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LFFD Visits La Feria Elementaries

LFFD Visits La Feria Elementaries

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La Feria Fire & Rescue visited Sam Houston Elementary and C.E. Vail Elementary for the Districts’ Annual Career Day on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The career day event was an all day event at both elementary campuses. Attention: Small kitchen fire extinguishers are available for purchase at the Fire Department…

Welcome Rescue 1

Welcome Rescue 1

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Rescue 1 is a 2016 F550 with a high pressure pump. Rescue 1 is built by Rosenbauer Fire Apparatus and is the first unit like this in Texas! The Auction was a great success! So much so that we expect this now to be an annual event. Thank you to…

To La Feria for Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas

To La Feria for Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas

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Dear Editor, I am writing to thank La Feria residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in La Feria and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than…

A Child’s Potential Knows No Boundaries

A Child’s Potential Knows No Boundaries

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by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. When it comes to education, we have a lot to be proud of in the Valley. Our schools consistently perform near the top of the state in student achievement metrics, despite the multitude of challenges our students face compared to other regions in Texas. Historically,…

Shrdlu Our Office Cat Jingled Home

Shrdlu Our Office Cat Jingled Home

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Shrdlu our Office Cat returned to La Feria last weekend from his vacation in the pines where he spent much time in the snow. We heard him coming, for he had taken up the habit of the school girls. He had bells tied to his feet. Also his tail. And…

Never Forget, Never Surrender Because We All Depend on Your Sacrifice

Never Forget, Never Surrender Because We All Depend on Your Sacrifice

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by Gail Brandt What is the significance of a date?  Depends on your frame of reference. If the date of  December 7, 1941, is mentioned… U. S. history students will tell anyone that it is the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. If the date of June 6th,…

LFHS Band: A Strong Tradition That Should Keep Its Own Standards

LFHS Band: A Strong Tradition That Should Keep Its Own Standards

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by Gail Brandt As I get older I have found that I feel bound by older traditions and standards. Things that did not seem to matter much as a child or a teenager. And, it doesn’t seem to take but a second for those memories, that are connected to those…

Shrdlu the Office Cat Still Night Editor

Shrdlu the Office Cat Still Night Editor

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We’re pretty busy these days and have been having already burned the candle at both ends for several weeks, we are just a little bit weary of going back to the office after supper. So Shrdlu, our office cat, that splendid feline creature of shrewdness and nocturnal prowess, is holding…

Shrdlu Our Office Cat A Prize Poodle-Dog

Shrdlu Our Office Cat A Prize Poodle-Dog

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Shrdlu our Office Cat is half-Persian, half-Alley, and half-Mountain Lion. That makes him a cat-and-a-half, which he is beyond question. He doesn’t like not having seasons – noticeable, that is, down here in the Valley. He’s like a young man who can’t make up his mind whether he wants to…

Shrdlu the Office Cat a Caustic Creature

Shrdlu the Office Cat a Caustic Creature

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Shrdlu our Office Cat gets pretty caustic sometimes about the customers. That’s the reason very few of our customers ever actually see our cat. Sometimes he is downright rude. We kick him under the desk when a customer comes in. In one of his moody moments this week, he told…