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AMMERMAN NAMED REGION 4 DIRECTOR OF THE TEXAS DISTRICT AND COUNTY ATTORNEY ASSOCIATION

- The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that District Attorney Bernard W. More...

Police plan arrest warrant roundup in DWI cases

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State and local law enforcement plan a roundup of more than 1,000 New Mexicans wanted for drunken driving offenses. More...

TKD Championship

TAEKWONDO STUDENTS returned to Willacy County victorious after competing at the 8th Annual A.M.T.A. TKD Championship at South Padre Island on Sept. 11. More...

Farm & Ranch

Ind. corn comes in sooner, faster, better in 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana’s corn harvest is off to a strong start.   A Purdue University Extension expert said Tuesday that the harvest started sooner and is moving quicker than average. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 23, 2010

For the first time since February of 2005, cotton futures prices broke the one dollar barrier on Thursday. After rocketing to a 15-year high, the market plummeted more than 200 points to finish the day with a respectable, though modest, gain.   More...

About 250 hurricane clean-up jobs to be created

McALLEN, Sept. 16 Workforce Solutions/Lower Rio Grande Valley has announced it is to receive a $4.1 million federal grant that will allow for the hiring of more than 250 temporary workers. More...

Obituaries

Clinton Manges one of Texas’ last great oilmen dead at 87

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - South Texas rancher Clinton Manges, one of the state's last great oil tycoons who hobnobbed with political elite and owned a professional football team before spending time in prison, has died. He was 87.   More...

KENNETH MARK (KENNY) HAYNES

RAYMONDVILLE - Kenneth Mark (Kenny) Haynes passed away September 24, 2010, surrounded by his adoring family at the age of 61 at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Hospital.   He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. More...

FLORA PEREZ GARCIA

LYFORD - Flora Perez Garcia, 60, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Flora was born November 6, 1949 in Brownsville, TX to Narcisco and Maria Delores (Jimenez) Perez.  More...

Gonzales getting early start on County Judge job Commissioners agree to pay him $3,000 month as "County Transition Advisor" in Oct., Nov. & Dec.

A Lousiana politician was once quoted as saying, "If we don't get that guy out of office, there won't be anything left to steal."   That statement could be paraphrased in Willacy County to say, "If we don't get the two lame ducks out of office More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Never let yesterday use up today

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about yesterday? Are you one of those who dwell on mistakes or problems from your past? If you are, you’re probably in a larger group than most think. More...

Seeds From The Sower

Years ago a sailing ship was blown off course. They ran out of fresh water, and the passengers were dying of thirst.   In their darkest hour a ship approached them. More...

Letters

Let us start anew

The November election is almost upon us. The importance of this election cannot be overestimated. Although President Obama will not be running for reelection at this time, he cannot be left out of the equation. More...

County Lifestyles

Port of Galveston upgrade for bigger Carnival ship

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The Port of Galveston will undergo nearly $11 million in renovations to help prepare for the 2011 arrival of Carnival Magic, the cruise line’s newest and largest vessel.   More...

Artist of the Month

MYRILLA SPARHAWK is the Willacy County Art League “Artist of the Month.” More...

Art league to teach jewelry making

In its continuing quest to bring more avenues of artistic expression to the community, The Willacy County Art League is pleased to announce a new Jewelry Making Series hosted by Cynthia Correa Merritt, local jewelry maker and artist. More...

Crime & Courts

Youth sentenced to 15 months for Myra Green break in

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Michael Angel Cantu, 17, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of burglary of a building and sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in state jail and restitution to the victim.&n More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

SEPTEMBER 19 - Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Accident (minor) - Large Rest Area, no injuries.   Motorist assist - Large Rest Area. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

SEPTEMBER 26 - Burglary of building, 700 blk S. 7th.   Incident, 900 blk W. Raymond.   Criminal mischief, 600 blk W. Yturria.   Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 200 blk N. 3rd St.   Theft, under $50, 100 blk S. More...

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