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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…

Texas Cotton: Harvest Off to Good Start in Rio Grande Valley

Texas Cotton: Harvest Off to Good Start in Rio Grande Valley

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By Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife, AgFax.Com Continued hot, dry weather is all that’s needed to help Rio Grande Valley cotton growers forget last year’s disappointing crop and harvest a bountiful, successful crop for 2014, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. “It was a tough year for Valley…

La Feria Breaks Ground on Domes

La Feria Breaks Ground on Domes

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Multi-Million dollar project gets underway The City of La Feria held a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the La Feria Safe Rooms (Domes) on Friday, August 15. Two of the nine hurricane shelters to be built in the Valley will be in La Feria. The dome shelter to be built at…

La Feria ISD Expands its Student Transfer Policy

La Feria ISD Expands its  Student Transfer Policy

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Do you work within the La Feria ISD boundaries and want to transfer your child to La Feria ISD? Have you moved away from the district, but you want to keep your child in the La Feria Independent School District? This year you have that choice. La Feria Independent School…

‘Let it Snow!’ Selected as Theme for 2014 City of La Feria Lighted Christmas Parade

‘Let it Snow!’ Selected as Theme for 2014 City of La Feria Lighted Christmas Parade

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16th Annual Parade Slated for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, December 13 Valleyites might get to see freak snowstorm this winter because the La Feria Events Committee has selected the theme “Let it Snow!” for this year’s Christmas Parade. The selection is always made early to give float builders and participants time…

Texas’ Biggest Beach Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 27

Texas’ Biggest Beach Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 27

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Volunteer signup for Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup open (AUSTIN, Texas) — As many as 10,000 Texans are expected to hit the beach Saturday, Sept. 27 for the biggest beach cleanup in the Lone Star State, the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup. The cleanup takes place at three beaches in the…