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Police investigate death of Lyford toddler

A four-month-old toddler died Tuesday morning in Lyford and police are investigating the cause of death.  Police Chief Lewis Campbell said the baby was reportedly born with breathing complications and he might of died because of that.  More...

News

Gov't choppers under fire in Mexico drug war

MEXICO CITY (AP) The Mexican armed forces and prosecutors have suffered at least 28 gunfire attacks on helicopters in the five years since the government launched an offensive against drug cartels, according to official documents made public Monday.& More...

Rise in NM pecan theft worries farmers

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Mesilla Valley pecan farmer Greg Daviet prides himself on his friendliness. More...

Veteran congressional aide seeks U.S. Rep. District 27 seat

A veteran congressional aide from Brownsville is seeking the Democratic seat in U.S. Rep. More...

County Lifestyles

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LINE DANCERS ENTERTAIN LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB - Members of the Lyford Women’s Club met recently and enjoyed a line dancing demonstration given by a group of women who meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Raymondville First United Meth More...

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SOME OF THE WOMEN AT GATEWAY PARK MADE A QUILT TO BE RAFFLED AT THE CRAFT SHOW on Thursday February 2nd. The ladies started working on the quilt in November and finished it a week ago. More...

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BIANCA M. MESA graduated from the University of Texas Pan American, receiving a Bachelor in Psychology and minor in Addiction Studies. The commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the McAllen Convention Center. More...

Steele’s off-price dept. store to open in Raymondville

Houston-Stage Stores, Inc., have announced the launch of a new off-price division. Like Stage's dept. store division which operates under the names Bealls, Goody's, Palais Royal and Stage, Steele's will be targeted to small towns.  More...

County awards $597,105.25 bid for street and drainage improvements

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court awarded a bid to a construction company they earlier called “not responsible” and which submitted the lowest bid for the project.  More...

Burglars break into trucks parked at local hotel

A company that is hauling material for another company that will build a second windfarm in Willacy County is being burglarized sometimes in plain daylight.  Burglars have been helping themselves with diesel, CB radios, tools and thousands of do More...

Local man dies in Lasara traffic accident

A Raymondville man died Friday following a two- vehicle accident west of Lasara that happened about 12:50 on that day.  Carmen Carlos Garza, 73, a rancher, died Friday following the accident involving a red Nissan Titan pickup truck and a black More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 12, 2012

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) closed higher for three consecutive sessions before spending the most active trading hours on Thursday well below the previous day’s settlements. More...

USDA plans to close its lab in Weslaco

WASHINGTON- A proposal to close 259 U.S. Department of Agriculture facilities would slash 18 offices in Texas and a Rio Grande Valley laboratory in the heart of the state’s vegetable and citrus industry, officials said Wednesday.  More...

South Texas sees last of boll weevil infestation

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A federal effort to eradicate cotton's long-time enemy the boll weevil has had success, and the pest is now confined to the southernmost part of Texas along the border with Mexico.  Even there, near where the boll weevil More...

Obituaries

CARMEN CARLOS GARZA, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE - Carmen Carlos Garza, Jr., 73, was welcomed home by the Lord on January 13, 2012. Carmen was born on August 4, 1938 to Carmen and Maria Cantu Garza. He was preceded in death by his father, Carmen Garza.  More...

MAURICE ANTHONY “SPIKE” HICKEY, JR.

SWEENY - Mr. Maurice Anthony “Spike” Hickey, Jr. passed from this life Saturday morning, January 14, 2012, in Bay City.  More...

THOMAS ALOYISUS DEVLIN, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Thomas Aloyisus Devlin, Jr., 91, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Friday, January 13, 2012 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  He was born on August 10, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, son of Thomas and Blanche Devlin, Sr.  More...

Crime & Courts

Learning to practice good communication

Communication, we are told, is the act of accurately and effectively conveying information from one person to another. Good communication then is getting the right message to the right person, at the right time. More...

Woman sentenced for burglary and drug possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Monica Becerra, 31, of Lyford, TX, was found guilty of burglary of a habitation and possession of a controlled substance was sentenced to 2 years in prison for the burglary More...

Texas responds to fed data demand on voter ID bill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas has responded to a federal demand for supplemental data as the Justice Department considers whether to approve requiring Texans to provide photo identification before they can vote.  More...

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