February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain helps farmland a little

The rain of the last two days did very little to relief the thirsty farmland even though a trace of precipitation is better than nothing.  A couple of tenths of an inch fell on some parts of Willacy County and that amounts to very little particu More...

News

Statewide realignment looming for Bearkats and Bulldogs

Raymondville and Lyford Consolidated Independent School District will find out where their sports teams will compete for the next two years when the University Interscholastic League unveils its biannual statewide athletic district realignment on Thu More...

County livestock show awards premium $ to participants

Willacy County Livestock Show & Fair generates premium dollars for area students who enter one or more show animals they raise for the annual auction event.  A total of 123 out of 180 entries were auctioned during the premium sale that broug More...

Defendant pleads guilty in 9-year-old boating fatality

BURNET - Travis Aaron Marburger has pleaded guilty in 33rd Judicial District Court to a third-degree felony charge of failure to stop and render aid involving a fatal accident, ending a nine-year-old case that began with a 2002 boat crash on Lake Buc More...

County Lifestyles

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PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARDS - Pictured left is Lion Guy Fambrough, who received his 50 year perfect attendance award presented by Lion Joe Rangel of Donna. More...

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ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, the Raymondville Rotary Club honored two Raymondville High School students as their Students of the Month. More...

Gingrich says space exploration is U.S. tradition

STUART, Fla. ( AP) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich says critics of his call to ramp up U. S. space exploration don’t understand the power of science, technology and entrepreneurship to change the future.  More...

Blotter

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 30 - Fraudulent use of identifying info., 400 blk N. 7th. Credit debit card abuse, 700 blk W. Riggs. Returned property, 500 blk W. Hidalgo. Incident: Verbal, 100 blk FM 3168. Arrested: Jesse Sosa, criminal mischief, 100 blk S. 1st. More...

County judge runs off second lowest bidder for road work

An executive with a McAllen company that submitted the second lowest bid for road improvements told Willacy County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

New boss takes over Reber Memorial Library

Micaela Wright has taken the helm of the Reber Memorial Library and plans to bring the public facility on par with today’s technology.  One project which will be implemented soon is an e-library system where users of the library will be ab More...

Farm & Ranch

2012 Willacy Livestock Show

Lots of fun for everyone!!!

  COOKING TEAM NORTH ALAMO WATER SUPPLY CORP. display their awards as the cook-off grand champion.   SECOND PLACE WINNER OF THE COOK-OFF LOS BEER BBQRS OF LYFORD.  More...

Cotton Market weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 26, 2012

For the third consecutive session, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) worked to the downside on Thursday and ended in the bottom half of trading ranges.  More...

Abbott sues to speed approval of Voter ID law

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

AUSTIN - Attorney General Greg Abbott on Jan. 23 filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to push the U. S. Department of Justice to approve the voter I.D. law enacted by the Texas Legislature last spring.  More...

Obituaries

MODESTO MENDOZA, JR.

LYFORD - Modesto Mendoza, Jr., 53, entered peacefully into eternal rest on January 31, 2012 at his residence in Lyford. Modesto was born on August 4, 1958 in Raymondville, TX to Modesto, Sr. and Eustolia Mendoza. More...

Crime & Courts

Del Rio-Texas Border Sheriffs and more

Last week we had the opportunity to travel to Del Rio for our annual Texas Border Sheriffs’ Coalition Winter meeting. We left Wednesday and returned late Friday, and all in all it was a productive and interesting meeting. More...

Lyford man gets 2 years for assaulting woman

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Alberto “ Beto” Gonzales, 50, of Lyford, TX, was found guilty of aggravated assault. The defendant was sentenced to 2 years in prison. More...

Matamoros man sentenced to 8 years

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that David Rey Cazares, 52, of Matamoros, Mexico, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. The defendant was sentenced to 8 years in prison. More...

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