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School Board reviews performance goals

School Board reviews performance goals

By NELDA BRIONES / LFN On Monday, Feb. 10, the La Feria ISD School Board met for its monthly meeting and one item on the agenda of particular interest was the approval of the superintendent performance goals for 2020. There are 5 goals in all. Goal 1 is focused on…

Carmakers could lose buyers for backing new emissions rule

Carmakers could lose buyers for backing new emissions rule

By ERIC GALATAS / Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas — A new survey commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests that automakers’ support for the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back pollution and gas mileage standards could cost them customers. Matt George, president of Matt George Associates, the firm that conducted…

Lions Tennis Team Rules Court in Recent Tourney

Lions Tennis Team Rules Court in Recent Tourney

by Mark Molina/LFN Sports The La Feria tennis team recently had a strong showing at a varsity tournament at the Brownsville Tennis Center. In girls singles, Melissa Pizana took home the gold, while Damien Cantu and Eduardo Anell placed third in boys doubles. In mixed doubles, Azrael Gamboa and Marlene…

Early Childhood Brain Development Gets Boost in Texas

Early Childhood Brain Development Gets Boost in Texas

by Mark Richardson HOUSTON — Research shows that early brain development gives young Texans a better chance in life. But the programs addressing that are not reaching enough children. The Episcopal Health Foundation has awarded $3.5 million in grants to implement timely, science-based practices for brain building during pregnancy and…

The Big Squeeze, Texas Folklife’s Statewide Youth Accordion Contest, Announces 2020 Lineup of Competitions and Concerts

The Big Squeeze, Texas Folklife’s Statewide Youth Accordion Contest, Announces 2020 Lineup of Competitions and Concerts

Young Accordion Players Are Invited to Learn, Compete and Engage in Live Music Events Across the State AUSTIN – The 14th annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest, presented annually by Texas Folklife, announces its dynamic 2020 event lineup featuring youth competitions, live concerts and music workshops in traditional Texas accordion music…