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Jail lawsuit meeting held in Corpus Christi

Instead of meeting at the usual place in the county administrative building, the Willacy County Commissioner’s Court met Monday in Corpus Christi.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the pending litigation between the county and Hal More...

News

College football Championship game to bring $300 million to Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas area is expected to see more than 60,000 out-of-state fans and $300 million in spending when it hosts a college football championship game next year, according to state officials.  More...

Two seats in Willacy County open for South Texas ISD Board of Directors

MERCEDES - The South Texas Independent School District (STISD) Board of Directors has called an election to be held in early Nov. to fill two positions on the board from Willacy County Commissioners' Precincts I & 4.  More...

CLASS OF 1974 REUNION

CLASS OF 1974 REUNION - The Raymondville High School Class of 1974 celebrated their 40th reunion at the Port Mansfield Pavilion on July 12, 2014. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 18, 2014

The streak of nine consecutive losing sessions for cotton at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) ended Monday as futures contracts posted modest gains by the close of trading.  More...

LAST CALL

LAST CALL for harvesting grain sorghum in Willacy County as the 2014 season is winding down. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch - Compost Bins

As we prepare for the next planting season, let’s continue our discussion on compost. There are two main kinds of compost bins: the tumbling bin and something called the three bin system.  More...

Obituaries

GUADALUPE DOMINGUEZ

LASARA - Guadalupe Dominguez joined our heavenly Father on July 20, 2014 surrounded by his family. More...

HILARIO V. ROMO

LYFORD - Hilario V. Romo, 64, entered into eternal rest Sunday, July 20, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 17, 1950 in Raymondville, Texas to Nicolas and Anita Romo.  More...

Legals

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE NOTICE TO BIDDERS

PURCHASE OF GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE

The City of Raymondville will be accepting competitive sealed proposals for the purchase of group health insurance for the period of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.   More...

City & EDC OK payments to Sosa Project

A cold storage facility and vegetable packing shed a Raymondville family wants to open on North Sixth Street has received another vote of approval by the city and the Economic Development Corp. More...

40th Port Mansfield Fishing Tourney this week

The 40th Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament will be held this week come rain or shine.  That’s because if bad weather happens to get in the way of the tournament and fishing goes on for one-full day that will legitimize the event, according More...

Drunk driver hits metal gate, his car catches fire

A La Feria man was arrested early Monday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated.  Jose Veliz, 31, was driving a vehicle south on Tenth Street, crossed over FM 3168 and ran into the metal pole gate at the Triple E Auto Sales and All S More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“What’s Up with Our way of Thinking?”

I think everybody can agree that our world is going crazy and most everybody in it, except maybe for you and me. Things are getting more bizarre each and every day. More...

Letters

Vouchers not the answer for veterans if doctors won’t take them, reader says

Hugo Martinez, the VA Public Affairs Officer, says they offer vouchers allowing patients to seek community care. Well the fact is the VA clinic is happy to give you all the vouchers you want, the problem is no provider wants the vouchers. More...

Thank you!

Editor, On behalf of the Arriaga Family, we would like to take this time to personally thank everyone who has helped our family during our recent loss of our home due to a fire More...

Protect American values, reader says

Letter to the Editor; If indeed illegal immigrants destroy the middle class in this country it’s because too often Americans are asleep at the wheel. Americans are more focused on the Kardashians, Angelina Jolie, Donald Sterling, Prince William More...

County Lifestyles

Congratulations to the 6U Sebastian Pony Lil’ Punishers

on finishing 5th place in the Pony Regional Tournament in June and competing in the 2014 World Series this past week in Lubbock, TX. Shown, bottom, left to right, are Bella Castillo, Mikki Rodriguez, Kari Martinez, ReAnn Rivera, Ava Garza.  More...

Slices of Life

An adventure with superglue

Note to readers (and self) superglue does not mix well with granite countertops. Recently I had the opportunity to experience this noxious combination in the comfort of my own kitchen.  This was not of my doing. But you already knew that.  More...

RHS STUDENTS COMPLETED THE MAARS PROGRAM at TSTC

  RHS STUDENTS COMPLETED THE MAARS PROGRAM at TSTC today. The MAARS program assists our students to pursue higher education and the opportunity to participate in a six week college residential experience at TSTC. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 15- Alarm/audible, 600 blk Monroe.  Welfare concern, 500 blk of W. San Francisco.  Theft, over $1,500, under $20,000, 400 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JULY 16 - Accident, N. Park Ave., Lyford.  Theft, La Jara St., Raymondville.  Theft, Rains Rd., Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/assault by strangulation. Arrested: Alberto Gonzales, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Pasadena woman sentenced to 9 years in prison for meth possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Sofia Margarita Garza, 48, of Pasadena, TX, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. Judge Migdalia Lopez sentenced the defendant to 9 years in prison. More...

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