April 17, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Community organizer mourned

Mary Gutierrez, who dedicated years of her life to helping the poor, the elderly and the most vulnerable in Raymondville and Willacy County, died Monday. But her work will go on.  More...

News

Texas' high court keeps execution drug supplier secret

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A supplier of Texas' execution drugs can remain secret under a court ruling Friday that upheld risks of ``physical harm'' to the pharmacy, ending what state officials called a threat to the entire U.S. death penalty system.  More...

Texas Senate OKs $5K teacher raises, but negotiations ahead

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Every teacher in Texas would get a $5,000 raise under a spending bill approved by the state Senate, but any pay hike still has a long path to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.  More...

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CLARK THOMAS ROBERTSON, an 8th grade student at Pieper Ranch Middle School, was recently selected as a Comal ISD Superintendent’s student of the month for March 2019. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Elusive sleep - where art thou

Toss and turn. Turn and toss. I’m willing to bet we’ve all done our fair share of both.  More...

LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB

LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB held their April 11 meeting at the Bethel Lutheran Church and hostesses were Pud Whitfield, Rubi Salinas, Margaret Fonseca, Elia Lopez and Delia Romo (not shown). More...

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LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI MARCOS CHAVEZ is the 2019 USA Powerlifting National Collegiate 66kg Champion. The event was held in Columbus,  OH. He is the son of Antonio and Teresa Chavez of Lyford.   More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 15 - Violation of protective order, 200 blk E. Raymond.  Accident, 800 blk E. FM 3168.  Harassment, 800 blk E. Norman.  Incident, dog bite, 500 blk W. Riggs.  Accident involving damage, 1st and Main.  Theft, 400 blk S. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

APRIL 10 - Incident report (assist other agency), harassment, La Noria Ave., Lyford.  Public intoxication, arrested: Jose Antonio Tindall, Bus. More...

Early voting starts Monday for cities, schools

Early voting in city and school district elections begins Monday, Willacy County Elections Administrator Christina Torres Rodriguez said.  More...

Phony cop tries to shake down Sebastian maquinita; has history of similar scams elsewhere

An Arizona man is out on bond after being arrested by Willacy County Sheriff’s Department for trying to shake down a Sebastian 8-liner owner.  Matthew Wade Crim, 49, pretended to be a detective for the Texas Department of Public Safety and More...

Raymondville mayoral candidate indicted on stalking charge in domestic case

A Raymondville woman who is running for mayor has been indicted on a third-degree felony charge of stalking.  Vanessa Stephanie Tijerina was not arrested because a previous bond in her case is still in force, a Willacy County Sheriff’s Dep More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

He is Risen, He is Risen, indeed!

It's that time of the year where we try to write a column concerning Easter. Like so many of our holidays, the reasons behind it have vastly changed so much that it hardly resembles anything close to its original intent. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Bullish news lifts futures at week’s end

April 12, 2019   More...

Family ranch uses higher-end breed to produce healthier meat

FAIRMONT, Okla. (AP) - Linda Woodruff and her family raise the Japanese breed of Wagyu cattle on their family farm, Silverwood Wagyu, east of Fairmont.  More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report

CORPUS CHRISTI   Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs. Trout are fair to good over shell in Nueces Bay.  PORT MANSFIELD   More...

Obituaries

MERLE WHILLHOITE CONLEY

A beautiful stream of light appeared at dawn on Sunday, April 14, 2019 as our dear mother and grandmother, Merle Willhoite Conley, passed away surrounded by family at her home in Austin, Texas.  Merle Conley was a faithful and loving Christian s More...

BENNARD STRAUSS ROWLAND II

LASARA, TX - On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Bennard Strauss Rowland II, of La Sara, Texas went on to be with his parents Bennard and Verna Mae Rowland and his sister Billie and brother Otis “Dump” Rowland.  More...

JOSE GUADALUPE “LUPE” OLIVAREZ

SAN PERLITA - Jose Guadalupe “Lupe” Olivarez, 67, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Lyford, Texas at his residence. He was born on September 15, 1951 in Raymondville, Texas to Raul Olivarez, Jr. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ESTHER DEAR, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Esther Dear, Deceased, were issued on April 8, 2019, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 2019-PRB- 0009, to Josephine G. More...

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