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County digs up $300,000 to pay third installment of jail debt

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court voted to spend more than $300,000 to make a payment on the county jail.  The commissioners took action on Wednesday, Oct. 31, the deadline to meet a debt obligation before going into default.  More...

News

Lyford CISD to honor veterans Friday at Bulldog Stadium

Lyford Consolidated Independent School District, The Home of Patriotism, will host its 24th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 9, 2012. The event will be held at Bulldog Stadium at 9: 30 a.m.  More...

Lasara School News Students take school pictures

Say cheese!! Student pictures will be taken on Wednesday. Parents don’t forget to look out for the proofs in a few weeks.  Our annual fall book fair begins on Friday. The fair will continue through Friday, November 16th.  More...

11 school districts spent $140M on student discipline

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A survey of 11 public school districts, which serve a quarter of Texas children, found that officials spend $227 million a year on disciplinary programs and school security, according to a monitoring group.  More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association November 1, 2012

Much like the weather that struck the East Coast, cotton trading this week was dismal at best. The market continued to consolidate last Friday and this week began on the same note with cotton futures testing the 70-cent level nearly every day. More...

TDA Market Recap -November 5, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending Nov. 3, 2012, feeder cattle price trends reported by Texas auctions ranged from $4 lower to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt). Texas direct feeder cattle sales were steady to $1 lower. More...

Obituaries

In Loving Memory of

I thought about you today. I thought about you yesterday. I’ll think about you tomorrow. My thoughts will never leave you. You broke my heart the day you left. Now I live my life with so much pain.  More...

GILBERTO “PIVA” RAMIREZ

LYFORD - Gilberto “Piva” Ramirz, 55, entered into eternal rest on November 4, 2012 at his residence in Lyford, TX. He was born on June 8, 1957 in Raymondville, TX to Raul and Cleotilde (Rodriguez) Ramirez.  More...

OSCAR ZALLAR

HEREFORD, TX - Oscar Zallar, 59, of Hereford, TX, entered into rest Sunday, November 4, 2012.  He was born on June 7, 1953 in Raymondville, son of Francisco and Oralia (DeLeon) Zallar.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, More...

Legals

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in their possession a gray 2005 Ford Taurus, Vin #1FAFP56U05A284590. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 17595 Lily County Rd., Lyford, Tx 78569. More...

WILLACY COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office is seeking applications for the following professional employment. More...

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 More...

Obama wins 71.7% of Willacy votes

Spence & Serrato win re-election

Voters throughout Willacy County cast their ballots Tuesday in favor of Willacy County Sheriff Larry S. More...

Veterans to be honored Sunday

Veteran’s Day is Sunday and for those whose served or are serving our country that will be a special day to reminiscence or to pay honor to those who are not here.  N.R. More...

Thieves hit vehicles & homes all over town

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and a second one is being sought in connection with a rash of vehicle and home burglaries within the last two weeks.  Also, burglars have been hitting utility trucks parked next to the Willacy County Co- Op.& More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Thank you veterans for your service to our nation

First of all this week I want to thank all of you who called, sent answers to my wife’s Facebook posting, and just spoke birthday greetings. It was very nice and helped to make my day a happy one. So thank you for taking the time. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A cold wind was howling and a chilling rain was falling, when a doctor's telephone rang.  "My wife's sick," cried a husband. "She needs you right away."  "I'll be glad to come," said the doctor, "but my car's in the shop. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A maid worked for an artist, and every night she was fascinated by the form of a person emerging from the marble.  One night she came in just as the artist was about to leave. For the first time she noticed the fully sculpted form. More...

County Lifestyles

TINY STAR DANCE CLINIC

TINY STAR DANCE CLINIC 2012 Performed during the halftime football game with the Lyford Emerald Stars last Friday against Kingsville. More...

IT’S A GIRL!

Sidney Elizabeth Brashear announces the arrival of baby sister, Sarah Belle, born on August 14, 2012. Proud parents are Lieutenant Commanders’ Tom and Christine (Kiki). Sarah weighed 9 lbs. More...

LYFORD FFA OFFICERS

LYFORD FFA OFFICERS - Shown, front row, left to right Isaac Atkinson - Reporter, Sara Mendoza - Treasurer, Kasandra Hinojosa - Vice President and FFA Sweetheart, AJ Rowland - Sentinel. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 5- Arrested: two male juveniles, assault by contact, FV, 200 blk W. Tampico.  Burglaryof vehicle, 900 blk Rodeo.  Incident: recovered marijuana, 500 blk W. Hidalgo.  Arrested: Elias Hurtado, execution of warrant, 500 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

OCTOBER 31 - Harassment, 200 blk E. 7th St., Seb astian.  Harassment, 200 blk E. 7th St., Sebastian.  Bench warrant/ Child Protective Service. Arrested: Oscar Botello, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Galindo sentenced to state jail for burglary

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ignacio Galindo, Jr., 27, of Lyford, TX, was found guilty of burglary with intent to commit an assault and sentenced to 8 months in state prison, day for day. More...

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