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Maldonado retires from DPS, eyes Willacy County sheriff’s spot

His last day with the Texas Department of Public Safety was last week, but Andy Maldonado wants to continue working in law enforcement.  To be more precise, the 50 year old Raymondville native is thinking of running for Willacy County sheriff in More...

News

Former county employee files age discrimination suit against boss

A lawsuit for age discrimination has been filed against Willacy County by a former employee of Commissioner Eliberto Guerra, a document filed on behalf of the plaintiff shows.  The lawsuit was filed Monday in the 197th Judicial District Court on More...

Purse snatcher sentenced to 2 years in TDCJ

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced that on March 30, 2011 Eddie Cordova, 25, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 2 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Ins More...

Brownsville woman sentenced to 10 years for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Elizabeth Quintero Perez, 27, of Brownsville, TX, was found guilty for Possession of Cocaine and was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. More...

County Lifestyles

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LOCAL MODERN WOODMEN MEMBERS PLANT TREES - On March 26, local Modern Woodmen of America members gave a lasting gift to the community. More...

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DEAR READERS, Please, pray so that our Grandpa, Ricardo Suarez, (and everyone else who is ill) will feel better. He is a patient at Valley Baptist Medical Center. Thank you! More...

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THE DIRECTORS OF THE LATINO AMERICAN WHO’S WHO announce the inclusion of Eddie R. Chapa of Willacy County in the 2010- 2011 edition. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Crimestoppers

In the early morning hours of April 1, unknown person(s) burglarized the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) Post 6719, located in Raymondville and removed ten WWII M-1 carbine rifles. These rifles are rifles that V.F.W. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 3 - Arson, 5th and Durham.  Incident, impounded vehicle, Sauz and 9th.  Juvenile runaway, 300 blk W. Tampico.  Arrested: Eduardo Gill, public intoxication, failure to identity, 300 blk E. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

MARCH 29 - Execution of warrant/possession of marijuana, Ronnie Lee Romero, Willacy County Sheriff Dept. Jail.  Execution of warrant/endangering a child, Monica Sayas, Willacy County Sheriff Dept.  Burglary of a habitation, E. More...

Burglars tried to steal 10 military rifles from VFW Post 6719

Burglaries left 10 military rifles several feet away from where they tried to steal them at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6719.  But their attempt was foiled after law enforcement officers found the weapons more than 10 hours after they took More...

County drug sniffing dog discovers big marijuana load

A drug sniffing dog the Willacy County Sheriff Office added to its department last November is being credited for the discovery of 2,800 pounds of marijuana.  The county reportedly paid $7,500 for the two year old dog named Dix.  It was put More...

HousingAuthority boss wants better units for tenants

A new type of facelift is taking place inside one of the units at the Willacy County Housing Authority - one its new boss hopes to do with most apartments for low-income dwellers.  The unit that is being fixed is getting ceramic tile on the floo More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Having good days

Most of us like to have “good days” instead of the other kind. More...

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

Earlier in the week, cotton futures prices drifted lower amid perceived weakening demand and slower export offtake, but prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rallied Thursday as the combination of smaller than expected cotton acreage in USDA& More...

TDA Market Recap - April 4, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending April 2, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight with some to $8 higher. More...

Locally grown organic produce available at farmers’ market

A small but healthy farm is producing a crop that is providing specialty food for the environmentally conscious consumers. More...

Obituaries

JAIME A. ROBLES

SEBASTIAN - Jaime A. Robles, 61, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011 with his family at his bedside at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX.  More...

ASHLEY MARIE BUTLER

RAYMONDVILLE - Ashley Marie Butler, 24, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Saturday, April 2, 2011 in Harlingen Medical Center.  She was born on December 8, 1986 in Mission, TX, daughter of Richard K. More...

FELIPA HERNANDEZ GOMEZ

Felipa Hernandez Gomez, 64, passed away Monday, April 4, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Felipa was born November 17, 1946 in Raymondville, Texas to Jose Angel Sr. and Ernestina (Medrano) Hernandez.  More...

Legals

WILLACY COUNTY

Fair Housing Public Service Announcement Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, It's the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the County of Willacy encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. More...

CITATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS  TO: Javier Tabarez Torres  Respondent, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: 2011- C V-0140-A   More...

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