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Harlingen “Shake Away” Lymphoma ZumbaThon Raises $4,173 for Cancer Research

Harlingen “Shake Away” Lymphoma ZumbaThon Raises $4,173 for Cancer Research

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Community groups and businesses come together to support cancer research in a one-day Zumbathon at Harlingen High School The “Shake Away” Lymphoma ZumbaThon fundraiser was held at Harlingen High School on July 13, 2013, to raise funds to support the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Dr. Felipe Samaniego’s Lymphoma Clinical…

University Life Comes to La Feria

University Life Comes to La Feria

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OLLU Ribbon-cutting and Blessing of the New Facility Set for Sunday, August 18, 3 p.m. The new Our Lady of the Lake University site in La Feria will be open for fall classes and the community is invited to the grand opening ceremonies. Our Lady of the Lake University President…

Tristan Hinojosa Attends Texas Lions Camp Thanks to Sponsorship by the Mercedes Lions Club

Tristan Hinojosa Attends Texas Lions Camp Thanks to Sponsorship by the Mercedes Lions Club

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Tristan Hinojosa was a guest at the Mercedes Lions Club in July after attending the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX. Tristan’s spirited report of the week made it easy for the Lions Club members to see how he had received an award as the “Most Enthusiastic Camper.” Also attending…

SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay to Feature 18 Free Outdoor Concerts

SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay to Feature 18 Free Outdoor Concerts

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South Padre Island, Texas — The City of South Padre Island is getting ready for a fall season of music overlooking the Laguna Madre bay. The SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay will offer 18 FREE outdoor concerts every Friday and Saturday night from September 6 through November 9…

Time to Register for School

Time to Register for School

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Several La Feria campuses will begin registering students for the 2013-2014 school year this week including Sam Houston Elementary and David G. Sanchez Elementary. Youngsters entering PreK-3/ Headstart, Pre-K-4 and Kindergarten will be signing up for classes at Sam Houston and first and second graders attending Sanchez Elementary are scheduled…

La Feria City Commission Sells Forclosed Property to Nonprofit, Updates on Current Projects

La Feria City Commission Sells Forclosed Property to Nonprofit, Updates on Current Projects

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The La Feria City Commission held its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30 pm. After the approval of the minutes, the Commission considered a private offer received on a property originally struck off to Cameron County on a tax resale conducted November 2, 2010. The property, located on…

Chinese XPress Comes to La Feria

Chinese XPress Comes to La Feria

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Big Turnout for Official Grand Opening The official opening and Open House of the new CHINESE XPRESS restaurant last week brought together elected city officials, the Constable’s office, a Judge and his court, and a huge turnout of invited guests. The mayor and his staff joined Angie Castanon as she…

Youth Flag Football Registration Information

Youth Flag Football Registration Information

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The 2013 La Feria NFL Flag Football League will begin registration the first Saturday of August for boys and girls ages 5-11. Registration is scheduled Saturday, August 3,10,17, and 24 at the Bailey H. Dunlap Menorial Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A child’s birth certificate is required…

Annual Jr. Lifeguard Competition Sat. Aug. 3

Annual Jr. Lifeguard  Competition Sat. Aug. 3

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Sponsor Donations Needed Guard Start is a program for youth ages 11 to 15. This class is a jump-start for the younger members of our community. This course prepares a foundation of aquatic leadership, fitness and swimming skills and positive attitudes. Guard Start is a transition from the Learn 2…

Special Meeting Held to Finalize Supt. Contract

Special Meeting Held to  Finalize Supt. Contract

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A special meeting was held by the La Feria School Board last Thursday evening to finalize the contract details for newly-named Superintendent of Schools finalist Rey Villarreal. (original story in La Feria News July 17 edition see online at www.laferianews.net ) Mr. Villarreal was to be in town for the…