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County long term jail debt increases by $39 million to $189.5 million

The Willacy County Commissioner’s Court has approved the 2011 annual audit report that reveals an increase of $39 million in long term debt acquired from issuing revenue bonds to finance the construction of the county’s detention and jail More...

News

Last day of work for Whirlpool workers

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Friday’s the last day of work for nearly all the remaining employees at Whirlpool Corp.’s Fort Smith plant.  More...

Police: Women in ‘trash bags’ tried donut shop robbery

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Clerk in Houston shoots, kills beer theft suspect

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say a man who allegedly stole beer from a convenience store has been fatally shot by the clerk.  Police say Friday’s death of the 52-year-old suspect will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.  The 1 More...

County Lifestyles

L.C. SMITH FOLKLORIC DANCERS FINISHED THEIR 2011-2012 SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

L.C. SMITH FOLKLORIC DANCERS FINISHED THEIR 2011-2012 SCHOOL PERFORMANCES by performing at Su Clinica Familiar and at the Retama Manor. More...

CUB SCOUT PACK 40

CUB SCOUT PACK 40 recently participated in Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Perry from June 14-17. The Pack was able to send 20 boys to camp. Also attending were 17 adults. More...

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY TO OUR LITTLE PRINCESS!

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Crime & Courts

Burglar sentenced to 4 years prison for theft of TV

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ramon Burciaga, 24, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 4 years in prison. More...

Cruz sentenced to 2 years prison for family violence

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announces today that Rogelio Cruz, Jr., 21, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of aggravated assault in the 197th District Court and sentenced to 2 years in prison. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 2 - Forgery, 900 blk S. 7th.  Accident, 100 blk W. Canal.  Incident: unattended death, 1700 blk S. Exp. 77.  Burglary of habitation, 300 blk E. Charles.  Vehicle impound, 100 blk E. More...

Louisiana police investigate death of Lyford man

The death of a Lyford man is being investigated by the police in Lake Charles, La., but no new information concerning a possible motive for the Monday, June 25 shooting has been released. More...

ICE Agent shot near Hargill early Tuesday morning

U. S. ICE Homeland Security Special Agent Kelton Harrison was shot eary Tuesday morning near State Hwy. 186 and FM 493 in Northeastern Hidalgo County near Hargill.  More...

Lyford woman arrested for theft

A 47-year-old woman from Lyford was arrested and charged with theft after she turned herself in to police Tuesday afternoon.  Palmira Castro was taken to the Willacy County Jail and released on a $1,000 bond set by Municipal Court Judge Armin M More...

Editorial & Columns

Happy Birthday, America!

I just read in this week’s paper that next week’s paper will be out a day later due to the 4th of July holiday. Therefore you won’t get this birthday greeting in time for the 4th of July, but it’s the thought that counts. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 28, 2012

Estimated U.S. corn and soybean plantings for 2012 are up 5 percent and 1 percent, respectively, from last year, while cotton acres are down 14 percent, according to USDA’s June 29 Acreage Report. The estimates for U.S. More...

Farm camps teaching Dallas-area kids where groceries come from

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Around the winding garden plots and past the chickens, Elizabeth Samudio led a pack of children on a hunting expedition for the day’s lunch.  Pointing to a thick, leafy green plant, Samudio asked whether anyone cou More...

TDA Market Recap June 25, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending June 30, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were uneven, from $8 lower per hundredweight (cwt) to $3 higher. Texas direct feeder cattle prices were down $8 to $10 compared to two weeks ago. More...

Obituaries

GUADALUPE D. TAMEZ, SR.

LA SARA - Guadalupe D. Tamez, Sr., 87, passed away on July 2, 2012 at the Retama Manor Nursing Center in Raymondville, TX. He was born on February 23, 1925 in Lyford, TX to Gilbert and Paula (De La Rosa) Tamez.  More...

ARTURO DE LA GARZA

RAYMONDVILLE - Arturo De La Garza, 91, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on April 3, 1921 in Raymondville, TX to Reymundo and Rafelia (Zamora) De La Garza, Sr.  More...

ADELINA GONZALEZ

LYFORD - Adelina Gonzalez, 58, entered into the Lord’s Kingdom on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. She was born on April 9, 1954 in Sebastian, TX to Margarita Garcia.  More...

Legals

NOTICE

CITY OF LYFORD

WATER SYSTEM  2011 ANNUAL  CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT   More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

Land Reclamation Project Using Tires (LRPUT)/Scrap Tire Storage Site   More...

NOTICE CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE

WATER SYSTEM CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT   More...

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