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DA raids Sebastian 8-liner casino again

An eight-liner was raided last weekend by the Willacy County District Attorney’s Office and the sheriff deputiesmaking it the second time in less than five months that the coin-operated casino is shut down in the same building.  As many as More...

News

MGMS News Round Up

In volleyball news, the 7th grade girls (A and B teams) continue their winnings ways by defeating Hidalgo Monday. This makes it three in a row for the Lady ‘Kits. The 8th grade “C” team was also victorious over the Lady Buccaneers. More...

Livestock pits for frozen cattle open in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Two 20-foot-deep disposal pits opened in western South Dakota on Monday to help ranchers dispose of tens of thousands of livestock carcasses piling up since an early October blizzard decimated herds.  More...

‘Keter’ Guerra to challenge incumbent judge Gonzales in March primary

Former Willacy County commissioner and county judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra wants to restore unity to county government by getting involved again.  More...

County Lifestyles

THE LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB

  THE LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB met on October 10, 2013 at the newly renovated community center located at the Willacy County Historical Museum. More...

LYFORD RESIDENTS

LYFORD RESIDENTS taking advantage of the exercise program at the Lyford United Methodist Church, 13258 Glen Lofton. More...

JOEL EDDIELEE RODRIGUEZ - FLORES

  U. S. ARMY 25B INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, TEN GROUP SPECIAL FORCE STAFF SGT. JOEL EDDIELEE RODRIGUEZ - FLORES arrived Sept. 23 to visit his family and left Oct. 12, 2013. More...

Obituaries

DOLORES (ANZALDUA) CISNEROS

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Dolores (Anzaldua) Cisneros, 91, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio, Texas.  She was born on November 26, 1921 at Jesus Maria Ranch, Hidalgo County , daughter of David and Eloisa (Fl More...

VICTORIA MONTALO

RAYMONDVILLE - Victoria Montalvo, 82, of Harlingen, TX, entered into rest Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  She was born on May 8, 1931 in Mexico, daughter of Inocencio and Paula Maria (De La Garz More...

AUSENCIO CHAVARRIA

RAYMONDVILLE - Ausencio Chavarria, 90, went home to the Lord on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Retama Manor in Raymondville, Tx. He was born in Rio Hondo, TX to Francisco and Manuela Chavarria. More...

Legals

The ESC-2 Good buy Purchasing Cooperative is soliciting bids for the following:

• Facility Services: Building/Equipment Maintenance/Repair- bid opening 12/6/13 • Copy Paper - bid opening 12/9/13 • Science: Supplies/Equipment - bid opening 12/11/13 • AudioNisual: Equipment - bid opening 12/18/13 More...

8-liners return to Lyford, city officials elated

A coin-operated gambling casino is opening in Lyford and the local mayor is referring to the return of the gambling business as manna from heaven.  More...

City EDC director suspended for alleged sexual conduct

The executive director with the Raymondville Economic Development Corp. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Your day goes the way the corners of your mouth turn, up or down

Do you roll out of bed in the morning with barely enough time to shower and rush out the door? Are your days or evenings so packed with activities that you don't have time for more important things? More...

OPINION: Return of the 8-Liners is a really bad idea

Something to think about .........  There are 254 counties in Texas. Willacy County has an average income of $9,421 per person making it the third poorest county in Texas.  There are 3,141 counties in the United States. More...

Letters

No need for government shutdown, reader says

Dear Editor:  With all of the hoopla over the blame game, two important points that are being overlooked are: One, part of what the Republicans are asking for is that congress and the president be under the same Obamacare as everyone else.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

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

By the close of trading Thursday at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the December cotton futures contract had settled lower five consecutive sessions, losing just over four cents during that time.  More...

NO COLUMBUS DAY

NO COLUMBUS’ DAY - This city employee spent Monday sweeping the streets of Raymondville with a fancy new machine while most government employees had the day off in celebration of the Spanish ex More...

South Texas soil testing campaign to run through February

WESLACO - Growers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley can save money while helping the environment by taking advantage of a free soil testing campaign, according to Ashley Gregory, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service assistant for water programs in More...

Crime & Courts

Man gets 3 years in prison for firing gun to scare victim

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Justin Orozco, 20, of Raymondville, Texas was convicted and sentenced to 3 years prison for deadly conduct. More...

Felony DWI brings 2 year sentence for Harlingen man

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jose Juan Hernandez, 41, of Harlingen, Texas was convicted and sentenced to 2 years prison for felony DWI. More...

Meth possession results in 6 month sentence for local man

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Cody Gonzales, 29, of Raymondville, TX was convicted and sentenced to 6 months state prison, day for day, for possession of a controlled substance less than one gram. More...

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