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It’s official: Cuchi Cuchi grant approved by city

A $120,000 grant for the expansion of a dried meat packing plant received the green light from the Raymondville City Commission, Tuesday.  The commissioners unanimously approved giving Raul “Coy” Cisneros the grant to continue workin More...

News

Abduction, death not ‘random act of violence’

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Police say the abduction of a 22-year-old man from a Brownsville restaurant and his subsequent fatal shooting may be drug-related.  More...

3 charged with acquiring arms for Zetas cartel

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) - Three people, including a U.S. citizen, are jailed without bond awaiting federal detention hearings after they were accused of trying to obtain weapons for a notorious Mexican drug cartel.  More...

New Fort Hood report shows FBI missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Texas congressman says the FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not share critical information about a potential terrorist in the U.S. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 19, 2012

The cotton market has managed to advance only marginally over the last couple of weeks despite some dramatic developments in competing crops, traders said. More...

Willacy Game Warden field notes

OVER 100 UNDERSIZED SPECKLED TROUT were seized recently.

Howdy from the land of alligator gar and speckled trout. I know there is much more to the valley than those two fish, but lately, they seem to be getting more attention than any other animal we deal with. More...

Obituaries

ANGELA REYES

RAYMONDVILLE - Angela Reyes, 29, entered into eternal rest on July 19, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. She was born on November 10, 1982 in Houston, TX to Carlos and Drusilla (De La Garza) Urbina.  More...

RUDOLFO SANCHEZ

LYFORD - Rudolfo Sanchez, 54, was welcomed home by the Good Lord on July 18, 2012 at Aurora House Nursing Facility in Weslaco, TX. He was born on April 30, 1958 in Raymondville, TX to Justino R. and Ofelia Sanchez.  More...

IGNACIO “NACHO” TORRES

RAYMONDVILLE - Ignacio “Nacho” Torres, 78, was called home by the Lord to join his loving wife on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Retama Nursing Center in Harlingen, surrounded by his family.  He was born on November 12, 1933 in Raymondv More...

Legals

Notice for Early Public Review of a Proposal to Support Activity in the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland

To: All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals  This is to give notice that the City of Lyford has received funds through TDHCA HOME RSP Agreement #2010-0085 (contracts 1001412 and 1001413) to reconstruct or to do major rehabilitation on t More...

NOTICE OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

PROJECT: Construction of Willacy County Navigational District Southern Small Craft Boat Launch OWNER: Willacy County Navigation District BID DEADLINE: August 6th 2012 BID OPENING: August 8th 2012 LOCATION: More...

PITTMAN ELEMENTARY

2012-2013  REGISTRATION  NEW STUDENTS ONLY  PK and Kinder - 5th Grade Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Wednesday, August 1, 2012 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  School Office   More...

Commissioners want to replace Ammerman

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court want to hire an outside attorney to take the place of the district attorney at their discretion.  The commissioners met last week for a special meeting and approved an action to “advertise for More...

County awarded $2.4 million grant for emergency shelter

A $2.4 million grant to built an emergency shelter was awarded to Willacy County and county and city officials are reviewing the package before accepting the offer.  The grant comes with strings attached because local government entities are to More...

Port Mansfield fishing tourney gets under way Friday

Everything is ready for the 38th annual Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament.  The two-day tournament will start Friday and will end Saturday.  Registration will be from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.  More...

Editorial & Columns

134th Annual Sheriff’s Training Conference

It’s that time of year when we make plans to attend the annual training conference. It gives us an opportunity to acquire the training hours needed for the year in addition to the training we pick up at home. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A friend said to a nurseryman, "I'd like for you to beautify my yard, but use only those plants that require no care."  "Ma'am," he answered, "buy plastic flowers."  As with plants, so with people. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A little girl, when coming into New Yorkwith her father, looked in wonder at the Statue of Liberty.  Late that night she said, "Dad, I've been thinking about the lady out there in the darkness, holding up the light. More...

County Lifestyles

Willacy County Art League Children’s Pottery Workshops

Art League member, Allison Thompson, held a three day pottery workshop for children of various ages at the Creative Art Center in Raymondville. More...

Reyes-Rodriguez

Mr. and Mrs. Rick and Josie Reyes are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Renae Reyes to Joe Edward Rodriguez, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY!

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Crime & Courts

Brownsville trucker sentenced to 5 years in prison for cocaine trafficking

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Claudio Salas, Jr., 32, of Brownsville, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. The defendant was sentenced to 5 years in prison.  More...

Sanchez sentenced to 6 months in prison for stealing table

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announces today that Guadalupe Sanchez, 47, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of theft in the 197th District Court and sentenced to 6 months in prison. More...

Espinoza sentenced to 2 years in prison on Felony DWI Conviction

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Salvador Espinoza, 48, of Raymondville, TX, was sentenced to 2 years in prison for felony driving while intoxicated. More...

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