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THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S FIFTH ANNUAL WILLACY COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE

Congrats to all the people that attended the THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S FIFTH ANNUAL WILLACY COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE More...

Texas Independence Chuckwagon Dinner

HATS OFF TO THE COOKS! - Texas Independence Chuckwagon Dinner held Sunday at the Willacy County Historical Museum was a great success. Live music, food and museum tours provided fun for the whole family. More...

2008 proves costly for Texas insurance industry

HOUSTON (AP) The Texas insurance industry lost nearly $1.4 billion in 2008 as the state was hammered by three hurricanes as well as several other major weather events. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

March 26, 2009

A better-than-expected weekly export sales report from USDA lent a positive tone to cotton futures trading on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Thursday morning. More...

USDA Responds to producer concern by Extending Sign-Up Date for DCP and Acre Programs

Anastacio Cavazos, Jr, Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Willacy County announced today that USDA has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1, to Aug. More...

TDA Market Recap

March 30, 2009

AUSTIN - (March 30, 2009) For the week ending March 28, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $4 higher per hundredweight. Fed cattle prices were slightly higher following a modest increase in beef prices. More...

Obituaries

PATRICIO RODRIGUEZ

SEBASTIAN, TX. - Patricio Rodriguez, 62, who died on Monday, March 23, 2009. Patricio was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; he enjoyed spending time surrounded by his family and grandchildren. More...

TOMAS REYES

Tomas Reyes, 87, passed away Monday, March 30, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. A rosary will be recited Thursday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Chapel. More...

MARCOS R. GARZA, SR.

LASARA, TX - Marcos R. Garza, Sr., 82, of LaSara, entered into rest Friday, March 27, 2009. He was born Sunday, February 13, 1927 at the Colimas Ranch, son of the late Marcos Garza and Flora Olivares. More...

Big celebration planned for Little League Opening Day April 4th

Little League opening day will be an all day affair beginning at Saturday 8:30 a.m. with ball games played all day and into the night at Smiley Park. More...

Photo

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S FIFTH ANNUAL WILLACY COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE had a great turnout Friday night. M.G.M.S. Pink Ladies & The T-Birds Twisting for a Cure were one of hand with their rock and roll theme. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Homeland Security Conference - too much material, too little time

Most of last week was spent in San Antonio at the Homeland Security Conference running from class to class. There was an overabundance of classes to attend from everything from Hurricane Preparation, to Border Security Information. More...

Budget-writing House committee continues work on plan for 2010-2011

AUSTIN - Through the week of March 23-27, the House Appropriations Committee and its various subcommittees toiled away at producing HB 1, a state budget for fiscal years 2010-2011. More...

TEXAS TIMES

Tax, borrow and spend: TM Not the answer

As we endure tough economic times, families across Texas are making hard choices and tightening their belts to be able to cover their expenses and provide for their children. Many Texans are looking for work. Small business owners are downsizing. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Kittelberger blasts Dr. Spence's letter

Editor, Several decades ago I moved my family to Willacy County to peruse a career and lifestyle change by becoming a fishing guide in Port Mansfield. Twenty-something years later it has proven to be a wise decision. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Gabby Uribe celebrated her 15th birthday on March 21 at El Toro Dance Hall. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Sewell. She was escorted by her brother, Marcus Uribe. Music was provided by Albert Zamorra y Talento. More...

Article

NORMA A. GUZMÁN, daughter of Guadalupe R. Guzmán and the late Arturo G. Guzmán completed her doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in Culture, Literacy and Language from the University of Texas at San Antonio, August 2008. More...

WOW!! FOURTEEN YEARS

It's time! Time for the Willacy County Crime Stoppers' 14th Annual Memorial Moon 1 mi. Walk and 5k Run that will be held Saturday, April 25, at 8 a.m. in front of the Raymondville High School Gymn. More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

Between the dates of February 26 and March 3, 2009 unknown person(s) committed a theft at the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation located at 1301 S. Buffalo Drive. Stolen was one orange Briggs & Stratton pressure washer. R.P.D. Case #09-0381. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MARCH 22 - 911 call/motorist assist - Deadman's Curve. Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. 911 call/reckless driver - Norias Ranch. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MARCH 25 - Burglary of a habitation, 1/4 mi. W. of FM 1015 on Hwy. 186, LaSara. Harassment, Shady Dr., Lyford. Burglary of a habitation, North Star Apts. Criminal trespass, FM 498, Lyford. Disorderly conduct, FM 498, Lyford. More...

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