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USIBWC Forum Updates Binational Efforts to Assure Treaty Compliance

USIBWC Forum Updates Binational Efforts to Assure Treaty Compliance

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The November meeting of the Lower Rio Grande Citizens Forum was a progress report on the status of efforts being made by responsible government agencies on both sides of the Rio Grande to comply with requirements of the 1944 Water Treaty, to which both Mexico and the United States are…

Birding Festival Attracts Record Crowds

Birding Festival Attracts Record Crowds

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You too can discover one of life’s simple pleasures The thrill of discovering a rare bird in its natural habitat is attracting more and more enthusiastic birders to the Valley every year. For birders, it’s akin to discovering a new planet in the universe or scaling Mount Everest. Hundreds of…

Chamber of Commerce Promotes Small Business

Chamber of Commerce Promotes Small Business

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First EXPO a huge success The La Feria Chamber of Commerce sponsored its first Small Business EXPO last Saturday in downtown La Feria. It was billed as an annual event, but the response and support by local businesses and city leaders has already got the ball rolling for a repeat…

Our Winter Visitors Are On the Way

Our Winter Visitors Are On the Way

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And, are we Glad! It’s that time again. Have you noticed the influx of cars bearing out-of-state license plates? The annual trek to the Valley is in earnest, and are we glad. La Feria has had a long-time love affair with our winter Texans who prefer to spend their winters…

Job Fair Connects Prospective Employers with Job Seekers

Job Fair Connects Prospective Employers with Job Seekers

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“United Methodists host annual event” The door to job opportunities opened for upwards of 350 local job seekers during the recent Job Fair sponsored by the United Methodist Church of La Feria. This is the fourth time the church has hosted the event and “we were very pleased with the…

Cricket Wireless Brings Expanded Services

Cricket Wireless Brings Expanded Services

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Prescilla Saldivar named Store Manager The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Cricket Wireless at their remodeled and up-graded business location on north Main street gave the city an opportunity to meet and greet the new ownership and management people. The event was sponsored and supervised by the La…

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

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Fascinating Backyard Acrobats All it takes is a hummingbird feeder filled with sugary water hanging from a tree in your back yard to enjoy the entertaining antics of one of God’s most fascinating creatures–the tiny, iridescent, feathered aerial acrobat we know as the hummingbird. City Commissioner Eric Hoff is one…

New Life for La Feria Landmark

New Life for La Feria Landmark

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“Bigger and Better” promises Charles Johnson Charles Johnson has opened his new restaurant at a location that has been a La Feria Landmark and gathering place for generations of local citizens. Lots of memories were made at the old City Market. Johnson promises to carry on the tradition, and make…

A Visit with Greg Purcell

A Visit with Greg Purcell

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From Football Star to La Feria Businessman La Feria Chamber of Commerce Vice President Greg Purcell returned to his adopted hometown to open his own laundry business and share in community service with the Chamber. His life and how he came to La Feria makes for an interesting story as…

Shrine Club Becoming Convention Center

Shrine Club Becoming Convention Center

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La Feria Shriners welcome public events The La Feria Shrine Club on Expressway 83 is becoming a popular center for public gatherings of all sizes. That was very evident last week when the grounds surrounding the Shrine Club building were overflowing with dozens of white-colored trucks and service units of…

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