March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County appoints interim librarian

A long time staffer at the Reber Memorial Library has been appointed as interim librarian.  Rosa Sanchez, a 19-plus years veteran, was appointed to the position by the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court during last week’s meeting.&n More...

News

Valley Ports credit Vela for funding efforts

The valley ports of Harlingen, Port Isabel and Port Mansfield announced today that they had significant funding in the latest budget adopted by Congress and the Administration for Maintenance Dredging. More...

Man who killed Texas deputy gets life in prison, no parole

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A sexual assault suspect has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a West Texas deputy as he tried to serve a warrant.  Dan William Higgins of Midland pleaded guilty Thursday to capital murder and aggr More...

Houston boy, 16, dies after falling, hitting head during gym

HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old Houston boy has died after falling and hitting his head during a gym class basketball game.   Officials with the Aldine Independent School District say the boy attended Eisenhower Ninth Grade School. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Something from nothing

be daunting. Especially first thing on a Monday morning, which is how I usually start my week.  As a columnist, it’s my job to fill the page with something or nothing. Yeah, nothing. You read that right.  More...

50th Wedding Anniversary Thank you

We, Elisa and Jimmy Montez, would like to thank our girls and their families who gave us an unforgettable 50th celebration. We are so grateful to have had brothers and sisters from all over Texas. More...

ARMY PVT. MARCUS A. GRIEGO

ARMY PVT. MARCUS A. GRIEGO has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  More...

Obituaries

MILDRED KASPER

Mildred Kasper, 92, of Fredericksburg TX, passed away on February 6, 2015. Born February 8, 1922 in Weir, Texas, Mildred was the youngest of eleven children born to Tomas and Rosina Kajs.  More...

BRYAN LESLIE RHODES

Bryan Leslie Rhodes (November 14, 1936 - February 23, 2015) resident of Spring, Texas, passed away at The Woodlands Hermann Memorial Hospital to be with his Lordasaresultofa2yearbattlewith Mantel Cell Lymphoma and pneumonia. More...

ROBERT “BOB” CARVEL PAYNE

MEDFORD, NEW JERSEYRobert “Bob” Carvel Payne, 91 of Medford, NJ, entered into rest Saturday, February 28, 2015 in his home.  He was born on July 13, 1923 in Bowie, TX, son of Walter R. and Opal M. (Williams) Payne.  More...

13 people running for four places in city election

A total of 13 people have filed their intentions to run in the upcoming May 9 city election.  Several of them waited until the last 30 minutes before the deadline to file at 5 p.m. Friday.  More...

Three more arrested for dealing drugs

Three more local residents were arrested for dealing and possessing drugs and paraphernalia. Police conducted two separate raids last Friday, bringing to 12 the number of busts since December. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Questions and Answers

This week again has been a busy week, one that saw the removal of almost 3,000 inmates from the local BOP/MTC Prison. It took most of the week to get it done, but with a lot of help, all were relocated to other facilities. More...

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association February 27, 2015

The cotton market cooled off considerably this week as the daily volume of futures contracts traded at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) barely exceeded 20,000. Last week, futures settled higher four consecutive sessions through Feb. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch Chicken Processing

As with every week here at GHR, there’s always something new and exciting going on - a project that requires a learning curve. More...

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Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

FEBRUARY 25- Execution of warrant/child support. Arrested: Francisco Pedraza, Jr., W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Execution of warrant/interference with child custody. Arrested: Allen Jezeil Salazar, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

MARCH 2 - Theft, over $50, under $500, criminal mischief, over $1,500, under $20,000, 1200 blk S. 7th. Duty on striking unattended vehicle, 700 blk E. More...

Failing to register brings 4 years sentence to local sex offender

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Juan Jose Gonzales, Jr., 25, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender and was sentenced to 4 years in prison. More...

Legals

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that SSP Beverage LLC, SSP BevCo I, LLC, Member, Robert B. “Brad” Williams, Mary E. More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The City of Raymondville will be accepting sealed bids for its City of Raymondville Sports Complex Concession Building/Park Improvements Project and Park Pavilion Project.   More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

CONDEMNATION HEARING ORDER  BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE   More...

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