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Rains come at great time for farmers

Tuesday’s downpour couldn’t have come at a better time for Willacy County farm and ranch land.  More than 3 inches of precipitation fell in some parts of the county, bringing the total to more than five inches of rain since Friday ni More...

News

Endovascular Neurologist to speak at VBMC; May is stroke Awareness Month

HARLINGEN - Dr. Wond- wossen Tekie, Endovascular Neurologist, will speak on prevention and treatment of stroke, or "brain attack", on Tuesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. More...

Guided kayak tours offered at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Looking to gain a new skill this summer? The Friends of Laguna Atascosa (Friends) National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will offer guided kayak tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June 1 through August. More...

FIRST BAPTIST CELEBRATES MOTHER'S DAY

FIRST BAPTIST CELEBRATES MOTHER’S DAY - First Baptist Church of Raymondville celebrated Mother’s Day Sunday by recognizing all mothers present. More...

County Lifestyles

CISSIE WATSON

CISSIE WATSON displays multiple masterpieces produced by the Willacy County Art League including some pieces from one of their newest members, M. Lockard, at the Art in the Yard on Saturday. More...

A 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

A 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION for Elisa Moreno was held at the American Legion on Saturday. She was surrounded by family, relatives and friends. More...

SLICES OF LIFE: Car talk

As drivers, we all possess certain pieces of equipment related to the operation of our vehicles. A license is a good start. Keys are a necessary second. GPS comes in handy for new and distant destinations. More...

Crime & Courts

Santa Rosa man sentenced to 18 months in state jail for evading arrest

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rogerio Gonzales, 33, of Santa Rosa, TX was found guilty and sentenced by to 18 months in state jail, day for day, for Evading Arrest With A Motor Vehicle.  More...

Stripes robber sentenced to 10 years in prison

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Miguel Angel Fuentes 27, of Lasara, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbery and 18 months in state jail, day for day, for criminal mischief and orde More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 12- Alarm/audible, 300 blk E. Sunset.  Alarm/audible, 600 blk W. Riggs.  Animal call/complaint, 600 blk E. Norman.  Burglary/building, 400 blk Petra.  Locked keys, 600 blk N. 3rd.  Traffic, 300 blk E. More...

LGC commissioners, lawyers discuss jail builder lawsuit

Before the LGC meeting was held, Rios told the Chronicle News reporter that the newspaper prints nothing but lies about them.  “You should be ashamed of yourself,” he said. More...

City awards $560,000 contract for street improvements

After reviewing proposals for a major street improvement project, the city commission awarded a bid to G&T Paving during Tuesday’s meeting.  The Brownsville-based company submitted the lowest bid for the project that will upgrade more More...

Early voting in May 27 runoff begins Monday

4-CANDIDATES FACE OFF FOR 2-COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ JOBS

Early voting for the May 27 runoff election will start Monday, May 19 and will end Friday, May 23.  Voters will cast their ballots at the Library Annex during business hours.  Two contested races for Willacy County commissioner seats Precin More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

National Police Week 2014 honors those who died on duty

This is the week that President John F. Kennedy signed into law making the week of May 15th each year National Police Week, and May 15th of each year Police Memorial Day. 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 gluc More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 8, 2014

Cotton futures traded mixed this week at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) as talk among traders seemed to be focused on U.S. More...

DITCH AND COTTON FIELD

DITCH AND COTTON FIELD after Tuesday’s downpour along Texas Highway 186. More...

INCUMBENT PCT. 2 COUNTY COMMISSIONER, NOE LOYA

  INCUMBENT PCT. 2 COUNTY COMMISSIONER, NOE LOYA More...

Obituaries

APOLINAR “POLO” GRACIDA, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE, TXApolinar “Polo” Gracida, Jr, 65, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 22, 2014. He was born on January 11, 1949 in Raymondville to Apolinar Gracida and Julia Garcia Gracida.  More...

JULIAN LUCERO

BIG SPRING, TX -Mass of Christian Burial for Julian Lucero, 87, of Big Spring, formerly of Lamesa was held Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with Father Joseph Kurumbel officiating. More...

MARIA CLARA DAVILA

LYFORD, TX - Maria Clara Davila, 60 of Lyford entered into rest Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her family.  She was born on January 27, 1954 in Elsa, TX, daughter of Wences and Juana (Garcia) Munoz.  Maria is preceded More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION - TRC 109 & 114

Cause No. 2013-CV-0335-A IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT  OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS  THE STATE OF TEXAS: CITIFINANCIAL, INC., VS KANDACE K. More...

Notice of ESTRAY

04/25/14  Clerk of Willacy County  On 01/31/14 four (4) horses were found to be ESTRAY on the right of way of FM 2629 just West of FM 2845, and were secured on the property of Roberto Garza 10798 FM 2629 Sebastian,TX. More...

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