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Lyford finances doing well, accountants say

The City of Lyford is doing well financially even though the commission approved payments of $430,000 to two construction companies working for a USDA water system improvement project.  The commission heard a report on the city’s annual fi More...

For sale: La Sal Vieja lake

The historic La Sal Vieja in Willacy County is up for sale and a couple of prospects have expressed interest in owning.  Part of the old salt lake, which belongs to Delta Lake Irrigation District, is being sold as the Hidalgo-based district hope More...

News

Texas Game Wardens nab drunk boaters July 4th

AUSTIN - Case numbers coming in following the July 4th holiday weekend show concentrated enforcement efforts on the state’s lakes and waterways had a significant safety impact.  More...

Bearkats to kick off football practices with Midnight Madness

The Bearkats will begin summer two-a-days football practices a little differently this season.  More...

Immigration, student loans top congressional agenda

WASHINGTON ( AP) - Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether la More...

County Lifestyles

Salinas-Vasquez

Ricardo L. Salinas and Leticia C. Salinas of Lyford are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Laura Ann, to Noe Vasquez of Sebastian.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

60th Wedding Anniversary

Charles and Frances Krupala recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in Lyford. They were married in Corpus Christi on June 23rd, 1953.  More...

LYFORD FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

LYFORD FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH is pleased to welcome its newly appointed minister, Reverend Samuel Blanco. He comes to Lyford FUMC from Corpus Christi, TX. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JULY 3 - Fire call, W. FM 1921, Lyford.  Debit card abuse, S. Bus. 77, Sebastian.  Assault causing bodily injury, Gonzales Rd., Raymondville.  Illegal dumping, Reyes Rd. and Spence Rd., Raymondville. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 8- Lost property, 700 blk N. 1st.  Information, 100 blk N. 2nd.  Incident, 200 blk N. 7th.  Impoundment of vehicle, 300 blk E. Kimball.  JULY 7 - Arrested: Salome Mendez, assault causing bodily injury (FV), 400 blk W. More...

Sebastian woman charged with hit and run fatality

An 18-year-old woman from Sebastian was arrested and charged with manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid in connection with a hit and run accident that killed 21 years old Adrian Treviño, authorities said.  Rubi Alyssa Barrios was alleg More...

City approves new $1.8 million police station

A project to build a new police station is moving along after the city commission and the board of the Raymondville Economic Development Corp. More...

EDC give ultimatum to Cisneros

The board of the Raymondville Economic Development Corp. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It's to Honor Them, but it's for us and Others as well

This week we participated at another veteran's funeral. I don't know how many of these we have done over the years, but it's important that we continue to do so as long as we possibly can.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Predicting hurricane frequency remains a challenge to forecasters

MOBILE, Ala. More...

Farmers worry about fate of immigration bills

ATWOOD, Mich. (AP) - For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn’t grainy television footage showing people slipping furtively across the U. S.- Mexican border.  More...

Texas students struggle with STAAR again and again

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Standardized test results show Texas high school students are struggling to pass, and those who fail don't fare much better when they're retested.  More...

Obituaries

ALFREDO HERNANDEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Alfredo Hernandez, 65, entered into eternal peace on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, TX. Alfredo was born and raised in Raymondville, TX. More...

MICHAEL L. YBARRA

Michael L. Ybarra, 55, was born on May 11, 1958 to Antonio Luis Jr. and Eva (Rodriguez) Ybarra in Raymondville. He went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas as a result of a car accident.  More...

HELEN GRAFF HESS

HARLINGEN, TX - Helen Graff Hess, age 91, of Harlingen, Texas, passed away July 3, 2013.  More...

Legals

Legal Notice

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a BQ Wine and Beer Retailer’s Off-Premise Permit by Sylvia Letecia Lopez dba K&P Drive Thru to be located at 415 Hwy 77 North Sebastian, Willacy, Tx.   More...

NO. 2013-PRB-0012 IN THE ESTATE OF FELIPA ZAVALA CARRANZA, DECEASED

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS  NOTICE TO CREDITORS   More...

LEGAL NOTICE

An application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a wine and beer retailers permit by Hilltop Gardens. Inc. dba Hilltop Gardens, Inc. located at 100 Lee Lane Lyford, county of Hidalgo Texas 78569. More...

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