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New Port Mansfield Park to be finished by fall

Sometime this year, area residents and visitors are going to enjoy all the amenities a new park has to offer.  That’s at the Laguna Point Recreational Area in Port Mansfield.  The $1.2 million project is now under construction on 30 a More...

News

1 shot, dozens involved in after-school fight

KATY, Texas ( AP) - Harris County authorities are investigating an after-school brawl that left one high school student hospitalized with a gunshot wound.  Officials say dozens of students were involved in the melee Friday after classes at Cypre More...

Oil price above $100 on China credit growth

The price of oil extended gains above $100 a barrel Monday as a rebound in Chinese credit growth suggested steady demand in one of the world’s largest petroleum consumers.  More...

Texas candidate sees roadkill as food, not wasted meat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A candidate for the Texas House wants to see the state offer up a new kind of roadside dining.  Rack of raccoon or smidgen of pigeon would be on the menu if legislators were to take up a call by Tink Nathan to allow motorists More...

Letters

American Legion responds to comments from Amaro family

The Executive Board of The American Legion Post 390 met on February 23, 2014 to enter into discussion regarding accusations and libelous comments made toward the Post and it’s eighty two members, veterans of various wars and conflicts and those More...

County Lifestyles

THE RAYMONDVILLE SHARP SHOOTERS

  THE RAYMONDVILLE SHARP SHOOTERS remained undefeated the whole season and won the championship game in La Villa on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. More...

BASEBALL TOURNEY GOLD RING CHAMPS - RGV Defenders 10U AA

  BASEBALL TOURNEY GOLD RING CHAMPS - RGV Defenders 10U AA with kids from Willacy County played over the weekend at the USSSA Hub City Showdown in Pharr winning gold rings. More...

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

  AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY held its drawing for the “Love is In the Air” gift basket at the Reber Memorial Library on February 13, 2014. Present were Auxiliary members President Ms. Lela Barrera, Ms. Dolores Cruz, Ms. More...

Crime & Courts

Local man involved in hit and run arrested by police

A local man was arrested over the weekend in connection with a hit and run in which a child was hurt, police said.  The accident happened Saturday night in the 800 block of West Tampico Avenue.  Police arrested Domingo Leija and transported More...

Heroin possession results in prison for Hidalgo County defendants

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Elvira Odette Fonseca, 26, of Weslaco, was sentenced by to 5 years in prison and Daniel Calvo, 41, of Donna, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of heroin. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

FEBRUARY 19 - Criminal mischief, Guayacan Rd. More...

Judge Gonzales targets his opponent for alleged wrong doing

In a move described by some as an act of desperation, County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. is fighting his opponent using the commissioners’ court as a political tool.  More...

City approves 2014 hotel/motel tax budget

The city commission approved Tuesday the 2014 hotel/motel occupancy tax.  The $62,000 budget shows a decrease of $13,000 compared to the 2012 budget and that is attributed to less money projected from tax revenues.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It's Election Time Again-Be Sure to Vote

If you haven't been hibernating in a cave or something similar you've probably noticed that it is election time again. More...

OPINION

County punishing taxpayers as Judge continues spending spree

In a January, 2014 tax sale 37 foreclosed properties were offered by the Willacy County Sheriff on the steps of the county courthouse. More...

OPINION

Foolishness!

I hate to be negative, but ...........  Old people have a reputation for being negative and at 75 I confess to being an old person.  I really don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade but because tax dollars are involved I believe I More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association February 20, 2014

Cotton traders and analysts spent most of this week anticipating USDA's weekly export sales and shipment report as well as reports from the department's annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, D.C. More...

Residents can help save Texas' citrus industry

WESLACO - Citrus does more than create jobs and pump money into the economy of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. More...

Obituaries

EVANGELINA CRUZ CABALLERO

Raymondville, TX - Evangelina Cruz Caballero, 67 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Valley Baptist Medical Center, with her family at her side.  She was born in Raymondville, TX, daughter of Bartolo and Elvira More...

CARMEN RICO ESPARZA

SEBASTIAN- Carmen Rico Esparza, 84, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2014. She was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on July 16, 1929 to Jose Maria and Tomasita Rico.  More...

CARD OF THANKS

Kevin Scott Coronado

Our heartfelt thanks to those of you who thought of, came or prayed for our newphew,  May the Lord bless each and everyone of you.   More...

Legals

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...

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

CITY OF LYFORD

General Information: The City of Lyford, Texas (City) requests the submission of Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for Financial Advisor, Bond Counsel, Engineering, Project Management and Geotechnical Services for the Economically Distressed Areas Pr More...

MAILING ADDRESS UPDATES PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS & AG USE APPLICATIONS

NOT HAVING YOUR MAILING ADDRESS CHANGED FROM A RR ADDRESS TO YOUR 911 MAILING ADDRESS WILL NOT CHANGE THE DEADLINES FOR THESE APPLICATIONS.  Not supplying the Appraisal District with your correct mailing address will not change deadlines.   More...

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