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2 • January 25, 2012 • LA FERIA NEWS

A Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Design

Happy New Year!

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Serving All of Western Cameron County A Community Newspaper Since 1923 How to reach us:

9 AM - 4 PM – Monday-Friday

102 S. Main St., La Feria, TX. P. O. Box 999 • La Feria, Texas 78559 Tel.: (956) 797-9920 Fax: (956) 797-9921 email: laferianews@aol.com For advertising call William R. Keltner, Advertising Consultant

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HOW TO SUBSCRIBE: 1 year subscription delivered by U.S. Postal Service…$27.95 or can be purchased at several convenient locations throughout the cities of La Feria, Santa Rosa, Santa Maria & Blue Town for 50¢. The La Feria News is mailed and delivered Monday, January 23, 2012 and published weekly by Wright Ventures, Inc., President Donald R. Wright, Secretary Mary Elizabeth Wright. Periodical Postage Rates paid at La Feria, TX., Post Office. Advertising deadline is noon Thursday at the office at 102 S. Main St., La Feria, TX 78559. (POSTMASTER send address changes to La Feria, P.O. Box 999, La Feria, TX 78559.)

thursdays tuesdays

January 24, 2012 6:30 PM

City Commission Meeting Commission Meeting Room at 115 E. Commercial Avenue La Feria, TX.

February 2, 2012 6:30 PM

La Feria Industrial Development Corp. Commission Meeting Room at 115 E. Commercial Avenue La Feria, TX.

February 14, 2012 2012

5:15 PM

Utilities Board Meeting

Commission Meeting Room at 115 E. Commercial Avenue La Feria, TX.


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS CONSOLE THOSE GRIEVING LOSS OF A LOVED ONE Help for Grieving Hearts Available at Valley Baptist in Harlingen The Valley Baptist Department of Pastoral Services is offering three Bereavement Support Groups, which are free and open to the public, for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one: * Bereavement Support Group

(Designed to give tools and support to those who are grieving during their journey)

Obituaries

Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen Boggus Education Pavilion, Room 1 First Four Tuesdays of every month at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Valley Baptist Pastoral Services at (956) 389-1194. Free of charge – open to the public ** Safe Haven Support Group

(Available to those who have attended our bereavement support group sessions and wish to continue with a monthly meeting for further support)

For more information you may contact Chaplain Chris Hall at 357-3330. Free of charge – open to the public

*** Bereavement Support Group for Parents Who Have Experienced the Loss of a Baby For more information, please call Chaplain Joe Jaime at 389-1194. Free of charge – open to the public

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Let Us Maximize Your 2011 Income Tax Return Pablo Vargas, Tax Advisor FREE Estimates

Mon-Sat: 7am-6pm Sun: On Call Jerry Ramon Sr. 1816. E Buss 83 Phone#: 956-200-7570 La Feria, Tx 78559

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JANUARY 25, 2012 • LA FERIA NEWS • 5

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Don’s Liquor New Location Bus. 77 & Williams Road three doors from A-Press Express Cleaners Come See our Beautiful New Store 1389 W. 77 Suite C San Benito 399-6901

Jewelry Making Class by Becky For more info Call 956-202-2607 Ask for Carmen in La Feria @ The Hair Shoppe

American Legion Post 439

Available for Quinceañeras, Weddings, Parties and other social or business occasions

797-3701 Open To The Public 219 E. Commercial La Feria

A UCTIONS Real Estate Auction

Nominal Opening Bids Start at $10,000 +/-10 Acres On East Cantu Road, Santa Rosa 25933 Rabb Rd, Parcels 84-5600-0160-0300-00 And -10, La Feria All properties sell: 8:00AM Wed., Jan. 25 at +/-10 Acres On East Cantu Road, Santa Rosa wil iamsauction.com 800-801-8003 Many properties now available for online bidding! Wil iams & Wil iams TX Broker: BRANDON MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ. (214) 930-1581. Lic.# 510797 Auctioneer: Thomas Assiter Auc Lic 6104

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League

Baseball & Softball 2012 Registration

Ages 4 to 14 year old Boys & Girls Parent or Legal Guardian must be present & must provide a copy of Birth Certificate for the league to keep.

(NO EXCEPTIONS)

REGISTRATION FEE: $45.00 $5.00 off for Each Additional Sibling Payable by MONEY ORDER ONLY to City of La Feria Dates: January 28th February 4th, & 11th Times: 11 am – 2 pm Place: Bailey H. Dunlap Memorial Public Library Coaches Meeting: February 13, 2012 @ 6:00 pm La Feria Fire Station Meeting Room

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Hello my name is Little Cat I’m a special baby soon ready for adoption. I came to HSH after I fell off a roof and was man handled by a dog. Only two weeks old at the time, I took my rough start in stride.


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January 25, 2012 • LA FERIA NEWS • 7

LA FERIA I.S.D. LA FERIA I.S.D. OFFERS FREE COMPUTER CLASSES OFFERS FREE COMPUTER CLASSES

There will be free computer classes for our La Feria community and our There will be free computer classes for our La Feria community and our parents of parents of I.S.D. La Feria Lee located Campus Facility located at 400 La Feria at Lee I.S.D. Campus at Facility at 400 West Street, La Feria, TexasWest Street, from 5:30 p.m. –from 7:30 p.m. forward February 1, 6, 8,forward 13, 15, 20,to: February La Feria, Texas 5:30Dates p.m.to–look 7:30 p.m.to: Dates to look and 29, 2012. It’s never too late to learn computing or internet. If you 1, 6,22, 8,2713, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29, 2012. It’s never too late to learn computing have any questions, please call us at 797-8322. or internet. If you have any questions, please call us at 797-8322.

LA FERIA I.S.D. EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE LA FERIA OFFERS FREE COMPUTER CLASSES OFRECE CLASES DE COMPUTADORAS GRATIS

There will be free computer classes for our La Feria community and our parents of

Las clases deatcomputación gratuitas serán a los padres y comunidad La Feria I.S.D. Lee Campus Facility located at 400ofrecidas West Street, La Feria, Texas from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30ofrecidas p.m. Datesen to look forward to: February 1, 6,en 8, 13, 15,S. 20,West St., La de La Feria y serán la escuela Lee ubicada 400 22,Texas. 27 and 29, 2012. las It’s fechas never tooque latese to llevaran learn computing or en internet. If you Feria, Anoten a cabo los días siguientes: 1, have any questions, please call us at 797-8322. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 de febrero, 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Nunca es tarde para aprender computación o Internet. Si tienen algunas preguntas, nos llaman a 956-797-8322.

OFFICE OF THE TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR CAMERON COUNTY, TEXAS

TONY YZAGUIRRE, JR.

PUBLIC NOTICE

2011 PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE AVOID COLLECTION ACTION BY PAYING YOUR PROPERTY TAXES AVOID ADDITIONAL PENALTIES AND INTEREST AVOID A TAX LAWSUIT AVOID PAYING COURT COSTS AVOID A TAX FORECLOSURE ALL PROPERTY TAXES BECOME DELINQUENT FEBRUARY 1, 2012

MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES NOW! All taxpayers are responsible for their property taxes, even if they do not receive a tax statement in accordance with Texas Property Tax code Sec. 31.01 (g). Property owners who cannot pay their taxes in full can enter into a payment agreement. You may contact any of the following offices by phone for tax information: Brownsville Main Office (956)544-0800, San Benito Tax Office (956)3618232, Harlingen Tax Office (956)427-8013. La Feria residents will now see the City of La Feria taxes included in the Cameron County Tax Statements. Through consolidation residents will now be able to pay their City of La Feria taxes at any of our nine (9) branch offices countywide.

Drop-off boxes conveniently accessible 24/7 for tax payments paid by check or money orders only may be dropped off at the Brownsville Main Office on East Van Buren between East 10th Street and 8th Street in Brownsville, or in the Port Isabel Branch Office at 505 Highway 100. For your convenience you may view and pay your property taxes 24/7 online at: www.cameroncountytax.org AVOID WAITING IN LINE BY PAYING ON-LINE.

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19th Annual Fiesta de La Feria February 25, 2012

Located in the Cultural Arts Center on Oleander Ave. Age Categories: Tiny Mr. & Tiny Miss Fiesta de La Feria 4-6 yrs. of age Lil’ Mr. & Lil’ Miss Fiesta de La Feria 7-9 yrs. of age

Sashes Awarded to all winners!

Be the 1st Mr. or Miss Fiesta de La Feria!

$5 Entry Fee Due by February 17th, 2012 4:30 p.m. $10 Late Entry Fee Due by February 24th, 2012 4:30 p.m. Entry Forms available at City Hall or at www.cityoflaferia.com

Sceptors awarded to Tiny & Lil’ Mr. Winners!!

For any questions please contact: Christian Camacho (956) 797-2261 City of La Feria 115 E. Commercial Ave. La Feria, Tx 78559

Crowns Awarded to Tiny & Lil’ Miss Winners!!

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