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State agency willing to work with Willacy County

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association says it’s willing to work with Willacy County to address any problems caused by adverse weather.  David S. More...

News

Texas officials quiet on space launch site project

HOUSTON (AP) - Proponents are eagerly pursuing a project to keep Texas at the center of the space exploration efforts, but say they are getting little encouragement from state officials, according to a published report.  More...

Whirlpool to shutter Fort Smith plant June 29

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Whirlpool Corp. has formalized its closing plan for its refrigerator factory in Fort Smith.  The company has sent Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders a letter saying that 834 workers will lose their jobs on June 29. More...

Jury award $24 million to woman hit by cellphone distracted driver

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A jury in Corpus Christi has awarded $24 million to a woman who was hit by a Coca- Cola truck driver who was chatting on a cellphone while driving. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 4, 2012

Many cotton traders moved to the sidelines in the wake of a noneventful May delivery period and the fact that very little market news emerged this week.  More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS Merits trial ordered in case pitting state, health care providers

AUSTIN - Three movements occurred last week in a legal battle over whether the state of Texas will allow health services to be rendered by Planned Parenthood affiliate clinics under the federal and state funded Women’s Health Program.  More...

TDA Market Recap May 7, 2012

AUSTIN - (May 7, 2012) For the week ending May 5, feeder cattle prices at the Texas Panhandle auctions covered by USDA Market News were steady to $8 higher per hundredweight (cwt), while San Angelo was steady to $2 lower.  More...

Obituaries

CECILIA R. GUERRERO

SEBASTIAN - Cecilia R. Guerrero, 95, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Monterrey, Mexico on November 20, 1916 to Francisco and Paula L. Rodriguez.  More...

MARGARITA C. AMBRIZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Margarita C. Ambriz, 87, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born in Mexico on June 2, 1924 to Daniel and Juana (Gonzalez) Contreras.  More...

Legals

Notice of Vacancy

The City of Lyford has a vacancy for a City Commissioner. Position is to fill an unexpired one-year term. Interested individuals may submit resume to the Lyford City Hall at 13550 Main Avenue, Lyford, Tx 78569. More...

Willacy County Housing Authority would like to invite you to be part of our community

We offer affordable two bedroom wood frame houses for $357.00 rent and $357.00 deposit, stove and refrigerator not included.  We pay for the water and tenants pay for electricity and gas.   More...

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in their possession a 1990 red and black Pontiac TransAM Vin # 1G2FS23T711204629. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 17595 Lily County Rd., Lyford, Tx 78569. More...

A FREAK STORM

A FREAK STORM came from the west Tuesday evening, knocking down trees, signs and flooding a number of streets throughout Raymondville. More...

City proclaims May 8 Mystika Karina Garcia Day

The Raymondville City Commission approved a proclamation calling May 8 Mystika Karina Garcia Day.  Commissioner Clifton Smith read the proclamation as Garcia and her family stood before the commission at Tuesday’s meeting.  Garcia, a More...

Editorial & Columns

Recognizing and honoring Mothers

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes and some have other occupations as well as being a mother. More...

Catholic bishop installed for Houston archdiocese

Proverb

“If grocery stores keep selling us artificial food products, should we be paying for them with artificial money?  - Maricela Urbiola-Suarez   More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A little girl was trying to hug her father, but he was too tall. "Bend down, Daddy," she cried, "so I can reach you."  Before God sent His Son into the world, He too, seemed beyond our reach. More...

County Lifestyles

LASARA ISD COMMEMORATED EARTH DAY

LASARA ISD COMMEMORATED EARTH DAY by planting three live oaks trees by their new baseball fields. More...

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT - In October, 2011, Jerry and Angela Brackhahn, Allan and Lynn Spence and Kent and G’Ann Weaver had the privilege of serving dinner to six Wounded Warriors and their ass More...

Summer art camp for kids

Willacy County Art League is sponsoring a childrens’ summer art program. Painting classes will be held Mon.-Thurs. each week in June - ages 9-16. Cost is $35.00 per week (all supplies are furnished). 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 9-12 year olds 1 p.m. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:  In the matter of marriage of Vanessa Soria vs Angel Soria and ITIO; children - divorce.  In the matter of marriage of Annaliza Escobar vs Brian L. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 7- Duty upon striking unattended vehicle, 900 blk N. 3rd.  Burglary of vehicle, 300 blk W. Durham.  Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 300 blk E. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

MAY 2- Illegal dumping, N. on FM 1761, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/bench warrant. Arrested: Marcos David Rivera - W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

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