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Fundraiser Softball Tournament

A softball tournament will be held in an effort to raise funds for Daniel Villegas who attended the Under Armor Baseball Factory tryouts in Corpus Christi and was selected out of thousands of players to make the Baseball Factory National team. More...

Lyford commissioners plan liquor sale election

Having a margarita, a rum and coke, a whiskey and sprite or a piƱa colada at home or in the nearest city 20 miles away could be a thing of the past in the city of Lyford.  The Lyford City Commission approved an application on Monday night that c More...

RISD Superintendant Johnny I. Pineda

RISD Superintendent Johnny I. Pineda gets ready to press a buzzer outside the main entrance of L.C. Smith Elementary, while a monitor inside the school office shows people standing outside. More...

County Lifestyles

THE WILLACY COUNTY AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

THE WILLACY COUNTY AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE announced today that Bernard W. Ammerman was sworn in for his second term as the County and District Attorney. More...

2013 W.C. LIVESTOCK SHOW FAIR & AUCTION:

Queen and Princess contests coming Jan. 23rd

Mark your calendars! The 2013 Willacy County Livestock Show Fair and Auction will be held Wednesday, January 23rd - Saturday, January 26th. The event will kick off on Wednesday night, Jan. More...

FORMER BEARKAT FOOTBALL PLAYER B.J. FLORES

FORMER BEARKAT FOOTBALL PLAYER B.J. FLORES will be honored by the community on Saturday, January 12, at 1 p.m. at Burnett Stadium. The public is invited to attend. More...

Crime & Courts

SUPERSTORES Cocaine possession brings one year prison term for Harlingen man

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Joe Reyna, Jr., 30, of Harlingen, Texas, was sentenced by District Judge Migdalia Lopez, of the 197th Judicial District, to 12 months in a state jail facility for possession More...

De Los Santos sentenced to 3 years in prison for arson

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Robert De Los Santos, Jr., 26, of Raymondville was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 3 years in prison for arson and retribution. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 7 - Burglary of vehicle x2, 300 blk W. Main.  Disorderly conduct, 200 blk S. King.  Arrested: Carlos P. Moreno, evading w/motor vehicle, reckless driving, 200 blk S. Gorman.  Incident, NB Hwy. 77, N. More...

Shelter of last resort described as community safe house

Described as a shelter of last resort and as the Willacy dome, a building to house county residents under one roof during emergency situations such as a hurricane, is now called a community safe house.  County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

School district steps up safety measures with new technology

Anyone going into a campus of the Raymondville school district can’t just walk in without being screened.  The district has installed a new system in which a visitor rings a buzzer and a district employee will meet the person to let the vi More...

Editorial & Columns

From behind the Badge

Ways to get your picture in the paper

There are times when someone will do something nice, something heroic, something charitable, that will get their story and picture in the newspaper. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 3, 2013

In sharp contrast to the way 2012 ended, the New Year is off to a much quieter start for the cotton market. Volatility seemed to be the main feature as the year came to a close, but January began under mostly lackluster conditions.  More...

Farm bill extension evidence of lost clout by ag interests

WASHINGTON (AP) - A patchwork extension of federal farm programs passed as part of a larger “fiscal cliff” bill keeps the price of milk from rising but doesn't include many of the goodies that farm-state lawmakers are used to getting for More...

Wild Horse & burro adoption coming to Mercedes, Jan. 17-19

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Mercedes, Texas, Jan. 17-19, 2013. The three-day event at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds will feature over 50 spectacular animals. More...

Obituaries

TOMMIE BAKER SCOTT

HARLINGEN/RAYMONDVILLE - Tommie Baker Scott, died at her home on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the age of 99. She was born in Hackleberg, Alabama on December 24, 1913. More...

LAURA CRENSHAW FOUST BUCKLEY

HOUSTON/LYFORD - Laura Buckley, 90, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 in Houston, TX. She was born December 30, 1922 in Uniontown, Alabama.  Predeceased by her parents, Christopher C. Crenshaw and Icie L. Carnes Crenshaw; husband, William P. More...

RICHARD ROBERT SMITH

RAYMONDVILLE - Richard Robert Smith, better known as Dick Smith, died at the age of 89 at Valley Baptist Medical Center on January 3, 2013 after a short illness.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Elva Louise Smith; his parents; More...

Legals

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Publication: January 9, 2013 City of San PerlitaPO Box 121San Perlita, Texas 78590(956) 248-5725 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of San Perlita,Texas. More...

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