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Vote recount does not change Precinct 3 commissioner race

A vote recount of the commissioner seat with Willacy County Precinct 3 was held Tuesday, resulting in a difference of one more vote in favor of the candidate challenging the incumbent.   More...

News

MAGGIE QUILANTAN

MAGGIE QUILANTAN, left, takes oath of office from Mayor Henry De La Paz (Photo by Tony Vindell) More...

Inmate acquitted in warden’s death gets parole

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Parole has been granted a Texas inmate famed for his three acquittals in the 1981 deaths of the warden and farm manager of the prison where he was locked up.  The Austin American- Statesman reports the state parole board vot More...

Experts: Oklahoma, not Texas, had hottest summer ever

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma and Texas have argued for years about which has the best college football team, whose oil fields produce better crude, even where the state border should run. More...

Letters

Reader questions big trucks driving on Hidalgo Ave.

Dear Editor,  I would like to ask why the city allows big trucks to drive through our main street, that’s Hidalgo. They can barely pass by the other cars. I expect to see a terrible collision each time each I meet one. More...

Farm & Ranch

Free Book Discussion

There will be a free book discussion on the book, Spiritual Wisdom on Prayer, Meditation and Contemp-lation at 207 S. 7th St., Raymondville, (karate school) on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m.  Free books available. More...

Texas agriculture is aging, farmers’ average age, 59

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Farming and ranching is attracting fewer young people, leaving policymakers worried on expanding the nation's food supply, the San Antonio Express- News reported.  More...

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 31, 2012   More...

Obituaries

BRENDA LEE QUESADA

RAYMONDVILLE - Brenda Lee Quesada, 39, entered into eternal rest on June 1, 2012 at her residence. She was born on August 31, 1972 in Harlingen, TX to Isabel Leija.  More...

MARIA MARGARITA LOPEZ

WESLACO - Maria Margarita Lopez, 88, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at her residence.  Mrs. More...

Card of Thanks for

Maria “Elva” Alfaro

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many family members and friends for their prayers, beautiful floral arrangements, food and emotional support. Your thoughtfulness means so much during this difficult time. More...

Joe Torres will challenge Serrato for Pct. 3 Commissioner in November

Willacy County Precinct 3 Commissioner Fred Serrato defeated his opponent in the March 29 primary by 20 votes, but another candidate said Serrato wasn’t re-elected to another four-year term.  Lyford resident Joe Torres, a 59 years old reti More...

Land for park in Port Mansfield to be appraised

A tract of real estate the Willacy County Navigation District is hoping to use for the proposed Laguna Point Recreation Area project in Port Mansfield is being appraised to determine the value of the 30 acres.  The commissioners’ court vot More...

New city commissioner, Quilantan, takes seat in Lyford

A new member of the Lyford City Commission was sworn in by Mayor Henry De La Paz at the start of Monday’s meeting.  “It’s a great pleasure to give the oath of office to Maggie Quilantan for a term of one year,” he said. More...

Editorial & Columns

Good things Still Come in Small Packages

I was sitting with my wife at the San Perlita High School Graduation, enjoying the crowd and their expressions, meeting old friends when suddenly the graduating class began marching in. I knew a few of them, but I was looking for one in particular. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Samuel Morse, an American painter, went to Europe to study art. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Big Al loved his vintage car more than anything in the world. When he died, a chauffeur led the funeral procession to the cemetery in his vehicle.  More...

County Lifestyles

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMOMY HONORS GOLD STAR FAMILIES AND FALLEN HEROES

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY HONORS GOLD STAR FAMILIES AND FALLEN HEROES - American Legion Commander George E. Solis, Arturo Aguirre, Manuela Leija, Clara Davila and Sheriff Larry G. More...

HARLINGTON NATIONAL BRONCO SPRING LEAGUE WITH THE YANKEES TAKING FIRST PLACE

HARLINGEN NATIONAL BRONCO SPRING LEAGUE FINISH WITH THE YANKEES TAKING FIRST PLACE - Three Willacy County boys who play for the Yankees received special awards. More...

Reber Memorial Library News

It has been a very busy spring for Reber Memorial Library and your Librarian. Ms. Wright attended the Texas Library Association Annual Convention in Houston and was able to meet librarians from all over the state.  More...

Crime & Courts

Seguin man gets 4-years in prison for felony DWI

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Robert Russell Cuvillier, 51, of Seguin, TX, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for felony Driving While Intoxicated. More...

Burglar sentenced to 3 years prison for theft

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announces today that, Oscar Castro, 27, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and sentenced to 3 years in prison. More...

CRIME OF THE WEEK

Thieves steal saddle and generator from rural home near San Perlita

W.C.S.O. Case #12-0294  More...

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