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8-Liners may come back to Lyford

The issue of eight-liner gaming halls has once again raised its head in Lyford.  City commissioners on Monday voted to accept applications for business licenses and permits for such businesses:  "Right now, I wanted to put this on here to More...

News

South Texas counties among highest rates of uninsured

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two South Texas counties have among the highest rates of people without health insurance in the nation, with working Hispanic men in South Texas the most likely to not have coverage, according to data released Thursday by the U.S More...

Aggies’ defense back to full strength for Alabama

COLLEGE STATION, Texas ( AP) - No. More...

Texas man killed in motorcycle crash

ROSCOE, Neb. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 5, 2013

Continued speculative selling and concerns about the conflict in Syria seemed to weigh on the cotton market this week. When trading resumed Tuesday following the Labor Day holiday, cotton prices were firmer before stalling and moving lower as U.S. More...

Water-saving devices are available to growers at reduced cost

WESLACOSouth Texas growers interested in learning more about surge-valve irrigation are invited to a demonstration of the watersaving device at the Texas A& M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco.  The free event will take place More...

Texas Game Wardens stayed busy over Labor Day weekend

AUSTIN - Labor Day weekend proved to be very busy for Texas Game Wardens who filed a wide variety of hunting, water safety, fishing, and penal code violations.  More...

Obituaries

In Loving Memory

Mario Moncevais, Sr.

9/ 4/ 1949 - 9/ 4/ 13 64th Birthday   More...

GARY LEE SMITH

SAN ANTONIO/ RAYMONDVILLE, TX. - Gary Lee Smith, 76, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at his home in San Antonio, Texas, in the loving company of his wife, Terry Rae Clark Smith.  More...

GILBERTO PEREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Gilberto Perez, 74, of Raymondville, TX, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 in Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.  He was born on January 3, 1939 in Santa Margarita Ranch, son of Aurelio and Eulalia ( More...

Legals

Request for Qualifications and Proposals

The Housing Authority of Willacy County (Housing Authority) has issued a Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ/P) from qualified individuals and/or firms (Developer) interested in establishing a relationship with the Housing Authority to over More...

LEGAL NOTICE

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Beer and Wine License by Sigrid Adameit and Julie Crane dba The Thirsty Horse, to be located at 13492 Broadway Street, Lyford, Willacy, Texas. More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS:IN THE INTEREST OFMilianna Pedraza  CAUSE # 2013-CV-0070-A IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY TEXAS   More...

COUNTY WORKERS TO GET 10% raise, while elected officials get $6,000 raise

County poised to pass budget and tax rate at Thurs. meeting

Willacy County commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. More...

County schools enrollment holds steady as students return to classes

Willacy County students are back in the classroom but their numbers don’t show any overall increase despite some signs of economic growth from prison industry and wind turbine development.  Raymondville schools’ student enrollment is More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Remembering the sacrifices of 9/11 while seeking a reconciliation with God

Here we are again in the month of September already. School has started, along with the football season, and the anniversary of 9/11. More...

OPINION:

Is Judge Gonzales a Scofflaw or does he suffer from dyslexia?

County Judge John Gonzales is mad at the editor of the Raymondville Chronicle & Willacy County News so he decided to retaliate by running the property tax notice in the Valley Morning Star which is published in Harlingen.  He also published More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

County needs to replace library roof, readers says

Dear Editor: With all of the planning to spend money that seems to materialize whenever a want arises, I wonder that some of the immediate needs are ignored. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Former county employee has suggestions for Judge Gonzales

Sir,  What is wrong with Judge Gonzales?  If he hasn’t any better ideas for using the $700,000 the county is getting from Duke Energy than raising the salaries of the elected officials and himself, I will give him some.  No. 1. More...

County Lifestyles

AFTER AN ENJOYABLE SUMMER BREAK

AFTER AN ENJOYABLE SUMMER BREAK, the Lyford Women’s Club met on September 7, 2013 at the Lyford United Methodist Church in Lyford, Texas. More...

Happy 8th Birthday!

Haylie Marie Ramirez
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HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY!

Malcolm Ian Pardo
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Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 2- Incident, 200 blk E. Yturria.  Theft, over $50, under $500, criminal mischief, under $50, 700 blk N. Sonora.  Accident, 100 blk N. 8th.  Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 300 blk S. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

SEPTEMBER 4 - Execution of warrant/possession of a controlled substance. Arrested: Cody Gonzales, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept.  Theft, S. Bus. 77, Raymondville.  SEPTEMBER 5- Harassment, S. Bus. More...

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