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CONGRESSMAN SOLOMON ORTIZ brought news of a $4 million water and waste water disposal loan and grant from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. More...

News

Deported sex offender arrested in Arizona

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Mexican man who's a deported sex offender has been arrested in Arizona. U.S. More...

Texas man sentenced for killing man on sidewalk

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A Texas man will spend up to 10 years in prison for driving onto a sidewalk in central Illinois last year and killing a local man. More...

Naked man paces atop billboard for almost 4 hours

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A busy Fort Worth street was closed for four hours while police tried to talk a naked man down from atop a billboard. More...

Farm & Ranch

Deadline is May 24 for Tri-County Hayland and Improved Pasture Field Day

Ranchers, wildlife management specialists and others interested in learning more about hayland and pasture management will have an opportunity on May 27 at the Wesley Valerius Farms, half a mile north of FM 107 on Tamm Lane Road, Combes, Texas. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

May 6, 2010

As commodity and equity losses eased after the rallying U.S. dollar sent prices sprawling, cotton prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) bounced higher from three-week lows on Wednesday. More...

TDA Market Recap

May 10, 2010

AUSTIN - (May 10, 2010) For the week ending May 8, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were again mixed, from $4 lower per hundredweight to $5 higher compared to a week ago.  More...

Obituaries

BROTHER LARRY GAUTHIER, SCJ

Brother Larry Gauthier, SCJ, died on Saturday, May 8, 2010 after a lengthy illness. Br. Larry was 83 when he died. Professed in 1952, he had been with the SCJs for almost 60 years. More...

OSCAR AGUIRRE

FORTH WORTH - Oscar Aguirre, 62, a very loving brother, husband and friend, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010. Funeral was held at 10 a m. Monday, May 10, 2010, in Greenwood Chapel. Interment followed at Greenwood Memorial Park. More...

Old Whitewing Hotel going down, begining Monday

City commissioners talked about many things at their regular meeting Tuesday and one of the more interesting things discussed was the planned demolition of the old eyesore on East Hidalgo Ave., once known as the Whitewing Hotel.   More...

Alien stash house raided, 2 men charged with smuggling

Two Willacy County men have been denied bond after two illegal aliens escaped a Raymondville stash house in search of food.   US. Border Patrol agents arrested Martin Andrade Jr. More...

Lyford & Sebastian to benefit from $7.4 million rural development funding

LYFORD, USDA Rural Development State Director, Paco Valentin, presented ceremonial checks totaling $7.4 million to Willacy County Monday. More...

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KATRINA ZAMORANO commanded the pitcher’s circle during the Lady Bulldogs victory over Hondo in the area round of the playoffs held in Calallen this past week. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

National Police Week May 9-15, 2010

Today in the United States alone, some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. They serve with valor and distinction, and for the most part, with great success.  More...

State Capitol Highlights

‘Winning’ candidate's withdrawal creates unusual election situation

AUSTIN An unusual special election situation has produced the need for a ruling by Secretary of State Esperanza "Hope" Andrade, the state's chief elections officer.   More...

Letters

11-year-old Christian explains why kids should go to church

Jesus lives, that’s why you go to church, He lives. Isn’t that amazing? Why wouldn’t anyone want to come praise this awesome King of Kings? Church is a wonderful and amazing place. More...

Pot holes a big problem, reader says

Why not do a story of all the pot holes located at the intersections of Bulldog Ave and Simon Gomez Rd. Along Simon Gomez Rd and the intersection of Glen Lofton St. The roads are a disgrace and have been for months. More...

County Lifestyles

Zeta Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International initiate two new members

On Saturday, May 1, 2010 the Zeta Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International initiated Gloria Ventura and Micaela Wright as two new members of the chapter. More...

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Ted Joseph Whitworth earned his PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of Texas Medical Branch Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the 2010 Commencement on May 1, 2010 in Galveston, T More...

Hidden treasures and collection at Willacy County Historical Museum

The Willacy County Historical Museum is ready to move into the 21st century with new board members who have a vision for the future of this small town museum packed with hidden treasures and collections.   More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MAY 2 - Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   P.O.C.S. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 10 - Burglary of building, 500 blk N. 7th.   Theft, over $50, under $500, 300 blk E. Harris.   Assault causing bodily injury (FV), 800 blk S. Washington.   Incident, 600 blk W. White. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MAY 5 - Animal call, W. 8th St., La Sara.   Welfare concern, 1761 W. of Bus. 77, Raymondville.   Animal call, Old Ham St., La Sara.   MAY 6 - Harassment, 100 blk E. 8th St., Sebastian. More...

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