September 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Hommel case reset for Oct. 23 in 197th court

A status hearing on several criminal charges pending against Stephen Dale Hommel was reset Monday for Oct. 23 by a visiting judge in 197th state District Court in Raymondville.  More...

Trucker case expected to last three weeks

The trial of a Weslaco truck driver on charges of criminally negligent homicide for allegedly causing the deaths of four Lasara family members has been delayed until an Oct. 23 status hearing in 197th state District Court.  More...

News

UNIDAD Tobacco and Prevention Control Coalition to serve Cameron and Willacy County

There will be a UNIDAD meeting on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 12:00 noon at the Reber Memorial Library.  More...

NASA center in Alabama gets 1st woman as permanent director

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. More...

Prisoners celebrate Diez y Seis de Septiembre as rain begins

As heavy rain moved into Willacy County on Friday, brought by a tropical depression, more than 500 prisoners at the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility were outdoors celebrating Diez y Seis de Septiembre, or Mexican independence day.  More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

A happy place defined

We all need a happy place, or at the very least can benefit from one - or a dozen, take your pick. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one happy place. Go ahead; grab a few. They’re free!  More...

San Perlita School News

AROUND CAMPUS   The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Mr. More...

Obituaries

MARY “LELA” CASILLAS

RAYMONDVILLE - Mary “Lela” Casillas, 74, was welcomed to her heavenly home on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

SAMUEL MONTALVO

SEBASTIAN - Samuel Montalvo, Jr., 80, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on May 7, 1938 in Santa Monica, TX to Samuel and Rafaela (Cavazos) Montalvo, Sr.  More...

ARNALDO “ARNIE” RODRIGUEZ

LYFORD, TEXAS -Arnaldo “Arnie” Rodriguez of Lyford, Texas was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 51 years of age. He was born in Raymondville, TX to Ubaldo and Paulina Rodriguez.  More...

Confessed child molester gets seven years’ probation

A Raymondville man who pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual assault of a child was sentenced to seven years’ probation, must pay a $2,500 fine, register as sex offender, put up a sign to warn neighbors and visitors, pay court costs, may not own More...

Two more 8-liner cases filed, injunctions denied

A visiting judge on Monday ruled against requests to reopen two more Sebastian 8- liner arcades. The arcades were closed by Willacy County in February when it enacted an ordinance to regulate the “maquinitas.”  More...

Jury being formed for trial of second defendant in Border Patrol agent killing

A second capital murder trial for the 2014 killing of offduty Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. of Kingsville, is still in the jury selection phase in 197th state District Court in Brownsville.  Javier Vega Jr. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Billboards, signs, placards, and t-shirts

Here's your sign! Everywhere we turn these days we observe signs. There are signs in all shapes and sizes, and they all carry a message that someone thinks is important enough that you must read. Signs have been around for some time.  More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Production estimate outweighs storm fears

September 14, 2018   More...

Drought, rains hurt Texas cotton

While recent rainfall has led to strung out cotton with sprouting in some parts of Texas, drought has led to abandonment in others. As a result, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has altered its forecasted yield for the nation.  More...

Farm Bureau urges timely passage of farm bill

Time is running out before the current farm bill expires, but the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is hopeful Congress will enact the 2018 Farm Bill before the Sept. 30 deadline. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 17 - Supplement report, 400 blk S. 1st St.  Burglaryof habitation, 700 blk W. Rodriguez.  Minor accident, 300 blk W. Hidalgo.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 100 blk S. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

SEPTEMBER 12 - Assist other agency (arrest), U.S. 77 and Spur 56, Lyford.  Execution of warrant/burglary of habitation; violation of protective order; probation violation - arrested: Leo R. Cavazos - W.C. Sheriff Dept. Jail.  More...

District Clerk Report

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC vs Adrian Martinez - contracts: debt contracts.  Willacy County, City of Raymondville and RISD vs Frank Sanchez (deceased), et al - tax suits.  Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC vs Elizabeth Alvarez - con More...

Legals

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS

HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF CLAUDETTE M. THOMAS, Deceased AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 294, TEXAS PROBATE CODE

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of CLAUDETTE M. THOMAS were issued on the 18th day of May, 2018, in Cause No. 2018-PRB-0012, in the County Court of Willacy County, Texas to CLAUDETTE THOMAS. More...

NOTICE

Application is being made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Wine Only Package Store Permit, Beer Retailer’s Off-Premise License, Local Cartage Permit, and Package Store Tasting Permit by HEB Beverage Company LLC d/b/a HEB Food More...

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