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Ongoing spat between J.P. and county secretary to be mediated by commissioners court

An executive session to discuss the fate of a county employee following a complaint from a justice of the peace will be held Friday during a meeting of the Commissioners’ Court.  More...

News

Norteno singer, 2 others killed in Mexico attack

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) Prosecutors in the Mexican state of Sinaloa say a norteno singer has been shot dead, joining a list of murdered musicians famous for chronicling the cartel lifestyle in folk songs.  The state Attorney General's Office says More...

Mexican army finds 140 migrants packed into truck

MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican officials say soldiers searching vehicles for hidden drugs found 140 Central Americans crammed into a tractor-trailer rig.  The Defense Department says troops trying to fight narcotics traffic and organized crime in the More...

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CHECK FOR $1,000 was donated by AEP to the city of Lyford holiday events. AEP spokesman Frank Espinoza, third from left to right, gave the check Monday night to Mayor Henry De La Paz. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association November 10, 2011

Cotton futures contracts on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) spent most of Thursday trading on positive ground, climbing to sharp gains in response to a surprisingly high U.S. export sales figure.  More...

USDA Farm Service Agency urges farmers and ranchers to vote in county committee elections

WASHINGTON, Nov.3, 2011 - The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s ( USDA) Farm Service Agency ( FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson announced today that the 2011 FSA county committee elections began, Nov. More...

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CHOW TIME but don’t mess with my meal a longhorn seems to say while other cattle keep munching on a bale of hay on County Road 200. More...

Obituaries

DOROTHY KOESTER SCHMIDT

WIMBERLEY, TX - Dorothy Irene Koester Schmidt, 79, of Wimberley, Texas passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 22, 2011. Dorothy was born in Hart, Texas on December 2, 1931 to William and Sarah Leonard, but soon moved to San Perlita, Texas. More...

In Loving Memory of Casimiro Tijerina, Jr.

October 11, 1921 - November 16, 1984

It seems like only yesterday, angels came and took you away, in fact it’s been 27 long years, memories of you still bring tears, you are on our minds and in our hearts, even though we had to part.  From, Manuel, Dora and Kayla  Tijer More...

Card of Thanks “Cano” Alejandro Tamez

Our heartfelt thanks to all family, relatives, friends who extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow. More...

Annual Thanksgiving Feast set for Thursday

The annual Willacy County Thanksgiving Feast will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall at 693 N. More...

RISD selling tickets for Friday night playoff game

Tickets for the Raymondville Bearkats playoff game against West Columbia are on sale at the school district gym at #1 Bearkat Boulevard.   Tickets went on sale at 7:30 .a.m. Wednesday and will be available until 4 p.m. More...

Bass Pro Shop a one-stop store for outdoor, indoor activities

Trophy white-tailed deer harvested at the legendary King Ranch are part of a collection of animals, pictures and artifacts at the new Bass Pro Shop which will open its doors to the public on Thursday morning.  A tour of the 145,000- square-foot More...

Editorial & Columns

Seeds From The Sower

A lovely Christian mother was rubbing lotion on her face, and her little girl said, "Now I know how to be beautiful."  "How?" asked the mother.  "By rubbing beauty lotion all over," she answered.  No, it's not lotion on the outside tha More...

Behind the Badge

Real heroes don’t wear capes, some wear stars and stripes

I was sitting in my office Monday trying to think of something to write about this week and my eyes focused on a sign given to me for my birthday a couple weeks ago by one of our deputies. More...

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County Lifestyles

Villegas-Ipekisleyen

Ana Maria Villegas of Lyford and Abdurrahman Ipekisleyen of Diyarbakir, Turkey were united in marriage on March 26, 2011 at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. The Honorable Judge Migdalia Lopez officiated at the ceremony. More...

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LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB MEETS - Shown above are Marge Piper, Chylon Ellington and Pud Whitfield, hostesses for the November meeting of the Lyford Women’s Club held in the Bethel Lutheran Fell More...

Traditional turkey dinner to cost 13 percent more than last year

WASHINGTON ( AP) - Putting a traditional turkey dinner on the table is going to be pricier this Thanksgiving.  The American Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday that a meal with turkey and all the trimmings will cost about 13 percent more th More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 13 - Accident, 300 blk W. Hidalgo.  NOVEMBER 12 - Incident, 200 blk E. Yturria.  Incident, 100 blk N. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 9 - Assault, Broadway and Frontage Rd., Lyford.  Theft, 13800 Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  Theft, 300 blk W. County Rd., Sebastian.  Theft, N. Bus. More...

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