March 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Two husband and wife teams running in the May city elections

The deadline to file for a seat on the May 14 ballot came Monday and a couple of people filed within minutes before the City Hall offices closed at 5 p.m.  Mayor Orlando A. More...

News

Perry warns Legislature: Don't tap Rainy Day Fund

DALLAS ( AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday the Legislature should keep its hands off the state’s Rainy Day Fund, but he declined to say whether he’d veto any move to use the money.  More...

Texas sales tax revenue up from year ago

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) - Comptroller Susan Combs says sales tax revenue for last month rose 9.7 percent in Texas compared to a year ago.  Combs on Wednesday reported the February sales tax figure was $1.75 billion.  She says sales tax revenues More...

Calling all 13-16 year-olds

Willacy County Little League wants you to play ball.  Register at the Smiley Face Park between 6: 30- 10 p. m., Monday-Saturday.   More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association March 10, 2011

Cotton futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange in New York fell sharply Tuesday after seven consecutive days of gains. The previous day, cotton futures traded at the limit for the 13th consecutive session closed with only modest gains. More...

Ag Day perfect time to thank farmers and ranchers for conservation, food and fiber

TEMPLE, TEXAS - Texans can thank farmers, ranchers, land managers and others across the state during National Ag Week (March 13- 19) for the investments they have made to conserve and improve soil, water and air quality, plant and wildlife habitats.& More...

TDA Market Recap March 14, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending March 12, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $1 to $9 higher per hundredweight. Tight supplies and higher fed cattle continue to support the market. More...

Obituaries

MARIA CHAVEZ CUELLAR

SAN PERLITA - Maria Chavez, 88, went to be with Our Lord Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Maria was born September 22, 1922 in Los Potreros Ranch to Antonio and Catarina (Garcia) Chavez. More...

In Loving Memory of

The family of Senon “100” Posas

would like to extend a special thanks to the kind-hearted folks who came fourth in our time of despair with your support, empathy and prayers. The generosity and strength you’ve bestowed upon us is greatly appreciated. More...

Card of Thanks

“ Thank You!” Dr. Medardo L. Salinas, Jr. ( Mardo)

Everyone for the beautiful flowers, comforting cards, phone calls and e-mails. For the beautiful music provided by the OLG choir and the Knights of Columbus. For all the love shown by our family, students and friends. More...

Willacy County “fishy” contract under investigation

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court has launched an investigation into “a fishy” contract about a comprehensive economic development study that has been described as the equivalent of a school report card.  More...

WCND hires Shane Cameron as port director and general manager

John Shane Cameron has been hired as port director and general manager with the Willacy County Navigation District.  The McAllen resident was chosen from a list of applicants interviewed recently by the WCND Board of Commissioners.  His fir More...

County judge opposed to creation of county court-at-law

Willacy County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

More crazy stuff you won't believe

I don't know if you were watching TV one morning this week as I was, preparing to come to work, when a story was reported about a man who had broke into a lady's home. More...

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County Lifestyles

Heritage Ranch Gala to be held on Saturday, March 26

EDINBURG, TX, March 9, 2011: The Board of Trustees of the Museum of South Texas History will host the Heritage Ranch Gala on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at El Desierto Ranch. More...

Lyford Women’s Club enjoys style show

Lo Ree Dress Shop of San Benito presented a showing of the latest fashion at the recent meeting of the Lyford Women’s Club. Paula Reyes is the owner/manager of Lo Ree’s. More...

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MUNICIPAL JUDGE ARMIN MARTINEZ would like to challenge all city officials to come out and participate in the 16th Annual Willacy County Crime Stopper’s Memorial Moon Walk/ 5k Run. More...

Legals

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Notice

On the 28 day of February, 2011, I impounded the following estray: Kind of Animal: Bovine Sex: Cow Color: Dunn Age: 3 to 4 years old Brand, Marks, Identifying Characteristics: 7 on left hip, two notches on bottom of left and right ears.  More...

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