January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Precinct 1 Commissioner Guerra named interim county judge again

Precinct 1 Commissioner Eliberto “Beto” Guerra was reappointed interim county judge after Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

RALPH RUBALCABA, III

RALPH RUBALCABA, III, Raymondville’s Senior Bearkat offensive lineman played in the 2013 Blue-Grey Classic Football game in Tampa Bay, FL at Buccaneer Stadium. More...

News

4 plead guilty in kidnapping ordered by Zetas

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Four people have pleaded guilty to their roles in a 2010 Laredo kidnapping that federal prosecutors say was ordered by a Mexican drug cartel.  More...

Title games feature Ravens-Pats, 49ers-Falcons

One game is a rematch. The other might feel like one -at least to one of the teams.  For the second straight year in the AFC, the New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.  More...

Harlingen man pitches idea to be economic liasion for the city

A Harlingen man who served as district director for a member of the Texas House of Representatives is pitching an idea to be economic liaison an representative for the city of Raymondville.   Desi Martinez, who worked for Texas Rep. J.M. More...

County Lifestyles

THE RAYMONDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MASTERMINDS TEAM

THE RAYMONDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MASTERMINDS TEAM brought home a first round win against Mission High School. The team will compete again in the second round on February 18, 2013. More...

First 2013 meeting for Lyford Women’s Club

Lyford Women’s Club held their January meeting at the Bethel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, January 10. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

FIVE GENERATIONS - Great-great-grandmother, Ramona Adame, great-grandmother Sylvia Romo, grandmother Laura Balboa, mother Analisa Balboa, new edition, Alliyah Jade Balboa. More...

Crime & Courts

Houston man sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Carlos Guatemala-Olivares, 29, of Houston, TX was sentenced by the 197th Judicial District Court Judge Migdalia Lopez to 10 years in prison for possession of a controlled su More...

McAllen woman sentenced to 3 years in prison for assaulting jailer

The District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jessica Marie Portales, 21, of McAllen, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 3 years in prison for assault on a public servant. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 14- Criminal mischief, under $500, 300 blk W. Main.  Burglary of building, 300 blk W. Main.  Criminal mischief, 300 blk E. Hidalgo.  Runaway, 700 blk W. More...

Port Mansfield monster buck killed at night by poacher

Just as the townspeople seem to be divided over the issue of too many white-tailed deer in Port Mansfield, a hunter, turned-poacher, shot and killed one of the biggest bucks in the dark of the night on the outskirts of town .  More...

Navigation District clamps down on people using its equipment

Using equipment for personal reasons that belongs to the Port Mansfield Navigation District is coming to a stop.  The district board of commissioners approved a policy that puts an end to the unauthorized use of equipment by employees or anybody More...

County livestock show and fair coming next week

The 2013 Willacy County Livestock Show & Fair is being organized for next weekend.  The four-day event starts with the queen and princess contest to be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.  On Thursday, Jan. More...

Editorial & Columns

From behind the Badge

TBSC Annual Winter Meeting - Ft. Davis, Texas

Last Wednesday we left town early to attend our anual Winter meeting of the Texas Border Sheriff’s Coalition being held in Ft. Davis, Texas. If you have never been to Ft. More...

Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Getting rid of un-needed federal workers one way to cut budget deficits, reader says

Dear Editor,  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 11, 2013

A lack of any clear direction kept cotton futures prices trading within a narrow range this week. With the exception of Monday, prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) remained in a daily range of less than one cent.  More...

Emergency loans available to 207 disaster counties in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, TX- USDA Texas Farm Service Agency ( FSA) Acting Executive Director James B. More...

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