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Remembering Dr. Juan D. Villarreal

Remembering Dr. Juan D. Villarreal

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, a Harlingen dentist, philanthropist and community leader, passed away on December 29, 2019, at age 66. Dr. Villarreal founded Harlingen Family Dentistry in 1983, a practice he started off with two employees, adding six satellite clinics, five throughout the Rio Grande Valley and…

2020 Census Provides Job Opportunities for Texans Age 50-Plus

2020 Census Provides Job Opportunities for Texans Age 50-Plus

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by Nadia Ramlagan AUSTIN, Texas –  Nearly 100 days are left before the 2020 Census count begins, and advocates for Texans over age 50 say this massive undertaking is an opportunity for people looking for short-term work. Tina Tran, state director of AARP Texas, says her organization is helping older residents who…

Simple Ways a Keto-Friendly Diet Can Set You Up for Success

Simple Ways a Keto-Friendly Diet Can Set You Up for Success

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(StatePoint) Chances are you’ve heard of the keto diet. Its popularity has soared in recent years, adding it to the list of diets many people try, especially in the New Year. The keto diet is founded on the belief that when your body is in a state of nutritional ketosis…

Grant Enables LFPD to Buy New Vehicles

Grant Enables LFPD to Buy New Vehicles

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The La Feria Police Department has recently acquired two new vehicles with money allocated from Operation Stonegarden. The program is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that provides grants to local, state and tribal law enforcement agencies to assist in border security efforts. LFPD…

Operation Blue Star Provides Holiday Meals for La Feria Families

Operation Blue Star Provides Holiday Meals for La Feria Families

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by Tony Vindell/LFN For five families from the La Feria area, their Christmas got better thanks to the local police department’s Operation Blue Star. Each received a turkey plus all the staples used in making a holiday meal and gifts for the parents and children. Accompanied by their children and…

New Fire Truck and Police Vehicles Unveiled

New Fire Truck and Police Vehicles Unveiled

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Community Invited to Participate in Century Old Fire Department Tradition by Victor Moreno/LFN City Leaders and department heads, and citizens of La Feria joined the La Feria Police Department and Fire Department in celebrating a new fire truck and new police units. A ceremony was held on Friday, December 13,…

Texas’ Youngest Children Losing Health Coverage

Texas’ Youngest Children Losing Health Coverage

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Children up to age 6 in Texas and across the nation continue to lose health coverage, according to a new Georgetown University report. Among 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, Texas has the highest rate of uninsured kids. Anne…

Volunteers Helped Make Shriners Holiday Clinic a Success

Volunteers Helped Make Shriners Holiday Clinic a Success

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by Tony Vindell/LFN The “Holiday Clinic” the Shriners Club of La Feria held this month wouldn’t have be a success if it had not been for the help of dozens of volunteers with the organization. Some of them drove vans to pick up children and their parents at the various…

Shriners Help Less Fortunate During Holiday Clinic

Shriners Help Less Fortunate During Holiday Clinic

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Christmas came just in time for several hundred youngsters and their parents as they were treated to one of the acts of benevolence people can provide. The Rio Grande Valley Shriners Club, headquarters here in Lan Feria, held their last of four clinics of the year to…

Annual Parade Brings Storybook Christmas to Streets of La Feria

Annual Parade Brings Storybook Christmas to Streets of La Feria

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by Nelda Briones/LFN The City of La Feria was in full swing this past Saturday with plenty to do from the Oleander Street Market which had music, food and a variety of booths to shop from to the 21st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade which drew a large crowd. This year’s…