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County judge proposes creation of public information office

Due to inquiries from media outlets, Willacy County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. is proposing the creation of a public information officer or office.  More...

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SHOWING OFF Willacy County officials and Lasara Volunteer Fire Department firefighters stand by the new brush truck the county acquired through a grant. More...

More Hispanics go to federal prison for illegal entry

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) - They shuffle into the courtroom in shackles, still wearing the dust- covered clothes and shoes from when they crossed the desert into the U.S. from Mexico.  More...

County Lifestyles

Taking guacamole to a new level with seafood

Classic guacamole already is amazing. Add heaps of marinated crabmeat and shrimp or lobster (or be crazy and use both), and now you have a bowl of comfort truly worthy of being served to Dad with a mound of tortilla chips on Father’s Day.  More...

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SWORN IN ON MAY 23, 2011 Mayor Pro-Tem Tony Chavez, Mayor Henry De la Paz, Com. Pablo Morales, and Com. Joey Mendoza. Commissioners Jose G. (Wally) Solis and Ramon Perez were absent. More...

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SEBASTIAN PINTO ALL-STAR TEAM won 1st place at the San Benito Pony Tournament this past weekend. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

MAY 29 - Warrant arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint  Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  Motorist assist - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  MAY 30 - Motorist assist - Large Rest Area.  Motorist assis More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

JUNE 1 - Theft, CR 3500 and Butler Rd., Raymondville.  Abandoned vehicle, 300 blk E. 10th St., Lyford.  JUNE 2 - Welfare check, 100 blk W. Broadway, Sebastian.  Resisting arrest/evading arrest, Jennifer Rojo, 400 blk E. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 6 - Assault causing bodily injury (FV), 1900 blk S. Exp. 77.  Credit/debit card abuse, 100 blk E. More...

MTC gets $532 million contract to house inmates for Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded a contract to the Management & Training Corp. to house up to 3,000 low security criminal aliens at the Willacy County Detention Center in Raymondville, it was announced Tuesday.  More...

RISD employee arrested for filming women in restroom

A 51- year-old food service custodian with the Raymondville Independent School District was arrested and charged in connection with making videos of women in the kitchen’s restroom.  Jose Miguel Gutierrez, a six- year veteran with the dist More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Remembering D-Day and Flag Day

This week marks the anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, the battle of Normandy was fought between the allied forces and Nazi Germany, which resulted in a major victory for the Allies during WWII landing a devastating blow to Germany.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 2, 2011

As commodities in general searched for direction, cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) finished higher in both the old crop month of July and new crop December and March futures contract month.  More...

Water restrictions just beginning in Texas drought

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Lush, green lawns may be a luxury Mother Nature won’t allow this summer in parts of Texas.  The harsh drought already plaguing farmers and ranchers in the nation’s second largest agriculture state will soon begi More...

House panel votes to cut farm subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee voted Tuesday to cut farm subsidies to pay for deficit reduction and other budget priorities, chipping away at the billions of dollars a year that are directed to farmers.  More...

Obituaries

JUANITA SANCHEZ ZAMORA

Juanita Sanchez Zamora, 72, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at La Hacienda Nursing Home in Harlingen, TX. Juanita was born June 23, 1938 in Lyford, TX to Francisco and Guadalupe (Castro) Sanchez.  More...

Daniel “Shaggy” Hernandez, Jr.

5/ 22/ 88 - 6/ 6/ 09  More...

1st Anniversary Ramiro Ramos

January 24, 1939  June 8, 2010  A YEAR HAS PASSED.....  I’m still here, though you cannot see. I’m right by your side each night and day and within your heart I long to stay.  More...

Legals

Legals

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR MANAGEMENT SERVICES

PUBLIC NOTICE

The County of Willacy has recently received a Contract award from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for Participation in the Reservation System housing activities. More...

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Raymondville Options Academic Academy will hold a public meeting on June 9, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. on the R.O.A.A. campus 512 East Rodriguez Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580. More...

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