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Young farmers fishing tourney is Fri. & Sat., at Port Mansfield

Anglers will descend into Port Mansfield this weekend as the Willacy County Young Farmers hold their annual fishing tournament to benefit a number of organizations in need of money.  The tourney will kick off at 6 p.m. More...

Graduation ceremonies take place this week and next as 260 seniors receive diplomas

Tiny San Perlita with 23 seniors starts off the county graduation festivities this week on Friday, May 27.  Diplomas will be awarded in ceremonies begining at 7 p.m. More...

News

Texas Senate approves school finance plan

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate approved legislation that reworks public school funding formulas and cuts funding for schools around 6 percent.  The vote Friday night came after House and Senate negotiators announced an agreement on a two- More...

Museum to be opened during summer

For the first time, the Willacy County Historical Museum will be opened during the summer months - Wednesday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. More...

Farmers thriving as income, land values grow

OMAHA, Neb. More...

Letters

Subscriber wants more local news

Editor,  I am sending a check for $40.00 but I would like to ask a favor.  Why is there more national news in the Chronicle than local news. More...

Reader liked Harlon Block article

I wish to thank you for the great article on Harlon Block’s ring being donated to the Iwo Jima Museum. The museum is under the direction of Gloria Durham Boling - a native of Willacy county. More...

County Lifestyles

Frausto-Bernal

Alicia Frausto, US Gas Accounting Manager at Direct Energy, is to be married to Eric Bernal, Quality Assurance Director at Highland Threads, Inc, in Houston, Texas. More...

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THESE THREE VELAZQUEZ BROTHERS received their Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Pan American University of Health Sciences and Human Services on May 14, 2011. More...

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JODEL GARZA graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude, from Texas A& M University- Kingsville, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psycholo More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

MAY 18 - Theft, U.S. 77 and FM 490, Raymondville.  Civil matter, W. 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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City may get another prison

Option granted for 54 acres at Industrial Park

It may be Raymondville's destiny to become the prison capitol of South Texas. So far this community is home to the Willacy State Jail, a 1,000 bed private facility run by Corrections Corporation of America of Nashville, Tennessee.  More...

JUDGE WANTS HIS $300 “DONATION” BACK

Willacy County Day in Austin bills start to show up

The Willacy County Day in Austin, a trip a group of local people took earlier in April, has been described as a success by County Judge John F. More...

197th to be joined by 444th District Court

Willacy gets second district judge despite Ammerman's objections

For the past few years Willacy County has had only one State District Judge hear- ing felony cases here.  Judge Migdalia Lopez of the 197th State District Court has done an admirable job and works well with District Attorney Bernard Ammerman.&nb More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Fallen, but not forgotten

Memorial Day is a Federal holiday set on the last Monday in May. Formerly it was called Declaration Day. It commemorates all the U.S. soldiers who died in the sevice of our country. More...

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Seeds From The Sower

A soap manufacturer made his first million, and a reporter asked, “To what do you attribute your success?”  “To clean living,” he answered. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

With contract months retreating across the board on technical selling, cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) turned back to negative territory on Thursday. More...

FSA County Committee nominations start June 15

Willacy County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Anastacio Cavazos Jr., announced that county committee election nominations begin June 15, 2011. More...

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2011 DEKALB AWARD - CLARISSA SUAREZ RECEIVES 2011 DEKALB AGRICULTURAL ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD - Clarissa Suarez of Raymondville High School was recently presented the school’s highest honor, the D More...

Obituaries

MANUEL G. ESTRADA

RAYMONDVILLE - Manuel G. More...

MIGUEL VELASQUEZ

Miguel Velasquez de 68 años fallecio el dia 20 de mayo, 2011 en su residencia con su familia a su lado.  Miguel nacio en Tampico, Tamps., Mexico, hijo de Merced Velasquez y Rosario Cebrero el 23 de noviembre, 1942. More...

GUADALUPE R. GOMEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Guadalupe R. Gomez, 86, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Thursday at Valley Baptist Medical Center.  He was born December 20, 1924 in Mexico, son of Jose Luis and Catalina (Ramos) Gomez.  Mr. More...

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