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News

Feds arrest 6 for van crash where 9 illegals died

PALMVIEW, Texas (AP) - Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested six alleged members of a human trafficking ring that was smuggling nine illegal aliens killed in van wreck in South Texas on Tuesday.  More...

Brownsville woman sentenced to 10 years for cocaine smuggling

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Teresa Vasquez Garcia, 34, of Brownsville, TX, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possessing cocaine. More...

Woman who attacked probation officer gets 20 years in prison

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Christina Salas, 36, of Raymondville, TX was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant. More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford Women’s Club holds meeting at Studebaker Farms

Members of the Lyford Women’s Club learned first hand about organic gardening from Annie Studebaker, Avan Guerra and Cruz Salinas, all of whom work with UTPA in the Community Engagement Department. More...

LYFORD WOMEN'S CLUB DONATES $1000 TO WILLACY COUNTY MUSEUM

LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB DONATES $1,000 TO WILLACY COUNTY MUSEUM - Lyford Women’s Club has donated $1,000 to the Willacy County Museum. More...

UT begins Austin campus-wide tobacco ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas in Austin has gone tobacco-free in a healthy move that could add up to more cancer research money.  UT previously banned smoking in residence halls, during class and at other indoor areas.  More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 16- Accident - minor, 500 blk W. Hidalgo.  Fraudulent use of identifying information, 800 blk N. Huisache.  Incident, voluntary section, 100 blk N. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

APRIL 11- Accident, U.S. 77 Northbound, Raymondville.  Identity theft, S. Port Dr., Port Mansfield.  Accident, FM 490 and Bus. 77, Raymondville.  Accident, FM 490 and Bus. 77, Raymondville.  Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. More...

District attorney files motion to recuse county judge from commissioner’s son DWI case

A motion to recuse County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

Judge Gonzales wants to hire 3 law firms to sue state agency for damages

Hiring three law firms to go after a state agency for damages caused by bad weather isn’t what government is all about when it can be handled locally, a county official said.  More...

Three men arrested for storing drugs inside Dairy Queen

Three Raymondville men were arrested and charged Monday night with possession of a controlled substance after police discovered they were storing marijuana inside the local Dairy Queen fast-food store.   More...

Editorial & Columns

Texas/Southwestern Border Sheriffs Combined Meeting held in San Antonio

We just returned from a combined Border Sheriffs Annual Spring meeting in San Antonio. The Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition met with some of our counterparts from California, Arizona, and New Mexico. More...

Cancer Relay for Life brings in $100,000 for finding a cure

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SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

George Washington Carver made more than three hundred products from the peanut.  "When I was young," he said, "I prayed, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe." But God answered, " That knowledge is reserved for Me alone."  Then Carver More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association April 12, 2012

USDAcontinuedto finetune old crop production, supply and exports in its April l0 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, including raising its export estimate for U. S. cotton.  More...

TDA Market Recap April 16, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending April 14, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were mostly steady to $3 higher per hundredweight (cwt), with a few to $5 higher. More...

U.S. sales of combines, tractors down in March

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says retail sales of combines in the U.S. More...

Obituaries

JUAN MANUEL ZAMORA

RAYMONDVILLE/LUFKIN - Juan Manuel Zamora, 52, of Lufkin, was born November 26, 1959 in Sandoval, Tamps., Mexico, the son of the late Hilaria M. Zamora and Alfredo Zamora. He passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in a local hospital.  More...

JOSE “LA PORRA” YBARRA

RAYMONDVILLE - Jose “La Porra” Ybarra, 84, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his family. Jose was born on March 4, 1928 in Sinton, TX to Pedro and Angelita G. Ybarra.  More...

MARIA ANTONIA “MARY” McKINNEY

LYFORD - Maria Antonia “Mary” McKinney, 81, went to be with Our Lord Wednesday, April 11, 2012 surrounded by family members at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

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