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Texas Improves Flood Preparedness After Hurricane Harvey

Texas Improves Flood Preparedness After Hurricane Harvey

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – The State of Texas, still reeling from damage from Hurricane Harvey and other recent storms, has taken a major step toward improving its flood preparedness. Two years ago, the Category Four storm left 89 people dead and caused some $125 billion in damage along the…

La Feria Teachers Receive $153 Donation from SONIC Drive-In

La Feria Teachers Receive $153 Donation from SONIC Drive-In

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SONIC celebrated thousands of teachers during Limeades for Learning Teacher Appreciation Month campaign OKLAHOMA CITY – This May, SONIC® Drive-In recognized incredible teachers and the contributions they make to education as a part of its Limeades for Learning initiative in partnership with nonprofit partner, DonorChoose.org. With the goal of helping teachers obtain much-needed classroom supplies…

In UTRGV’s Kariyat Lab, Catching Bugs Catches Students’ Interest

In UTRGV’s Kariyat Lab, Catching Bugs Catches Students’ Interest

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UTRGV faculty recognized with award for excellence in teaching entomology by Karen G. Villarreal RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – A bug-loving faculty member at UTRGV is sending his students out with nets. And they’re returning not just with bugs, but with a passion for learning more about their insect specimens. Dr.…

Wanted: Farmers and Ranchers

Wanted: Farmers and Ranchers

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by Jennifer Dorsett Farmers grow our food, but we often take it for granted. Sure, it may cross our minds from time to time, but have you ever stopped to really think about all that goes into running a farm or ranch? Or why so few are doing it these…

UTRGV Piano Camp Fosters, Encourages Musical Talent

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by Maria Elena Hernandez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – As one of two students at his school who plays piano, Andre Jesús García Garza, of Jubilee Brownsville, was looking for the opportunity to meet others who share his interest. “I wanted to be able to be with other piano students. I wanted to have that experience,” […]

Tough Luck

Tough Luck

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Lions face tough comp at state, get results needed for fall photo and story by Billy Watson/LFN A trip to College Station that consisted of a lightning delay, shortened pool-play games, and dramatic heat, all in two days proved to be a tough learning experience for the La Feria Lions…

Tips to Stay in Shape All Summer

Tips to Stay in Shape All Summer

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(StatePoint) There’s nothing more humbling than putting on a bathing suit. If you’ve been living life to the fullest, there’s no hiding the evidence. On the other hand, if you’ve been exercising and watching your diet, there’s nothing more gratifying than seeing a slimmer, toner you in the mirror. So…

Harlingen Resident Questions Flood Insurance Coverage

Harlingen Resident Questions Flood Insurance Coverage

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by Tony Vindell/LFN A Harlingen resident who lives on one of the areas most affected by the June flood said his flood insurance coverage is now giving him one of the biggest headaches of his life. Mike Robles, who lives on Traxler Way along Bass Boulevard said his home got…

Residents Impacted by Flood, Fight Mosquitoes

Residents Impacted by Flood, Fight Mosquitoes

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Community contends with the aftermath of historic rainfall by Tony Vindell/LFN While most cities impacted by last month’s downpour that flooded areas in Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties have returned to normalcy, some places were still flooded a week later even though water levels have gone down. Swarms of mosquitoes…

BBQ Cookoff on Table for July 4th Celebration

BBQ Cookoff on Table for July 4th Celebration

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Calling all meat meisters, BBQ fans, outdoor chefs and backyard cooks. The City of La Feria is hosting a Backyard BBQ Cook-Off during this Saturdays, July Fourth celebration and there is still time to register to participate in the event that has prizes for the best fajitas,…

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