August 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Windfarms bring $700,000 to county to replace lost tax revenue

In addition to producing electricity for the Texas grid, Willacy County’s two “wind farms” will produce cash for county coffers, making a big difference in paychecks of Willacy County employees while also producing tax relief for pr More...

News

New Dallas-area charter school to teach in Chinese

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams was so impressed with plans for students at a new Dallas-area charter school to be taught in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese that he traveled from his Austin office to offer be More...

Study: Obesity, diabetes big problems in South Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The biggest health threats in South Texas are obesity and diabetes, according to a recently published study.  The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported the study examined health disparities in the 38-county region enc More...

Ariz. sheriff: Armed militias beware or be shot

PHOENIX (AP) - Toughtalking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up with “30 rounds fired into” them by one of his deputies.  More...

County Lifestyles

WILLACY COUNTY LIONS

WILLACY COUNTY LIONS awarded three students with $500 scholarships recently. Shown is Lion Manual Caldera with RHS recipient Joseph Supulver. More...

WILLACY COUNTY LIONS CLUB

WILLACY COUNTY LIONS CLUB awarded LaSara’s Blanca Ortiz a $500 scholarship. She is shown with Lion Raul Gonzales. More...

WILLACY COUNTY LIONS STEVE MILLION AND DAVID SOLIS

WILLACY COUNTY LIONS STEVE MILLION AND DAVID SOLIS awarded San Perlita’s Iris Mata with a $500 scholarship. More...

Crime & Courts

Martin Mendoza, Jr. sentenced to 2 years in prison for burglary

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Martin Mendoza, Jr., 21, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit an assault. More...

Former Brownsville judge sentenced to 6 years in prison

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas judge who turned his courtroom into a money-making operation has been sentenced to 6 years in prison.  U.S. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

AUGUST 21 - Possession of controlled substance - marijuana. Arrested: Paublino Sauceda, 100 blk S. Bus. 77, Raymondville.  Harassment, FM 490, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/failure to appear, possession of marijuana. More...

Bulldogs face Bloodhounds in season opener at home in Lyford

Lyford High School’s varsity football season will open its 2013 season when the Bulldogs host Brownsville St. Joseph - during Parent’s Night - at 7:30 p.m. More...

City considers fines for improper disposal of trash

Strong measures to stop the practice by some city residents of placing items such as old tires and car batteries inside curbside brush piles are being considered, Raymondville city commissioners said Tuesday.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

School days are here again

If one hasn’t noticed this week, there is a lot more traffic flowing in the early morning hours, especially around our elementary, middle, and high schools. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 22, 2013

Cotton futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) collapsed this week with the December contract losing more than 9 cents per pound through the close of trading on Thursday. More...

Producers: Goat meat a hot product

ELDERSBURG, Md. (AP) - When she began to raise goats to sell 15 years ago, Pam Adams used to get one or two calls a month. More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM ESTILLE “BUDDY” FITCH

RAYMONDVILLE - William Estille “Buddy” Fitch, 83, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on August 24, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. He was born June 30, 1930 to John Estille and Elizabeth Veith Fitch in Raymondville, Texas. More...

AMALIA C. PEREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Amalia c. Perez, 88, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. More...

LYDIA DURON HERRERA

SAN PERLITA - Lydia Duron Herrera, 73, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 26, 2013 surrounded by her loving husband, children, and grandchildren at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

Legals

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE

CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES AND PUBLIC GROUPS:   More...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Willacy County Juvenile Probation Department is seeking proposals for delivery of mental health clinical services to juveniles under department supervision. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with S.B. More...

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