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Guzman resigns from Housing Authority board

Gabe Guzman resigned his position as chairman of the Willacy County Housing Authority board last week in a letter submitted to the County Commissioners Court. More...

News

Texas faces rising cost for illegal immigrant care

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The cost of keeping illegal aliens in prison and providing them with medical care exceeded $250 million last year in Texas, according to state health and corrections officials. More...

High school athletes learn of alcohol dangers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Organizers of high school athletics in New Mexico want students across the nation to know Gabe Gurule's story. More...

Seeds From the Sower

A man, depressed and discouraged, was sitting on a corner, glaring misty-eyed at a torn piece of paper. More...

County Lifestyles

Bianca R. Rangel

Texas State University San Marcos announces that Bianca R. Rangel of Sebastian, earned “Dean’s List” recognition for excellent academic performance for the Fall 2010 semester. More...

Fashion director says watch for pantsuits, lace

DALLAS (AP) Ken Downing says the forecast calls for pantsuits, capes, fur, lace and, oh yes, feathers.   More...

Its a Boy!

Joel Daniel Munoz was born July 12, 2010 at 8:38am at VBMC in Harlingen. He weighed 5 lbs. 13.8 ozs. And was 18 inches long. Proud parents are Omar and Belia Munoz from San Perlita. More...

Crime & Courts

Brownsville man sentenced to 8 years for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ricardo Gracia, Jr., 35, of Brownsville, TX was found guilty on August 23, 2010 in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 8 years in the Texas Department of Criminal More...

Lasara man sentenced to 10 years for 1,584 lbs. of marijuana

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Bryon Nicholas Brown, 35, of La Sara, TX was found guilty on August 23, 2010 in the 197th District Court by Judge Migdalia Lopez and was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

AUGUST 15 - Abandoned Vehicle - No Name Gate.   P.O.M. Arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Found Property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   911 Call / Motorist Assist - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

City proposes 04.8¢ tax hike to balance budget

"Its as bad as I've ever seen," said City Manager Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia, describing Raymon-dville's budget outlook for the coming year.   More...

County elected officials expect to get raises

Few in the private sector are expecting to get raises this year. Those who have jobs are mostly just happy to be employed. More...

Voters will have choices in Navigation District Election

Critics of the Willacy County Navigation District have often complained that elections are not publicized and that board seats are handed down to individuals chosen by the other board members.   More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Old Songs Special Meanings

I was channel surfing the other night and I came across one of those commercials that advertise old country and western songs. I used to listen to those songs faithfully years back and knew most of the ones being sung on the commercial. More...

Kittelburger not a fan of Windfarms

Wind turbines are coming to Willacy County and soon your power bill will be going up. Recent newspaper articles have "heralded" the coming of wind turbines to Willacy County as if it was nothing but good news. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 19, 2010

Cotton prices rose for the first time in four days as signs of strong demand for U.S. supplies easily trumped disappointing economic news. More...

Farmland values rise more than expected

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) _ A Purdue University survey of Indiana farmland values has found that they rose between 4.5 percent and 6.3 percent statewide over the past year, more than expected. More...

TDA Market Recap August 23, 2010

AUSTIN - (August 23, 2010) For the week ending August 21, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, with some locations steady to $6 lower and others steady to $4 higher. More...

Obituaries

DANIEL “DAN” SOLIS REYNA

Daniel "Dan" Solis Reyna, was born on May 11, 1930 and passed away on August 14, 2010, at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville. He was preceded in death by his parents Adalberto Reyna and Dolores "Lola" Solis Reyna.   More...

ISABELLA BUXKEMPER WILDE

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Isabella O. Buxkemper was born April 10, 1924 in Frelsburg and married James L. Wilde (D 2-23-05) June 18, 1947.   More...

ANDRES D. TAMEZ

Andres D. Tarnez, 88 of Monte Alto, TX, entered into rest Thursday, August 19, 2010 in Edinburg Regional Medical Center.   He was born on June 27, 1922 in Willacy County, TX, son of the late Fidel M.and Feiicita (de la Rosa) Taxnez.   More...

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