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In the Valley, Not Just Farmers, but Cities, May Run Out of Water by Spring

In the Valley, Not Just Farmers, but Cities, May Run Out of Water by Spring

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by Robert Burns In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, water shortages are shaping up as a crisis not just for farmers but also for entire cities this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. In 2009, the area experienced the worst drought in decades, as did much of…

La Feria Chamber Members Learn About Insurance

La Feria Chamber Members Learn About Insurance

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Members of the newly formed La Feria Chamber of Commerce held their regular monthly meeting Monday, March 11 at 11 a.m. After a short business session to approve the chamber logo and motto, State Farm Agent John Ftacek discussed how to protect your business from natural disasters and public liabilities.…

City Commission Approves Orders to Demolish Several Trouble Properties

City Commission Approves Orders to Demolish Several Trouble Properties

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In a particularly well attended city meeting on Tuesday, March 12th, members of the city commission heard concerns from local residents over several properties deemed public nuisances. Of the many items on the agenda for the meeting that night, the properties slated to be discussed brought many La Feria residents…

45th Annual Harlingen Flower Show Set

45th Annual Harlingen Flower Show Set

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The Harlingen Council of Garden Clubs will present their 45th Annual Flower Show at the Cultural Arts Center located at 576 ‘76 Drive next door to the Harlingen Public Library, on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2103. Show hours are from1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from…

Easter Bunny Coming to La Feria March 23

Easter Bunny Coming to La Feria March 23

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The Easter Bunny is coming to the La Feria American Legion #439. So parents and grandparents mark your calendars for March 23, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All children ages 2 to 10 years are invited to attend. There will be drawings for door prizes, a bag of…

History of the Mercedes Livestock Show

History of the Mercedes Livestock Show

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In 1939, the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Agricultural Exposition, the forerunner of today’s show, was organized as a project of the Mercedes Chamber of Commerce. The first Show was held in 1940 on the grounds of a local livestock sales yard with makeshift pens and lean-to sheds. The…

2013 RGV Livestock Show Cover Girl Crowned

2013 RGV Livestock Show Cover Girl Crowned

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MERCEDES – The 2013 Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Cover Girl and her court were chosen from a field of 28 ladies in a closely contested competition in front of a standing room only audience. Savanah Callier was crowned as the 2013 Cover Girl. She represents Harlingen South FFA. She’s…

Kelly Miller Circus Coming to Town March 19 & 20

Kelly Miller Circus Coming to Town March 19 & 20

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Two Performances each day, Benefits La Feria Library The Kelly Miller Circus will roll into town on Tuesday, March 19 with performances on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, and the elephant raising of the…

La Feria School Board Honors One of Their Own

La Feria School Board Honors One of Their Own

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Superintendent Celebrations at the last La Feria Independent School Board meeting held on February 11, highlighted the recent election of school board member Gloria Casas to president of the Mexican American School Board Association. The La Feria school board congratulated Casas with a certificate of achievement for her representation on…

City of La Feria Mayor Honored in Austin

City of La Feria Mayor Honored in Austin

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Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. Presents Honorary Gavel to Mayor Brewer A delegation for Rio Grande Valley Day were recently welcomed to the Capitol in Austin by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville). Mayor Steve Brewer, Commissioner John Hernandez and City Manager Sunny K. Philip represented the City of La Feria. All…