October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

LGC rescues county jail by covering $91,985 shortfall

An amount of $239,937 was needed to make a payment for the Willacy County Jail, but the money generated by the facility hasn’t been enough to take care of the latest bill.  So who are you going to call for that?  Not the ghostbusters, More...

News

State Capitol Highlights Early voting turnout looks strong

Texas voters will decide the fate of nine proposed amendments to the state constitution in the coming election.  Early voting began Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1. Numbers reported Oct. More...

County plans to go after road grants by creating transportation zone

Millions of dollars are up for grabs in regions of the state impacted by the oil and gas boom, and it’s up to each county to go after those funds if it wants to fix its roadways.  That was the core of a presentation given by a consultant f More...

Bulldogs face Kingsville, Bearkats are off

The last playoff spot in District 31-3A may go to the winner of the upcoming Willacy County Cotton Bowl in a couple of weeks.  Lyford High School's varsity football team is visiting Kingsville at 7:30 p.m. More...

County Lifestyles

Lasara ISD School News

Lasara ISD 3rd Grade Participates in Mini Fishing Tournament During Wild and Willacy Event More...

TEAM MAJOR TROUBLE

TEAM MAJOR TROUBLE got first place at the Fight Night at the field tournament held at Harlingen Nationals on Oct. 26 and 27. More...

HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY!

Christian Anthony Saravia
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Crime & Courts

Transporting cocaine brings 10 year prison sentence

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Benita Lopez, 28, of Pasadena, Texas was found guilty of possession of cocaine. The defendant was sentenced to 10 years in prison. More...

Local man sentenced to 14 years for aggravated assault

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jason Garcia, 31, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 14 years prison. More...

Legals

WILLACY COUNTY Construction Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

The County of Willacy will receive bids for Coast Street and Drainage Improvements Proiect Colonia Sebastian (East) until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 576 West Main Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580. More...

Willacy County DRS2 10204 Construction Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

The County of Willacy will receive bids for Street and Drainage Improvements Prolect Colonia Sebastian (East) until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 576 West Main Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580. More...

Private plane crashes south of city

An airplane, piloted by a Raymondville resident, crashed just south of town Friday and the Federal Administration Aviation is investigating the accident.  Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a plane crash that happen More...

Early voting for special elections ends Friday

Early voting for three Nov. 5 special elections ends Friday, Nov. 1.  A total of 343 votes were cast at the end of Tuesday, or during the first seven days of the early voting period that began Monday, Oct. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Ghosts, goblins, Red Ribbon, and Safe Haven

It is the last week in October and that only means one thing, well, two or three things really. It has to be Red Ribbon Week and kids will be learning how to stay safe from drugs and other illegal substances, and it's time for Halloween. More...

7 killed in prison riot on Mexico’s gulf coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) - State security officials say seven inmates have died in a prison riot in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas bordering Texas.  More...

Letters

Where is the law?

Sebastian reader asks

Editor,  Where is the law in Sebastian? Are we exempt from the rest of Willacy County?  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 24, 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...

TEXAS’ SYMBOL, LONGHORN CATTLE

TEXAS’ SYMBOL, LONGHORN CATTLE, GRAZE NORTH OF WILLAMAR More...

Game Warden Field Notes Illegal hunting presents big problems

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. More...

Obituaries

DOROTHY BILBY DUDERSTADT

RAYMONDVILLE - Dorothy Bilby Duderstadt, 86 of Raymondville, TX, returned to the Lord our Father on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at her residence.  She was born on April 2, 1927 in Amarillo, TX, daughter of Neal and Viola ( Hill) Bilby.  Doro More...

CARD OF THANKS

Words cannot express the appreciation of love from family and friends during the recent loss of our beloved “Nachie.” Your kindness touched our hearts. Thank you all for the prayers, flowers, food and the many comforting words. More...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Martin Ruiz

RAYMONDVILLE - Martin Ruiz, 49, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Sunday, October 13, 2013, at his residence.  He was born on October 30, 1963 in Brownfield, TX, son of Martin and Celia (Medrano) Ruiz, Sr.  More...

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