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TSC to offer dual enrollment classes in Raymondville

In order to better prepare the future college students from Willacy County, a Brownsville college will start offering classes right here.  More...

News

REP. RYAN GUILLEN FILES CAYLEE’S LAW HB 60 would criminalize the failure to report a missing child

AUSTIN, Texas - State Representative Ryan Guillen (DDistrict 31) says that his HB 60, dedicated as Caylee’s Law, would criminalize the failure to report a missing child. More...

Police dogs help catch Houston-area jail escapee

CONROE, Texas (AP) - A Houston- area bank robbery suspect who fled jail more than a week ago has been caught after police dogs tracked him into some woods.  The Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Office says Britt Privatte was captured Thursday More...

Man sentenced to 20 years for attack on ex-wife

ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for using Molotov cocktails to start a fire at the convenience store where his ex- wife worked then shooting her as she fled the flames.  More...

County Lifestyles

Humphreys-Moore

Dawn Marie and Morris Ray Humphreys of Saginaw, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Samantha Kyle Humphreys to Leo Austin Moore, both of Arlington. The bride elect is the granddaughter of Ms. More...

Gomez-Olivarez

Jose Gomez and Rhonda Jean Alaniz Gomez are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Robynn Elaine Gomez to Samuel Jason Olivarez. More...

RAYMONDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL'S ONE ACT PLAY

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Crime & Courts

DWI conviction sends local man to prison for 4 years

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jose Cavazos, Jr., 44, of Raymondville, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for driving while intoxicated with 2 prior convictions. More...

Brownsville man sentenced to 10 years in prison on cocaine charges

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Juan Antonio Barrera, 56, of Brownsville, Texas, was sentenced by District Judge Migdalia Lopez, of the 197th Judicial District, to 10 years in prison for possession of coca More...

Local man gets 5 years prison for firearms violation

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jorge Luis Gonzalez, Jr., 28, of Raymondville, was sentenced by District Judge Migdalia Lopez, of the 197th Judicial District, to 5 years in prison for unlawfully possessing More...

Birding and Conservation Center on Las Majadas Ranch may become a reality

A project to built a bird and conservation center east of Raymondville has moved up another notch and people involved in the endeavor are as happy as larks. More...

3,000 bed federal prison roof repaired, only heavy rain will test the project's success

The roof at the Willacy County Regional Detention Center has been repaired, but only a heavy rain will show if the project is leak-proof.  The $518,000 job was done by Parsons Roofing, using a PVC membrane on top of the existing roof.  The More...

City of Lyford to take over Guadalupe Cemetery

An old graveyard the city of Lyford has been taking care of even though it does not own it, could soon be under the City's banner.  Called Guadalupe Cemetery, the 3-acre plot belongs to a committee formed more than a half century ago.  But More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Courtroom Humor

Having just completed the Easter Holiday and the seriousness of what it's truly all about, I thought we would lighten up a little this week and see if we can get you to smile a little and release some tension. More...

Farm & Ranch

ISRAEL SALAZAR, JR

ISRAEL SALAZAR, JR., Vice-Chairman of the Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District, presented the Lasara ISD library with 5 Agricultural Books for having the most conservation poster entries in t More...

AMANDA SALINAS AND AMBER SORIA

AMANDA SALINAS AND AMBER SORIA, 5th graders at Pittman Elementary in Raymondville were awarded 1st and 2nd place ribbons along with $50 and $25 checks, respectively. More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY

MARIA CANTU GARZA

Maria Cantu Garza has rejoined the Lord in Heaven. She died peacefully in her daughter’s arms at about 6:15pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Houston, Texas. She was 102. More...

ESTELA VELA CANTU

LYFORD-Estela Vela Cantu, 90, entered into rest on Friday, March 29, 2013 at her residence in Harlingen, TX. She was the youngest child of Emilio Vela, Sr. and Salome Chapa Vela, born on July 25, 1922 in Port Lavaca, TX. More...

LOIDA ESTER CISNEROS

Loida Ester Cisneros, age 68, passed away on March 30, 2013 at her home. Born in San Antonio de Rio Blanco, Cuba, on June 1, 1944, she was the daughter of Rev. Gregorio F. Arguez and Juanita Cabrera Arguez. More...

Legals

From The Boardroom

John Solis Pl. 6 RISD Trustee  "Getting the Facts Straight"   More...

Request for Qualifications and Proposals

The Housing Authority of Willacy County ("Housing Authority") has issued a Request for Qualifications ("RFQ") from qualified contractors and/or construction design firms ("Contractor") interested in establishing a relationship with the Hous More...

Request for Qualifications and Proposals

The Housing Authority of Willacy County (Housing Authority) has issued a Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ/P) from qualified individuals and/or firms (Developer) interested in establishing a relationship with the Housing Au More...

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