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Thoughts on Boston

Thoughts on Boston

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by Margaret Allen, LFN Staff As an avid running enthusiast, I have been profoundly affected and saddened by the Boston Marathon bombing. This tragic event has torn our hearts apart, left us raw to the core, and wondering “Why?” Runners by in large are an introspective, supportive and peaceful group.…

Fun with Etiquette: Parents and Etiquette

Fun with Etiquette: Parents and Etiquette

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, I went to a function this past weekend where there were many children along with their parents. I noticed that some children were so well behaved while others were rude and unruly. What is up with parents and etiquette? From, Mom with well behaved children Dear Ms.…

Fun with Etiquette: Excellent Customer Service

Fun with Etiquette: Excellent Customer Service

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What are your top 5 must have’s for displaying “Excellent Customer Service?” I like how an etiquette consultant in my professional group, Jeanne Nelson put it: The customer service area can win or lose business and reputation for a company, the following are suggested: 1. Highly trained and professional customer…

Valley Organ Donors to be Honored at “Wall of Heroes” in Harlingen and Brownsville

Valley Organ Donors to be Honored at “Wall of Heroes” in Harlingen and Brownsville

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Valley residents and others who give the gift of life by donating organs and tissue will be honored through a “Wall of Heroes” framed picture display to be dedicated on April 30 at 10 a.m. at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and at 1 p.m. at Valley Baptist-Brownsville. Those…

Seen In La Feria

Seen In La Feria

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Mexican recording artist performs for private gathering at City Market Restaurant in La Feria. Neri Misael Alamilla from Mexico City sang for guests at a party arranged by his uncle, Carlos Banda of La Feria. The talented, professional singer was backed by the Los Hidalguenses Mariachi band. The performance before…

Teen Topics: The Dreaded Interview

Teen Topics: The Dreaded Interview

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Many people often go through their first interview while they are teenagers. Any job you may apply for, whether it be at McDonald’s or at an office will require an interview. Many seniors in high school this year will also be interviewing with various colleges to increase their chance of…

Doctor Known for Promoting “Health Literacy”; Stroke Treatment; “Telemedicine” in Valley

Doctor Known for Promoting “Health Literacy”; Stroke  Treatment;  “Telemedicine” in Valley

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HARLINGEN – Dr. Teresa Lightner, Emergency Physician and the 2012 Physician of the Year for Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen, is also known for efforts to promote greater awareness of “health literacy” in the Harlingen area. In October, Dr. Lightner served as a lead for the planning committee for the first…

Teen Topics: The Secret to Charisma

Teen Topics: The Secret to Charisma

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Last week one of my teachers showed my class an article from the internet. The name of the article was “How to be a Popular and Charismatic Person.” While many people might think that there is some great science behind this, the article’s advice was deceivingly simple. It said that…

Fun with Etiquette: Embarrassed Beyond Words

Fun with Etiquette: Embarrassed Beyond Words

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, I am mortified beyond words at what my oldest son did and am wondering how I can rectify it. I have had a friend helping me out for a while with the kids at my house because I simply do not have ten arms and found myself…

Dr. Lightner Named Physician of the Year

Dr. Lightner Named Physician of the Year

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HARLINGEN – Dr. Teresa Lightner, Emergency Physician at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen, has been named the 2012 Physician of the Year for Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen. Dr. Lighner is known for being a “team player”, for her dedication to the practice of medicine in the Valley, and for an excellent…