May 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

The rain finally came, up to 4 inches in some spots

Depending on who you talk to, anywhere from 2 to 3 1/2 inches of rain fell in Willacy County, bringing the much needed rain to the area’s parched land.  Out in the Santa Monica/ Willamar area, more than 2 inches of rain fell but it created More...

News

Su Clinica earns prestigious award for safety and health

Su Clinica, a Harlingen based community health center, has been recognized as a leader in workplace safety by earning the prestigious Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from the U.S. More...

Molina upsets Grano to win NABF title

“Tomato can.”  In boxing it means a fighter who is considered an easy opponent to defeat, even possibly a guaranteed win.  That is what Lyford fighter Eric Molina says he was seen as headed into his 12-round heavyweight match (i More...

Commissioners undecided on $10,000 raise for judge’s secretary

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court is undecided on whether to give the county’s administrative assistant a $10,0000 raise as proposed by Judge John F. More...

County Lifestyles

SU CLINICA

SU CLINICA hosted a reception to honor their volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Elena L. More...

THE BOUTIQUE IS NOW OPEN

THE BOUTIQUE AT WATSON’S IS OPEN. The new shop inside Watson’s City Drug carries teen and ladies apparel, accessories , shoes and much more. More...

LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR, DANIELLE HAAS

  LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR, DANIELLE HAAS won 1st place in the 800 Meter Run at the Region 4 Regional Track and Field Meet this past weekend. She has qualified to the State Track and Field meet for the second time in this event. More...

Crime & Courts

Local man gets 2 years in prison for hiding evidence

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ricardo De Los Santos, 42, of Raymondville, was sentenced to 2 years prison for tampering with evidence. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

APRIL 24 - Contempt of court. Arrested: Moises Torres, 500 blk W. Hidalgo, Raymondville.  Burglary of a habitation, 300 blk W. More...

RPD Blotter

APRIL 29- Duty upon striking fixed fixture or object adjacent to highway, 1100 blk S.12th.  Striking unattended vehicle, 1000 blk W. Hidalgo.  Accident, 100 blk S. Frontage.  Theft, over $500, under $1,500, 1600 blk S. 9th.  More...

Lyford hoping to hit jackpot with gambling casinos

While the gang of seven casino-style arcades have shut their doors in Raymondville, the city of Lyford is planning to welcome any such businesses with open arms.  They are planning to do so on the belief that an influx of gambling tenants will r More...

Early voting for May election gets under way

Early voting for the May 11 city and school elections is going on and will end May 7.  In the Raymondville school district, the four seats held by John L. Solis, Gilbert Tristan, Sam Loya and Juan “Johnny” Guerrero Sr. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

May-Always a Busy Month

Believe it or not, we are five months into the new year already. By the time the paper comes out we will be in May which always means a rush of activities. More...

EDITORIAL OPINION:

County Judge never seems to run out of bad ideas

Willacy County Judge John Gonzales never seems to run out of bad ideas. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Reader comments on local gambling closures

Editor,  Since your story about the gambling sites, last week, all the gambling places in Raymondville remain closed. Surely they were operating illegally or else they would be open. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association April 25, 2013

The cotton market this week broke its streak of six consecutive Mondays with futures prices settling in the red at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). More...

Obituaries

EMMA DE LA GARZA

RAYMONDVILLE - Emma de la Garza, affectionately known as Biscuit Wela, 77, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 surrounded by her family at her residence in Raymondville. More...

FRANCISCO “FRANK” QUINTERO

RAYMONDVILLE - Francisco “Frank” Quintero, 86, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Harlingen Medical Center. He was born on December 10, 1926, to Guadalupe and Guadalupe C. More...

NICOLAS CASTILLO

LYFORD - Nicolas Castillo, 77, of Lyford, TX, entered into rest Friday, April 26, 2013 at his residence. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in their possession a grey 2003 SAAB, 4 door sedan, Vin #453FD46Y231037402. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 17595 Lily County Rd., Lyford, Tx 78569. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning Commission t More...

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