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Early voting starts in two weeks

Early voting for the May 29 Democratic and Republican primaries will start May 14 and will end five days before election day, which is May 29.  Jaime Serna, elections administrator for Willacy County said voters will be able to cast early ballot More...

News

Woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rosario Arredondo Rodriguez, 38, of Brownsville, TX, was sentenced to 6 years in prison by 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possessing cocaine. More...

Brownsville man sentenced to 4 years prison for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rosario Jorge Leija, 31, of Brownsville, TX, was sentenced to 4 years in prison by 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possessing cocaine. More...

Mexican gets prison in Texas drug, ammo case

McALLEN, Texas (AP) A man from Mexico has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison in a Texas drug and ammunition smuggling case.  Prosecutors in McAllen on Wednesday announced the penalty for 31-year-old Edgar Daniel Zapata.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association April 26, 2012

Unlike the beginning of the previous week when cotton futures prices posted limit losses, this week began with contracts making respectable gains by the close of trading on Monday. More...

TDA Market Recap April 30, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending April 28, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were mostly $2 to $7 lower per hundredweight (cwt). More...

Obituaries

GUADALUPE ESTRADA

RAYMONDVILLE - Guadalupe Estrada, 80, entered into rest Thursday, April 26, 2012 at her residence in Raymondville. She was born December 12, 1931 in Mexico City, Mexico to Jose and Maria L. More...

MARIA DE JESUS TORRES

Maria De Jesus Torres, 78, was called home by the Lord on April 30, 2012.  She was born on November 4, 1933 in San Vicente Nuevo Leon, MX, daughter of Region V. and Ignacia (Sandoval) Martinez.  More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: CAUSE # 2010-CV-0273-A IN THE INTEREST OF IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT Talixa Hernandez OF WILLACY COUNTY TEXAS  To: Lydia Arminda Hernandez and all whom it may concern, respondents   More...

WILLACY COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office is seeking applications for the following professional for employment. The anticipated start date is May 21, 2012. Willacy County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: CAUSE # 2010-CV-0301-A IN THE INTEREST OF IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT Michael Lopez OF WILLACY COUNTY TEXAS  To: Lydia Arminda Hernandez, Benito Lopez, Gustavo Hernandez and Unknown and all whom it may concern, respondents &n More...

Wind turbines dotting eastern Willacy County farmland

More turbines are dotting the Willacy County countryside for a windfarm called Magic Valley Project that is now looking quite impressive.  Giant towers each having three huge blades are being installed in an area traditionally set aside for farm More...

Discord between Judge and D. A. continues

Rather than signing a motion to recuse himself in connection with the driving while intoxicated case of a commissioner’s son, County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. said he is requesting a hearing to try to set the record straight.  More...

Editorial & Columns

61st Annual National Day of Prayer

Throughout our history, Americans have relied on prayer and reflection. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A doctor completed a tour of our Gardens. As he was leaving, he stopped by my office to tell me how much he enjoyed his visit. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Faith is the Opposite of fear. When we have hearts that are filled with faith in God, fear has a difficult time finding a place in our lives.  Because this is true, we must ask ourselves, "What can we do to fight against fear? More...

County Lifestyles

Sweet and heat combine in Cinco de Mayo cake

A bit of heat and a lot of sweet make this mango-topped chocolate honey cake a fine choice for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.  Bake the cake in any style Bundt pan you like. A more conventional tube pan also would work. More...

County buildings to get better illumination thanks to grant

Employees and taxpayers will see the lights thanks to a project aimed at replacing the existing light fixtures at all 10 buildings owned by Willacy County.  The commissioners’ court met Monday and awarded a bid for replacing the old lamps More...

JOSHUA GOLINDO

JOSHUA GALINDO is considered part of the Founding 2012 N. O. L. A. ( New Orleans, Louisiana) S. P. A. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 30- Arrested: One juvenile female, injury to elderly/ disabled, 100 blk E. Raymond.  Arrested: One juvenile female, assault by contact (dating violence, 200 blk N. 9th.  Arrested: Carlos Moreno, evading arrest/detention, 300 blk N. More...

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

APRIL 25- Theft, Goyo Garcia Rd, Raymondville.  Harassment, 500 blk W. More...

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