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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…

FOOD BANK Visit Welcomed in La Feria

FOOD BANK Visit Welcomed in La Feria

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Hurricane Harvey refugees among those helped The always welcome trucks of The FOOD BANK of the Rio Grande Valley made their monthly visit to help our qualified, needy citizens. But, this time, the numbers swelled as uprooted, hurricane survivors from the devastated areas of Houston and the upper Texas coast…

Origami Owl Jewelry

Origami Owl Jewelry

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New Business attracts thousands The Origami Owl Jewelry Company began in 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona, and has grown from a table-top, hobby business to a nation-wide organization with 70,000 designers in the United States and Canada. Quite an achievement for a five-year old company. La Feria Chamber of Commerce member,…

Living the American Dream

Living the American Dream

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony makes it real When Ariel Loera took in hand the oversized scissors to officially open his new Little Castle Flower Shop in Harlingen last week, it made his dream of having his own business in America a reality. Loera was joined by a good number of friends,…

Harvey is History

Harvey is History

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All Eyes Now on September The message from the National Weather Service is that now is not the time to drop your guard. Cat 4 Hurricane Harvey did historic, catastrophic damage to the Texas coast—we missed the bullet this time. But, beware—the hurricane season runs until November, and September is…

FIRE – Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy

FIRE – Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy

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Preparing for the Unthinkable Throughout the history of mankind, fire has been a comforting friend or a formidable foe. From the welcome flames of our backyard Bar B Que on the fourth of July to the uncontrollable conflagrations ravaging huge forests and woods–these realities of the nature of fire, dictate…

Humane Society of Harlingen

Humane Society of Harlingen

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Put Some Love into your Life Director Kim Warunek points with justifiable pride to the work of the Harlingen Humane Society, and especially the Spay and Neuter Clinic operated by the Society during the past seven years. Warunek is the Executive Director who oversees the operation of this urgently needed…