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Tristan Hinojosa Attends Texas Lions Camp Thanks to Sponsorship by the Mercedes Lions Club

Tristan Hinojosa Attends Texas Lions Camp Thanks to Sponsorship by the Mercedes Lions Club

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Tristan Hinojosa was a guest at the Mercedes Lions Club in July after attending the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX. Tristan’s spirited report of the week made it easy for the Lions Club members to see how he had received an award as the “Most Enthusiastic Camper.” Also attending…

SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay to Feature 18 Free Outdoor Concerts

SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay to Feature 18 Free Outdoor Concerts

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South Padre Island, Texas — The City of South Padre Island is getting ready for a fall season of music overlooking the Laguna Madre bay. The SPI Fall Concert Series on the Bay will offer 18 FREE outdoor concerts every Friday and Saturday night from September 6 through November 9…

Future Lions Get Tips from the Big Boys!

Future Lions Get Tips from the Big Boys!

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LFHS Staff & Varsity Players Host Football Camp for Incoming 7th, 8th & 9th Graders     R.I.S.E. Relentless • Intensity • Swagger • Emotion   The third annual Lion Football Camp concluded Thursday July 24th. The four- day camp saw forty-five, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders learning skills and…

Harlingen Medical Center Receives Top National Recognition

Harlingen Medical Center Receives Top National Recognition

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Harlingen Medical Center cardiovascular surgeons were honored with a 3-Star Rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The prestigious honor and national recognition was for the highest quality for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgeries and the statistically better results than the national mean. Brenda Ivory, Chief Executive Officer…

Time to Register for School

Time to Register for School

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Several La Feria campuses will begin registering students for the 2013-2014 school year this week including Sam Houston Elementary and David G. Sanchez Elementary. Youngsters entering PreK-3/ Headstart, Pre-K-4 and Kindergarten will be signing up for classes at Sam Houston and first and second graders attending Sanchez Elementary are scheduled…

School Board Welcomes New Superintendent

School Board Welcomes New Superintendent

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La Feria ISD Trustees held a special meeting Thursday, July 25 to finalize contract negotiations and welcome new Superintendent Rey Villarreal to the district. Villarreal and his wife, Isabel were in attendance at the meeting. Board President Juan Briones welcomed Villarreal to the community and added , “Congratulations, you start…

Tips to Get Kids to Be Healthier This School Year

Tips to Get Kids to Be Healthier This School Year

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Childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Right now, one-third of American kids are overweight or obese. “Unfortunately, healthy eating for kids isn’t always stressed consistently.” says Debbie Blacher, founder of Wholesome Tummies, a children’s food franchise devoted to bringing nutritious meals to schools. “Many kids lack…

La Feria City Commission Sells Forclosed Property to Nonprofit, Updates on Current Projects

La Feria City Commission Sells Forclosed Property to Nonprofit, Updates on Current Projects

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The La Feria City Commission held its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30 pm. After the approval of the minutes, the Commission considered a private offer received on a property originally struck off to Cameron County on a tax resale conducted November 2, 2010. The property, located on…

Chinese XPress Comes to La Feria

Chinese XPress Comes to La Feria

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Big Turnout for Official Grand Opening The official opening and Open House of the new CHINESE XPRESS restaurant last week brought together elected city officials, the Constable’s office, a Judge and his court, and a huge turnout of invited guests. The mayor and his staff joined Angie Castanon as she…

The Town of Combes on the Move

The Town of Combes on the Move

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A One-Traffic Light Town with a Heart Feature Story by Bill Keltner The town of Combes is on the move. That is the message from the city administration of this interesting, historic little town of some 3,000 just north of Harlingen. Its history traces back to the wild and woolly…