Photos Courtest of La Feria ISD…

128 Unit Apartment Complex

128 Unit Apartment Complex

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Primera Homes Are A Third Success Story for La Feria Developers Story by Bill Keltner The groundbreaking ceremony in Primera last week marked the third successful housing development by the South Texas Collaborative for Housing Development, Inc., a non-profit corporation based in La Feria, Texas. It was a joint venture…

La Feria Churches Partner With Schools To Serve Local Children

La Feria Churches Partner With Schools To Serve Local Children

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Methodist & Presbyterian churches work together on Serve Our Schools project LA FERIA, Texas – On Aug. 30, two La Feria churches worked together to make improvements to Sam Houston Elementary School. Volunteers from First United Methodist Church of La Feria and New Hope Presbyterian Church of La Feria began…

Militarization of Law Enforcement: A Way of Life for Some Texans

Militarization of Law Enforcement: A Way of Life for Some Texans

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by John Michaelson BROWNSVILLE, Texas – While a national discussion is underway on the militarization of local law enforcement in the wake confrontations between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, the issue is old news to residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Professor Jessica Lavariega Monforti, associate dean of the College…

Four LFISD School Board slots open, Briones unopposed

Four LFISD School Board slots open, Briones unopposed

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Four slots have become available for LFISD School Board trustee positions – Places 4, 5, 6, and 7. La Feria will be having a trustee election on November 4, 2014. The first day to file for the La Feria ISD Trustee election was on July 19, 2014. The deadline to…

$13.4M General Fund Budget Proposed for Commission Approval

$13.4M General Fund Budget Proposed for Commission Approval

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More than $9.2 Million in Intergovernmental Grants in Revenue Column by Mary Beth Wright, LFN Editor The meeting was late and it was long, but La Feria City Commissioners were carefully studying twenty two pages of the 2014-15 proposed general fund budget at a workshop held during their regular meeting held Tuesday, August 26. The Utility Board meeting…