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WILD IN WILLACY 2010! Coming Friday & Saturday

Get ready Willacy County! The Wild in Willacy Boot Fest will kick off Friday, October 30th with a Children’s program offered to all Willacy County fourth graders at the Raymondville Historical Museum. More...

News

1,810-pound pumpkin named world’s heaviest

NEW RICHMOND, Wisconsin (AP) - Guinness World Records has confirmed that a massive pumpkin grown in Wisconsin is officially the world's heaviest.   The gourd grown this year by Chris Stevens of New Richmond tips the scales at 1,810.5 pounds. More...

Lyford CISD to honor Veterans

Lyford Consolidated Independent School District, The Home of Patriotism, will be hosting its 22" Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11, 2010. The event will be held at Bulldog Stadium at 9:30 a.m. More...

Husband sentenced to life in wife’s 2008 death

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A 63-year-old Odessa man has been sentenced to life in prison over the 2008 death of his wife during what he claimed was an exorcism.   Jan David Clark was found guilty Thursday of murdering Susan K. More...

County Lifestyles

Project Undercover

LYFORD GIRL SCOUTS participated in "Project Undercover" Make a Difference Day by collecting new packaged underclothes, sheets and comforting toys for children removed from homes. More...

Patrol Vessel Commissioned in honor and memory of fallen Game Warden

This past weekend the Texas Parks and Wildlife 29 patrol vessel was commissioned as PV Bruce Hill in honor of former Panola County Game Warden Bruce Hill. More...

New Sign

NEW SIGN IN FRONT OF THE UTB/TSC LEARNING CENTER lists all of the organizations housed in the 13,000 sq. ft. building. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

OCTOBER 20 - Execution of warrant/motion to revoke probation DWI (95) Mariano Rios, Willacy County Sheriff Department Jail.   Harassment, N. Monterrey, Raymondville.   Criminal mischief, E. Hwy. 186, Raymondville. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

OCTOBER 17 - Motorist Assist - Armstrong.   OCTOBER 18 - Impounded Vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   D.W.I. Arrest - Norias Ranch Alarm - Sarita.   Impounded Vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

OCTOBER 25 - Graffiti, 200 blk King.   Theft, under $50, City of Raymondville.   Incident: disorderly conduct, 1100 blk E. Hidalgo.   Found property, 100 blk S. Exp. 77.   Duty upon striking unattended vehicle, 700 blk S. More...

700 kids expected at Halloween Safe Haven Sunday night on H-E-B Parking lot

In many communities kids roam the streets on Halloween night, pulling pranks and collecting candy by Trick or Treat Halloween is a time for taffic accidents involving kids and for problems caused by sexual predators.   More...

City denys variance for game rooms

Ben Cortez, a local game room operator asked commissioners Tuesday to allow two variances to the City Gaming ordinance #1142. He was turned down on both. More...

Willacy County traffic stop yields 11 pound of cocaine

A Brownsville man is behind bars after a traffic stop in Willacy County yielded 11 pounds of cocaine in his dashboard according to KGBT, Channel 4 TV.   It all happened on U.S. Highway 77 north of Raymondville on Friday. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Yankees to watch World Series on TV

Just in case you haven’t been keeping up with the baseball season, which seems to get longer each year, the Yankees will be watching the World Series on TV this year. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Politicians stage final blitzes before Election Day

AUSTIN - Political candidates, now in their final week of campaigning before the Nov. More...

Farm & Ranch

Game Warden Field Notes reveal variety of hunting & fishing violations

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.   Tag, you’re busted...   More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 21, 2010   Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) locked limit-up Friday on concerns that an overnight hailstorm damaged the crop in West Texas.   More...

TDA Market Recap October 25, 2010

AUSTIN - For the week ending Oct. 23, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $6 higher per hundredweight with a few to $2 lower and some to $10 higher. More...

Obituaries

MARCIANO HERNANDEZ

Marciano Hernandez, 88, was born on May 24, 1922 in Mexico and entered the Lord’s heavenly kingdom on Sunday, October 24, 2010 in Harlingen, TX. More...

FLORENTINO CASTRO

LYFORD - Florentino Castro, 78, of Lyford, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX.   He was born on June 3, 1932 in Rio Hondo, TX, son of Florentino and Manuelita (Perez) Castro, Sr. More...

OSCAR M. GARCIA

SEBASTIAN - Oscar M. Garcia, 79, of Sebastian, TX, entered into rest Monday, October 25, 2010 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.   He was born on November 4, 1930 in Lyford, TX, son of Manuel and Yldefonsa (Martinez) Garcia.   More...

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