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Dome project looking doubtful

Although the Willacy County Commissioners Court gave the county judge the go ahead to look for another alternative site for the proposed shelter of last resort, there is no consensus for the proposed project.  Judge John F Gonzales Jr. More...

News

40 new state game wardens heading to the field

AUSTIN - Forty new state game wardens soon will be taking to the field following their completion of seven months of training at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Training Center in Hamilton County.  More...

Baytown man charged with raping pizza woman

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - Police say a Houston-area man suspected of raping a delivery woman was caught after returning to a pizza place where he earlier allegedly stole food.  Baytown police say alert employees recognized the man.  More...

Campaign starts to replace 4 million burned trees

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - State parks officials have kicked off a campaign to raise money to replace millions of the signature trees that were lost a year ago when wildfires tore through the Lost Pines State Park and surrounding areas in Central Texas.&n More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 30, 2012

News from China and Hurricane Isaac dominated most conversations in the cotton market this week, and both provided some support at one point or another. More...

TDA Market Recap August 27, 2012

AUSTIN - (Sept. 4, 2012) For the week ending Sept. 1, 2012, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $4 higher per hundredweight (cwt) to $10 higher, with a few to $3 lower and some as much as $8 higher. More...

Obituaries

FELIX TORRES RAMIREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Felix Torres Ramirez, 54, entered into rest to be with Our Lord Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center of Harlingen. He was born on June 11, 1957 in Willacy County, son of Silverio, Sr. More...

MERCED R. GUERRERO

SEBASTIAN - Merced R. Guerrero, 78, entered into eternal rest on September 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born on September 24, 1933 in Sebastian at the San Marcos Ranch to Esteban and Cecilia (Rodriguez) Guerrero.  More...

RITA G. SOTO

HARLINGEN/RAYMONDVILLE - Rita G. More...

Legals

Port Mansfield

J. SHANE CAMERON Port Director &General Manager 400 W. Hidalgo Suite 200RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS 78580 TELEPHONE: (956) 689-3332FAX: (956) 689-6165 More...

Port Mansfield

J. SHANE CAMERON Port Director &General Manager 400 W. Hidalgo Suite 200RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS 78580 TELEPHONE: (956) 689-3332FAX: (956) 689-6165 More...

Request for Qualifications and Proposals

The Willacy County Housing Authority (Housing Authority) has issued a Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ/P) from qualified individuals and/or firms (Developer) interested in  establishing a relationship with the Housing Authority to o More...

Police detective loses job over assault charge filed by woman

A detective with the Raymondville Police Department was terminated Tuesday in connection with an assault charge a county employee filed against him.  Daniel “Danny” Cavazos Jr., a seven-year veteran with the department was let go aft More...

County budget workshop draws heat from commissioners

As the deadline to approve the 2012-13 fiscal year budget approaches, county officials have been presenting their own recommendations on what they believe they should get to carry them for another year.  And as usual, most everything revolves ab More...

Frost Bank to close four Valley offices, including local one

San Antonio-based Frost Bank is closing four of its branches, including its Raymondville bank in the Rio Grande Valley.  The company said it’s a business decision that will become effective at 6 p.m. Nov. More...

Editorial & Columns

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A little boy, playing on a wharf in a harbor, lost his footing and fell between the wharf and an 8,000 ton ship.  " He'll be crushed to death," cried one.  " No, he won't," said another, and he called for help.  Within a few minutes tw More...

Behind the Badge

Periodic phases of nostalgia recall earlier days

Someone e-mailed one of those 50’s e-mails, it was awaiting me as I returned to work this week. It was the kind with all the old cars, old music, clothes, you know the kind. It sent me on a trip down memory lane. More...

County Lifestyles

ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012

ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012, the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association (RGVDA) held the 6th annual Dancing with the Stars of Hidalgo County, in Mission, TX. More...

SOCCER HOUSE HARLINGEN, TX 2012 FOURTH SEASON 1ST PLACE

SOCCER HOUSE HARLINGEN, TX 2012 FOURTH SEASON 1ST PLACE - Bearkat soccer 8-10 year old boy’s gold division. Shown, back row from left to right, Coach Mike Carlos. More...

HAPPY 31ST BIRTHDAY!

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Crime & Courts

San Perlita teen gets 6 months in state jail for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Paublino Sauceda, III, 19, of San Perlita, Texas, was found guilty of possession of cocaine. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months in a State Jail. More...

Rio Grande City man sentenced to 2 years for pot smuggling

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Pablo Perez, 43, of Rio Grande City, TX, was found guilty of possession of a marihuana and was sentenced to 2 years in prison. More...

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