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Young farmers fishing tournament is this weekend at Port Mansfield

The 2013 Willacy County Young Farmers Fishing Tournament will take place this weekend so get your fishing reels and boats ready.  The annual benefit tourney, the second largest that takes place in Port Mansfield, is a fundraising event that bene More...

News

New water taxi service to boost tourism in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Supporters say a new water taxi service across the Corpus Christi Ship Channel is meant to bolster tourism in the city’s Sports Entertainment Arts District.  More...

Lyford looks at amending eight-liners ordinance with higher fees

If Mayor Henry De La Paz’s proposal to have more casino-style business in Lyford is approved, there will be plenty of action inside city hall.  De La Paz is recommending a charge of $8,000 per business, instead of his previous idea to char More...

Law enforcement agencies step up traffic patrols this weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. More...

Letters

Look wrong in the eye, reader says

Editor, I would like to dispute Larry Spence’s “ Honor & Respect all Mothers.” It used to be that all mothers gave birth to their children More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 10, 2013

Weather and USDA’s upcoming May supply and demand forecasts seemed to dominate the attention of many cotton market analysts and traders this week. Meanwhile, cotton futures continued to recover from last week’s 300- point losses.  More...

Hunter bags new Texas record alligator

AUSTIN - A young hunter who grew up with a fascination about dinosaurs and a dream of hunting what some call “living dinosaurs” has harvested the largest alligator ever certified in Texas. More...

House panel OKs farm bill with $2.5 billion in cuts to food stamp program

WASHINGTON (AP) The House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a sweeping farm bill that would trim the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.  The panel rebuffed Democratic efforts to keep the food stamp program whole, as debate on the f More...

Crime & Courts

Rio Grande City woman sentenced to 2 year prison for marihuana smuggling

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Irma Morin Trevino, 55, of Rio Grande City, was sentenced by the 197th District Judge to 2 years in prison for possession of marihuana. More...

Local burglar gets 2 years in prison

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Belinda Gomez, 34, of Raymondville, TX, was to 2 years in prison for burglary of a habitation. More...

Florida man sentenced to 4 years for marihuana possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Joel Juarez, 29, of Riverview, FL, was sentenced by the 197th District Judge to 4 years in prison for possession of marihuana. More...

$350,000 water grants awarded to Raymondville and Lyford

To help improve their water systems damaged by natural disasters, the cities of Raymondville and Lyford will each receive a $350,000 grant, it was announced recently.  The Texas Department of Agriculture has approved a Disaster Relief Fund so th More...

Homeless man attacks Lyford store clerk

A homeless man demanding to use a kitchen microwave to warm a cup of noodle soup, hit the store attendant after he was told he wasn’t supposed to be there.  The incident happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

America is “The Home of the Free, Because of the Brave”

Although Memorial Day is not until May 31, ever since they started having holidays on a Monday inordertogeta3dayholiday, the actual day of the holidays are not celebrated anymore. So this year we will celebrate Memorial Day on May 27th. More...

EDITORIAL OPINION

Willacy County Judge John Gonzales was in Hidalgo County Tuesday asking the county commissioners for their support of H.B. 1127, the gambling bill sponsored in the Texas Legislature by Harris County and State Rep. More...

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County Lifestyles

THE WILLACY COUNTY LIONS CLUB

THE WILLACY COUNTY LIONS CLUB recently made a donation to The Dictionary Project. 120 San Perlita students were provided a dictionary for their own personal use. More...

PICTURED WITH HER SPONSERS

PICTURED WITH HER SPONSORS, Miguel and Elida Hernandez of Brownsville, St. More...

Comptroller reminds Texans the Energy Star sales tax holiday this weekend

AUSTIN - Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding Texans the states annual ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend, from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27.  The products qualifying for the exemption are:  • Air conditioners pr More...

Obituaries

JOHN R. HESS

HARLINGEN - John R. Hess, age 90, of Harlingen passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Johnny Hess was born in Houston on August 7, 1922 to Alvin C. and Helen Seddon Hess.  More...

ROBERT LOUIS HOMMEL

RAYMONDVILLE - Robert Louis Hommel, 76, of Raymondville, TX, entered into eternal rest Monday, May 20, 2013 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  He was born on August 25, 1936 in McAllen, TX, son of Merle Dale and Veronica (Wagner) Hommel.  More...

JAMES ELIE WELTY, SR.

RAYMONDVILLE - James Elie Welty, Sr., 72, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Saturday, May 18, 2013 at his residence, surrounded by his family.  He was born on April 27, 1941 in South Clarkton, MO, son of Adam Elie and Grace (Cook) Welty.&nb More...

Legals

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE

PUBLIC NOTICE GRANT MANAGEMENT & ENGINEERING SERVICES   More...

CITY OF RAYMOND VILLE

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The City of Raymondville, Texas (City) will receive bids for street overlay improvements until 4:00 p.m. More...

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