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Francisco Vasquez, Tree Trimmer

Francisco Vasquez, Tree Trimmer

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So, you thought your job was tough! Francisco Vasquez has been climbing swaying, twisting palm trees for decades. He learned it from his father in his native Tampico, Tamaulipas. He taught him the simple tools of the trade: A ladder, a security chain and a machete. La Feria News caught…

Party Favor Etiquette

Party Favor Etiquette

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I recently went to a party where they had a variety of appetizers and different foods such as asparagus, olives, quesadilla’s, strawberries, dips and chips and cheeses. I wasn’t sure how to eat some foods, so I just stayed away from them. Can you give me some hints and tips…

TEAM APPROACH HELPS PATIENTS LOSE WEIGHT AT VALLEY BAPTIST

TEAM  APPROACH  HELPS  PATIENTS  LOSE  WEIGHT  AT  VALLEY  BAPTIST

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HARLINGEN – With both obesity and diabetes at epidemic portions in the Valley, weight-loss surgery at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen has in many cases had the double effect of reversing or stopping diabetes. Valley Baptist’s Surgical & Medical Weight Loss Program promotes a healthy lifestyle of diet and…

From the Doctor’s Notebook

From the Doctor’s Notebook

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VALLEY WOMAN BECOMES 1ST TO GO HOME SAME DAY AFTER WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY HARLINGEN – A 59-year-old Valley woman, Celeste Ramirez, has become the first Cameron County resident to go home the same day as having weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. Dr. Ashraf Hilmy, General & Bariatric Surgeon, recently performed the first same-day…

Letter to the Editor: Food for Thought

Letter to the Editor: Food for Thought

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To the citizens of Santa Rosa, It is election time in our little city once again. Here are a few “food for thought” questions I would like to share just to get you thinking. What type of people do we want to represent us for the next two years? Do…

Teen Topics: Joke Gone Awry

Teen Topics: Joke Gone Awry

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Last week a friend of mine told me a story about a situation one of our acquaintances had encountered, and I would like to share it with you, with hopes that you will take away some of the lessons that I did. A high school student, who we will call…

Fun with Etiquette: Guidelines for Lent

Fun with Etiquette: Guidelines for Lent

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, With Lent upon us, I am a bit confused about fasting and eating meat on Friday’s. Can you clarify? – Catholic Lenten Observer Dear Catholic, The following are the Guidelines for Lent: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the most important penitential days of the Church year.…