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Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

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Election on May 4th for Mayor, Commission Places 1, 2 Candidates for Mayor Olga Maldonado The past four years reflect the strength of our community as we have thrived and grown during some of the most difficult fiscal and administrative challenges that our City of La Feria has ever faced.…

New UTRGV Online Graduate Certificate Focuses on Global Sustainability Management

New UTRGV Online Graduate Certificate Focuses on Global Sustainability Management

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by Victoria Brito RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The Graduate College at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has approved a new graduate certificate under the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship aimed at preparing students for careers in international sustainability management. The certificate, which consists of four graduate business classes totaling…

Dove Hunting Season Moves to Labor Day

Dove Hunting Season Moves to Labor Day

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Dove hunters are going to get busy this upcoming Labor Day, which falls on Monday Sept. 2. Instead of hanging out by the BBQ grill as many people do on that day, many of them will be aiming their shotguns toward the skies in hopes of bringing…

Harlingen Dental Clinic Awards JROTC Scholarships

Harlingen Dental Clinic Awards JROTC Scholarships

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Ten area high school students enrolled JROTC became the newest recipients of a scholarship program set up at Harlingen Family Dentistry. Called The Way to Happiness, each student is chosen by a list of judges who view their projects each based on ROTC core values. A total…

In the Era of Dollar Stores Comera Continues to Keep the Country Store Vibe Alive

In the Era of Dollar Stores Comera Continues to Keep the Country Store Vibe Alive

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Does anybody know what “Comera” means? It has nothing to do with the Spanish verb comer (to eat in English). It’s not a misspelled English word such as camera either. Comera is actually the name of a mom-and-pop corner store located at North Stewart Place Road and…

Sheepshead Fish Run Returns to South Padre Island Jetties

Sheepshead Fish Run Returns to South Padre Island Jetties

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Fishing is always an unpredictable thing for anyone who likes to catch a fish or two. Just ask Eric Loya. The La Feria resident has been taking bay and deep sea fishing trips with Capt. Murphy Charter Services of South Padre Island for many years. He said…

Happy Birthday to One of Our Own

Happy Birthday to One of Our Own

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We received an email from Joanna Collins letting us know about her mother Anna Bernice Owens’ recent birthday. Anna used to write for La Feria News and a few readers may remember her contributions to our publication. Anna turned 100 on March 23. Joanna writes that her mother “had a…

Residents to Benefit from Public Utility Project

Residents to Benefit from Public Utility Project

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by Tony Vindell/LFN La Feria residents should be seeing an improvement in sewer and water services now that the city has completed a major project as part of its commitment to improve the quality of life of the population. Under a $7 million package provided by the Texas Water Development…

Area Residents Walk for Soldier Suicide Awareness

Area Residents Walk for Soldier Suicide Awareness

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Walking one or two miles might be a piece of cake for some people. But going for nearly 40 miles in 22 hours is a major challenge for others. That is what a group of 35 people completed Saturday, March 22, during the third annual Ruck Suicide…

Studying the Stars: UTRGV Opens STARGATE with Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

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by Amanda A. Taylor BOCA CHICA BEACH, TEXAS – UTRGV students can now be involved with all aspects of a space mission now that the university’s newest facility, STARGATE, officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 18. STARGATE, an acronym for Spacecraft Tracking and Astronomical Research into Gigahertz Astrophysical Transient Emission, is a state-of-the-art complex that […]