April 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Boat docks to get repairs in Port Mansfield

Six rows of boat slips at the small craft basin in Port Mansfield are about to get a major lift through a project approved by the board of the Willacy County Navigation District.  Some of the slips have been there for decades and were battered b More...

News

Gunmen kill at least 17 in Mexico bar massacres

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (AP) - The Attorney General's Office in Chihuahua state says armed groups have opened fire in two bars in the northern Mexico state's capitol, killing at least 17 people including the news director of a local radio station before es More...

Mexican truck-bus crash kills at least 43

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - A trailer broke loose from a cargo truck and slammed into a passenger bus on Friday, killing at least 43 people in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, state government spokeswoman Gina Dominguez said.  More...

Mexican army arrests mayor with drug suspects

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - Mexican army troops say they have detained a small- town mayor in the company of heavily-armed men suspected of being drug cartel gunmen.  More...

Letters

Fair tax beats Income Tax

Dear editor:   How do you feel about paying your income tax last week? Do you feel like (1) you are participating in a fair taxation system, (2) you are only paying your fair share and (3) everyone else is paying their fair share too?  More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Mireya Ortega will celebrate her 15th birthday on April 28, 2012 at El Toro Dance Hall in Lyford. Reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. and dance will be from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. More...

SEBASTIAN LADY PUNISHERS

SEBASTIAN LADY PUNISHERS for taking 1st place at the South Texas Sizzler Softball Tournament. Top row, left to right Albert Garza, Jose Pena, and Bobby Rodriguez. More...

SAN PERLITA ISD STAFF MEMBERS

SAN PERLITA ISD STAFF MEMBERS Mari Suarez, Adrian Montemayor, and Jessica Moczgemba received the most votes in the Relay for Life team’s Slime for a Cure fundraiser and were treated to a bucket More...

Crime & Courts

Woman sentenced to 6 months in prison for injury to elderly

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Yolanda Villarreal, 35, of Raymondville, Texas was convicted of injury to an elderly person. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

APRIL 18- Theft, arrested: Susani Higinio Garces, S. 7th St., Raymondville.  Accident, W. Hwy. 186, Raymondville.  Harassment, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  Assault, Port Mansfield.  APRIL 19 - Execution of warrant. More...

Legals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

TO SUPPLY THE COUNTY OF WIILLACY with sealed bids for "REHABILITATION CONSTRUCTION OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING UNITS"   More...

Ammerman won’t prosecute commissioner’s son for DWI

Special Prosecutor will be called in

The Willacy County District Attorney has recused himself from any involvement with a case concerning the arrest of a county commissioner’s son charged with driving while intoxicated.  Bernard Ammerman, the DA for this county, has signed a More...

Lyford considers changes to animal control ordinance

Keeping livestock, fowl and other domestic animals would be allowed to a point under a measure under consideration by the Lyford City Commission.  The board held a workshop Monday night to find out if they can revise an old city ordinance that a More...

Editorial & Columns

A Reprobate Mind will have eternal consequences

It doesn't take too much brain power to realize that we, as a human race are on the road to our doom. We, as a whole, are being given over to a reprobate mind. Just what is a reprobate? More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Two men went hunting. They had tramped through the fields all day. They had seen many rabbits, but they hadn't hit any.  At dusk one said, "Let's miss two more and call it a day."  This they did, and they went home empty handed and tired. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association April 19, 2012

After Monday's limit losses, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) moved to the upside the remainder of the week as some strength was gained in anticipation of light stocks before the 2012 harvest. More...

Congress begins uphill battle to pass farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has begun laying the groundwork for a half-trillion-dollar farm and food bill that would end unconditional subsidies to farmers, but House Republicans' resolve to cut its biggest component - food stamps - by $13 billion a More...

Game Warden Report It’s Spring cleaning time

It is that time of the year where activities are transitioning for everyone. Even Game Wardens find time to do some spring cleaning. This is that small window when we take a couple of days to get the dead funk out of our trucks. More...

Obituaries

TOMAS O. ELIZONDO

RAYMONDVILLE - Tomas O. Elizondo, 80, entered peacefully into eternal rest on April 22, 2012 at his residence in Raymondville. Tomas was born March 7, 1932 in Raymondville, TX to Margo and Genoveva O. Elizondo. More...

In Loving Memory of

7/ 7/ 1929 - 4/ 28/ 1982 30th Anniversary WE THOUGHT OF YOU TODAY   We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and will tomorrow, too.  We think of you in silence and make no outward show. More...

In Loving Memory of

01/ 29/ 1974 - 04/ 07/ 2012   Son of Melecio V. and Maria F. (Mata) Rodriguez and father of Jose A. More...

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