January 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Winner of county bid rejects contract for road work

A San Benito construction company that won a half million dollars bid for a road improvement project has rejected the bid it won, saying it isn’t interested in working in Willacy County.  More...

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A FREAK ACCIDENT happened Tuesday afternoon as an 18-year-old man driving a four-door compact car and with no driver’s license went off the frontage road just south of FM 490, hitting a lift st More...

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JOB SEEKERS showed up by the hundreds at a job fair last week held by Wanzek, a North Dakota-based company that will build a wind farm for Duke Energy. More...

Visits to Smokies remain above 9 million

GATLINBURG, Tenn. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 19, 2012

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange ( ICE) posted modest gains Thursday in a light trading session. More...

TDA Market Recap - January 23, 2012

AUSTIN - (Jan. 23, 2012) For the week ending Jan. 21, feeder cattle prices at the Texas locations covered by USDA Market News were mostly steady to $4 higher per hundredweight. More...

Willacy Game Warden field notes

• Willacy and Kenedy county Game Wardens arranged another youth hunt for local valley students. The students had a chance to harvest a white-tailed doe deer for the first time ever. More...

Obituaries

ANTONIO T. PEREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Antonio T. Perez, 60, of Raymondville, TX entered into rest Sunday, January 22, 2012 in Lake Charles, LA.  He was born on February 16, 1951 in Raymondville, TX, son of Juan A. Maria (Torres) Perez.  More...

BABY ORIELY JUSTIN HERNANDEZ

LYFORD - Baby Oriely Justin Hernandez, 4 months, was welcomed home by the Lord on January 17, 2012 Oriely was born on August 20, 2011 in Harlingen at Valley Baptist Medical Center to his parents, Omar Hernandez and Ollie Gonzales. More...

VICTOR CANTU

RAYMONDVILLE - Victor Cantu, 62, was called home to be with our Good Lord Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California. Victor was born August 24, 1949 in Harlingen, TX to Jose and Maria Cantu. More...

Election of queen and princess kicks off county livestock show

Although the big events are slated for Saturday, the 2012 Willacy County Fair & Livestock Show starts today with the election of its queen and princesses and the arrival of show animals.  The livestock show culminates months of hard work for More...

County commissioners donate $100,000 to four non-profits

When the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court donated $100,000 to four non- profit organizations, none of the commissioners objected to the action even though they voted earlier to build a sport complex that could cost several million dollars.&n More...

Editorial & Columns

Dealing with stress effectively

We all live under stress, and it seems like we all love it. At least that is according to Dr. Ted L. Edwards, head of an Austin based stress management facility.  More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Reader agrees county made poor deal on land purchase

Dear Editor,  More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Rejected by a college, the banker's son said to his father, “if you really cared for me, you'd have pulled some wires to get me into college.”  "I know," said the father, "the TV, the telephone and the ignition wires pulled out would More...

County Lifestyles

Sales tax rebates healthy in Raymondville, Lyford

Smaller towns like Raymondville and Lyford are showing healthy increases in sales tax revenue, according to figures released by the state’s comptroller office.  The city of Raymondville shows an increase of 16.25 percent for the month of N More...

Ramirez-Lopez

Esther Loya Gutierrez of Lyford, TX and Noe Ramirez of LaSara, TX are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Eliza Jean Ramirez to Steve Lopez, son of Norma Silguero Lopez of Raymondville, TX and Jose Luis Lopez of Cold Water, K More...

Old Chronicle/News building heading for demolition

A building that served as a newspaper on West Kimball Avenue for almost 50 years could be demolished a month from now.  The board of commissioners with the city of Raymondville voted Tuesday to condemn the property at 382 W. Kimball Ave.  More...

Crime & Courts

La Joya man sentenced for marijuana possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rene Llarza, 33, of La Joya, Texas was found guilty in the 197th District Court by Judge Migdalia Lopez and was sentenced to 3 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Just More...

Mexico extradites Texas kidnap suspect

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico says it has extradited a man accused of sexually assaulting a girl and trying to kidnap the teenager and her mother to prevent them from testifying against him.  Suspect Ezequiel Moreno faces charges in Dallas. More...

Mexican officials: ‘Chapo’ aide killed in gunfight

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials say members of an army special forces unit fatally shot a high-ranking aide to the country’s most-wanted drug dealer in a gunfight in the northern state of Durango.  More...

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