April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman who accused police detective of assault arrested

A local woman who claims a police detective assaulted her was arrested Monday for disorderly conduct, authorities said.  Karen Rose-Ann Conely Rahouni was cited for disorderly conduct after she was reportedly yelling and using profane language a More...

News

Texas cities lead census in growth

DALLAS ( AP) - Two Texas cities are among the top five fasted-growing cities by percentage growth in the past year.  The U.S. More...

Former Hidalgo County deputy faces bribery charges

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a former Hidalgo County sheriffs deputy on bribery charges.  More...

Arlington woman charged with 10 bank robberies

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a woman suspected of as many as 10 North Texas bank robberies had notes in her vehicle saying "This is a robbery."  Dana Campbell of Arlington appeared Friday in federal court in Fort Worth. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Life’s truths - Part 1

The older I get, the more I know that I didn't know what I thought I used to know back when I knew it all. More...

AN APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

  AN APPRECIATION LUNCHEON was held Thursday for sponsors, friends and family of Delma Rodriguez at the American Legion Hall. Rodriguez was crowned 1st Runner Up/Ms. Congeniality and Ms. Nobility in the 3rd Annual Ms. More...

Obituaries

JUAN CHAPA

LYFORD - Juan Chapa, 58, entered into eternal glory on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on October 4, 1956 in Lyford, Texas to Miguel Chapa Sr. and Nestora Garza Chapa. More...

TOMAS HERNANDEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Tomas Hernandez, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on March 28, 2015 at the age of 70, after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. More...

IRMA RAMIREZ CANO

RAYMONDVILLE/ SAN PEDRO, CA - It is with saddened hearts that we say “until we meet again” to our beloved Irma Ramirez Cano. More...

Mexican citizen expected to plead to growing pot

One of two Mexican citizens accused of running a marijuana farm in Willacy County - one of the largest such operations in this part of South Texas - is expected to enter a plea to the offense he and another man were charged with.  Miguel Echevar More...

County projects on hold due to poor financial situation

Developing the 90-plus acres the county bought east of Raymondville and restoring the old courthouse are two projects sent to the back burner in light of the financial situation Willacy County faces today.  The land east of town was bought in 20 More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

He is risen!

I'm sitting here ready to write an Easter column, but I find myself not able to write the normal stories of Easter bunnies and family time together, Easter egg hunts and Easter bonnets and parades Although I believe the holy week of Easter should hav More...

Farm & Ranch

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF GOOD WEATHER

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE GOOD WEATHER Two tractors were seen Monday plowing a field along Baker Road at the Willacy and Hidalgo County line. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

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

The cotton market began this week on a strong note as futures resumed their upward movement, possibly aided by a weaker dollar on Monday and continued talk about a significant cut in China's cotton acreage this year.  More...

Grace Heritage Ranch Wool Over Your Eyes

As mentioned in our last article, woolly sheep need to be sheared regularly. If they are not, their wool will continue to grow. Some breeds will have their wool grow longer than others, which would become problematic for the sheep. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 25 - Burglary of vehicle, 400 blk E. Rodriguez.  Agg. assault, 900 blk W. Hidalgo.  Arrested: Daniel Contreras, execution of warrant x3, defective stop lamp, display expired registration, open container, 1800 blk S. 7th. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

MARCH 25 - Disturbance (verbal), 400 blk W. Broadway, Sebastian.  Theft, Mansfield Dr., Port Mansfield.  Burglary of a building, Butler Co. More...

Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, OR PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES

2014 Disaster Recovery White House’s Rehabilitation Program   More...

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