Issuu on Google+

Rudy Garza Funerals, Inc.

Packages starting at $2995 with casket

LA FERIA 317 S. MAIN

Complete Auto Collision Repair Facility

3400 W Expressway 83 La Feria, TX 78559

PH: 956.797.2525 www.collisionstop.com

Free Insurance Estimates

(956) 797-3122 800-425-8202 Family Owned and Operated by

The Rudy Garza Family Our Family Serving your Family

Your Community Newspaper, Serving the Heart of the Rio Grande Valley

San Benito 399-3331

Harlingen Los Fresnos Brownsville 428-4100 233-4100 832-5100

FIRST COMMUNITY BANK South Texas’ Most Beautiful Funeral Home, Crematory, and Perpetual Care Cemetery in one location.

Guaranteed Most Affordable. Medicine Chest Pharmacy welcomes Express Scripts and TRICARE members. To transfer your prescriptions, call 797-2366 or stop by our pharmacy located at 101 N. Main La Feria

Funeral Home: 956.797.5500

Cemetery: 956.797.5614

www.heavenlygracememorialpark.com

26873 North White Ranch Road • La Feria, TX 78559


2 • MARCH 21, 2012 • LA FERIA NEWS

Mobile Home INSURANCE

P L √oorhes I

ay ess....Check nsurance Agency 518 N. 1st St. • Harlingen

(956)428-7475 • (800)880-0938

mondays 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

wednesdays

797-9920

thursdays tuesdays

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, March 12, 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.)

March 27, 2012 6:30 PM 2012

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


Weight Loss Director To Speak At Stroke Support Group Meeting In Valley March 20 Support Group Meetings are free and open to stroke patients, family members, caregivers Dawn Rodriguez, RN, BSN, program director of Valley Baptist Medical Center’s bariatric and weight loss program -- medical and surgical – will speak at a H.O.P.E. (Haven Offering Patient Encouragement) Stroke Support Group meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen (in the Woodward Conference Center on the first floor of the hospital, through the South Tower entrance off Pease Street). Refreshments will be served. Ms. Rodriguez will present key points that focus on weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The speaker is known for her humor and inspiration, as she shares insights and suggestions -- with many coming from her own personal experiences. In fact, Ms. Rodriguez herself went through a powerful transformation after undergoing gastric bypass surgery at Valley Baptist in 2006 -- and uses her own experiences to help personally guide patients through the process of bariatric surgery … from pre-surgery requirements, surgery and lifestyle changes, and support groups offered by Valley Baptist. The title of Ms. Rodriguez’ presentation is: “Can a Square Peg Fit into a Round Hole?” Discussion will focus on: • Is it possible to combine two things that don’t belong or fit together, like a healthy lifestyle and obesity? • “The Hope-Filled Possibility” – When “square pegs” accept the challenges associated with change, we are able to fit into “round holes” that represent positive lifestyle choices, such as a balanced diet, portion control, physical activity, healthy beverage selection, maintaining a positive attitude, consistency, etc. For more information on the Stroke Support Group meeting, please contact Debbie Diehl at dchords6@gmail. com; Julio Olmeda, Nurse Practitioner, at (956) 389-4060; or visit www.ValleyBaptist.net. For more information on weight-loss surgery options, contact your physician and Dawn Rodriguez at (956) 389-6896 or at dawn.rodriguez@ valleybaptist.net.

Obituaries

Camp Agudelo

We offer bathes & dips for dogs & daycare for your pets. Specializing in treatments for dogs with skin conditions and much more!

Doggie Daycare & Pet Grooming Angela Agudelo 956.535.0076 Owner/Operator 15083 Sprangler Lane Harlingen, Tx 78552 Ask me about Juice Plus! I am a Juice Plus Distributor.

Come See Us!

Tues. thru Fri. 9:00 - 4:00 Come See

Betsy, & Mirna

O

D

Stylist Spa •Clipper Cuts/Style Cuts Wax • Color • Hi-Lites

La Feria Vision Center

Appts. & Walk-Ins Welcome 122B W. Oleander St. La Feria • 956-797-4036

Celina Villanueva, OD

116 N. Main St.

Optical Open Mon.-Wed.9am-5pm • Tues.&Thurs.9am-1pm Closed Friday

(956)797-2020 Medicare , Medicaid, Eyetopia Accepted

The Country Vet John G. Montalbano, DVM

A Large & Small Animal Practice

956.423.BARK(2275) Harlingen, Tx 78552 JohnMontalbano@msn.com

Licensed Veterinarian

A Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Design

Specials!

Winter Texans Monthly Membership Save$$$$ on consecutive months 5 Rounds VIP card - All major lines of Golf Clubs by Ping-CallawayTaylormade-Titleist-Nike at Terrific Prices Golf Lessons - PGA Instructors Open to Public Quality Linens & Uniforms

Overindulgence in sodas, fast foods, sugary or acidic foods can dissolve the enamel on teeth and the gums can be infected. Proper nutrition directly contributes to good dental health.

Queen City Services Quality Linens & Uniform Rental

956-565-0666 Fax:956-565-6865 1-888-955-0666 546 South Illinois ♦ Mercedes, Texas 78570

1214 DIXIELAND RD., SUITE #4 HARLINGEN

428-5322


JOHN FTACEK SUPPORTS

The Mighty La Feria Lions

M VEC

La Feria News OfямБcial Photographer

Magic Valley Electric Co-op

CLAW YOUR WAY TO VICTORY!

THE MIGHTY LIONS

KUSTOMSPORTZ Log on to get your local sports photo Kustomsportz.ifp3.com


FOR SALE Lots 8-9 Block 2 La Bonita Subdivision 614 Ave B. 2 lots 35x80 each $15,000 for both lots Corner of Dukes & Ave. B Call Jesus S. Martinez 490-7004 or 797-2221 HOME OWNERS INSURANCE

PAY LESS....CHECK

√OORHES INSURANCE AGENCY 518 N. 1ST ST. • HARLINGEN

(956)428-7475 • (800)880-0938

E M P L OY M E N T Needed a motivated Personal Assistant. Job entails general clerical duties such as appointment setting, working on the computer, and keeping in touch with the employer. Saturdays are a must. Please if you have one send your resume and references. This position pays $400 a week This position is open to start immediately email resume to John Hasper at ( dannywebber862@ gmail.com)

For Sale A/C EQUIP (2) New 38ARS012---511CA Outdoor condenser 10 ton unit, Year 2002/$ Make Offer (1) New 5 ton Condenser/$ Make Offer (1) New AHU(indoor unit) Model CLP-91-VS S/N01-9560-03 CFM’s 4,300 Voltage 230/460 10 ton/ $ Make Offer

Contact: Hilda Rendon, Santa Rosa ISD, 956-202-5004 or 636-9810.

BUSINESS OPPTY. $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Tons of runs!Frac Sand Hauling. Owner Operators need tractor, pneumatic trailer, blower. 800-491-9029

SERVICES PALM/TREE TRIMMING- fully insured, experienced crew. No job too small or tree too tall. We have a bucket truck. FREE estimates. Call for a quick free quote 412-1151

GRAND OPENING Free Drinks And Snacks. Grand Opening Saturday/Sunday: New 800 Flea Market. 15960 FM-800, 2 Mile West Of Rangerville Road. Spaces $5. Over 21,000 Square Foot Under Roof, Acres Of Parking. Information: 956-444-0004

Septic Services by R&R Service You Can Trust by

Rene &Israel Taguilas (956) 226-9468 Cell (956) 797-0405 Office (956) 536-5711

BUSINESS OPPTY. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BEATRICE MCGUIRE BROYLES, DECEASED

The Brock Group will be taking applications for experienced Industrial Insulators, Metal Mechanics, Painters and Scaffold Builders at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Located at 1002 South Expwy. 83 Harlingen, TX 78552 On Thursday March 22nd & Friday March 23rd From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ----------------------------------------------------El grupo Brock estara tomando aplicaciones para experimentados Insuladores industriales, Metaleros, Pintores y constructors de andamios en el hotel La Quinta Inn & Suites situado en 1002 sur Expwy. 83 Harlingen, TX 78552 El Jueves 22 de Marzo y el Viernes 23 de marzo de 9:00 am a 5:00 pm.

Manufacturing Septic Tanks, Lids, Grease Traps, & Blocks /Bases Maintenance, Lid Replacement & Installations 35 years experience in the Septic Tank Business Centrally Located in La Feria, on Tio Cano Rd (Formerly Taguilas Septic Tanks)

TRANSFER DRIVERS, need 20 CDL-A or B to transfer staight trucks, tractors, motor homes, buses, etc. www.mamotransportation.com, 1-800-501-3783

33.78 ACRES, Rocksprings. Heavy cedar, oak cover. Whitetail, exotics, hogs, turkey. $1495/ acre, 20 years owner terms or TX Vet. 1-800876-9720 www.texasranchland.com

EDUCATION CASH FOR CARS We buy any car or truck running or not. Damaged, wrecked, salvaged AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying OK. Get top dollar instant offer today. aviation career. FAA approved program. Financial 1-800-273-9194 aid if qualified, job placement assistance. Call BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 1-888-886-7315

$ 1 0 6 M O N T H B U Y S l a n d f o r R V, MH or cabin. Gated entry, $690 down, ($6900/10.91%/7yr) 90 days same as cash, Guaranteed financing, 1-936-377-3235

TexSCAN Week of March 18, 2012 AUTOS

PROFITABLE TEXAS BUSINESSES for sale by owners. Many types, sizes, locations, terms. $25K to $15M. Other states available. www.BizSale.com; call 1-800-617-4204

CABLE/SATELLITE

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home, Medical, Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 1-888-205-8920, www.CenturaOnline.com

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA graduate in 4 AT&T U-VERSE for just $29.99/month! weeks! Free brochure! Call now! 1-866-562Save when you bundle Internet+Phone+TV 3650, ext. 55. www.southeasternHS.com and get up to $300 back! (Select plans). LimEQUIPMENT FOR SALE ited time call now! 1-877-577-4394 WE BUY AND SELL used restaurant, bar and bakery DRIVERS equipment. Contact us: ABCRestauranEquipment@ AVERITT STARTS REGIONAL CDL-A live.com. ABC Restaurant Equipment, 1-972-642drivers at 37¢ cpm with 1 year experience. 0423, 1718 W. Main St. Grand Prairie, Texas 75050 4-12 months experience? Then we have a HELP WANTED paid refresher course. 1-888-362-8608 or visit AVERITTcareers.com EOE FOREMEN TO LEAD utility field crews. Outdoor physical work, many positions, paid EXPERIENCED FLATBED DRIVERS: Regional opportunties now open with plenty training, $17/hr. plus weekly performance bonuses after promotion, living allowance when traveling, of freight and great pay. 1-800-277-0212 or company truck and benefits. Must have strong primeinc.com leadership skills, good driving history, and able DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED now! Learn to to travel in Texas and nearby States. Email resume drive for Werner Enterprises! Earn $700 per week! to www.OsmoseUtilities.com. EOE M/F/D/V No experience needed. Local CDL training, job VALVE MANUFACTURER needs Valve ready in 15 days. 1-888-734-6710. r e p a i r t e c h n i c i a n f o r s h o p / f i e l d wo r k . DRIVERS- $2000 SIGN ON bonus. Get 2 - 3 y e a r s e x p e r i e n c e r e p a i r i n g v a l ve s , miles/home weekends, SW regional. Top actuators, regulators. Background check/ pay/benefits. Paid orientation and training. d r u g s c r e e n r e q u i r e d . E m a i l r e s u m e : 3 month OTR and CDL required. 1-800-545- Va l ve R e p a i r T X @ g m a i l . c o m 1351, www.cypresstruck.com; CHamblen@ HEALTH cypresstruck.com DRIVERS- DAILY PAY! Up to 42¢/mile T A K E V I A G R A / C I A L I S ? G e t 4 0 plus 2¢/mile quarterly safety bonus, new 100mg/20mg pills+4 for only $99. No office trucks, van and refrigerated, CDL-A, 3 visit. 1-888-395-8456. months recent experience required. 1-800MISCELLANEOUS 414-9569 www.driveknight.com SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $3997.00. Make D R I V E R S - R E G I O N A L F L A T B E D and save money with your own bandmill.Cut home every weekend, 40¢-45¢ cpm. Class lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free CDL-A required. Flatbed load training information/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com available. 1-800-992-7863 ext. 185. www. 1-800-578-1363 Ext. 300N McElroyTruckLines.com

REAL ESTATE DRIVERS- STUDENTS 18 days from start to finish, earn your CDL-A. No out-of-pocket 2.4 ACRES in Crystal River, FL. Next to tuition cost. Step up to a New Career with FFE, world famous Plantation Inn and Golf Resort and faces Kings Bay. Zoned for commercial www.driveffe.com 1-855-356-7122 HIRING EXPERIENCED/ INEXPERI- or multi-family. Call Jack 1-214-755-6224.

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST VIEW Lake Medina/Bandera, 1/4 acre tract, central W/S/E, RV/motor home/house, OK only $830 down, $235 month (12.91%/10yr), Guaranteed financing, more information call 1-830-460-8354 AFFORDABLE RESORT LIVING on Lake Fork. RV and manufactured housing OK! Guaranteed financing with 10% down. Lots starting as low as $6900, Call Josh, 1-903-878-7265 BREWSTER COUNTY, Indian Wells Ranch #28, mule deer, 381 acres, $265/acre. Terrell County, Paint Mare Ranch #24, whitetail, 133 acres, $265/acre. Owner financed with 5% down. 1-210-734-4009. www.westerntexasland.com FORECLOSED HILL COUNTRY HOME on 13.93 acres. 3BR/2BA furnished home with incredible hill top views. Canopied amid 100 year old live oaks! Includes 1800’s settlers home, 2 water wells, shed, storage barn, fenced animal stalls & pond. Originally $499,900, liquidation price: $399,900. Call now1-866-999-6697, ext 24

STEEL BUILDINGS STEEL BUILDINGS Remaining 2011 must go! Make offer and low monthly payments. 20x20, 25x28, 30x40, 40x56. Save thousands and call now! 1-800-991-9251 Tara

VACATION PROPERTY WEEKEND GETAWAY available on Lake Fork, Lake Livingston or Lake Medina. Rooms fully furnished! Gated community with clubhouse, swimming pool and boat ramps. Call for more information: 1-903-878-7265, 1-936-3773235 or 1-830-460-8354

WANTED TO BUY ATTENTION WE BUY Frac Sand trucking companies and complete sand rigs. Must have tractors, blowers & pneumatic trailers. Call now, 1-800-397-2639

Run Your Ad In TexSCAN!

Statewide Ad ................$500 301 Newspapers, 942,418 Circulation $

3 TRACKS TOTALING 693 acres in Reeves County, 15 miles North Pecos, river frontage. Call Jack 1-214-755-6224

North Region Only ...... 230

10.1 ACRES, Duval County. Heavy South Texas brush cover. Deer, hogs, quail. Private NEW TO TRUCKING? Your new career roads, locked gate. $3550/acre, owner financstarts now! $0 tuition cost, no credit check, ing. Toll-free 1-866-286-0199. www.westerngreat pay & benefits. Short employment texasland.com commitment required. Call: 1-866−297−6598 25 ACRE RANCH BARGAIN! This one has www.joinCRST.com it all! 100 yr old live oaks, pond with great OW N E R O P E R AT O R O P P O RT U N I - water well. Historic rock walls, pasture areas for TIES brought to you by Greatwide! $2,500 horses/livestock. Asphalt road, concrete ribbon Sign-On dedicated runs, industry leading curb, electricity, more. Ag exempt - incredibly pay, CDL-A, lease purchase program, down low taxes! Just $199,900/ acre! The Best Priced payment assistance, 1-866-904-9230, www. Ranch in the Hill Country. Call now 1-866-9996697, ext 71 driveforgreatwide.com

South Region Only ..... 230

ENCED tanker drivers! Great benefits and pay. New fleet Volvo tractors. 1 year OTR experience required. Tanker training available. Call today! 1-877-882-6537 www. OakleyTransport.com

98 Newspapers, 263,811 Circulation $

101 Newspapers, 366,726 Circulation

West Region Only ....... $230 102 Newspapers, 311,881 Circulation

To Order: Call this Newspaper direct, or call Texas Press Service at 1-800-749-4793 Today!

NOTICE: While most advertisers are reputable, we cannot guarantee products or services advertised. We urge readers to use caution and when in doub contact the Texas Attorney General at 1-800-621-0508 or the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP. The FTC web site is www.ftc.gov/bizop

Extend your advertising reach with TexSCAN, your Statewide Classified Ad Network.


PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT

FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT

The Town of Combes, Texas, hereby declares its support of fair housing practices. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the locality to bring about, through fair, orderly, and lawful procedures, the opportunity of each person to obtain housing without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicap, marital status, parenthood, or age.

The City of Santa Rosa hereby declares its support of fair housing practices. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the locality to bring about, through fair, orderly, and lawful procedures, the opportunity of each person to obtain housing without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicap, marital status, parenthood, or age.

It is further declared that such policy is established upon the recognition of the inalienable rights of each individual to obtain housing and further, that denial of such rights is detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the locality and constitutes an unjust denial or deprivation of such inalienable rights which is within the power and the proper responsibility of government to prevent.

It is further declared that such policy is established upon the recognition of the inalienable rights of each individual to obtain housing and further, that denial of such rights is detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the locality and constitutes an unjust denial or deprivation of such inalienable rights which is within the power and the proper responsibility of government to prevent.

The locality has a Fair Housing Policy that may be examined and copied by interested groups or individuals during office hours. The month of April has been proclaimed “Fair Housing Month”; copies of the official proclamation are available at the Combes municipal offices between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.

The locality has a Fair Housing Policy that may be examined and copied by interested groups or individuals during office hours. The month of April has been proclaimed “Fair Housing Month”; copies of the official proclamation are available at the Santa Rosa City Hall between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.

POLICY STATEMENT ESTABLISHING NONDISCRIMINATION BASED ON HANDICAPPED CONDITIONS

POLICY STATEMENT ESTABLISHING NONDISCRIMINATION BASED ON HANDICAPPED CONDITIONS

The Town of Combes announces that it has adopted a policy of nondiscrimination based on handicapped conditions concerning access, participation, and benefit of programs and activities operated or conducted by the locality. This policy is in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 24 CFR, Part 8, “Non-discrimination Based on Handicap in Federally-Assisted Programs and Activities of HUD,” dated June 2, 1988. Interested individuals or groups may obtain copies of this policy statement by calling the Town Secretary, who has been assigned to coordinate compliance with this policy and may be contacted at (956) 425-7131. ¬ POLICY STATEMENT ON PROHIBITING THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

The City of Santa Rosa announces that it has adopted a policy of nondiscrimination based on handicapped conditions concerning access, participation, and benefit of programs and activities operated or conducted by the locality. This policy is in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 24 CFR, Part 8, “Non-discrimination Based on Handicap in Federally-Assisted Programs and Activities of HUD,” dated June 2, 1988. Interested individuals or groups may obtain copies of this policy statement by calling the City Administrator, who has been assigned to coordinate compliance with this policy and may be contacted at (956) 636-1113. ¬ POLICY STATEMENT ON PROHIBITING THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

POLICY STATEMENT ESTABLISHING NONDISCRIMINATION BASED ON HANDICAPPED CONDITIONS

The Town of Combes announces that it has adopted a policy prohibiting the use of excessive force by law enforcement personnel within its jurisdiction against an individual engaged in non-violent civil rights demonstrations. This policy is in compliance with Section 519 of Public Law 101-44, 1990, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act. Copies of this policy statement may be obtained by calling the Town Secretary at (956) 425-7131.

The City of Santa Rosa announces that it has adopted a policy prohibiting the use of excessive force by law enforcement personnel within its jurisdiction against an individual engaged in non-violent civil rights demonstrations. This policy is in compliance with Section 519 of Public Law 101-44, 1990, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act. Copies of this policy statement may be obtained by calling the municipal offices at (956) 636-1113.

The City of La Feria announces that it has adopted a policy of non-discrimination based on handicapped conditions concerning access, participation, and benefit of programs and activities operated or conducted by the City. This policy is in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 24 CFR, Part 8, “Non-discrimination Based on Handicap in Federal-Assisted Programs and Activities of HUD.” Ms. Olga Oberwetter, City Secretary, has been designated as the Section 504 Coordinator for the City of La Feria.

COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

In order to comply with the requirements of the Texas Community Development Program (TCDP) and of 10 T.A.C. Section 178.1 and Section 178.2, the locality has citizen complaint procedures intended to provide a timely written response to all complaints made against its proposed or completed TCDP efforts. Responses to complaints will be made within no more than ten (10) working days. A copy of the complaint procedures can be obtained upon request at (956) 425-7131. The established complaint procedures are an element of the local Citizen Participation Plan, and meet the requirements of USHUD Section 504 (24 CFR) concerning nondiscrimination based on handicapped conditions.

In order to comply with the requirements of the Texas Community Development Program (TCDP) and of 10 T.A.C. Section 178.1 and Section 178.2, the locality has citizen complaint procedures intended to provide a timely written response to all complaints made against its proposed or completed TCDP efforts. Responses to complaints will be made within no more than ten (10) working days. A copy of the complaint procedures can be obtained upon request at (956) 636-11131. The established complaint procedures are an element of the local Citizen Participation Plan, and meet the requirements of USHUD Section 504 (24 CFR) concerning nondiscrimination based on handicapped conditions.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT

The Town of Combes, Texas, is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

The City of Santa Rosa, Texas, is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Silvestre Garcia, Mayor Date published: March 21, 2012

Ruben Ochoa, Jr., Mayor Date published: March 21, 2012

Town Of Combes

City of Santa Rosa

PUBLIC NOTICE

In order to comply with the requirements of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Complaint System, 10 T.A.C. Sec. 178.1 and 178.2, the City of La Feria has adopted procedures intended to provide a timely written response to all complaints made against its proposed or completed Texas Community Development Program (TCDP) efforts. Responses to complaints will be made within no more than five (5) working days. The established complaint procedures are an element of the local Citizen Participation Plan, and meet the requirements of US HUD Section 504 (24 CFR) concerning nondiscrimination based on handicapped conditions. Interested individuals or groups may obtain copies of this policy statement or complaint procedures by calling (956) 797-2261 or by writing to the City Secretary, City of La Feria, 115 East Commercial Avenue, La Feria, Texas 78559. The City of La Feria is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Steve Brewer, Mayor


feature story by Bill Keltner

MARCH 21, 2012 • LA FERIA NEWS • 7

Coach Silva on the Right Track

Coach Juan Silva loves the challenge of teaching kids and seeing them succeed in life. This year he celebrates 28 years of doing just that at Santa Maria High School. It’s interesting that he is celebrating his 28 years as the High School celebrates its 20 years of existence in 2012, Juan Silva was born and raised in Santa Maria and finished his high school years in La Feria. That was because Santa Maria only had classes going through Junior High School. Students took their next four years in Mercedes, Progreso, or finally, La Feria. He graduated with the La Feria High School class of 1972. This modest fu-

ture coach played Mighty Lions Varsity football, lettering his Senior year. Early in his life, he knew that coaching sports was going to be his chosen field of endeavour, so he went on to get his Degree in Physical Education at Pan-American University in Edinburg. But he admits having had his fill of class work, he took a “Sabbatical from schools” as he expressed it, and worked at several unrelated jobs. But, the attachment to coaching and sports was too great. He returned to Santa Maria I.S.D.--this time as Track, Volleyball, Basketball and Softball Coach at his old school. “We played some 13 District 31-A schools in those

days,” he said. He was there when the current Santa Maria High School was built, and he simply cleaned out his locker and moved everything to his new post--Head Track Coach and Head Cross-Country Coach. “Now,” he said, “we were facing tougher varsity competition as far away as Benavides, Corpus Christi, and Kennedy, Texas--all Region 4-1A teams. “But, our teams played their hearts out, and we came back with many trophies,” he said, pointing to the proof in the school’s trophy case. “In 2010 we were the Regional Cross-Country Champs,” he enjoyed pointing out. The coach described his

2010 Regional Cross-Country Champions

Coach Silva teaches at Santa Maria where he started

annual challenge: “You see--it’s a new deal every year for coaches. You build up a winning team, and then your most experienced runners graduate--great for them, but a challenge not just for me in my school, but all coaches,” adding, “fortunately, we have some really great kids on the team this year.“ “I set very high expectations for my student athletes. I try to get each runner to do the best he possibly can, and then some,“ he said. “They go out there and perform before crowds and, many times, surprise themselves

and the ‘old coach.’” In addition to coaching, Coach Silva also has the responsibility of overseeing the Special Education Unit for the school. These are students with special needs because of their various disabilities. Right now he has three charges. “It is a very rewarding part of my work because the parents appreciate the personal attention and patience we give each student in the program,” he said. “Many fathers and mothers have told me how thankful they are for the progress and improvement they have seen in the

Front-End Alignment Start at $40.00

Oil Changes & Tune-Ups

(956) 412-1115 8203 W. Bus. Hwy. 83 Harlingen, TX 78552

(956) 797-2751 201 W. Bus. Hwy. 83 La Feria, TX 78559

Post 439

Homes

1/8 Mi. N. Beddoes Rd.

Black & White Copies 25¢ Each

Box 1291 La Feria, TX 78559

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

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

(956)797-1341

VALVE REPAIR SALES REPRESENTATIVE

1151 East Expressway 83, San Benito, Texas 78586

399 - 8682

Absolute lowest rates

International Valve Manufacturer needs an Experienced Valve Repair Sales Representative for its South Texas and South Louisiana region. 3-5 years prior sales experience and experience in the oil & gas industry with a solid knowledge of all types of valves, particularly safety relief valves, actuators, regulators, and other pressure control related products. You must pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Base salary plus commission and benefits. Email resume to: ValveRepairTX@gmail.com

Get the ultimate TV experience. DIRECTV! TEXTRONICS

www.greatvaluestorage.com

wanted to add. Reflecting on his many years coaching, he said, “Some of my students have gone on to make us very proud at Colleges and Universities such as Texas A & M in Kingsville. One of them is Gregorio Carmona--a great athlete-He is doing everything right this year.” So, now you know: The next time you see a yellow Santa Maria School bus picking up kids for school, take a good look, for the driver might be the coach playing one of the many roles he does for the Santa Maria I.S.D.

American Legion

S. Martinez Realty

Land

lives of their children.” “One more thing,” he added. “In a small school like Santa Maria you wear many hats. I am also the morning school bus driver and the afternoon Special Needs bus driver,” this busy man said. “They call me for just about anything the school needs,” he said. “ I’ve got 23 years doing this and plan to do it for many years more until I finally retire.” He said that his daughter, Gilma Silva, also works in the Santa Maria school system. “We get to see each other often--that is another plus for me,” he

877-845-7332 Your Local Authorized DIRECTV Dealer

©2011 DIRECTV, Inc. DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo are registered trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc.

The coach puts on his bus driver cap

VALLEY SHREDDING SERVICE

“Your On site Answer to Document Destruction”

1-866-217-4733

BLADDER CANCER ACTOS® is a drug used to help reduce

EXPERIENCE COUNTS

Lawyers with more than 100 years combined expertise.

A. Krebs, M.D., J.D. resistance to insulin in people with Type Ryan Doctor-Lawyer in Full-time Law Practice 2 Diabetes. Now, an FDA report warns Richard A. Dodd, L.C. that prolonged use of Actos® could lead Timothy R. Cappolino, P.C. to serious complications including an Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization elevated risk of bladder cancer, conNO FEE FOR FIRST VISIT gestive heart failure and liver failure. CAMERON, TEXAS If you or someone you love has taken this drug and has been harmed, contact us today for professional insight. www.DefectiveDrugsLaw.com

1-800-460-0606

Special Replacement

SPRING FEMALE SALE

Sat. Mar. 24 9am - 6pm Sun. Mar. 25 9am - 5pm El Centro Mall 500 N. Jackson Rd. Pharr, Tx.

Saturday, March 31 at Noon

68 Gray Brahman Heifers (900#) Exposed 90 Days – Hereford Bulls (Sonogram Pregnancy Tested) 55 Gray Brahman Heifers – Open 6 Reg. Gray Brahman Heifers (Extra Fancy) - Open 45 F-1 Braford Heifers Pairs/Heavy Bred - Angus Bulls 25 Braford Cows (2nd Calf) Pairs/Heavy Bred 40 Braford Cross Heifers Pairs/Heavy Bred – Angus Bulls 25 Black Brangus Cows (3-5 Yr Old) Pairs – Angus Bulls 60 Black Brangus Heifers Pairs/Heavy Bred 20 F-1 Golden Certified Braford Heifers (850#) Extra Fancy – Open 35 F-1 Braford Heifers (850#) Exposed 60 Days – Angus Bulls 30 F-1 Braford Heifers (600#) – Open 30 Black Brangus Heifers (800#) Bred – Angus Bull 30 Black Brangus Cross Cows (3-5 Yr Old) Pairs/Bred 125 Cross Bred Cows (3-5 Yr Old) Pairs/Bred

Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co. Hallettsville, TX

Barn: 361-798-4336, Mike Heller: 361-293-4949, Kim Hagan: 361-293-4720


MARCH 21, 2012 • LA FERIA NEWS • 9

torresfortexas.com wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

torresfortexas@att.net Paid for by the Salomon Torres for Congress Committee 2505 Lazy Lake Dr., Harlingen, TX 78550

Comprehensive medical care for the entire family Fadi Alfayoumi, M.D. Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Cardiovascular Disease

Including: • Fever • Vomiting • Flu Symptoms • Infections • Pink eye • Minor burns • Diabetes

• Ear aches • Rash • Sore throat • Diarrhea • Minor injuries • Wound care • Hypertension

Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurances accepted. Hours: M-F 8-5. • Walk-ins welcome.

Sesame Erica Espinoza, M.D. Board Certified in Family Practice

’Cause you never know what you might run into.

• Lacerations • Sprains • Suture removal • Cholesterol • Well Woman Care (excluding OB) • Laboratory Juan Briones, PA -C Certified Physician Assistant

Clinic

John Ftacek, Agent 101 South Main St La Feria, TX 78559 Bus: 956-797-2881 www.johnftacek.com

Comprehensive medical care for the entire family

707 W. SESAME DRIVE • HARLINGEN, TEXAS 78550 • 956.423.8042

DOT Dental Now accepting new Patients

1001177.2

I’m your agent for that. Having me as your agent means having a real person there to help you when you need it. So when accidents happen, you have someone who can get the job done right, and right away. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® CALL FOR A QUOTE 24/7.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company t Bloomington, IL

Dr. Lester Sawicki

MEDICAID Accepted Under 21 Most Insurances Accepted

(956) 797-1889

119 W. Commercial Ave. La Feria

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW at: All Walgreen’s Valleywide, Cameron County Stripes Stores, Brownsville CVB, the office of the CAF’s RGV Wing at the Brownsville Airport and Mail-Pak Your Box Store - 5111 North 10th, McAllen. All acts subject to change without notice. All schedules are tentative. WWW.RGVWINGCAF.COM


10 • March 21, 2012 • LA FERIA NEWS


LFN 3-21-12