April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners debate hiring Raul Flores, for special project

Will the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court award a contract to an engineer who is already on the county payroll?  Raul Flores, of Flores Engineers Inc., was one of five firms vying to be in charge of the proposed special events and multi More...

News

Chamber plans Pioneer Days events

The Raymondville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Willacy County Heritage Gala on Friday, April 11th.  More...

Drug cartel manager pleads guilty to conspiracy

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former manager for Mexico's Gulf cartel has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy charges in federal court in Brownsville.  The U.S. More...

2 migrants die after being pushed off train

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) Authorities in the Mexican state of Veracruz say that two Central American migrants died after being thrown off the train they were traveling on.  Veracruz state prosecutors say the two Honduran died Wednesday night in the More...

Farm & Ranch

Hernandez Family wins 2013 John Deere Drive Green Grand Prize

Erica Hernandez takes home John Deere sub-compact utility tractor, loader, mower.   More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association March 27, 2014

Volatility had the cotton market firmly in its grasp this week as futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) alternated between losses and gains each day and were punctuated by wide daily trading ranges. More...

Obituaries

Card of Thanks

Adelaida “Laila” Zaragoza

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all who were able to attend and pay their respects to our now angel in heaven. More...

In Loving Memory

Ashley Marie Butler

12-8-1986 - 4-2-11   On angel’s wings you were taken but in my heart you’ll stay and in God’s light you will rest. Until we meet again someday. You were the best daughter a parent could ever ask for and a one of a kind person. More...

In Loving Memory of

Oralia “Lala” Amaro-Garcia

July 4, 1919 - March 28, 2011   No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, only God knows why.  Remembering you on this day, comforted by the sweet memories of your love and kindness.  Rest More...

Companies that built/staffed detention center sued by Willacy County

The companies that built and ran the Willacy County detention centers are being sued for defrauding the county citizens while enriching themselves.  The lawsuit was filed March 7 in the 197th Judical District Court by the law office of Ramon Gar More...

Former Willacy DA Juan Guerra in Cameron County Jail

The defiant former district attorney of Willacy County, Juan Angel Guerra, went before a district court judge Tuesday, refused to testify and went back to the jail cell he has been confined to for nearly a week.  More...

City to get taxi cab services

A taxi cab business was approved during a March 22 meeting of the city commission.  San Benito resident Rodolfo Meza’s application was given the green light and he said he is ready to start providing the services.  Meza said he has be More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Border violence/domestic and international terrorism classes held

Last week I attended a class on Border Violence along with information on Domestic and International Terrorism. Both classes were very interesting, informative, and current- There were many officers there from departments all over the Valley. More...

OPINION:

$65 million lawsuit sets off editor’s BS detector

I didn't intend to write an editorial this week. More...

Letters

“Not me!,” reader says

Editor,   My name is Gloria Garza Nieto. On March 26, 2014 an article was published with the title of “Reader Complains of Graffiti in Lasara” signed by Mrs. G. More...

County Lifestyles

MAJOR TROUBLE GOT 1ST PLACE IN THE PRESEASON TOURNAMENT

  MAJOR TROUBLE GOT 1ST PLACE IN THE PRESEASON TOURNAMENT held in Sebastian on March 24-29. Front row, Shiloh Rincon, John Reyna, Andres Lopez, Allie Wetegrove, Eli Moreno, Jakob Reta. More...

WORK CONTINUES

WORK CONTINUES along the expressway between Raymondville and Lyford. A crew is laying a cap of asphalt on a portion of the road past FM 3162 and will continue doing so until the job is done. More...

Lyford planning 4 ball parks

As many as four ball parks will be added to the city’s recreation department and officials can’t wait to get the ball rolling.  Mayor Henry De La Paz said they have submitted papers to city attorney Richard Hoffman for review.  More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

MARCH 26 - Cruelty to animals, FM 2629, Sebastian.  Suspicious vehicle/person, FM 490, Lyford.  Accident, FM 490, Lyford.  Civil matter, 400 blk W. Broadway Ave., Sebastian.  Illegal dumping, N. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 30- Arrested: Michael Rios, driving while intoxicated, 1100 blk E. Hidalgo. Incident - bee sting, 100 blk E. Sunset. Burglary of habitation, 800 blk N. 5th. Theft, over $500, under $1,500, 500 blk W. More...

Legals

Willacy County Fair Housing Public Service Announcement Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, It's the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the County of Willacy encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.  More...

PUBLIC NOTICE WILLACY COUNTY TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM TEXAS CAPITAL FUND

Willacy County will hold a public hearing at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in the Commissioners' Courtroom, 576 W. More...

STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF WILLACY

Citizens Grievance Procedure

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