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Tons of Fun Wild in Willacy

OSTRICHES AND ADDAX at La Chata Ranch. More...

Wild in Willacy Schedule

Friday, October 28, 2011 7:30 AM La Chata Tour 9:00 More...

Gulf algae bloom affects much of Texas Gulf Coast

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) - Historic drought conditions are fueling the largest algae bloom in more than a decade along the Texas Gulf Coast, killing fish, sparking warnings about beach conditions and making throats scratchy, researchers said Mo More...

County Lifestyles

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THE NATIONAL HISPANIC RECOGNITION program recently named Dustin Sewell, a Lyford HS senior, as a 2011- 2012 Scholar for Excellence in Academic Achievement. More...

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LHS 30 YEAR CLASS REUNION - The Lyford High School Class of 1981 held their 30th year class reunion on October 14-15, 2011. More...

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RHS HOMECOMING COURT - 2010-11 Queen - Kassie Salinas, 2011-12 Homecoming Queen - Lizette Esparza and 2011-12 Homecoming King - Ruben Mendoza, 2008-09 King - George Galindo, and 1980 Queen - Maria Co More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

OCTOBER 19 - Indecency with a child, Willacy County Housing Authority.  Theft, FM 2629 and FM 2845, Sebastian.  Burglary of a building, 8th St., San Perlita.  OCTOBER 20 - Assault, FM 3169, Raymondville.  Accident minor, 300 blk E More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

OCTOBER 24 - Accident, 200 blk W. Canal.  Harassment by phone, 700 blk W. Harris.  Assault by contact causing bodily injury, harassment by phone, criminal mischief, under $500, 100 blk FM 3168.  Burglary of habitation, 100 blk E. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY FRANCES WATKINS, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Mary Frances Watkins, Deceased, were issued on September 12, 2011, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. More...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF IDA M. FERGUSON, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Ida M. Ferguson, Deceased, were issued on October 17, 2011, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. More...

Texas employers add 15,400 jobs in September

AUSTIN - Texas employers added 15,400 net jobs in September, for a total gain of 248,500 nonfarm jobs added since September 2010. Private sector employers added 26,500 jobs in September 2011. More...

City gears up with candy galore this Halloween night

Up to $600 in candy will be up for grabs for area trick or treaters this Halloween Safe Haven Project Monday just from the city of Raymondville.  The city commission voted Tuesday to spend $500 more to buy candy for the annual event slated to be More...

County dips into LGC fund to pay for the county jail again It’s a wild world in Willacy

The county is digging into the Local Government Corp. to make a second payment for the Willacy County Detention Center. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It’s More than “Just Say No!”

It’s Red Ribbon Week and that means school talks and presentations on the dangers of illegal drugs and underage drinking of alcohol. I don’t know how many years we've been doing presentations such as these.  More...

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Letters

County judge causing many problems, reader says

Dear Editor   There was no real reason for Gabriel Guzman to resign from the Housing Authority other than Judge Gonzales reasoning that he was not a resident of this County.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

October 20, 2011   More...

EPA tries to put to rest ‘myth’ of farm dust rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The EPA is trying to put to rest what it calls a “myth” that it is going to crack down on farm dust.  In letters to two senators last week, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the agency won’t expand its curre More...

TDA Market Recap - October 24, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending Oct. 21, feeder cattle prices at Texas Panhandle auctions were steady to $6 higher per hundredweight. San Angelo was $2 to $4 higher and Oklahoma City was steady to $8 higher. More...

Obituaries

ALFREDO CISNEROS

RAYMONDVILLE - Alfredo Cisneros, 58, of Raymondville, TX entered into rest Friday, October 21, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center.  He was born on January 7, 1953 in Raymondville, Tx, son of Glafiro and Audelia (Salinas) Cisneros, Sr.  More...

ALVIN MARCUS MITCHELL

Alvin Marcus Mitchell, 84, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family in San Marcos on Monday, October 17. Marcus was born in Vivian, LA on October 4, 1927 to James and Ruth (Hale) Mitchell. He served his country honorably in the U.S. More...

WILMA LEE CLARIDA CASE

Wilma Case, Enumclaw resident, passed away on October 21, 2011, at the age of 80. Wilma was born September 28, 1931, in Alice, Texas, to Bill and Ada Clarida, and was raised on a farm near Lyford, TX. More...

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