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County chooses low bidder to do $276,005 road work in Colonias

At a special meeting on June 18th Willacy County Commissioners awarded $276,004.95 in road and drainage construction to the low bidder, Jimmy Closner and Sons. More...

Retirement Party planned June 30 for Judge Richard Solis

Willacy County's longest serving Justice of the Peace has announced his retirement after 16 years on the job. More...

News

Indiana lawyer found asleep in trash can

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana lawyer who was found asleep headfirst in a neighbor's trash can after a night of drinking has apologized and says he's embarrassed. More...

Woman dead 5 years found in abandoned funeral home

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The body of a woman dead since 2004 was left in a San Antonio funeral home that had shut down the week before. More...

Woman dies in explosion of alleged meth lab

ATHENS, Texas (AP) - A 28- year-old man is being held in the Henderson County Jail on a murder charge after a woman died following a chemical explosion at an alleged methamphetamine lab. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market weekly

June 18, 2009

Lower four consecutive days, futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) shot higher Thursday in a shift attributed to fund and speculative buying rather than a move driven by demand. More...

TDA Market Recap June 22, 2009

AUSTIN - (June 22, 2009) For the week ending June 20, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $3 lower per hundredweight, with a few areas $2 higher. More...

Obituaries

ANTOINETTE G. VUITTONET, RN

Antoinette G. Vuittonet, 50, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen, TX. She was born on June 13, 1958 to Grace and Tony Soto in Fresno, CA. More...

FIDEL VILLARREAL

SEBASTIAN - Fidel Villarreal, 82, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Sunshine Haven in Olmito, TX. A rosary was recited Friday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Funeral Home Chapel. More...

PEDRO G. MORENO

Pedro G. Moreno, Sr., 71, loving husband, great father and wonderful grandfather passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009 at his home in Raymondville. A rosary was recited Sunday, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. More...

Willacy Grand Jury no bills Mata and Guerrero in shooting death of Pedro Lopez

The Willacy County Grand Jury declined to indict Manuel Mata, 27, and Daniel Guerrero, 28, in connection with the shooting death of Pedro Lopez, 30, and issued a "No bill" on the first degree murder charge. More...

Governor Rick Perry signs Bill increasing Navigation District board to five

Senate Bill 2569 authored by State Senator Eddie Lucio (D) of Brownsville has been signed into law by Governor Rick Perry (R) and will take effect on Sept. 1, 2009. More...

County hires architect for court house remodeling

The Willacy County Courthouse has been in bad shape for many years. The roof leaks and every time it rains hard, the basement fills up with water. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Camping and fun at Summer Camps

I don't know how your Father's Day went but mine, thanks to my wife and her support and kindness and the calls from all four sons, made my father's day a great one. The wife and I went out Saturday to do a little shopping and grab a bite to eat. More...

Seeds from the Sower

A man asked a ball player, "What's the score?" "Thirty to nothing," he answered. "You're losing," he said. " No," replied the boy, "we haven't been to bat yet." As long as they hadn't been to bat, they could hope. More...

Letters

Kittelberger happy about expanded Navigation Dist. board

June 22, 2009 Editor, On June 19, 2009 Governor Rick Perry signed into law SB- 2569. This will profoundly change the Willacy County Navigation District by increasing the current three member Board to five members. More...

County Lifestyles

DeWitt-Witte

Charlotte and John Lee Dewitt of Raymondville, Texas along with Joyce and Randy Witte of Karnes City, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children Patricia Kathleen DeWitt to Jarrett Randall Witte. More...

BRIDAL SHOWER FOR JENNIFER CAVAZOS

A shower was held in honor of bride-elect, Jennifer Cavazos by her family on Sunday, June 14th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall. More...

Article

ON MAY 17, 2009, ANA MARIA VILLEGAS, daughter of Dario and Maria Villegas of Lyford, graduated from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. She specialized in International & Comparative Law. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Willacy County Navigation District vs Sean J. Donnelly and Don McMasters d/b/a Bestcon Construction - damages. Hilco Receivables, LLC vs Adelita R. Gaitan - debt. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 22- Assault by threat, 600 blk W. San Francisco. Failed to yield to pedestrian, 600 blk W. Hidalgo. Arrested: Jaime Garcia, execution of warrants x2, injury to a child and assault causing bodily injury (FV), 100 blk W. Hidalgo. More...

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JUNE 17 - Execution of warrant, Arnulfo Reyes, Willacy County Jail. Execution of warrant, Adolfo Tagle, Willacy County Jail. Execution of warrant, Viviano Adolfo Sierra, Willacy County Jail. More...

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