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City swimming pool opens Saturday

Summer and swimming go together like picnics and watermelon and the city’s pool will open to the public on Saturday, June 4. More...

News

Sheriff reports over turned boat

At 2:13 p.m. 05/29111, I, Sgt. J.M, Gonzalez was advised of an overturned vessel at the Port Mansfield Marina in Port Mansfield, TX. Upon my arrival, I observed several persons standing over a female on one of the boat docks administering first aid. More...

Texas deputy gunned down at traffic light

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A veteran sheriff’s deputy in southcentral Texas was shot and killed early Saturday in an apparent ambush while waiting at a traffic light in his patrol vehicle, authorities said.  More...

Police find bar for inmates at prison in Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Some prisoners learn woodworking or license-plate making. More...

Letters

Don’t forget who paid for truck, reader says

Regarding your article on the Monster Truck that the RVFD took possession of a few weeks ago. First I want to say that I was very pleased that the truck came into Willacy County. More...

County Lifestyles

More Question than answers on local prison problems

During the past few days more than 100 employees of the ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) processing center have been layed off from their jobs.  When the Willacy County Processing Center opened in Sept. More...

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MARK BLAKEMORE (left, Scoutmaster Troop 6) and Miguel Garcia (right). Miguel is the latest Eagle Scout from Troop 6. Miguel is the son of Mike and Analicia Garcia of Brownsville. More...

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ASHLEY ELIZABETH CALDWELL, daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth Caldwell of San Antonio, was recently honored at the John Madison High School Awards Ceremony. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

MAY 15 - Medical emergency - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  Reckless driver - Armstrong.  MAY 16 - Prisoner transport - out of county.  Motorist assist - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  MAY 17- Welfare concern - Sar More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

MAY 25 - Overdose, Mansfield Dr., Port Mansfield.  Execution of warrant, harassment by phone, Noe Torres, Willacy County Sheriff Dept. Jail.  Accident, 9th St. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 30 - Incident: impounded vehicle, King/Durham.  Incident: counterfeit bill, 14000 blk FM 490.  Assault causing bodily injury, FV, criminal mischief, over $1,500, under $5,000, 700 blk W. Gem.  Theft (under $50), 400 blk W. More...

Large scale layoffs at MTC detention center

More than 110 employees at the Management and Training Corp.-run detention center in Raymondville are getting pink slips as part of a large scale layoff that began last week.  Of that number, some 45 workers are from the Willacy County area, whi More...

Three juveniles stabbed in gang related fight

Three juveniles were stabbed early Saturday morning and police are trying to find who pulled out a knife during what police said it was a gang-related fight.  The incident took place at about 2:30 a.m. More...

Seeds From The Sower

Mr. and Mrs. George Chanzukof Canada decided to keep all the empty cereal boxes and food jars from which they fed their daughter, Shawana.  In her first year she ate 182 pounds of groceries. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Where Did May Go?

Today, as I write this week's column I'm looking at the calendar and noticed that today is the last day of May 2011. We had a very busy month, with a lot of activities and functions. More...

Seeds From The Sower

A flock of geese headed south to escape the winter, says a fable. They stopped the first night in a farmer's yard and filled themselves with corn. When morning came, they all left, except one.  He said, "The corn's good. More...

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

Gains were short-lived as cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) tried to follow Wednesday’s advance. More...

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SOIL CONSERVATIONIST WITH THE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS) was promoted to District Conservationist at Brenham effective June 5. More...

Obituaries

DAMON NELSON YOUNG

RAYMONDVILLE/HARLINGEN - Damon Nelson Young, 48, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011 at La Hacienda Healthcare following a lengthy illness. More...

Happy Birthday In Memory of Angelica Maria Hernandez Garza

6/ 2/ 71 - 11/ 21/ 10  More...

Legals

WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS NOTICE TO BIDDERS PURCHASE OF ONE (1) PICK UP TRUCK

The Willacy County Judge's Office give notice of intent to purchase One (1) pick up truck. For specifications on said Vehicle you can contact Administrative Assistant Rebecca Chapa, at the Willacy County Judge's Office located at 576 W. More...

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