The City of La Feria was incorporated in 1915. In 1983 La Feria voters approved a city manager form of government and in 1989 La Feria became a home rule municipality. The city's resources are committed to enhancing the quality of life of its nearly 8,500 residents. The community takes pride in maintaining a good quality school district.
After completing a $27 million water and wastewater system improvements project, the City is starting work on some of the 17 different capital improvement projects totaling $59 million, of which $54 million is in the form of grants. These projects will improve the local economy and will offer job opportunities, as well as pave the way for economic development in areas along Expressway 83 and Business Highway 83. The projects are anticipated to be completed within the next three years.
Due to its strategic location, the quaint city of La Feria has attracted many private investors who are interested in land acquisition for commercial development. The City has taken an aggressive position in developing strategies to attract private investment and has undertaken the development of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, developed new market tax credits and established a revolving loan program to offer low interest loans to new and established businesses. A comprehensive strategic plan was recently completed and will serve as a blueprint for development for the next 20 years.
Winter Texans are a welcome addition to the city from October to April and to celebrate their presence, the City of La Feria holds an annual Fiesta de La Feria with live music, arts and crafts, car show, and food booths galore. Some of the other events held during the year are the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, “Lighting of the Tree in November and the Christmas Parade and Winter Festival held the second Saturday in December. Five years ago, the City began another tradition with the first July 4th Parade to honor all service men and women. This year a Bar-B-Q Cook Off was added as part of our Independence Day Celebration. These events continue to grow every year, and we look forward to continuing these traditions for the betterment and enjoyment of the community. Visit La Feria, you want to stay.
City offices are located at:
115 E. Commercial Avenue, La Feria, Texas 78559
phone: (956) 797-2261
fax: (956) 797-1898