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Local band invited to perform at Tejano Globe Awards in Houston By Raul Garcia Jr. The Rio Grande Valley’s own Grupo Eskala from Mercedes has been touring the area performing their number one hit song called “Dime.” They were featured on the New Johnny Canales Show and were invited to perform the hit song at the Tejano Globe Awards in Houston on Oct 11. "We were nominated at the Tejano Globe awards for the song "Dime" in three categories: new coming band, song writer of the years and song of the year, said Armando Saldana, the groups promoter and song writer. Eskala joined Saldana's record label Nuevo Barrio Records after Eskala recorded "Dime" this year. At the awards ceremony the group performed in front of a large audience and legends of the industry like, La Sombra, Eddie Olivarez, Little Joe and were given a large
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applause for their song Saldana said. Armando Saldana from the City of Mercedes wrote the song “Dime” twenty years ago for his Nuevo Barrio Tejano band. Also a musician, his stage name is the Kid Zapper when he performs rock and roll music with his band called the Rocking Zappers. Eskala's lead singer, Silvia Moreno, caught a Kid Zapper show in Weslaco at the Paradise Roadhouse Bar and Grill and their meeting opened the door to the Zapper’s roots as a Tejano musician. After Silvia explained that her band was working on recording their album and needed originals songs the Kid Zapper just let her know that she was talking to the right guy. The long time songwriter who specializes in blues, pop, rock and love songs. Zapper suggested Eskala
add "Dime" to their set list for their new album and everything changed since then. "They did a good job with the song, Saldana said. "It is simple and catchy and the meaning of the song is about life and about some one involve with some one that does not love them back and about a person expressing their love for another." The Zapper said the song has been getting airplay on radio satiation in Chicago, Miami, New York, Colorado, North Texas and now it's being played on 102.1 in the valley. Saldana said the chorus is a true story of himself professing his love for his grandmother and that the lyrics are about him and the song was written twenty years ago and Elida Reyna ﬁrst performed the song in the 80's." Grupo Eskala added
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it’s stamp to the song and it’s no wonder why “Dime” has been beating out Tejano’s big name artists. Twenty years later he gave the song to Silvia Moreno the lead singer of Eskala and she recorded and it went up to the top. He attributes his talent to his father, Armando G. Saldana, who also composed music and played the trumpet and the piano. "I’ve been writing songs for a long time and I fatally got a number one hit song," Armando Saldana said. "It was number one for six weeks in a row and it was in the top ten for three months." They have already started working on another song written by the kid zapper. They are working on the second album that will be all original music.
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Call Church of Christ 1st United Minister Gene Head Methodist Church 797-9890 Pastor Harold Dailey, 912 N. Parker Rd., La Feria, 797-1393 Wednesday 6pm Bible Study, 331 S. Main St., La Feria, Sunday 9:30am Bible Study, Sunday School 10am, 10:30am Service, 6pm Evening Traditional Worship Service 9am, Service Los Domingos: 12:00 Medio Contemporary Service 11am, Dia y 7:00pm Los Jueves: 7:00 pm UM Youth 5pm. Estudio De Biblia Faith Church of International Christian & MissionWorship Center ary Alliance Church Bishop Ronaldo Ortiz Pastor Oscar Loredo 956-797-1204 797-1739 116 W. Seventh St., La Feria 125 W. First St., La Feria,Tx Services Sunday (English) 9:30am Bilingual Ministry Sunday 10am Domingo (Espanol) 11am, Sunday School, 11am Worship, Miercoles 7pm Wednesday 7 pm Bible Study, Friday Interdenominational Worship 7 pm Prayer. Extreme Youth Sat. 6 pm Santa Rosa United First Baptist Church Methodist Church of Santa Rosa 408 Main Street (Hwy. 107/506) Pastor Harold Parker Santa Rosa, across from High 956-636-1603 School Sunday Coffee and 118 Jesus R. Cruz, Santa Rosa Sun- Fellowship 9:30 AM Worship10 AM day Services 9:30am Bible Study, (Communion ﬁrst Sunday) 10:30am Morning Worship, Wednesday Prayer Service 7pm Wednesday Evening Worship. 9:00 AM Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Pastor: Carole Lahti Pastor Ramon Zarate (956) 279-3407 357-6384 Casa de Esperanza 621 South Main, La Feria Apostolic Church Sunday School 10am Sunday Worship 4pm, Wed. 416 W. Spruce La Feria Evening 7:30pm. 965-639-4301 Bilingual Services All services are bilingual. Sunday at 1:00pm Daniel Martinez - Pastor Iglesia Oracion en Su Presencia St. Mary’s Catholic Church Missionary Church,Inc. FR. Edouard Atangana, Pastors Frank & Janie Gonzalez 956-636-1211 797-0044 4th Street, La Feria,TX 101 San Antonio Ave., Santa Rosa Sunday 10am & 6pm, Saturday Mass 5pm Bilingual, Monday 7 pm Prayer Service, Sunday Mass 8am Spanish, Wednesday 7 pm, Friday 7 pm. 10am English.
First Baptist Church of La Feria Pastor: Samuel W. Thomas 797-1214 Magnolia & Main St., La Feria Wednesday 7pm Evening Bible Study & Prayer Service, Sunday 9:45am Sunday School, 11am Morning Worship Service, 6 pm Evening Worship Service.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Fr. Gabriel I. Ezeh 797-2666, ofﬁce: 502 S. Canal church: 500 South Canal St., La Feria, Saturday Mass 5:30pm, Sunday Mass 8am Spanish, 10am English, 11:30pm English.
Christ In Our Midst Missionary Church St. Albans Pastor: Rev. Daniel Carrizalez Episcopal Church 956-200-4504 Reverend Scott Brown 1 mile N. of FM 506, La Feria 956-428-2305, Sunday School - 9:45 a.m., 1417 E. Austin, Harlingen,TX Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m., Holy Communion 8am, Sunday School Wednesday Service - 7:00 p.m., 9:15, Holy Eucharist 10:30am. Monday Prayer - 7:00 p.m. Hope in the Word Church Pastors Jose & Bertha Belmares 797-3621, 28354 S. Bixby Rd., La Feria Services Friday 6pm, Sunday 10am. All services are Bilingual, English & Spanish.
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CITY OF LA FERIA AMY YOUNG BARRIER REMOVAL PROGRAM APPLICATION NOTICE
The City of La Feria is participating in the Amy Young Barrier Removal (AYBR) program through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. This funding will allow the City to provide grants of up to $20,000 for accessibility improvements and the rehabilitation of substandard sections of homes for lowto-moderate income City of La Feria residents. You MAY qualify if you: â€˘ Are the owner and occupant of the home to be assisted; and â€˘ At least one member of the household meets the deďŹ nition of a Person with Disabilities (includes mobility-impaired elderly); and â€˘ Are not delinquent on property taxes; and â€˘ Have a household annual income of less than the following: 2012 INCOME LIMITS BY FAMILY SIZE FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS (80% AMFI) 1person 2person 3person 4person 5person 6person 7person 8person $33,750 $38,600 $43,400 $48,250 $52,100 $55,950 $59,800 $63,700 Application forms are available for pick-up at the La Feria City Hall located at 115 East Commercial Ave., La Feria, Texas. Completed applications will be accepted starting immediately until 5:00 pm on October 31, 2012 on a modiďŹ ed ďŹ rst-come, ďŹ rst-served basis. This is a â€œsoftâ€? deadline; applications will continue to be accepted at City Hall until all available funding is exhausted. However, AYBR funding is rapidly disappearing. The City reserves the right to evaluate and rank groups of applications and submit qualifying applications to the State prior to the soft deadline if necessary to ensure funding. Submit early! Assistance in completing the application is available and recommended. It will be provided by the Cityâ€™s Grant Administrator, Langford Community Management Services. Please call Robb Stevenson at (512) 731-0445. Alternatively, you may call City Hall at (956) 797-2261 for more information. You MUST provide copies of the following documents in order for your application to be accepted (additional supporting documentation may be required at a later date): â€˘ Completed Intake Application form â€˘ Proof of disability such as: most recent SSDI award letter; SSI award letter (other options are available) â€˘ Proof of paid property taxes (tax receipts showing all taxes paid or proof of an approved payment plan if taxes are owed) â€˘ Proof of ownership of your home (deed or property tax documentation indicating homestead exemption) â€˘ Proof of identiďŹ cation (driverâ€™s license, state issued ID card, passport) â€˘ Proof of occupancy (utility bill or voter registration card or driverâ€™s license) â€˘ Proof of income for all occupants of the dwelling (paystubs for the most recent 30 days; any beneďŹ ts, pensions or IRA award letters or account statements) â€˘ Proof of assets (bank statements for any checking and savings accounts for the most recent past 2 months.) Applications will only be accepted when all required documentation is completed and submitted. Applicants will be required to give permission for the veriďŹ cation of all information received. THE CITY OF LA FERIA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
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We accept school insurances and other major private insurances
(L-R) Mario A. Sanchez D.O. (Certiﬁed in Family Practice), Joe G. Sanchez - P.A.-C, Eleazar Rodriguez - P.A. -C, Gabriela Almeida - P.A. 106 N. Main St La Feria • 797-2002
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John Ftacek, Agent 101 South Main St La Feria, TX 78559 Bus: 956-797-2881 email@example.com
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