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Livestock Show & Fair is next week

The 2015 Willacy County Livestock Show & Fair will be held Wednesday Jan. 21 through Saturday Jan. 24.  The annual event will begin with the delivery of animals set from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

News

Giving thanks to the teachers

While I was home for the holidays, I thought a lot about the incredible ways the people of Raymondville have shaped my path. As a teacher, I have the true honor and privilege of working every day with an inspiring group of students.  More...

Lawmaker wants to make cowboy hat official hat of Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to make the cowboy hat the official hat of the Lone Star State.  The Houston Chronicle reports state Rep. Marsha Farney, a Republican from Burnet, filed the bill Monday.  More...

Texas A&M works to rid Kyle Field of Mexican bats

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University officials are optimistic that efforts to rid Kyle Field of 250,000 Mexican free-tail bats will be successful.  The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports that the university and bat experts bel More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford women hold first meeting of New Year

A beautiful beginning for 2015 was held at the Lyford's Women Club on January 8, 2015 at the Lyford Methodist Church.  Hostesses for the meeting were Yvonne Wright, Linda Nicholas, Delores Strader, and Connie Vera.  We give thanks to Sharon More...

Happy 18th Birthday

Nathan Isaiah Lopez “Nate-Dawg”

Jan. 13  Love always, Wela, all the Alderete and Lopez family   More...

HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY to our Beautiful Princess!

Audrey Alexie Figueroa

1/17/15 Love, Dad (Alex) and Mom (Angie) More...

Legals

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in their possession a black 1998 Chevy Blazer SUV, VIN #1GNDT13 W8WK15277. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 17595 Lily County Rd., Lyford, TX 78569. More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

The City of Raymondville will hold a public hearing at 5:15 p.m. More...

WILLACY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NOTICE OF FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

The Willacy County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for future openings in the following positions:  Deputy Sheriff - Applicants must be preferably bilingual (English and Spanish) and comply with all requirements set by Departmental Po More...

Veteran lawman becomes new Lyford police chief

A veteran lawman from Raymondville has been hired as the new police for the City of Lyford.  Andy Maldonado Sr., 53, has taken over the job vacated by former police chief Lewis Campbell.  Maldonado was hired earlier this month and is to rep More...

Project to dredge Port Mansfield harbor coming soon

A longtime problem that has been turning anglers away from Port Mansfield is going to be fixed soon and that could also lure commercial customers there.  At an average of four feet deep, the shallowness of the harbor has been a constant source o More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

"When it's more than just a job"

The young man walked into the corner store and asked the man behind the counter if he could borrow his phone for a couple of minutes. More...

Farm & Ranch

Grace Heritage Ranch Animal Nomenclature

You may have noticed that apart from the general name of an animal, such as a "goat", they may have many other names such as "buck", "billy", "doe", etc. More...

Obituaries

ELEANOR BARKHURST FLOYD

HARLINGEN, TX - Eleanor Barkhurst Floyd passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Spears Home after a short illness.  More...

CARLOS SALINAS, JR.

HARLINGEN, TX - Carlos Salinas, Jr., 76 of Harlingen, TX, entered into rest Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Retama Manor Nursing Center, in Harlingen.  He was born July 22, 1938 in Kennedy, TX, son of Pablo and Maria Guadalupe (Gonzalez) Salinas.&nb More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk Report

Civil suits filed:   In the matter of marriage of Xuandao Flores vs Martin Flores and in the interest of children.  In the matter of marriage of Marissa Vallez vs Manuel C. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

JANUARY 7 - Criminal mischief, David Ramirez Ave., Sebastian.  JANUARY 9- Theft, Emma Ross Rd., Raymondville.  JANUARY 10- Burglary of a vehicle, David Ramirez Ave., Sebastian.  Harassment, FM 498, Lyford.   More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 6 - Execution of warrant, 400 blk N. 5th.Aggravated assault, 700 blk Sonora.Locked keys, 300 blk of W.Hidalgo. Execution of warrant, 100 blk S.7th.Information, 100 blk E. Sunset.Disorderly conduct, 700 blk W.Campbell. More...

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