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Gas prices hit high mark across Texas

IRVING, Texas (AP) - A spike in crude oil prices has pushed Texas retail gasoline prices to their highest point in nearly two years. More...

Workforce Solutions announces 2011 Board of Directors/Officers

MCALLEN - Workforce Solutions/Lower RGV announced the new Officers of the 2011 Board of Directors during its annual Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, December 8th. Mrs. Dalinda Guillen will serve as Chairwoman, Dr. More...

Long-time Sheriffs’ Dept. Staffer Gloria Garza retires

If you have been around Willacy County for any time at all, and especially if you've been around the Sheriff's Offices, you've had the opportunity to meet the Sheriffs Administrative Assistant, Gloria G. Garza. More...

Obituaries

MANUEL P. BESERRA, JR.

HOUSTON - Manuel P. Beserra, Jr., 57, passed away Monday, December 13, 2010. Manuel was born on January 4, 1953 in Lyford to Manuel Sr. and Maria (Perez) Beserra. Manuel was the owner of Beserra Tireshop for 26 years.   More...

HARVEY GILES WITTE

Harvey Giles Witte, 84, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 in Harlingen, Texas. He was born on June 30, 1926 in Agua Dulce, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 and served in the Pacific during World War II. More...

ARTURO MIRELES, SR.

RAYMONDVILLE - Arturo Mireles, Sr., 74, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 in Olmito, TX. Arturo was born January 3, 1936 in Yoakum, TX to Francisco and Teresa (Sanchez) Mireles. More...

Elected officials to be sworn in New Year’s Day at Willacy County Courthouse

State Senator Eddie Lucio of Brownsville will be here Saturday, January 1, 2011 to swear in the newly elected county judge and commissioners at the Willacy County District Courtroom, in the courthouse. More...

Jerry Jones outlines search for next Cowboys coach

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has had nearly two months to get a head start on hiring his next coach. He says he’s put it to good use.   More...

Oscar Tamez dies in one vehicle crash

Lasara-Oscar Tamez, 53, died when his pickup ran off of State Hwy. 186 west of FM1O15 at 2:40 a.m. December 23. Texas Dept. of Public Safety Trooper Johnny Hernandez said the GMC pickup smashed into an embankment, before rolling into a ditch.   More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Ready or not, here comes 2011! As 2010 goes out kicking & screaming!

As I write this we are only a few days away from the New Year. To some it will be scary, while to others it will be a relief to put the old year behind us. More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap -December 27, 2010

AUSTIN - For the week ending Dec. 25, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were $1 to $2 higher per hundredweight in a very light test as most of the locations covered by Market News were closed for the Christmas holidays. More...

County Lifestyles

BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS

Little Edelmira Nelson of Dallas celebrated her first Christmas this year. More...

PEDRO S. MUNGIA CELEBRATED HIS 84TH BIRTHDAY

on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at CasaBlanca Restaurant. Pedro is a retired barber who started his profession with the late Emilio Villarreal. More...

50th Wedding Anniversary

Daniel and Hilda Cantu, formerly of Raymondville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Midvalley Assembly in Weslaco. Officiating the ceremony were the Rev. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 22 - Accident, Mansfield Dr., Port Mansfield.   Aggravated assault/criminal mischief, Jose Benigno Loya, 200 blk Matagorda Dr., Port Mansfield.   DECEMBER 23 - Theft, CR 1700 E. of FM 507.   Civil matter, 500 blk N. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

DECEMBER 27 - Credit or debit card abuse, Gateway.   Burglary of a habitation, 200 blk E. Yturria.   Sexual assault, Raymondville.   Assault (FV), Gateway RV Park. More...

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