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City retail sales up in June, reversing trend

City manager Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia told commissioners last night that the city posted its first retail sales tax collection increase in several months, in June. More...

News

WILLACY PROCESSING CENTER WOMEN IN CORRECTIONS

THE MISSION OF MTC’S WOMEN IN CORRECTIONS organization is to develop women (and men) to become empowered leaders in the corrections industry. More...

Tobin and Anne Armstrong among new inductees to Texas Heritage Hall of Honor

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS

Six prominent Texans have been selected for induction into the Texas Heritage Hall of Honor on September 24, opening day of the 2010 State Fair of Texas. More...

D. A. offers equipment to Game Warden to use in testing boaters for intoxication

The District Attorney announced today that County and District Attorney’s Office has received and loaned three Alcosensor portable breath test (PBT) devices to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens that are assigned to Willacy C More...

County Lifestyles

Lopez-Garcia

Mr. Florentino Jr. and Mrs. Rosa Lopez of Lyford, TX are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Naomi Marie Lopez, to Joel Garcia, son of Mr. Santos and Mrs. Guadalupe Garcia of Lyford, TX.   More...

Attention: RHS Class of 1991 Reunion

The Raymondville High School Class of 1991 is planning a 20 year reunion. It is scheduled for the weekend of October 29 (Homecoming weekend). More...

NO QUARTER II; IRON MAN’S 1ST VICTORY FIGHT

FANS FROM WILLACY COUNTY came out to show support for Gabriel “Iron Man” Garza (4th in the front row L to R, in the center) next to Alma Garza his wife. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

JULY 21 - Burglary of a building, West and Pauline, Sebastian.   Interference with child custody, Jones St., La Sara.   Criminal trespass, Jones St., La Sara.   Lost property, 200 blk E. 8th St., Lyford. More...

County judge elect calls for resignation of Guzman from Housing Authority board

County judge-elect John Gonzales is calling for Willacy Housing Authority chair Gabe Guzman to resign from the WCHA board for two reasons.   First, says Gonzales, "He does not live in Willacy County how can he represent Willacy County? More...

Man charged with robbery of Stripes and Lyford Superette stores

Police investigator Andy Maldonado told the Chronicle/ News Tuesday that a suspect in the robbery of the Stripes store at 10th and Hidalgo Ave. has been arrested.   Ruben Cisneros, 23, of 912 W. More...

District Attorney confirms Sheriff’s statement about deputy’s resignation

Willacy County and District Attorney Bernard Ammerman said recently that the reason given county commissioners concerning the resignation of Sheriff’s deputy John Cisneros is the true reason that Cisneros left the department.   More...

Editorial & Columns

132nd Annual Sheriffs Training Conference-Ft. Worth, Texas

Behind the Badge

Well, here we are in the middle of July already and that means it’s time to travel to our annual Sheriff’s Training Conference. This year’s conference will be held in Ft. More...

Billie Pickard was a friend to many and a big asset to Willacy County

Willacy County lost another good citizen last week with the death of Billie Pickard. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 22, 2010

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rose Thursday as available cotton stocks were whittled away, and end-users strategized means to acquire more fiber. More...

Flood water rising again in Starr County

RIO GRANDE CITY - Flood waters have inched back up almost a foot on inundated portions of Starr County, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service and county emergency personnel. Until recently, flood waters had been receding.   More...

TDA Market Recap - July 26, 2010

AUSTIN - (July 26, 2010) For the week ending July 24, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight, though a few locations were as much as $5 lower. More...

Obituaries

In Loving Memory of

Robert N. Almanza 11/27/68 - 7/24/03

7TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY More...

BERNARD WOLTERING KIRSCH

Bernard Woltering Kirsch, better known as B.W. or Ben of Raymondville, TX passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at the “Aurora House,” Hospice Foundation, in Weslaco, TX. He was born to R.R. and Adele (Woltering) Kirsch in St. More...

BILLIE RUTH CONLEY PICKARD

RAYMONDVILLE - Billie Ruth Conley Pickard passed away at the age of 85, July 21, 2010, at home after a year-long battle with Non- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Charles C. More...

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