April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Child car seats often misused by parents

Many of the adults who showed up at a car seat awareness event recently came with children sitting in the front or back seats while improperly secured.  Some children were barely strapped into seat belts, while others were surrounded with food i More...

News

FIRST WIND FARM

FIRST WIND FARM taking shape in Willacy County as seen by these three turbines installed at the end of El Toro Road at FM 1420 and FM 490 in Willamar. More...

Governor reappoints Torres to emergency services retirement system

Francisco “Frank” Torres has been reappointed to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System by Gov. Rick Perry, it was announced recently.  More...

Gunmen kill police chief inside his home in Mexico

DURANGO, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say gunmen have burst into the home of a small town’s police chief and killed him in the northern state of Durango.  A statement from state prosecutors say Police Chief Macario Parada was already More...

Farm & Ranch

Tennessee votes to ignore federal regs on child farm labor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The House on Monday passed a bill declaring that Tennessee wouldn’t enforce federal regulations governing child labor on family farms.  The chamber voted 70-24 to approve the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. More...

Prickly pear cactus blooming in South Texas

WESLACO, Texas (AP) - They’re flowering.  Those ubiquitous residents of South Texas, the prickly pear cactus, are exploding into dramatic blooms of yellow, red and orange, followed by a variety of fruits, called tunas that attract a variet More...

TDA Market Recap April 2, 2012

AUSTIN - (April 2. 2012) For the week ending March 31. feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were mostly steady to 3 lower per hundredweight (cwt), though some early week sales were steady to $3 higher. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT WEST PARR

Robert West Parr passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Corinth, Texas. He was born May 14, 1925 in Raymondville, Texas to parents, Norvin G. and Effie Agnes Parr. More...

LaQUITA C. MEANS GARZA

RAYMONDVILLE - LaQuita C. More...

MARIA C. LEAL

LASARA, TX - Maria C. More...

Legals

Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To: All interested Agencies Groups and Individuals   More...

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

City of Raymondville  142 S. 7th Street Raymondville, Texas 78580  The City of Raymondville is requesting sealed bids for the construction of the Cemetery Expansion (Phase I)   More...

Weekend car crashes send several to the hospital

A 22- year- old man involved in a hit and run was arrested Monday evening and charged with driving while intoxicated and for fleeing the scene of an accident, police said.  More...

Lyford mayor says dog tried to bite son as deputy watched

Mayor Henry De la Paz said his son and a friend were almost bitten by the same ferocious dog shot in a leg last year by Police Chief Paul Campbell.  De la Paz claims the two boys were chased by the dog, Panda, on Sunday afternoon as a sheriff &r More...

Editorial & Columns

What Does Easter Mean to You?

I remember growing up as a young child we used to have mixed emotions about Easter Sunday. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Volunteer fireman, Ed Grotz, crawled across the living room floor of a burning house and his smoke- penetrating light shone on a baby's crib.  Horrified, he saw it was occupied. More...

County Lifestyles

2012 WILLACY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST WINNER

Mia Wetegrove, a student at Lyford Elementary, was awarded a $25 check and a 2nd place ribbon by Thomas Zdansky director with the Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District. More...

2012 WILLACY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS 2ND PLACE WINNER

The conservation essay contest is sponsored annually by the Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District to encourage Willacy County students to research the importance of conserving our natural resources. More...

CONSERVATION ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

The Conservation Essay Contest is sponsored annually by the Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District to encourage Willacy County students to research the importance of conserving our natural resources and practice their writing skills. More...

Crime & Courts

Veloz gets 7 years sentence for drugs

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Juana Maria Veloz, 33, of Mexico, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. The defendant was sentenced to 7 years in prison. More...

Woman sentence to 6 months for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Brisamar Figueroa, 28, of Raymondville, Texas, was convicted of possession of a controlled substance. More...

Drug smuggler gets 10 years on cocaine conviction

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Marina Estela Rubio- Canales, 29, of Houston, Texas, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. The defendant was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  More...

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