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About the Bond Issue

About the Bond Issue

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To the citizens of La Feria, Thank You for coming out on May 7th and making your voices heard loud and clear. Above all, Thank You for exercising your right to choose, your right to Vote. To say that one side won and the other lost is not what this…

So what now?

So what now?

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So what now? The proposed bond issue to renovate C.E. Vail has failed to win community support by a large margin. Does this mean the community no longer supports the La Feria schools and the kids who attend them? I certainly hope not. I am going to surmise the Legislature…

Demanding Transparency and a Better Financial Plan

Demanding Transparency and a Better Financial Plan

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Letter to the editor: As we approach the LFISD bond election on May 7, 2016, here are a few reasons why we are vehemently opposing the current $14 Million dollar proposition. We are NOT against any and all bond requests. What we are against is the lack of transparency and…

School Bond Issue

School Bond Issue

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Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor originally ran in February 2016 Dear School Board Members: I finally figured out the sneaky math manipulation done by the leadership to give the impression of a lower tax increase, if the bond passes on May 7, 2016. The leadership stated publicly, on…

Turn Signal Neglect a Serious Safety Issue

Turn Signal Neglect a Serious Safety Issue

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Drivers failing to use their blinker more dangerous than distracted drivers by Cayetano Garza Jr./LFN It never fails. Not a day goes by that I don’t encounter a driver on the road failing to use their turning signal and it is infuriating! “Remember to signal your intentions to the other…

Talking Trash

Talking Trash

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by L Villarreal In my lifetime of traveling, there is nothing that sings to me like waking up to a cool fall morning in South Texas. At least, that was a memory held dear in the recesses of my mind…until I moved back home last Fall. To put a finer…

A Letter from the Coach to the 2015 Lions Football Team

A Letter from the Coach to the 2015 Lions Football Team

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DEAR LIONS, The time has come to start the La Feria Lions Football Season. I hope that you had a great summer break and have continued to work out throughout the summer. Remember, WE ARE LA FERIA LIONS and the community expects the very best of us on the field…

Parking Meters

Parking Meters

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In 1951 Bill Edgar (a senior) was getting a hair cut on his lunch hour from school. He was in a hurry to get back to school and didn’t notice any thing in the back seat of his car. While he was getting his hair cut some of his high…

Reject the New LFISD Bond Proposal

Reject the New LFISD Bond Proposal

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I recently found out that Mr. Rey Villarreal, the Superintendent of LFISD, is in the process of trying to convince the LFISD voters to pass a multi-million dollar school bond in May 2016. I was rather surprised considering that the Facilities Steering Committee rejected his proposal to burden the taxpayers…

Are the Nation’s Standardized Testing Policies in Need of Reform?

Are the Nation’s Standardized Testing Policies in Need of Reform?

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Dear Ms. Wright: In recent years, America’s obsession with standardized testing has substantially increased, giving rise to a “testing culture” beginning to surround the nation. Since the No Child Left Behind Act was passed in 2002, standardized testing has been a policy mandated in all 50 states. As a result,…

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