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Lyford cop leaves department for greener pasture

The one and only cop below the Lyford police chief is leaving the department for greener pasture.  Albert Oviedo Jr., who joined the two-man department four months ago, has been appointed as the newest county constable.  Eliberto Guerra, co More...

News

Man dressed as Batman charged with trespassing

A 31- year- old man dressed as the comic book Caped Crusader was arrested Wednesday in Petoskey after he was seen hanging from the top wall of a downtown business.  The Petoskey News- Review reports officers went up on the roof about 12:40 a.m. More...

Texas House bans ‘offensive’ security pat-downs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has approved final passage of a bill that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs.  More...

Republicans defeat limit on corporal punishment

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - House Republicans have defeated a bill to require schools to get parental permission before applying corporal punishment.  The proposed law by Democratic state Rep. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,  On March 23, 2010, my daughter-in-law’s father, Roland Manuel, passed away. My son, Jose Antonio and Andrea chose to allow our then three-year-old grandson, Christian Joseph, to view his Paw-Paw’s body. More...

County Lifestyles

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“WHY MY MOTHER IS SPECIAL TO ME” was the topic for Myra Green Middle School’s Mothers’ Day Essay Contest. More...

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A GRADUATION BUNCO PARTY was held in honor of Haley Swanberg, a graduate of Harlingen High School and daughter of Kathleene and Marshall Swanberg, in the home of Charlotte and John Lee DeWitt. More...

Obituaries

FERNANDO “FREDDY” RAMIREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Fernando “Freddy” Ramirez passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at his residence in Raymondville, TX.  More...

JOSEFINA QUIROGA

January 20, 1943 - May 16, 2011  Josefina Quiroga, 68, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center, in Harlingen, TX, after battling several illnesses. More...

In Loving Memory of Velma Perales Barco

Velma Perales Barco, 36, of Lasara, TX, died on May 19, 1998, 13 years ago. She was born on October 3, 1962 to Francisco and Viola Perales. Velma was one of a family of six consisting of five sisters and one brother. More...

Saturday elections yield no surprises, incumbents win

The mayors of Raymondville and Lyford were re-elected in Saturday elections held under a peaceful atmosphere.  Raymondville Mayor Orlando “Lonnie” Correa won another four-year term, while Lyford Mayor Henry De La Paz kept his seat fo More...

Area rainfall spoiled by hail

Just when area farmers were hoping for some rain to water their crops it began pouring - hail that is.  Up to two inches of precipitation felt on some parts of Willacy County between Thursday and Sunday, particularly around Raymondville.  More...

Animal ordinance stays as is in City of Lyford

When it comes to keeping animals such as horses, pigs, goats, roosters and chickens inside city limits, Lyford’s existing ordinance applies to everyone.  The Lyford City Commission held a special meeting Monday to discuss amending Ordinanc More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Defining friendship and making sure we are one

Friendship, like “love” and “happiness” and maybe “success” is among those commonly used words that we often misuse and abuse. More...

Seeds From The Sower

When John D. Rockefeller was a boy, a medicine man visited the town with a cure all.  He took out a silver dollar and asked, "How much am I bid for this?"  No bids were made. More...

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 12, 2011

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange ( ICE) moved all over the board on Wednesday and continued to slide on Thursday. More...

TDA Market Recap May 16, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending May 14, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, from $5 lower per hundredweight to as much as $6 higher at a few auctions. More...

U.S. farm tractor sales dip, combines selling well

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers reports retail sales of tractors in the U.S. More...

Legals

Legals

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PUBLIC NOTICE  WILLACY COUNTY TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM TDRA 2011-12 Colonia Construction Fund   More...

Legals

Port Mansfield Sewer Project  Willacy County, Texas Advertisement and Invitation for Bids  Date of Publication: May 18, 2011   More...

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