Tag Archives: La Feria

Local Company is Construction Heavyweight

J.J. Vela supervises the IBST plant operation.

Although the Rio Grande Valley is not as much of a manufacturing region as some other places in the state and the country, a local company continues to be a leader in the construction industry. It’s Innovative Block of South Texas. The La Feria business opened its doors in 2006 and is a major supplier of construction and solid blocks, as well as patio and walkway pavers. In addition, the company also…

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Old Dominion Stays on the Move

Jason Pettigrew, the company regional sales director, stands by the expanded warehouse at the service center.

Freight line companies are in the business of transporting cargoes from Point A to Point B and vice versa. But in the world of this movement of goods not all freight lines are alike. Take for instance, a North Carolina-based company Old Dominion which has been in La Feria for nearly two decades. Founded in 1934, the land carrier is the nation’s second largest such company after Federal Express’s fleet of trucks. Old…

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La Feria Independence Day Celebration

4th of July

The City of La Feria hosts the 13th annual Independance Day Celebration. The event includes live music, a BBQ cook-off, military recognition, raffle, games and activities. Food and merchandise vendors are on hand with the evening concluding with fireworks. For more information, call 956-797-2261.

Old Dominion Hosts Open House

The Old Dominion Brownsville Service Center will host an open house June 20 beginning at 11 a.m. The center is located at 27775 Solis Road in La Feria. The service center, which has 37 employees, recently completed a $6.6 million renovation. This includes the addition of 14 truck doors and a rebuild of the offices. The facility became part of the Old Dominion network’s 233 service centers in February 2001.…

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Giving Back: A Noble Donation

Noble’s Rene Capistran and Alfredo Garcia, in light blue shirts, prepare tacos for the participants at a children’s fishing tournament in Brownsville. Texas Noble Builders also served as sponsors for the event. (VBR)

When Noble Texas Builders unveiled its new headquarters in La Feria, scores of business leaders and elected officials showed up. Many wanted to check out the remodeled building that had been empty for a number of years. There were company employees brimming with enthusiasm. They now had one of the most modern office buildings in the Rio Grande Valley. In this small city of about 7,000 people, Texas Noble Builders…

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Pursuing a Noble Profession

Texas Noble Builders is constructing the Cameron County Events Center in Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island. (VBR)

Texas Noble Builders is a company that does more than construct large scale commercial and non-commercial projects, even though that is its bread and butter. Founded four years ago by Brownsville native Rene Capistran and several partners, TNB’s community presence certainly speaks for itself. The company logo seems to be everywhere these days, from South Padre Island where it’s building the new Cameron County Events Center and two pavilions at…

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The Enlightened Exterminator 

Jose Guerrero and Gabriel Martinez prepare to treat a house for termites. (VBR)

Safeguard Pest Control provides solutions When Juan Martinez returned to the Valley after serving in the Marine Corps, he found a job with a pest control company. He enjoyed the work, moved up the ladder and eventually managed the business. In 1991, he started his own company, Safeguard Pest Control, with his assets of a pickup truck, experience, a strong work ethic and a Pest Control Structural license from the Texas Department of Agriculture. Now the largest independent pest control company in the Valley, Safeguard is run by his sons, Frank and Gabriel. “I started working here the day he opened the business,”…

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Mobile Resource Lab Aids Job Seekers

Workforce Solutions brings it Mobile Resource Lab to La Feria regularly starting in August. (photo Workforce Solutions)

Lab rotation in La Feria includes two locations Workforce Solutions of Cameron County is bringing its Mobile Resource Lab to La Feria on a regular basis beginning Aug. 9. The lab helps with job searches, resume creation and more. The lab’s La Feria schedule includes the second Wednesday of every month. The first stop is the La Feria Public Library, 400 S. Main Street from 9-11:30 a.m. Afternoon hours of…

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Operation Lone Star Provides Free Medical Care

A nursing program volunteer gives her time to help those in need at Operation Lone Star. (photo by Tech Sgt. Hatton, U.S. Air Force)

State program offers services July 24-28 Operation Lone Star returns to the Valley next week, bringing free health care services to five sites July 24-28. Available services include child immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, as well as sports physicals. In addition, the Rio Grande City site will provide preventive dental services for school-age children. Dental services and vision exams for prescription glasses for both adults and…

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Taking It to the Streets: Valley Towing Services 

Local towing helps when bad things happen When bad things happen on the highway or in your driveway, towing companies and roadside assistance services arrive on the scene with solutions to the problem. Whether clearing an accident site or jumpstarting a car, whether summoned by you, your motorist assistance plan  or law enforcement, towing companies must respond rapidly round the clock with the right equipment and personnel. Some of these…

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