December 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County awards bid for Port Mansfield park

The proposed Laguna Point Recreation Park in Port Mansfield has taken a big step toward its construction.  The Willacy County Commissioners’ last week Court awarded a bid to a company that will build the $1 million plus facility off South More...

News

San Perlita School News

Students look forward to Christmas programs

AROUND CAMPUS What better way to celebrate the season than to listen to beautiful Christmas stories. More...

New Mexico Christmas: Luminarias and processions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - No matter when you visit New Mexico, the state’s cultural mix is part of the appeal. More...

Houston targets illegal dumping of trash

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston wants its residents to stop treating the city like a dump.  Officials and police have spent years fighting back against people who leave mattresses, furniture and massive amounts of debris on streets or in empty lots, rath More...

County Lifestyles

FIRST BAPTIST HOSTS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

  FIRST BAPTIST HOSTS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - The First Baptist Church Raymondville hosted an evening of Christmas music and worship on Monday. Beverly Decker, and her son, Dave Phinney, sang a variety of Christmas classics. More...

Reber Library joins VFW ladies to collect gifts for veterans

Reber Memorial Library is working with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary to collect non-perishable food items for needy Veterans and Gold Star Mothers and Fathers. More...

MGMS DRAMA STUDENTS

  MGMS DRAMA STUDENTS are in rehearsals for the play “A Christmas Carol.” Pictured are cast members Alfredo Rodriguez ( Bob Cratchit), Darian Cortez (Ebeneezer Scrooge), and Efrain Perez (Jacob Marley). More...

Crime & Courts

Mission man sentenced for marijuana

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Luis A. Cavazos, 32, of Mission, Texas was sentenced by to 2 years in prison for possessing marijuana. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

DECEMBER 11 - Recovered stolen vehicle, Ledesma Ave., Raymondville.  Theft, E. Hwy. 186, San Perlita.  Civil matter, FM 1834 and FM 2845, Raymondville.  Civil matter, W. 8th St., Sebastian.  DECEMBER 12- Perjury, 500 blk W. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 16- Criminal trespass, 14000 blk FM 490.  Duty upon striking unattended vehicle, 100 blk FM 3168.  Harassment by phone, 400 blk W. Gem.  DECEMBER 15- Theft, over $50, under $500, 400 blk S. More...

Christmas toys giveaway Monday

The annual Cops for Tots program in which area children get toys and goodie bags for Christmas will be held Monday, Dec. 23.  The event will start at 5 p.m. at the community room next to the Raymondville Police Department.  More...

Candidates for March Primary have variety of backgrounds

Ten incumbents, a mayor of a small town, a housing authority director, a former school board member, a maintenance director, a used car salesman and a group of relatives are among the candidates running in the March Democratic Party elections.  More...

Lyford plans deep water well

A deep water well to help the city of Lyford cope with droughts is in the works, but the quality of the vital liquid might not be the best all things considered.  Orlando Cruz, with Cruz- Hogan Consultants Inc. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Christmas commitments

This Christmas before we start thinking about all those New Year’s Resolutions we will make, I would like to ask you to pause and make a few commitments for Christmas. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Some folk were called “ Quakers” because they quaked at the presence of sin and the preaching of the Scriptures. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association December 12, 2013

This was a good week for bulls in the cotton market as cotton futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) settled higher three consecutive days.  More...

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. * DWI Lands Woman in Jail  More...

Obituaries

ANGELICA MALDONADO ROBINSON

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Angelica Maldonado Robinson, 77 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest on Monday, December 16, 2013 in Retama Manor Nursing Home.  She was born in Lyford, TX, daughter of Geronimo and Librada (Soto) Maldonado.  More...

BOBBY D. ROBINSON

Bobby D. Robinson, 73 of Sioux City, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at his residence. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Sioux City Baptist Church with Pastor James Pointer officiating. More...

OLGA RODRIGUEZ

Olga Rodriguez, 64, of Hobbs, NM passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 in Lubbock, TX. Services were held Monday, December 16, 2013 in Hobbs.  More...

Legals

WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Purchase of a New 2014 Ford Pickup for the Willacy County - Road & Bridge Precinct # 2

Willacy County Precinct #2 will be accepting bids for a new 2014 Ford Pickup truck. Bid Specifications may be picked up at the Willacy County Road & Bridge Office, 546 West Hidalgo Avenue, Raymondville, Texas 78580. More...

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