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City to tackle trash problem

As the 2011 hurricane season keeps moving along, the city of Raymondville will attempt to clean the town by hosting an annual bash, it was announced Tuesday.  But local residents will have to take their trash, debris, construction materials and More...

News

Pickens to be honored by coaches’ foundation

WACO, Texas ( AP) - Prominent Oklahoma State booster T. More...

Bulldogs win seven on seven league title

Lyford High School’s seven on seven football team won the City of Harlingen Parks and Recreation Department’s summer league championship late last week.  More...

Poker advice from the pros

Joseph Hachem, who beat 5,619 players to win the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event along with $ 7,988,575, will not hesitate in telling you that skill outlasts luck in the big picture.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 7, 2011

In a fourth of July holidayshortened week, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) continued their downward trend. More...

Some of Willacy County cotton crop to be left unharvested

The Willacy County sorghum crop did not yield a bumper crop, but it wasn’t bad at all compared to cotton.  The fluffy white stuff has been impacted the most by this year’s weather.  First there was hardly any rain during and aft More...

TDA Market Recap - July 11, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending July 9, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $3 to $6 higher per hundredweight, with a few steady and a few to $10 higher. More...

Obituaries

LILLIAN MAE (JACOBS) LONG

Lyford, TX - Lillian Mae (Jacobs) Long, 91, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Deer Creek Nursing Home in Wimberley, Texas.  Lillian was born October 21, 1919 in Pierce, Oklahoma to Sherdon and Cora Pennington. More...

VIRGINIA LEE MOORE

HARLINGEN - Virginia Lee Moore, 93, of Harlingen, TX entered into rest Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on January 4, 1918 in Princeton, MO, daughter of John Harvey and Loretta Pauline (Pittman) Ballew.  More...

In Loving Memory of A Brother Emmanuel Martinez

11/ 6/ 88 - 7/ 16/ 05  More...

60 more lay-offs at MTC-run detention facility

Sixty more employees at the Management Training Corp. will get the ax under the third major layoffs the company will make in 1 1/2 months.  This time it will impact the facility medical staff. More...

County commissioners to take business trip to Dallas

With less than two months before the Management & Training Corp. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

133rd Annual Training Conference-Houston, Texas

The Sheriffs of Texas began Annual Training Conferences in 1878. These Training Conferences today are the largest composite gathering of law enforcement officers in the State of Texas.  More...

People around town

Marylee Garza has operated the Clips and Dips pet grooming shop for eight years in our community. She will be closing her shop at the end of the month to pursue a career in animal medicine. More...

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County Lifestyles

25th Wedding Anniversary

The children of Idalia and Juan Cervantes wish to honor and congratulate their parents on their 25th Anniversary. Idalia is the daughter of the late Mr. Adolfo Ramirez, Sr. and Mrs. Petra Ramirez. More...

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HOUSTON, TX - Ellen Pennington of Raymondville graduated from South Texas College of Law on May 21, 2011 earning a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree. More...

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SENATOR EDDIE LUCIO, JR. recently presented Mr. and Mrs. Andy Veliz “Senate Proclamation #184” for accomplishments of Micaela C. Veliz, Andy Veliz’ mother, from Sebastian, TX. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

JULY 6 - Forgery, W. Hwy. 77, Raymondville.  Burglary of a habitation, W. Hwy. 77, Raymondville.  JULY 7 - Harassment by phone, Bus. 77, Lyford.  Child support, Jason Paul Munoz, W.C. Sheriff Dept. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 11 - Accident, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Evading arrest/detention, failure to identify, fugitive to identify, fugitive from justice, itentionally give false information, 700 blk W. More...

Legals

Legals

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF LYFORD, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, July 18, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., at the Lyford City Hall, 13550 Main, Lyford, Texas 78569, by the Planning and Zoning Commission to consider for approval the following items:   More...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) CONSTRUCTION-RELATED SERVICES

PUBLIC NOTICE

The County of Willacy has recently received Contract awards from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for HOME and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) housing programs.  More...

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