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State savings on road costs hitting speed bumps - some want to repair FM roads with gravel

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lawmakers have long shorted the Texas Department of Transportation’s budget for maintaining roads, but now that the agency wants cities and counties to take the wheel for repairs and plans to convert oilfield roads from pav More...

Texas siblings killed changing tire on Georgia freeway

MORROW, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have identified a driver and passenger who were killed when they stopped to change a flat tire along a Georgia freeway as a brother and sister from Texas.  More...

RAMIREZ WILL COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT

TWC backs former building inspector’s complaint after being fired

A former Willacy County building inspector who claims he was wrongly fired by County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. has received a favorable decision from Texas Workforce Commission allowing him to collect unemployment benefits.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

August 29, 2013   More...

Farm Bureau donates $150.00 to Lyford Fire department

LYFORD - Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies has presented a check for $150 to the Lyford Volunteer Fire Department as an expression of thanks for the department’s efforts fighting a fire at the property of Jose J. More...

Grain sorghum harvesting continues

  Grain sorghum harvesting continues late on Friday afternoon near Lyford to take advantage of dry weather during a week of frequent showers. (Photo by Allen Essex) More...

Obituaries

ADAN RAMIREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Adan Ramirez, 83, entered into eternal rest on August 29, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born on December 8, 1929 in San Patricio, TX to Alberto and San Juanita (Guzman) Ramirez.  More...

VICENTA LOPEZ MARROQUIN

RAYMONDVILLE - Vicenta Lopez Marroquin, 89, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, August 27, 2013, surrounded by her family at home.  She was born on January 22, 1924 in Sinton, TX daughter of Jose and Martina Centena Lopez.  She More...

ANDRES V. ALEJOS, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE - Andres V. Alejos, Jr., 40, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Methodist Hospital of San Antonio with his family at his side.  He was born on July 10, 1973 in Raymondville, TX, son of Andres V. More...

Legals

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...

JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER

The Willacy County Juvenile Probation Department has a position available for Juvenile Probation Officer. More...

BEARKATS BURY PIRATES

BEARKATS BURY PIRATES on both sides of the ball. ‘Kats win 50-0. More...

Cotton farmers have harvested just 4,273 bales this year and 84,734 bales last year

This year's drought will likely hit many Willacy County farmers, business owners and working families in the pocketbook.  Figures just released by the Valley Co- Op Oil Mill in Harlingen show Willacy County with 4,273 bales of cotton ginned so More...

Editorial & Columns

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A tourist noticed a man sitting by the ruins of a home that hadbeen blown away by the winds of a tornado. Puzzled he asked, "Was this your home?"  'Yep," he said  "Any of your family blown away with it?" the tourist continued.  "Yep. More...

Behind the Badge

The Blame Game

How many of you while growing up played "The Blame Game?" I mean when you were younger and smaller and something happened and you were asked if you were responsible, did you own up to it, or did you fix the blame on someone else? More...

OPINION:

County Judge never runs out of bad ideas! He wants to give all elected officials $6,000 raises

Willacy County Judge John Gonzales keeps a big box of bad ideas under his desk.  Whenever he needs one, he just reaches down and pulls it out. More...

County Lifestyles

County tax rate expected to be the same as last year, judge says

Although the tax rate for Willacy County’s general fund is being cut 4 cents for each $100 in property value, Willacy County Judge John F. More...

San Perlita School News

September 4, 2013 AROUND CAMPUS More...

HOMETOWN NEWS

Capetillo graduates from Army Leadership School

Virginia Capetillo has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, KY.  More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

AUGUST 28 - Animal call, County Line Rd., Sebastian.  Animal call, County Line Rd., Sebastian.  AUGUST 29- Possession of a drug paraphenalia/ arrested: Victor Villapando, arrested: Victor Eluid Sustaita, FM 1018 and FM 2099, Sebastian.  More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 2- Accident, 600 blk W. Gem.  Harassment by phone, 500 blk N. 2nd.  SEPTEMBER 1- Theft, 700 blk W. Sonora.  Incident, civil matter, 300 blk E. Hidalgo.  More...

Mom sentenced to 6 months for endangering child

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ruth Ann Pardo, 22, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 6 months in state prison, day for day, for endangering a child. More...

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