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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,…

from Palmera Heights Park

from Palmera Heights Park

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Dear Mr. Keltner, As secretary of our ladies club, we wanted to sincerely thank you so very much for your visit to our Ground Hogs Day Luncheon and hope you enjoyed the food served. What a beautiful article and photos! We are amazed you got everything so accurate even with…

“Let’s get La Feria ISD back in order, and let’s start by cleaning house.”

“Let’s get La Feria ISD back in order, and let’s start by cleaning house.”

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With the two arrests made by the La Feria police department recently, the questionable and poor decisions made by the school board and administration really come to light. In my opinion, as well as those of other taxpayers, this current administration has created a culture where negligence, bullying and lack…

Thank You!

Thank You!

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I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all of those who participated in the Lion Basketball “Maroon Out” vs. Hidalgo. It was truly awesome to look into the stands and see so many people wearing maroon in support of our team. Although we lost the game, you…

Incorrect Date on Centennial Photo

Incorrect Date on Centennial Photo

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Please forgive me, but the dates on some of your LF centennial photos can’t be right. The shot on p. 2 of LFN V92 #1 had to be taken around 1925; probably nearer 1930. You say the picture is from 1912, but I don’t think that’s possible. The car in…

A Heartfelt Goodbye from a Furry Friend

A Heartfelt Goodbye from a Furry Friend

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Dear Cricket, This will be my last letter to you. Tomorrow I am going to be with my friends Tom and Muffin. My human mom and dad are sad I am leaving, but it has to be. I have lived in the Valley most of my life . I came…

ACA Open Enrollment is Underway

ACA Open Enrollment is Underway

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Dear Friends, As many of you might already know the open enrollment period has begun for those seeking to sign up for health insurance. The enrollment period will last until February 15, 2015. Over the past few months, my congressional offices in the 15th district of Texas have been working…

Reader Disappointed With Coverage of “Neighborhood Schools” Story

Reader Disappointed With Coverage of “Neighborhood Schools” Story

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Dear Mary Beth, I just read the information published by the LF News to promote the concept of “Neighborhood Schools.” I was rather disappointed that none of the information we presented during the public forum was published in the newspaper to show our opposition to the concept. LFISD administration were…

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