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News

San Perlita students winners of essay contest

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Permian Basin in West Texas seeing oil boom

DALLAS (AP) - The Permian Basin of West Texas is witnessing an oil boom, leading some of the region’s top oilmen predict that Texas oil production to double within the next five to seven years.  More...

San Perlita student selected for conference at George Mason University

FAIRFAX, VA - Samantha Rubio, of San Perlita, a student at San Perlita High School has been nominated to represent Texas as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.  More...

County Lifestyles

RAYMONDVILLE ROTARY CLUB HELD THEIR 10TH ANNUAL SHRIMP BOIL

RAYMONDVILLE ROTARY CLUB HELD THEIR 10TH ANNUAL SHRIMP BOIL at the Willacy County EMS facility. More...

UTPA HONORS INDUCTEES THIS SUNDAY, FEBUARY 26, 2012

UTPA HONORS INDUCTEES THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012 - The Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education held inductions for its new members this Sunday, February 26. More...

Crime & Courts

Woman convicted of forging checks from loan company

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jaimee Guerra, 19, of Raymondville, Texas, was convicted of forgery. More...

Harlingen man sentenced to 3 years for DWI III

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Sergio Barrientos, 45, of Harlingen, TX, was convicted of felony driving while intoxicated. The defendant was sentenced to 3 years in prison. More...

Elsa man gets 2 years prison for marijuana

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Francisco Acosta, Jr., 47, of Elsa, TX, was sentenced on a motion to revoke to 2 years in prison by 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possessing marihuana. More...

Wind turbines arrive in separate pieces for Willacy project

Like a scene from the Sci Fi channel, a pile of strange looking industrial equipment can be seen in a storage yard along Expressway 77 just north of Harlingen.  More...

City to offer a one day arrest warrant amnesty in March

The Board of Commissioners with the city of Raymondville approved a oneday amnesty in March to those facing arrest warrants.  They voted based on a recommendation made by Municipal Court Judge Armin Martinez.  He said he would like to give More...

911 calls could be hampered by lack of road names

Responding to emergency calls is a little more difficult in some areas of Willacy County, particularly in the country side where miles and miles of roads seem to go forever.  According to the Weslacobased Rio Grande Valley Development Council, t More...

Editorial & Columns

Getting to truly know a person

People tend to draw opinions on other people by what others say about them. More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association February 23, 2012

The lead May futures cotton contract on the Intercontental Exchange (ICE) ended the session below the 90-cent level on Thursday, hitting its lowest level since late December.  More...

Florida strawberry growers struggle to turn a profit

DOVER, Fla. (AP) - The law of supply and demand had worked pretty well for the Florida strawberry industry during the past decade.  This season, not so much.  A supply spike of fresh strawberries hit the U.S. More...

TDA Market Recap February 27, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending Feb. 25, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were mostly steady with a few to $2 lower per hundredweight and a few to $5 higher. More...

Obituaries

ISRAEL M. MUNGUIA

RAYMONDVILLE/ BAYTOWN - Israel M. Munguia, 85, entered into eternal rest, Saturday February 25, 2012 at St. Jacinto Hospital in Baytown, TX. Israel was born March 4, 1925 in Raymondville, Texas to the late Pedro and Clara (Munoz) Mungia.  More...

LUCILA SILVA

RAYMONDVILLE - Lucila Silva, 96, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at her residence in Raymondville. Lucila was born in La Rusias on September 15, 1915 to Aniceto and Maria Fidela Galan.  More...

MARIA P. MATA

RAYMONDVILLE - Maria P. Mata, 81, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 24, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen. Maria was born in Mexico on May 4, 1930 to Jose S. and Patricia S. More...

Legals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Willacy County has a 2011 Texas Community Development Block Grant award under the Texas Capital Fund. More...

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in their possession a 1996 Chevy Blazer, Vin #1GNCS18W4TK119739. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 17595 Lily County Rd., Lyford, Tx 78569. More...

City of Lyford “Amnesty Month” March, 2012

The Lyford Municipal Court is offering an amnesty program for people who owe traffic fines and want a discount for paying. More...

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