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To La Feria for Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas

To La Feria for Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas

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Dear Editor, I am writing to thank La Feria residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in La Feria and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than…

A Child’s Potential Knows No Boundaries

A Child’s Potential Knows No Boundaries

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by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. When it comes to education, we have a lot to be proud of in the Valley. Our schools consistently perform near the top of the state in student achievement metrics, despite the multitude of challenges our students face compared to other regions in Texas. Historically,…

Never Forget, Never Surrender Because We All Depend on Your Sacrifice

Never Forget, Never Surrender Because We All Depend on Your Sacrifice

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by Gail Brandt What is the significance of a date?  Depends on your frame of reference. If the date of  December 7, 1941, is mentioned… U. S. history students will tell anyone that it is the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. If the date of June 6th,…

LFHS Band: A Strong Tradition That Should Keep Its Own Standards

LFHS Band: A Strong Tradition That Should Keep Its Own Standards

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by Gail Brandt As I get older I have found that I feel bound by older traditions and standards. Things that did not seem to matter much as a child or a teenager. And, it doesn’t seem to take but a second for those memories, that are connected to those…

A Beauty Within and a Legacy in Her Own Right

A Beauty Within and a Legacy in Her Own Right

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That name… Ginny Drawe… generates a plethora of words, metaphors, and similes. Just ask any of the 892 kindergarten students who passed through her door. Each would offer similar stories, but then again, each would have a very personal story or stories to tell. Which zoo animal were you? Who…

We’ve Been Overhauled!

We’ve Been Overhauled!

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I want to tell everyone what a “GREAT” shop Robert Jimenez runs @ 3 1/2 miles south of La Feria on FM 506. (956)-536-3194. We took our 2002 GMC Yukon to him for some body and trim work. He said it would take two days. When I called him on…

Prescription Drug Misuse Town Hall

Prescription Drug Misuse Town Hall

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Prescription medication misuse is the leading cause of death from drug overdosing. Prescription medication misuse is known as taking a medication that is not prescribed, is prescribed to someone else, or taking the prescribed medication to get a recreational “high” feeling from its effects – even if its prescribed to…

Shrdlu Cartoons

Shrdlu Cartoons

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Today I happened to find your online edition and saw the cartoons. It’s interesting to me that I learned the word Shrdlu from my father, Sam Gerald. Daddy was the editor (and, I think, part owner) of the La Feria News when those cartoons were used, and I spent many…

A Change is Needed in Leadership

A Change is Needed in Leadership

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Dear La Feria Citizens: Our family has lived in La Feria since 1989, when we moved our young family of 5 to this beautiful community that we fell in love with. We were proud to be called La Ferian’s and Mighty Lions. We love our city and are very concerned…

Help Me Elect Martinez, Garcia, and Garcia

Help Me Elect Martinez, Garcia, and Garcia

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Fellow residents of La Feria: I have lived in La Feria all my life, except for the years served in the Marine Corps. I had the privilege to serve on the City Commission for 21 years. Over the last thirty years that Sunny Philip was City Manager, La Feria grew…

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