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Weather causes fatality and other problems in county

One fatality, several people transported to a hospital, a fire burned a house in Lyford, a small building was gutted in downtown Raymondville and close to 20 vehicle accidents were some of the problems caused last week by the worse winter storm to hi More...

News

Calls from people in Mexico claiming to be relatives on the rise

The Willacy County Sheriff ’s Dept. has received information that several residents have been receiving calls from people claiming to be relatives in Mexico wanting money. More...

Retired Lyford teacher’s home burns

Ouida Yeats, retired Lyford school teacher, for many years had a bronze plaque over her front door which read “AT THIS SITE IN 1897 NOTHING HAPPENED.” The plaque is no longer there since, on February 3 about 2:00 a.m., something did happe More...

Texas has another top recruiting class

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) - After signing so many top recruiting classes, Texas coach Mack Brown faced a new challenge: holding one together after the first losing season in 13 years and an offseason of turmoil.  Brown said Wednesday he was astonished More...

County Lifestyles

57th Cotillion Ball held in Brownsville

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville.  More...

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GATEWAY SWEETHEARTS were honored at the monthly salad luncheon recently. Christine Gerdes and Frieda Houghton were honored as the oldest residents at Gateway. More...

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REYNA FLORES won a scholarship to study cultures abroad in Europe, Italy, Switzerland, Greece and Spain. She is a 2005 San Perlita graduate and is also a 2008 St. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff's Dept Report

FEBRUARY 2 - Theft, CR 10, Lasara. Theft, FM 1921, Lyford. FEBRUARY 3 - Structure fire, E. Glen Lofton, Lyford. Assault, Glen Lofton, Lyford. FEBRUARY 4- Accident, FM 1921 and Bus. 77, Lyford. Theft, N. Hwy. 77, Raymondville. More...

Crime of the week

On January 25, 2011, unknown person(s) committed a burglary at 553 W. Yturria St. in Raymondville. More...

Willacy county Sheriff's Dept. Report

JANUARY 23 - Motorist assist - Norias Ranch. JANUARY 24 - Suspicious circumstances - Sarita. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Abandoned vehicle - Norias Ranch. Controlled burn - Norias Ranch. Motorist assist - Large Rest Area. More...

Joe Gonzales hired as head coach for Raymondville school district

Raymondville school district veteran Joe Gonzales was hired as head coach for the 2010-2011 school year.  The Raymondville Independent School Board of Trustees unanimously approved a one year contract with Gonzales during an executive session he More...

Commissioners’ Court hires new lobbyist

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court approved hiring a new lobbyist to represent the county’s interest at the state capitol during a special meeting last week.  John Gonzales Jr., the county’s judge, recommended The Garcia G More...

$1.5 million grant denied County

A $1.5 million grant Willacy County was counting on to build an environmental friendly park project was not approved by the Coastal Land Advisory Board.  The board met Monday Austin to review 115 grants applications submitted by communities from More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge No excuse Sunday

This past Sunday was “Super Bowl” Sunday and so many were busy having parties while watching the game. Those churches that meet in the evening had fewer vehicles parked in front of them on Sunday night.  More...

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Farm & Ranch

Windmill farm could generate millions to Willacy County

The proposed windmill farm an Austin company is plannng to build in Raymondville was described as a win-win deal if the project becomes a reality.  Matthew McCluskey, development manager with E.On Climate & Renewables North American Inc., ga More...

Farm Service Agency announces a general signup for Conservation Reserve

Anastacio Cavazos Jr., Executive Director for the Willacy County USDA Farm Service Agency ( FSA), announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup March 14, 2011 through April 15, 2011. More...

TDA Market Recap Feb. 7, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending Feb. 5, feeder cattle auction price trends were mixed, mostly $3 lower to $3 higher per hundredweight with a few to $9 lower and receipts late in the week limited by wintry weather. Fed cattle prices were $2 higher. More...

Obituaries

Card of Thanks Norma Linda Rodriguez

Dec. 1, 1953 - Jan. 17, 2011

We were all very blessed to have Norma in our lives as a daughter, sister, granddaughter, family member, friend and more. She touched each of our lives in her own special way. More...

JOSE LUIS OROZCO

RAYMONDVILLE/ SAN PERLITA - Jose Luis Orozco, 53, passed away February 3, 2011. Jose was born April 26, 1957 in Raymondville, TX to Luis and Gabina (Castillo) Orozco. More...

NORMA LINDA SALINAS

RAYMONDVILLE - Norma Linda Salinas, 41, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2011 at her residence in Raymondville, TX. She was born May 4, 1969 in Raymondville, TX to Vidal Martinez and Elena DeLeon.  More...

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