March 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Lyford cancels city election

The Lyford City Commission voted to cancel the May 12 election during a meeting Mondayy night.  The reason for that stems from the fact the two commissioner seats for grabs are not being contested, leaving the two spots unchanged.  More...

News

Lyford man sentenced to 4 years in prison for felony DWI

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Paul Lara, 49, of Lyford, TX, was sentenced to 4 years in prison on a motion to revoke his probation of felony driving while intoxicated. More...

Morales sentenced to 2 years in prison for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Guadalupe Mireles, 39, of Raymondville, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. The defendant was sentenced to 2 years in prison. More...

Historical markers tell tale of Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Don Frazier fondly remembers how his father would brake for historical markers dotting Texas highways and byways.  Standing alongside the road with the sun and wind in his face, the Arlington kid could squint and envisio More...

County Lifestyles

Golf prodigy Jonathan R. Carmona

Every now and then, from his comfortable bed and bedroom, Jonathan R. Carmona dreams of playing golf, the game he loves, for his high school, Raymondville High. More...

Lyford Women’s Club meet at Arts Center

The Ladies of the Lyford Women’s Club met Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Creative Arts Center in Raymondville. More...

MELISSA NITO Graduated from the University of Phoenix

MELISSA NIETO graduated from the University of Phoenix Online with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 19- Criminal mischief, over $500, under $1,500, 300 blk W. Main.  Terroristic threats, 100 blk S. 6th St.  Incident: hit and run, 7th and Hwy. 186.  Arrested: Jody Wilder, duty upon striking landscape or fixture, 100 blk S. Exp. More...

WILLACY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. REPORT

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MARCH 14 - Aggravated assault, 400 blk Ledesma Ave., Raymondville.  Dog bite, S. David Ramirez, Sebastian.  Harassment, W. Hwy. 186, Raymondville.  Civil matter, W. Hwy. More...

Legals

WILLACY COUNTY

Advertisement and Invitation for Bids  Grant Number CS0349: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program   More...

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

Notice is hereby given in accordance with S.B.  More...

Willacy County Fair Housing Public Service Announcement Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, Its the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the County of Willacy encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.  More...

Guerra refuses to pay rent, gets eviction notice

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Valley Federal Credit Union opens new branch in city

Being a member of a credit union no longer requires making a trip out of town.  Valley Federal Credit Union, a 75-year-old financial institution, has opened a new branch in Raymondville, offering just about the same services a traditional bank h More...

Police arrest former mayor, and city commissioner wife

A former city mayor and his wife, who is a city commissioner, were arrested over the weekend and charged with assault by contact in connection with a family disturbance case, police said.  Joe Alexandre and his wife Yolanda, both 57 years of age More...

Editorial & Columns

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

The editor of a newspaper asked his readers to send in testimonials on the subject, "Books that have helped me." One of the replies was, "My mother's cook book, and my father's check book." Important books, indeed. More...

What kind of business is this?

Behind the Badge

I heard on the news this morning that McDonald’s will soon start serving muffins and pastry in some of their locations. More...

Farm & Ranch

Willacy Game Warden field notes

• Boaters are out in force. Please remember to check your lines and safety equipment before you launch. Officer Sosa and officer Robinson responded to a call about stranded boaters in the intracoastal waterway. More...

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

March 15, 2012

The cotton market was on the defensive for most of the week after India lifted its export ban, but an impressive U.S. export sales report gave it a much-needed boost on Thursday. Traders said the strong U.S. More...

Obituaries

MARGARITA “MAMO” DE LA GARZA

GERONIMO “PAPO” DE LA GARZA

LYFORD - Margarita “Mamo” De La Garza, 76, was called home to the Good Lord on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen surrounded by her family. More...

REYES G. VERA

RAYMONDVILLE - Reyes G. Vera, 89, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville. Reyes was born on January 6, 1923 in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Esteban Vera and Salome Garcia.  More...

ALBERTO CANO, JR.

LONG BEACH/ CA/ RAYMONDVILLE Alberto Cano, Jr. (Candyman), 55, passed away at his home in Long Beach, California on Monday, March 12, 2012. Beto was born on May 1, 1956 in Phoenix, Arizona to Alberto and Maria R. Cano, Sr.  More...

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