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SUPERSTORES Valley Veterans wait 4 months for VA medical appointments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Concerns about scheduling practices at veterans' hospitals in Central Texas and San Antonio have spread to the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.  More...

'CLICK IT OR TICKET' CAMPAIGN WARNS TEXANS TO BUCKLE UP

Law enforcement cracks down on unbuckled drivers, passengers May 19 - June 1

AUSTIN - Motorists who don't buckle up in compliance with state seat belt laws face fines and court costs up to $200 as stepped up enforcement gets underway this month during the Texas Department of Transportation's 13th annual "Click It or Ticket" c More...

Mexico to try 3rd mayor for aiding drug cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Authorities said Friday that a Mexican judge has ordered another mayor held for trial on charges of aiding a drug cartel, the fourth official to face such charges in recent months.  More...

County Lifestyles

Christina Bernal and Omar Torres united in marriage

An evening courtyard marriage ceremony united Christina Leann Bernal and Omar Torres on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Craig Foster, bride’s brother-in-law of Harlingen officiated. More...

Beachfront Port Aransas doesn’t want big chain stores

PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) - The small Gulf of Mexico beach town of Port Aransas wants to stay small.  The city council has approved a two-month moratorium on building permits for any single retail store that's bigger than 25,000 square feet.  More...

Woods - Pavan

Mike and Elissa Woods of Allen, TX are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Audra Elizabeth Woods, to Andrea Pavan, son of Tiziano and Barbara Pavan of Rome, Italy.  More...

Crime & Courts

Trucker sent to state jail for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jose Angel Guzman, 44, of Hidalgo, TX was found guilty and sentenced to 15 months in state jail, day for day, for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  More...

Seguin man sentenced to 4 years in prison for felony DWI

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Douglas Lamar Wisher, 62, of Seguin, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 4 years in prison for felony driving while intoxicated. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

MAY 14 - Theft, Dahlia Rd., Lyford.  Execution of warrant/motion to revoke. Accident involving injury or death/criminal trespass/ arrested: Francisco Perez Pardo, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

City dog catcher’s job includes catching bats, cats, dogs, snakes, a pig and a skunk

Not catching a dog here and there comes with the job for the city’s animal control officer.  But capturing a ferocious feral hog or seven cows on the loose comes with the territory in the mundane task of the so-called dog catcher.  More...

EMS Week is tribute to health care providers

The jobs all Emergency Medical Services men or woman do are being recognized with a week devoted to them.  EMS Week, which began Sunday and runs through Saturday, is a way to say thanks and to give credit to those folks working in the community More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

More Believe It or Not Police Stories

From time to time we like to include some strange or dumb things that people do when they come in contact with law enforcement personnel. The first one this week is about a man who staged a burglary at his home. His reason? More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 15, 2014

July and December cotton futures continued their downside move this week at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), losing 269 and 89 points, respectively, in the five trading sessions ended Thursday. More...

NEW PEST

NEW PEST known as the sugarcane aphid has been showing up on this year’s sorghum crop, causing concern among growers from throughout the Rio Grande Valley. More...

Insects: Coming to a plate near you

Don't look now but insects may be coming to a plate near you.  I've seen several reports in the news lately about bugs becoming a source to meet global food challenges. More...

Obituaries

JUAN MANUEL BESERRA

Juan Manuel Beserra, 57, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother entered the Lord’s kingdom on May 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife, daughters, sisters and extended family.  More...

APOLINAR “POLO” GRACIDA

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

FRANCISCO RINCON

RAYMONDVILLE- Francisco Rincon, 82, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was born January 29, 1932 to Jesus and Rosalia Rincon whom have preceded him in death. More...

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