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Wild in Willacy is Thursday -Sunday

The 14th annual Wild in Willacy Nature and Heritage Festival begins Thursday and continues through Saturday.  Indoor activities will be held at the L.E. Franks Tourist Center, 501 S. More...

News

Deadly Halloween scene too realistic for some

MUSTANG, Oklahoma (AP) - One man lies on his stomach on the driveway. Blood is splattered along the garage door that smashed his head and presumably killed him. Another man lies a few feet (meters) away, run over by a truck.  More...

Sebastian Guadalupe Cemetery

Sebastian Guadalupe Cemetery association is having a community meeting on Thursday @ 7pm October 24, 2013 at Mike Taqueria in Sebastian, Texas.   More...

Pumpkin Sale

Discount pumpkins will be available as long as the supply lasts at the L. E. Franks Tourist Center and the Raymondville Willacy County Museum, spokesman Cruz Tijenna said.  The pumpkin patch at 501 S. More...

Farm & Ranch

Whooping cranes beginning their fall journey to Texas

AUSTIN - Endangered whooping cranes have begun their annual 2,400-mile fall migration from Canada to Texas. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 17, 2013

Cotton futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rallied sharply in the final 30 minutes of trading Thursday after spending most of the session under pressure. More...

Obituaries

GUADALUPE “CHUNKIE” MARTINEZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Guadalupe “Chunkie” Martinez,58, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. She was born on September 18, 1955 in Raymondville to Carlos and Matilde G. Martinez, Sr.  More...

LUIS “LOUIE” ARMANDO OVIEDO

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Luis “Louie” Armando Oviedo, 30 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Sunday, October 20, 2013 at his residence.  He was born on January 26, 1983 in Harlingen, TX, son of Alberto and Isabel Oviedo, Sr.  More...

RENE A. GARZA

LYFORD, TX- LYFORD, TX. - Rene A. Garza, 75, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at his home. He was born on October 27, 1937 to Santiago and Theodora L. Garza in Raymondville, TX.  More...

DA orders raid on new Lyford game roommachines and cash seized

Willacy County authorities raided another eight-liner arcade Saturday in Lyford, continuing a promised crackdown on what they claim is illegal gambling activity.  More...

Port Mansfield residents allege corruption at Navigation District

Port Mansfield residents filled the Willacy County commissioners court chambers Tuesday, as two men made accusations of impropriety against two port commissioners.  Paul Laird, an unsuccessful 2010 candidate for a seat on the Willacy County Navi More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Our Flag and the Cross

Most of you know that I am an old flag waver from my early childhood. More...

Letters

Complaints made to county commissioners about Willacy County Navigation District

My name is Ken Nolte and I live at 420 North Shore Drive in Port Mansfield. I have owned property in the Port since 1998.  I want to present to the County Commissioner Board a few items that I would like to see addressed by this board.  More...

Mark Brown responds to accusations about Mansfield Point Subdivision

Dear Editor:  Re: History and Status of Mansfield Point   More...

County Lifestyles

Mr. and Mrs. Juan Adame

celebrated their 60th anniversary on October 12, 2013 with their children, grandchildren, family and friends. More...

MGMS News Round-UP

In Volleyball, the 7th and 8th grade Lady Kits ended their seasons with victories over county rival Lyford Monday night. It was the fourth victory in a row for the 7th grade Lady Kits and earned them the District Championship.  More...

Church announces Halloween events

The United Pentecostal Church of Raymondville would like to invite you to two upcoming special events; On Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 9:45 am, the Drama and Puppet Team will present, “I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost!”  More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 21- Accident, 300 blk W. Hidalgo.  Criminal mischief, under $50, 300 blk E. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

OCTOBER 16- Civil matter, E. FM 490, Raymondville.  Criminal trespass, W. FM 490, Raymondville.  OCTOBER 17- Execution of warrant/forgery. Arrested: Oscar E. Chavarria, W.C. Sheriff ’s Dept. Jail.  Accident, Hwy. More...

Local man sentenced to 6 months for stealing purse from car

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Adolfo Garza, Jr., 19, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 6 months in state prison, day for day, for burglary of a vehicle. More...

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