February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

VALENTINE'S DAY

VALENTINE'S DAY - Don't forget your loved one this Valentine's Day, which is Tuesday February 14. More...

News

Lamborghini driver in Houston hits 2 pedestrians

Houston police say the driver of a recently acquired Lamborghini has been blamed for a wreck that left three people hurt.  Police say two pedestrians were struck by the sports car and someone in another vehicle hit by the Lamborghini suffered mi More...

The Lower Valley Cotillion Club celebrates its 58th year with “A Night of Elegance”

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. More...

Daniel Gomez picked as new AD/Coach for Lytle ISD

Following an hour of closed session deliberation regarding personnel, the Lytle School Board emerged with a lone selection for an athletic director/head coach to fill the position at Lytle High School. More...

Farm & Ranch

What’s in the farm bill?

It’s an election year and, even just a few months in, we’re all hearing messages of government spending, the federal deficit and our annual budget. More...

RAIN FINALLY CAME

RAIN FINALLY CAME bringing more than 3 inches of precipitation in some parts of Willacy County on Saturday particularly east of Raymondville, providing relief to area farmers. More...

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association February 2, 2012

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) had a mixed performance this week while the general direction of the market remained sideways, according to traders. More...

Obituaries

ARNULFO MARTINEZ

RAYMONDVILLE/ PROGRESO - Arnulfo Martinez, 53, passed away peacefully Friday, February 3, 2012 at his residence in Progreso. Arnulfo was born May 27, 1958 in Tamaulipas, Mexico to Evaristo and Margarita Martinez. More...

GUADALUPE ARELLANO RINCONES

SEBASTIAN - Guadalupe Arellano Rincones, 81, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.  More...

In Loving Memory of

Modesto Mendoza, Jr.

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

County to consider paying grantsman $80,000 to prepare application for housing funds

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court will discuss paying $80,000 to a consultant who will submit an application for a $9 million affordable housing project following a meeting this week.  According to an agenda item for Thursday’s More...

La Jarra assisted living project gets TDA funding

A development to provide assisted living housing for the elderly has been awarded a grant for three-quarters of a million dollars from a Texas Capitol Fund program, it was announced recently.  J.M. Lozano, a State Rep. More...

DANIEL RAMIREZ SIGNS HIS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

DANIEL RAMIREZ SIGNS HIS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT to play football for the Javelinas at Texas A&M University at Kingsville. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind The Badge

Conference Planning and Budget Workshops

I am currently in my sixth year serving as Chaplain for the Sheriffs Association of Texas, and part of my duties, along with the honor of serving, is to meet with the Board of Directors before and during each conference to plan for the conference tha More...

Thinking on the Christ of Christmas, a man said, "Jesus is the only Somebody you can't match!" How true!  Consider His pre-existence. Jesus didn't begin when He was born. Before He became Jesus of Nazareth, He was the Son of God. More...

Editorial Opinion: No, guys, you take the LOW bid, not the HIGH bid.....

Apparently County Judge John Gonzales and the county commissioners don't get the idea behind the State Laws that require them to go out to bids on purchases for more than $50,000. More...

County Lifestyles

Garcia-Galvan

Mrs. Irene Villasana of Harlingen, TX is pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Lizette Alexandria Garcia, to Alejandro Galvan.  More...

Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary

Vicente and Maria D. Martinez will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on February 10, 2012. Congratulations from your boys, Michael Lee, Joel and Vicente, III. Love always, Mom & Dad. More...

LASARA SOPHOMORE GOLFER JASON RODRIGUEZ

LASARA SOPHOMORE GOLFER JASON RODRIGUEZ is once again ready to compete in varsity golf for Lasara High School. More...

Crime & Courts

Defendants in Port Mansfield theft ring sentenced to prison

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Laura Ann Erickson, 35, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of 4 felony theft cases and endangering a child. More...

Brownsville man sentenced for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Arturo Marroquin, 32, of Brownsville, Texas was found guilty in the 197th District Court by Judge Migdalia Lopez and was sentenced to 8 years in prison for possession of coc More...

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