May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Young farmers fishing tourney coming up next weekend

Area anglers will take to the waters of the Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico for the annual Young Farmers Fishing Tournament.  Some 350 fishing enthusiasts are expected to participate in the 24-hour event that will get under way at 6 p.m. More...

Defendant gets 4 years prison for agg. assault of girlfriend

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rolando Garcia, 41, of Raymondville, Texas, was found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on two separate cases. More...

News

Texas and OU agree to continue game in Cotton Bowl

DALLAS (AP) - The Texas-Oklahoma rivalry game will continue to be played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas through 2020.  More...

Man makes amends for stealing flowers - in 1958

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - No matter how much digging investigators did, the crime remained open until a thief turned himself in and returned the fruits of his theft.  More...

Cameron prosecutors recused in Villalobos case

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - All prosecutors in the U.S. Southern District of Texas, save one, have been recused from participating in the prosecution of Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos.  More...

Letters

No need for government help on a job for a day

Years ago our Lyford School principal observed a need for special improvements at our high school (other than what custodians do everyday). More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 10, 2012

The cotton market sprang into action Thursday in response to the release of USDA’s weekly export report and the May U.S. and world supply and demand data. More...

Willacy Game Warden field notes

• We have a new face in Willacy County and he is known as Warden Gazaway, you can call him Sir. Warden Gazaway comes to us from Starr county. If you are an outdoorsy person you will eventually get a chance to meet him. More...

State Game Wardens stress boater education in water safety

AUSTIN - With many Texas lakes holding more water than they did this time last year, Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens are anticipating a busy boating season. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MAY 9 - Criminal mischief, Sunset Blvd., San Perlita.  Unauthorized use of motor vehicle, Fern Rd. E. of U.S. 77, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant. Arrested: Gustavo E. Carrizales, W.C.S.O. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO VOTERS AND TAXPAYERS

I am also a very concerned citizen of Willacy County and a Taxpayer. My name is Fred Serrato and I am running for reelection on May 29, 2012.   More...

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...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MILTON MONROE SNELL, JR., DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Milton Monroe Snell, Jr., Deceased, were issued on April 23, 2012, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 2011-PRB-0033, to Michael M. More...

Early voting for the May 29 election going smoothly

Early voting began this week for the May 29 Democratic and Republican primaries and will end May 25, four days before election day.  The voters turnout has been average, Jaime Serna, elections administrator for Willacy County, said.  More...

City sales tax rebates reach all time high in March

The city’s sale tax rebates for the month of March were the biggest ever, surpassing the busiest month of the year, December.  According to the recent figures released by the state’s comptroller’s office, the city saw an increa More...

A RAIN-RELATED ACCIDENT

A RAIN-RELATED ACCIDENT happened Thursday afternoon leaving part of the entrance to the city cemetery in ruins, but no one was hurt. More...

Editorial & Columns

National Police Week/ Police Memorial Day

In Washington, D.C. there are many monuments, mainly having to do with servicemen and servicewomen who have been killed in the line of duty from various wars. Also, there are two walls with over 19,000 names inscribed on them. More...

Naked man on unicycle cited in Southeast Texas

KEMAH, Texas (AP) - Police say a naked man riding a unicycle on a Houston-area bridge has been accused of distracting drivers and creating a hazard.  Kemah police Chief Greg Rikard says 45-year-old Joseph Glynn Farley of Clear Lake has been char More...

Palin endorses Cruz in Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tea party-favorite Sarah Palin has endorsed Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate race in Texas.   The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate praised Cruz for his conservative principles.  More...

County Lifestyles

THE ROTARY CLUB HONORS TWO STUDENTS FROM LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL

On Wednesday May 9, 2012, the Rotary Club of Raymondville honored two students from Lyford High School as their Students of the Month. The Rotary Club also recognized Mr. More...

LILLIE TIJERINA RECEIVED SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY MESSAGE

LILLIE TIJERINA RECEIVED A SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY MESSAGE in the form of poster sized message from her son, Jaime Tijerina. Jaime is deployed to Afghanistan. He is a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. More...

LORENA ROSE OROCO_SALAZAR

LORENA ROSE OROZCOSALAZAR, of San Perlita, graduated on May 11, 2012, from Texas A&M University of Kingsville with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and a Minor in Psychology. More...

Obituaries

VICENTE ZARAGOZA

RAYMONDVILLE - Vicente Zaragoza, 83, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest on Friday, May 11, 2012 in Valley Baptist Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on July 19, 1928, son of Manuel and Hilaria (Mosqueda) Zaragoza.& More...

CRESCENCIO “CHRIS” RAMIREZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX. - Crescencio “Chris” Ramirez, 51, went to be with our Lord, Saturday May 12, 2012, at his residence in Raymondville, Texas.  More...

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