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Lyford Financial Report gets good marks from CPA

Danny Coyle and David Longoria from Long Chilton, LLP Harlingen certified public accountants reported to Lyford City Commissioners Tuesday evening on their evaluation of the city's financial situation.   More...

Police issue warrant for suspect in stolen benches case

Police stopped a suspect and found several concrete benches in his truck, the same benches reported stolen from the Raymondville Memorial Cemetery recently. More...

Kenedy County reopens renovated courthouse

Kenedy County cut the ribbon and opened the front doors of their newly remodeled courthouse during a ceremony held in Sarita this past Friday. The ceremony punctuated a project which started in July 2008 and cost approximately $3.5 million.   More...

News

DA and the Boy Scouts work to provide drug education for school children

The Boyscouts of America and John Hubert, the Kleberg & Kenedy County District Attorney worked together with the Kleberg County Commissioner’s Court to provide $10,000 of the District Attorney’s asset forfeiture funds to help provide dru More...

Training Seminars

THE KLEBERG AND KENEDY COUNTIES DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE has continued its four year series of free seminars for local law enforcement with a legislative update class given at Texas A&M Kingsville on Friday, May 14, 2010. More...

Willacy County Schools’ Honor Roll

Fifth Six Weeks Honor Roll 2009-2010

LASARA ISD   FIRST GRADE ALL A - Elias Centeno, Charlotte Garcia, Delicia D. Guerra, Rogelio Huitron, Britney G. Mujica, Sophia R. Salazar, Kayden I. Salinas, Janelle L. Tamez, Ronny T. Trevino, Ramiro Villa.   More...

County Lifestyles

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  Brandon Pines signs letter of intent to play with Sul Ross State University in Alpine , Texas . Pines will be playing football with “The Lobos” this fall. Ray Gray signed earlier with West Texas State A & M. More...

JASON OROZCO

JASON OROZCO IS THE 2ND PLACE WINNER of the Willacy County Art League Scholarship. This $500.00 award is funded through the Harlingen Art Forum. More...

$1,000.00 scholarship

WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE 2010-2011 FIRST PLACE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER is Steven Balboa, son of Dagoberto Balboa and grandson of Dagoberto and Ascencion Balboa of Lyford. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 30 - Assault by contact (FV), 500 blk W. Tampico.   Incident, South Padre Island.   Harassment, 800 blk W. White.   Violation of protective order, 100 blk S. King.   Incident, 400 blk W. San Francisco. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MAY 23 - Possession of dangerous drugs - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Found property x2 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   911 call/motorist assist - Norias Ranch. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   The State of Texas vs 1999 Dodge Durango, MX Tamaulipas: ZYC-78-13, VIN #1B4HS28Y3 XF619571, and all contents, seizure and intended forfeiture. More...

Lyford to use $72,713 bonus to continue improvements on Glen Lot ton Street

The City of Lyford got 287,000 in federal funds which they are using for paving improvements on Glen Lofton Street. Tuesday evening they learned that another $72,713 had been added to the project. More...

Lyford voters to decide sales tax increase in November

Tiny Lyford is one of only a few south Texas communities that actually show an increase in retail sales for the first eight months of the current fiscal year.   More...

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES

HONOR GUARD MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES were held throughout Willacy County Monday morning to honor fallen soldiers and veterans. More...

Charles Beasley dies in Houston

A good Willacy County man is gone. Charles Beasley, 90, died in Houston this week. He was successful in many different endeavors and a complete list of his accomplishments may be found in his obituary on Page 11. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

We honored their service by honoring their memory

We just finished our Memorial Day activities and I want to reflect on a few things this week.  More...

Seeds From the Sower

Red Skelton's little boy, Richard, was ill and growing weaker. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

May 27, 2010

The cotton market seemed mostly unfazed by the volatile outside markets this week. The buoyancy was credited to the fact that fundamental news in the cotton market has remained positive. More...

Rancher keeps a herd of water buffalo

WILLISTON, Fla. (AP) - When Hugh Popenoe first saw a water buffalo lumbering in a rice paddy in Thailand in 1951, he thought the animals would be perfect to clear weed-choked waterways in Florida and the Southeast. More...

Rancher sentenced for bank fraud

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A central Kansas man who admitted lying about owning cattle to secure a bank loan is going to prison for 15 months.   Forty-five-year-old Patrick Renz of Rush Center had pleaded guilty earlier this year to bank fraud. More...

Obituaries

MARJORIE E. GARCIA

Marjorie “Margie” Emeline Garcia passed away peacefully at her home in Corpus Christi surrounded by her loving family at her side on May 24, at the age of 77. She was born in Raymondville, Texas on November 13, 1932 to Edward Bohls Sr. More...

CHARLES PLESS BEASLEY

Charles Beasley of Raymondville, Texas died peacefully in his sleep on May 29th, 2010 in Houston. Born in Hubbard, Texas in 1920 to Ernest and Bertha Beasley, Charles was the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. More...

FRANCISCA C. AHUMADA

SAN PERLITA - Francisca C. Ahumada, 89, of San Perlita, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Retama Manor Nursing Home.   She was born on December 31, 1920, daughter of the late Antonio and Catarina (Garcia) Chavez.   More...

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