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10th Annual "Christmas in August" coming Friday at Smiley Park

For the past nine years members of Communities Against Substance Abuse (C.A.S.A.) along with employees of the Rio Grande Valley Council have worked together promoting the dangers of substance abuse and alcohol abuse within Willacy County. More...

Texas' severe drought worsens, draws national attention

AUSTIN - In mid-July, Texas AgriLife Extension Service estimated agricultural losses at about $4 billion. And now, nearly 80 counties are in a state of emergency due to severe drought conditions ruining crops and endangering livestock. More...

Texas sales tax break for shoppers is Aug. 21-23

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The annual Texas sales tax break weekend will be Aug. 21-23 as students prepare to return to school and other shoppers also benefit. More...

County Lifestyles

MSGT MARTIN E MUNIZ BIOGRAPHY

Master Sergeant Martin E. Muniz is 45 years old and was born in San Fernando Tamaulipas on 2 Sept 1963. Master Sergeant Muniz is a native of Mexico and is married to the former Isabel Rodriguez of Sebastian Texas. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. at the RHS gym. More...

LHS '79-'81 HS Planning Committee

The next planning committee of the '79, '80 and '81 class of Lyford High School will be on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Harlingen. For more information call (956) 689-5172 or (956) 975-0603 or by email to bulldog booster@yahoo.com. More...

Obituaries

RICHARD BERWICK (DICK) MCGREGOR

Richard Berwick (Dick) McGregor, born in Corpus Christi, TX on February 11, 1936, was called to Heaven on June 30, 2009. Dick was a beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend to many people. More...

OLIVIA FLORES REYNA

Olivia Flores Reyna, age 84, passed away on July 28, 2009. She was born in La Parra Ranch in Kenedy County April 23, 1925. She raised a daughter, Olivia Sanchez and a nephew, Jaime Gonzales. More...

MOSES (MULETAS) FLORES

Moses (Muletas) Flores, 79, born on September 4, 1929 passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville. A rosary will be held Friday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Chapel. More...

Local TAKS scores released, most schools do well

The Texas Education Agency recently released its statewide classifications for each school district's scores in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills during the 2008-2009 school year. More...

State awards $937,120 to Loaves & Fishes to combat Willacy homelessness

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a significant award of federal stimulus funding to a nonprofit organization serving Willacy County designed to mitigate and prevent the effects of homelessness bot More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Christmas in August

For the past ten years C.A.S.A. (Communities Against Substance Abuse) working together with members from the Rio Grande Valley Council have worked hard and raised finds to be able to give away free school supplies to families in Willacy County. More...

How early Texans beat the heat

Texans are no strangers to hot summers. This year's record temperatures, however, are causing even the most seasoned Texans to find creative ways to beat the heat. More...

Farm & Ranch

Willacy County 4-H places high at district competition

Willacy County 4-H as a whole established themselves as a successful team during our annual District 12 Record Book competition. More...

July 30, 2009

After closing lower six out of seven consecutive sessions, cotton prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rose Thursday as commodities and equities rallied while the U.S. dollar softened. More...

Dairy Farms-Aid - USDA will aid struggling dairy farms

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department is helping struggling dairy farmers by raising the price the government pays for milk and cheddar cheese through a dairy price support program. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Gerald Sullivan, Rosalinda Sullivan, Jointly and Individually as Next Friends of Lauren Marie Sullivan; Gerald Louise Sullivan; Steve Sullivan and Danielle Sullivan; Adam Reyes and Casey Reyes,Jointly and Indiviudally as Next Friends More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JULY 26 - Motorist assist - Tullidos Park. Medical emergency - Large Rest Area. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Road hazard - Santa Berta Ranch. Fire - Rudolph Tower. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

JULY 29 - Civil matter, Big O St., Lyford. Public intoxication, Juan Jose Perez, 6th and San Francisco, Raymondville. Criminal matter, 5th and Jones, La Sara. Abandoned vehicle, Laguna and Legion, Port Mansfield. More...

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