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Voters cast 1,348 ballots in early voting

Early voting continues through Friday, but judging by the number of ballots cast with three days left to vote, the numbers are looking good.  A total of 1,348 votes were cast during the first seven days of the early voting period, or 167 fewer t More...

News

GameStop to open seasonal stores for kids

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - GameStop plans to open about 80 holiday stores aimed at younger kids.  The company said Friday that the GameStop Kids stores will open inside malls throughout the U.S.  More...

Iconic Scarlett O’Hara dresses restored, displayed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It turns out there will be another day for Scarlett O’Hara’s green curtain dress. More...

BEARKATS T.Y.F.A. DISTRICT 10 DIVISION UNDEFEATED DISTRICT CHAMPS

BEARKATS T.Y.F.A. DISTRICT 10 DIVISION 2 UNDEFEATED DISTRICT CHAMPS. Winning record 8-0. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Pct. 7 resident wants his road paved like those in Sebastian

Editor,  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 25, 2012

After posting the largest weekly gain in nearly a year last week, the cotton market seems to be catching its breath now. More...

Texas hunters killed 574,808 white-tail deer in 2011

AUSTIN - Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 3 statewide.  More...

TDA Market Recap October 29, 2012

AUSTIN (Oct. 29, 2012) For the week ending Oct. More...

Obituaries

BEATRICE C. KELTON

LYFORD - Beatrice C. More...

RICHARD DE LA FUENTE

BATON ROUGE, LA - Richard De La Fuente, 58, of Baton Rouge, LA, entered into rest Thursday, October 25, 2012. More...

MARIA TOMASITA GARCIA

LYFORD - Maria Tomasita Garcia, 25, entered into eternal rest on October 20, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born on December 11, 1986 in Harlingen to Jose Guadalupe and Ramona (Zamorano) Ortega, Sr.  More...

Legals

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in their possession a black 2003 Ford Escort CX2, Vin #3FAFP11303R162127. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 17595 Lily County Rd., Lyford, Tx 78569. More...

Precinct 1 foreman indicted for goat thefts

A convicted felon who is the foreman for Precinct 1 Commissioner Eliberto “Beto” Guerra has been indicted in connection with the theft of more than 10 goats from a Lyford resident.  A 197th state District Court grand jury handed down More...

Vicious dogs killed goat, pig on Lyford area farm

A couple of vicious dogs went on a rampage recently, killing a show goat and a pig.  That led to an action during a Tuesday special meeting of the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court.  The commissioners voted to approve a memorandum o More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Sheriff’s office & Sheriff’s Dept. are different things

What is the difference between Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff’s Office, and why should it matter? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

One day a musician walked into a drug store and poured out his heartache.  "But everything will be all right in the sweet by and by," said the druggist, and he started writing.  A little later, he said to the violinist, " Here's your prescr More...

County Lifestyles

Nuñez-Gonzalez

Mario and Angie Nuñez of Lyford, TX are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Nuñez, to Carlos Gonzalez III, the son of Carlos and Rosalva Gonzalez, Jr. More...

ISABELLA LEANN RODRIGUEZ

Daughter of Cynthia and Edward Rodriguez, all of San Antonio, is one of the toddlers featured on the cover of Texas Monthly Magazine September 2012 issue titled How to Raise a Texan. More...

CEMETERY DISPLAY

CEMETERY DISPLAY can be seen at Watson’s City Drug just in time for Halloween which is October 31, but do not forget the Day of the Dead, which is Nov. 2. More...

Crime & Courts

Florida man sentenced to 15 years in prison for cocaine smuggling

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Juan Francisco Maldonado, 31, of Orlando, Florida, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 29- Incident, car chase, S. 3rd between Gem and White.  Terroristic threat, 400 blk E. Exchange.  Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, 700 blk W. Durango.  Incident, welfare concern, 300 blk S. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

OCTOBER 24 - Burglary of a vehicle, N. Bus. 77, Raymondville.  OCTOBER 25 - Assault, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  Illegal dumping, Simon Gomez and La Coma Rd., Lyford.  Theft, Hwy. More...

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