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La Feria’s “Crying Tree”

La Feria’s “Crying Tree”

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past. A 30-foot acacia (huisache) tree became quite the conversation piece for the town of…

The La Feria Garden Club

The La Feria Garden Club

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past. The following story is a chapter from a manuscript entitled The Bicentennial History of…

The Longoria Ranch and Cemetary

The Longoria Ranch and Cemetary

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past. The Longoria family were among the initial Spanish settlers to arrive in this region…

Solis Cemetery

Solis Cemetery

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past. A Texas Historical Marker is at the Solis Cemetery on Calle Solis off Solis…

The Legacy of Pancho Maples

The Legacy of Pancho Maples

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“Gone but not Forgotten” Students going to school each morning and families going to the La Feria Sports Complex will all pass a street sign displaying the name PANCHO MAPLES DRIVE. Today, few know the origin of that choice of a name for a major street in La Feria. Few…

The First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past. The following story is a chapter from a manuscript entitled The Bicentennial History of…

The First Baptist Church of La Feria

The First Baptist Church of La Feria

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past. The following story is a chapter from a manuscript entitled The Bicentennial History of…

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past. The following story is a chapter from a manuscript entitled The Bicentennial History of…

The Union and the First Methodist Church: Part Three

The Union and the First Methodist Church: Part Three

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past. The following story is a chapter from a manuscript entitled The Bicentennial History of…

The Union and the First Methodist Church: Part Two

The Union and the First Methodist Church: Part Two

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The city of La Feria is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and to commemorate the occasion we are digging deep into our archives each week to bring you images and stories from La Feria’s colorful past. The following story is a chapter from a manuscript entitled The Bicentennial History of…

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