February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Laguna Point Park begins in Port Mansfield

The proposed Laguna Point Recreation Park in Port Mansfield is finally taking off.  County and navigation district officials will meet Thursday during a ground breaking at the park to be built off South Port Road.  The Willacy County Commis More...

News

Brush-eating goats could help Texas firefighters

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) _Some hungry goats have been put on two months of fire- prevention duty in South Texas.  City officials in Victoria are renting the barnyard animals as part of an experiment for the goats to eat dry, flammable brush at River More...

North Texas men charged with food stamp fraud

DALLAS (AP) A Dallas convenience store owner and manager are charged in a $1.9 million food stamp scheme.  More...

Citrus disease Rio Grande Valley spreading in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A disease that has damaged citrus crops in Florida and elsewhere appears to be spreading in South Texas, prompting state agriculture officials to expand a quarantine, according to a newspaper report.  More...

Letters

OPEN LETTER TO GEORGE SOLIS

In 2010, at Louis Castillo, Jr.’s funeral, you, in your capacity as the American Legion Post Commander, refused to give the flag that draped Louis’ casket to his grandchildren. This was done in full sight of all who attended the funeral. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association February 13, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture surprised some cotton traders and market analysts Monday when it released its February supply and demand estimates. Following export sales of U.S. More...

GETTING READY

GETTING READY for planting. Margarito Covarrubio works with a tractor on a field west of Raymondville as he puts fertilizer in the soil before planting starts later this month. More...

1ST ANNUAL LA ARENA WILLACY COUNTY YOUTH HUNT

  1ST ANNUAL LA ARENA WILLACY COUNTY YOUTH HUNT - Land owner Ben F. Vaughan III and land owner Agent Brent Heilmen provided their ranch for the youth to hunt. More...

Obituaries

NORMA LEE COLE

Norma Lee Cole, 82, passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. She was born March 14, 1931 in Sebastian Texas to Daniel Boone Wright and Alta Viola Wright. More...

JOSE A. ALVARADO

Alamo, TX - Jose A. Alvarado, 82 of Alamo, TX, entered into rest Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Comfort House in McAllen, Texas.  He was born in Mexico, son of Pedro and Petra (Leura) Alvarado.  More...

RUBY MAE McCHAREN

RAYMONDVILLE-Ruby Mae McCharen, 81 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Saturday, February 15, 2014 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on September 28, 1932 in Raymondville, TX, daughter of William and Mae Marie (Mayfield) Staffor More...

Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE

CONDEMNATION HEARING ORDER

BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE   More...

ADVERTISEMENT AND INVITATION FOR BIDS

The City of Lyford will receive bids for Installation of a Ground Water Well, Contract A - Test Well and Report, TDA TxCDBG Program Project No.  More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION - DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP

THE STATE OF TEXAS  THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF DOMINGA GARZA, DECEASED,   More...

Early voting under way for March primaries

Early voting for the Democratic and Republican Party primaries began Tuesday and will continue through Feb. More...

Decrepit warehouses on Sixth Street bought by local family

The row of decrepit warehouses on North Sixth Street has been sold to a Raymondville family that plans to turn that decaying part of town into a bustling business sector.  Joey Sosa, a former city mayor, his sister, Debora, and her husband, Lee More...

COMING SOON

COMING SOON is a new Holiday Inn Express. The three-story, $5 million hotel is now under construction behind Subway’s and it should be opened by years’ end, the developer said. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

How Americans rank Personal Values

I was looking at a recent survey of how people in the US decide what was valuable to them and how they ranked those values in relation to others. More...

OPINION:

County Judge's record can't stand scrutiny

Even before John Gonzales took office as Willacy County Judge in January, 2011 his actions were causing some voters to wonder if they had chosen the right person to lead the county for four years.  Gonzales beat the interim county judge Aurelio More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

After an experiment failed, Lord Kelvin said to his students, "Gentlemen, when you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery." This is true not only in learning but also in living.  David was face to face with a difficul More...

County Lifestyles

FIRST BAPTIST CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY

  FIRST BAPTIST CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY - The First Baptist Church of Raymondville celebrated Valentine’s Day last week with a dinner, music and games. Members and guests enjoyed a catered meal with music provided by Saul Cantu. More...

JOHN PEÑA, SIXTH GRADE STUDENT AT LASARA ISD

  JOHN PEÑA, SIXTH GRADE STUDENT AT LASARA ISD, recently competed at an UIL meet in La Villa. John placed 1st in Social Studies, 1st in Impromptu, 1st in Maps, Charts and Graphs and 4th Place in Oral Reading. More...

VALENTINE'S DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY could not have been more romantic than to be entertained by Elvis Presley. More...

Crime & Courts

Drunk driver sentenced to 2 years in prison

The Willacy County and More...

Cocaine trafficking brings 5-year sentence for Matamoros man

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jose Guadalupe Trejo-Ordonez, 35, of Matamoros. Tamaulipas, MX was sentenced More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

FEBRUARY 12 - Execution of warrant/aggravated sexual assault of a child. Arrested: Rolando Hinojosa, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail. FEBRUARY 13- Harassment, LaSara. Smuggling of persons/evading arrest, Hwy. More...

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