March 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Weird weather impacting cotton and grain planting cycle

The cold and wet weather that has been pounding the region on and off is impacting the planting season, but there is plenty of moisture in the ground for a good season, growers said.  Cotton planting and grain planting began several weeks ago an More...

News

US lawmakers press White House on pot rules

WASHINGTON (AP) A senior U.S. More...

Florida man strangled in Mexican resort of Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities are investigating the killing of a 22-yearold American man who was strangled in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun over the weekend. More...

Stand up for God, Pedraza says...

Many of your readers have questioned why they haven't seen any more of my letters in your paper. I usually write about things that I am passionate about or about things that ail me.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association March 6, 2014

This was a good week for the cotton market bulls as cotton futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Thursday enjoyed their largest rally since June 3, bringing the lead May contract back to its highest level in two years, according to on More...

Willacy County farmer supports local livestock show through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

LYFORD - Local farmer Jerry Chappell has directed a $ 2,500 donation to the Willacy County Livestock Show & Fair. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT RENAUD

SAN ANTONIO,TX - Robert Renaud, 95 of San Antonio, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Morningside Manor in San Antonio.  He was born on the King Ranch, eldest son of Pedro and Micaela (Balboa) Renaud.  Robert is preceded in dea More...

NOE A. GARCIA

SEBASTIAN, TX. - Noe A. Garcia 71, of Sebastian entered into rest March 8, 2014.  He is preceded in death by a son, Noe Javier Garcia.  More...

Legals

WILLACY COUNTY GLO # 12-401-000-6446, DRS215017

Construction Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

The County of Willacy will receive bids for Street and Drainage Improvements Proiect Colonia La Rosita San Perlita San Francisco & Ledesma until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 9 2014 at 576 West Main Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580.  More...

LUCKY WINNER

LUCKY WINNER Armando Ramirez, Jr., right, holds a 30.06 Vintage rifle raffled by the Noon Lions Club of Raymondville, while Tommy Rains Jr., left, stands by his side. More...

EDC board quizzes Cisneros on his lack of progress

Machacado company owner Raul “Coy” Cisneros was to provide information about the performance of his company during Monday’s board meeting of board of the Raymondville Economic Development Corp.  Instead, Cisneros handed over a More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Getting an handle on ego and pride

Have you run across anyone who totally controls a conversation, everything thing is about him or her?  More...

Opinion: If you co-sign a loan, better be ready to pay it!

Have you ever co-signed a loan for a relative or a friend? I did once and I am still making monthly payments on that loan.  More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

When four-year-old Sammy awoke after surgery, the nurse explained that it would be necessary for him to be fed intravenously for the next few days.  After assuring him that everything would be fine, she began the process to administer the glucos More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford man studying to be a priest at San Antonio seminary

Jacob Quilantan, a 20- year-old graduate of Lyford High School, is currently studying to become a priest.  More...

55th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Juan Guerrero, Sr., were married on March 10, 1959. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They have seven children: Anna, Matilda, Linda, Luis, Hilda, Johnny and Jesse. More...

RGV WALK OF FAME

RGV WALK OF FAME - Cissie Watson and Mayor Lonnie Correa were inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo Wednesday, March 5, for their years of service in our More...

Crime & Courts

WILLACY COUNTY SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

MARCH 5 - Criminal mischief, Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  MARCH 6- Theft, E. Hidalgo Ave., Raymondville.  MARCH 7- Public intoxication, arrested: Rudy Mesquias, FM 2629, Sebastian.  Burglary of a habitation, 100 blk S. Bus. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 9- Assault by threat, 900 blk E. Harris.  Assault by contact, 600 blk W. Riggs.  Credit/debit card abuse, 14000 blk FM 490.  MARCH 8- Accident - minor, 100 blk S. Exp. 77.  Assault causing bodily injury (FV), 200 blk E. More...

Pharr woman sentenced to 4 years for marijuana smuggling

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Gloria Martha Baldazo, 23, of Pharr, TX was sentenced by to 4 years in prison for possessing marihuana. More...

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