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Holiday Inn construction begins

The construction of a Holiday Inn Express has begun as the ground where a four- floor lodging facility will be built has been broken.  The $3-million plus project is going across from the old Wart-Mart on the strip mall behind McDonald’s R More...

GRAND CHAMPION STEER

GRAND CHAMPION STEER of the Willacy County Livestock Show was exhibeted by Lauren Thomas of the Lyford FFA. More...

News

Texas jobless rate slips to 6 percent in December

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas jobless rate settled at 6 percent in December for the fifth straight month of declines in statewide unemployment, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.  The Texas unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in Nove More...

San Perlita School News Students win awards at stockshow

The Willacy County Livestock Show took place this past weekend. San Perlita FFA members participated along with other FFA and 4- H members from throughout the county.  More...

Area residents voice opinions during community talks

Illegal immigration, Obamacare and flood insurance were the topics du jour during a meeting here with the regional director for U.S. Sen. More...

County Lifestyles

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HOLY FAMILY COUNCIL #7728

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HOLY FAMILY COUNCIL #7728 in Missouri City/Stafford, TX received State and Supreme Awards for 2012-2013. Council Grand Knight Joe L. More...

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THE WILLACY COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW Royal Court. More...

CHRISTOPHER GOETZEL

Received his Bachelors of Education Degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in History from Texas State University-San Marcos on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Christopher is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Crime & Courts

Tijerina sentenced to 3 years prison for aggravated assault

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Alejandro Tijerina 43, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 3 years in prison for aggravated assault. More...

San Antonio man sentenced to 2 years prison for marijuana smuggling

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Desmond Montrell Jackson, 25, of San Antonio, TX was sentenced by to 2 years in prison, for possessing marijuana. More...

Cocaine possession sends man to prison for 10 years

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Carlos Ramirez, 27, of Richmond, TX, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance in the 197th judicial district court. More...

Volunteer fire fighter charged with theft of tractor

A volunteer with Lasara Volunteer Fire Department has been arrested and charged with theft in connection with a missing tractor/backhoe belonging to the Raymondville school district, authorities said.  Leonel Cantu Jr., 49, is charged with alleg More...

Livestock show auction nets $250,000 each year to county youths

The 2014 Willacy County Livestock Show & Fair is history, but the impact it has had on the hundreds of 4H and FAA members participating in the annual event can’t be ignored.  For the 125 or so area students who have entered a lamb, a g More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Everyone is Important and Has a Purpose

Let me ask you, it's Monday as I am writing this, so my question to you today is, "Do you look forward to the start of the workweek with excitement or with a sigh of resignation or dread?" Perhaps you think of "enduring" Monday through Friday so you More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 23, 2014

The cotton market began the trading week on Jan. 17 right where it left off the previous day, with cotton futures continuing to climb at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). More...

Game Warden Field Notes

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

Obituaries

CIPRIANA “CIPPY” GARCIA

RAYMONDVILLE - Cipriana (Cippy) Garcia 83 was called home by the Lord on Janurary 23, 2014.  She was preceded in death by her husband Jose Garcia Sr. and her daughter Suzanna Marroquin.  More...

In Loving Memory

Jesse Benavidez, Sr.

50th Anniversary Jan. 25, 1964-2014   Gone yet not forgotten. Although we are apart your spirit lives within me forever in my heart.   More...

MANUELA VILLARREAL CHAVEZ

LASARA, TX - Manuela Villarreal Chavez, 89, beloved mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother entered into rest Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born August 24, 1924 to Higinio and Tiburcia (Lo More...

Legals

WILLACY COUNTY GLO # 12-401-000-6446, DRS210204 Construction Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

The County of Willacy will receive bids for Street and Drainage Improvements Proiect Colonia Sebastian (West) until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 576 West Main Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580. More...

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