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County school districts not meeting state education standards

The Raymondville Independent School District got a bad report card from the Texas Education Agency, but the the other school districts in Willacy County did not fare any better.  More...

News

Bearkats open season against Hidalgo, at Hidalgo

Raymondville High School’s varsity football team paced itself while scoring four times during a scrimmage against Brownsville Porter on Thursday.   More...

Texas Senators hope to expand school choice

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Top education leaders in the Texas Senate are hearing testimony on offering state-funded vouchers for private schools and expanding charter schools.  More...

Bulldogs ready to open season against St. Joseph in Brownsville

Lyford High School’s varsity football team won both segments of a scrimmage against Falfurrias held on Thursday.  The Bulldogs won the controlled portion (in which both teams were allowed to run a series of 20 and 15 consecutive offensive More...

Letters

“There is no reason Ammerman can’t take care of all of the legal matters in Willacy County,” reader says

Dear Editor:  Why Judge Gonzales has chosen to single out Guy Fambrough and me to list as members of the committee that sits in with him about once a month is probably linked to Guy’s experience with finance and John Gonzales’ experi More...

Farm & Ranch

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Court gives EPA thumbs down on pollution rule that would hurt Texas

AUSTIN - A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Aug. 21 declared illegal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.  More...

A NEW CROP

A NEW CROP of white-tailed deer can be seen in many ranches and in the brushland of Willacy County as shown by this fawn spotted near Port Mansfield. More...

Farm Service Agency provides assistance to livestock producers

RAYMONDVILLE- Willacy County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director CED, Anastacio Cavazos Jr., announced that special provisions will be made to the FSA emergency loan program and to the Risk ManagementAgency (RMA) federal crop insurance More...

Obituaries

BLASA ANGUIANO

SEBASTIAN - Blasa Anguiano, 64, of Sebastian, TX, entered into rest Friday, August 24, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on June 8, 1948 in Sebastian, TX, daughter of Otilio and Nemesia (Ramirez) Romero.  More...

In Loving Memory of

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Happy 61st Birthday Up in Heaven

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Legals

NOTICE

The Willacy County Hospital District will hold a meeting at 6:00 p.m. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with S.B. More...

WILLACY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY IS SEEKING AS CONTRACT LABOR INDIVIDUALS WITH

• Experience in the following areas: carpentry, plumbing work, electrical work, painting, & refurbishing • Willingness to pitch in and work in areas other than repairs and maintenance, i.e. More...

County judge hires Brownsville law firm despite objections

After an hour-long discussion, two Willacy County commissioners and the county judge voted to hire a Brownsville law firm to represent the county on a number of legal issues.  More...

E-On announces completion of wind farm in Willacy County

The first of two wind farms has been built in Willacy County and there were plenty of smiles when the completion of the project was officially announced.  Officials with E-On Climate & Renewables, business and city leaders and landowners met More...

Lasara man faces arson and theft charges

A Lasara man was arrested over the weekend and charged with setting a car on fire across from an eight liner casino in Raymondville, police said.  Isidro Luna, 49, was reportedly caught throwing an incendiary liquid over a car parked outside Mar More...

Editorial & Columns

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

An artist painted a picture of our Lord. His friends noticed that as the painting gained color, the artist grew whiter.  Crowds came to see the painting. Everyone was thrilled with the scarlet tones and the Savior's tenderness. More...

Behind the Badge

School days, school days, should be safety days

OK, where did the summer go? It’s already time for the students to head back to class. Some parents are probably happy while some teachers probably aren’t. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

In 1865 there hung in an art gallery in Europe a striking painting of the bleeding, thorn-crowned Christ, called " Behold the Man."  One day a 23-year-old girl stood spellbound before it. More...

County Lifestyles

Sanchez-Treviño

Deveric Anthony Treviño would like to announce the upcoming marriage of his parents, Alyssa Yvette Sanchez to Eric Anthony Treviño.  The bride elect is the daughter of Roberto and Cynthia Sanchez of Sebastian. More...

An easy, healthy shrimp dish steamed on the grill

When we think of steaming, we generally think stovetop cooking. And during the heat of summer, that can make this very healthy form of cooking seem very unappealing.  More...

LIZ AND CARLOS TELLES

LIZ AND CARLOS TELLES were presented with a gift basket containing school supplies and gift cards for school clothes by Lyford Mayor Henry De La Paz. More...

Crime & Courts

Marijuana possession brings 2 years in prison for Mission man

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rudy Gonzalez, 30, of Mission, TX, was sentenced to 2 years in prison by 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possessing marijuana. More...

Chavez gets 3 year prison sentence for drug possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Raul Chavez, 41, of Raymondville, was found guilty by the 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possession of a controlled substance. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Blotter

AUGUST 22 - Bench warrant, possession of a controlled substance - cocaine. Arrested: Jorge Ernesto Leija, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

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