February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Lyford approves water projects

Several projects to provide water services for the residents of Lyford were approved Monday by the City Commission.  The commissioners gave the green light to proceed to seek a loan for $430,000 from the U.S. More...

THE ANNUAL ROTARY CLUB

THE ANNUAL ROTARY CLUB shrimp boil was held last Friday at the Willacy County EMS building on 7th Street in Raymondville .Shown is the serving line which consists of (left to right) Mark Brown, Krist More...

News

FBI: Elderly ex-con robbed bank in hopes of going back to prison

CHICAGO (AP) - After spending most of his adult life behind bars, 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun decided to rob another bank in hopes of getting caught. More...

Married for 82 years, Louisiana couple still going strong

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Together, Norman and Norma Burmah went through much of the Great Depression, World War II, the social upheavals of the 1960s and seeing the New Orleans Saints win a Super Bowl.  More...

McAllen men accused of stealing drugs

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two South Texas men are in federal custody accused of using corrupt law enforcement officers to steal drugs from other drug traffickers.  The Justice Department office says Fernando Guerra Jr. More...

County Lifestyles

Gonzales-Amaya

Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Gonzales of Raymondville are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nora Ann Gonzales, to Joshua Amaya of Edinburg.  Nora is also the daughter of the late Ricardo Gonzales Sr. More...

ST. ANNE'S, SAN PERLITA, CONFIRMATION

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LASARA ISD GOLF TEAM

LASARA ISD GOLF TEAM - Hunter Thomas, Carlos Guerra, Rey Espinosa, Joe Mendiola, and Jason Rodriguez recently participated in the Falfurrias Golf Tournament. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 18- Burglary of habitation, 200 blk E. Yturria.  Burglary of habitation w/intent to commit an assault, 200 blk E. Main.  Incident, vehicle impound, 700 blk W. Raymond.  Disorderly conduct, 500 blk E. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in their possession a white 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, Vin #1G1JC124 X5M106896. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 17595 Lily County Rd., Lyford, Tx 78569. More...

Three projects slated for Port Mansfield in 2013, including park

Building a new boat ramp, a recreation area unlike any other seen here and fixing the restrooms at a public park are among projects people should start noticing in Port Mansfield, a consultant said.  Peter Ravella, president of PAR consulting, g More...

Santa Monica volunteer fire fighters lambast county officials

For nearly 20 years, the folks volunteering their time and money with the Santa Monica Volunteer Fire Department have responded to numerous emergency calls.  But for the last four months, they responded to about one third of the usual calls they More...

Willacy County Housing board gets two new members

Two new members were appointed to the Willacy County Housing Authority Board last week.  Joel Robles and Joe Torres took the seats of Moises Robles and Ernesto “Lefty” Cavazos.  The appointments were approved during Thursday&rsq More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Sheriffs’ Day at The Capitol

After working on legislative issues for sometime now, Sheriffs from across the State of Texas will meet February 19th at the State Capitol with legislative issues in hand to deliver and meet with their State Senators and State Representatives and dis More...

Letters

Recycle cardboard, reader says...

Dear Editor,  The County Judge’s office has advised that the recycling collection plant located on South Highway 77 will be open to collect paper and plastic products only each Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting February 28th. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association February 14, 2013

Following two consecutive days of losses at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), cotton futures managed to settle with modest gains Thursday on a better than expected export report and the continued slow reduction in overall open interest. More...

Deere 1st quarter net income jumps 22 percent

MOLINE, Ill. ( AP) - Farm and construction equipment maker Deere & Co. More...

Beaumont cemetery gets state help against hogs

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - State wildlife experts have been helping a Southeast Texas cemetery keep feral hogs away from the solemn site.  The Beaumont Enterprise reported Sunday that Forest Lawn Memorial Park sought help in dealing with wild hogs.& More...

Obituaries

ALICE JOYCE FLOWERS

Harlingen - Alice Joyce Flowers, 83, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 in Harlingen.  More...

DOMINGO VILLARREAL

LYFORD - Domingo Villarreal, 64, entered into eternal rest on February 19, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on September 26, 1948 to Antonio Gonzalez and Maria Guadalupe Elizondo Gonzalez.  More...

IN LOVING MEMORY

Brigida Gonzalez

2nd Anniversary  March 24, 1925 - Feb. More...

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