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Attorneys to provide free legal aid to couples seeking to divorce

Many individuals in Willacy County have marital problems that lead them to file for divorce. Unfortunately, because of our high rate of poverty most of these individuals don't have the money to hire an attorney to represent their interests. More...

News

First United Methodist Church will host BBQ lunch Monday, Memorial Day, May 25

First United Methodist Church will host a BBQ lunch fundraiser on Monday, Memorial Day, May 25, starting at 11 a.m. The plates will be $5, and will include beef brisket, potato salad, beans and rice. More...

Summer Youth Activities Calendar

Summer Youth Calendar "United in Willacy" will be distributing a summer event calendar for youth, children and families. Churches, pastors and organizations are invited to contact Rev. More...

House adopts DPS overhaul

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to an overhaul of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the state's top law enforcement agency which has been criticized for numerous problems including staffing levels when More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

May 18, 2009

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rose and fell this week in a search for clear direction. More...

Agriculture Hall of Fame struggling for money, attendance

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) - A sharp drop in its investment fund and in attendance is forcing the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame to look for some new ideas to raise money. More...

Emergency farm loan applications being accepted

Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by drought, above normal temperatures, and associated wild fires on January 1, 2009 and continuing are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office located in Edinburg, Arnulfo E. More...

Obituaries

ESTEBAN TOVAR, JR.

Esteban Tovar, Jr., 46, of Raymondville, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009. He was born in Raymondville on January 28, 1963 to Esteban Tovar, Sr. and Felipa Tovar. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MAY 12 - Theft, FM 491, Lyford. Burglary, FM 491, Lyford. Execution of warrant. Arrested: George W. Wilson, W.C.S.O. Assault, 1762 W. CR 200, Raymondville. MAY 13 - Assault by contact, San Perlita ISD. Harassment, CR 2400 W. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 14 - Burglary of a building, 100 blk S. 5th. Burglary of a building, 300 blk W. Kimball. Burglary of a building, 100 blk N. 5th. Recovered runaway, 700 blk W. Hidalgo. Disorderly conduct, assisted other agency, 800 blk W. Main. More...

Swine Flu

Cameron County has 61 and Hidalgo has 37 while Starr County has 11 cases of Swine Flu, according to a May 19 article in the Brownsville Herald and also reported by the Valley Morning Star. More...

LYFORD'S NEW MAYOR TAKES OFFICE

On May 15 at noon family and well wishers gathered in the Lyford City Hall to witness the oaths of office for city commissioners and a new mayor. Henry de la Paz was sworn into a two year term as mayor. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

May their service and memories forever be with us

You may be a veteran or you may have a relative who has served, or is still serving in the military. More...

Seeds From the Sower

One week, while preaching in west Texas, some cowboys won my heart. They invited me to a round up and offered to teach me to throw a lasso. Riding a horse, I threw a lasso, and I wrapped it around my horse and myself. More...

Memorial Day is for Patriots

In some circles, patriotism has become a synonym for arrogant or jingoistic. Some people even use it as apolitical weapon; "Don't question my patriotism," they say. More...

County Lifestyles

Muniz-Castillo

Miss Krystal Muniz will become the bride of Isaac Castillo. The double ring ceremony takes place on Saturday afternoon, May 23, in the Assembly of God's Church (Dios Es Amor) in Lyford, with the Rev. Julio De La Cruz officiating the holy union. More...

35th Wedding Anniversary

Rene and Noemi Garza will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 24, 2009. Their children and grandchildren will be hosting a dinner party Saturday at Casa Blanca. More...

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CHRISTINE MICHELLE BRUCE, daughter of Kenneth and Valerie Bruce of Raymondville, completed her Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Texas-Pan American on May 9, 2009. Christine graduated with honors of Magna Cum Laude. More...

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