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Burglary suspect arrested in Sebastian

A 26-year-old Sebastian man that residents say has been burglarizing homes was arrested Sunday night and taken to the Willacy County Jail.  Marc Anthony Parada was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy in the carport of a house he traspassed with More...

News

Mexico to question man who killed and cooked jaguar

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico’s environmental agency says it will ask federal prosecutors to investigate the killing of a jaguar by a man who posted photos of the dead animal on Facebook.  The agency said in a statement released Friday that th More...

Thieves in Halloween garb rob Mexico city jewelry store

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities say armed thieves dressed as zombies and other scary Halloween characters robbed a jewelry store in Mexico City.  More...

5th body recovered after Central Texas storms

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A fifth body has been recovered following storms and flooding in Central Texas.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association November 14, 2013

Traders and analysts remain perplexed by the cotton market as it continues to behave erratically. More...

SOME WINTER VEGETABLES

SOME WINTER VEGETABLES like purple cabbage are still grown in Willacy County. A tractor plows a field planted with the produce on farmland off Highway 186 west of Raymondville. More...

Federal grant to help improve water-use efficiency in South Texas

WESLACO - The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco has been awarded part of a nationwide $5.3 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. More...

Obituaries

GUADALUPE “WALLY” MENDOZA

Mass of Christian Burial for Guadalupe “Wally” Mendoza, 52, of Pollok, Texas, were held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Lufkin with Father Joe Kannampuzha officiating. More...

FLORENE BURKHAM

PORT ISABEL, TX - Florene Burkham, was born in Mount Vernon, Texas on December 28, 1917 and passed away on November 13, 2013. She spent her early years in Mount Vernon, TX graduated from Mount Veronon High School and married Frank Shewmaker. More...

CYNTHIA GALLARDO

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Cynthia Gallardo, 38 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born December 10, 1974 in Raymondville, TX, daughter of Abram and Angelina (Salazar) Zamora.&n More...

City approves liquor ordinance

Selling alcoholic beverages is now legal within city limits.  The Raymondville City Commission waived the three readings generally required before passing an ordinance and approved a measure legalizing the sale of liquor during Tuesday’s s More...

Candidates file for March Primary

A few more candidates have filed to run in the Democratic Party March primary as the filing period moves along.  David Garcia, a constable for Precinct 4 and 7, has filed to run for Willacy County Precinct 4 commissioner.  Garcia, 68, is a More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Who will provide?

Who will provide is a good question. These days a lot of people seem to think it’s some form of government, be it city, county, state or federal. There’s not much thought about providing for ourselves. More...

Letters

“Times were hard growing up,” reader says

Now that the holidays are upon us, I would like to put in my two cents worth. Time flies.  I remember when we were growing up, it was a whole bunch of fun until my Dad died in 1962. I was the oldest (age 11) of four children. More...

Liquor sales bad idea, reader says

After so many years without selling liquor in this county the voters or alcoholics are gonna get their way. We have done without the sales of liquor in this county this long, why now? Yes, I heard it will bring business to our city. More...

County Lifestyles

Bruce-Sanders

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ray Bruce of Raymondville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Christine Michelle, to Derek Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sanders of Wharton, Texas.  More...

MGMS News Round Up

The 7th and 8th grade Lady ‘Kits competed in the La Feria tournament last weekend as a warm up for district play. The 7th grade defeated Port Isabel and the 8th grade earned a win over Progreso. More...

WILLACY COUNTY’S LOWER VALLEY COTILLION CLUB JUNIOR

  WILLACY COUNTY’S LOWER VALLEY COTILLION CLUB JUNIOR debutants at their Fall Luncheon in Rancho Viejo on Sunday.   A FEW OF WILLACY COUNTY’S LOWER VALLEY COTILLION CLUB SENIOR girls at the Luncheon. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 18- Incident, 400 blk E. Exchange.  Violation of protective order, 300 blk S. 6th.  Incident, 500 blk W. Hidalgo.  Theft, under $50, 400 blk E. Hidalgo.  More...

W.C. SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 13- Burglary of a habitation, E. FM 490, Raymondville.  Theft, FM 506, Sebastian.  Execution of warrant/driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. Arrested: Jonathan McCharen, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 FROM 4:00P.M. TO 4:30P.M. COUNTY JUDGE'S OFFICE (COMMISSIONERS' COURTROOM)  More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS:IN THE INTEREST OFSaphira Jane Yarborough CAUSE # 2013-CV-0189-AIN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURTOFWILLACY COUNTY TEXAS More...

LEGAL NOTICE

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for Beer Retail Dealer’s Off- Premises License and Package store permit by Mi Casa Royale LLC dba Mi Casa Royale LLC, to be located at 1182 Hwy. More...

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