April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County may move meeting back to Tuesday

Having the monthly meetings on Tuesday will be discussed this week by the commissioners’ court.  Before 2011, the commissioners met on the second Tuesday of each month but that was changed to the second Thursday of each month under the adm More...

News

Austin cellphone ban yield 1,000 traffic tickets

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Municipal court records show Austin police have issued nearly 1,000 tickets since a ban on handling electronic devices while driving became effective earlier this year.  More...

THE WILLACY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

  THE WILLACY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE announced today that in an effort to better equip and assist local law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s Office has donated a seized vehicle to the Lyford Police Department More...

Father, son plead guilty to Marijuana farming

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A father and son from Mexico have pleaded guilty to running a marijuana farm in Willacy County where officers found about 9,000 plants.  Investigators say 52- year- old Miguel Echevarria Zuniga and 22- year- old Miguel More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE Life’s truths - Part 2

Here we are, back again to gain a little insight about the truths in life we occasionally ignore, sometimes acknowledge and often stumble upon when we least expect it. Don't you love it when truth smacks you in the face? We've all been there. More...

Obituaries

ERNESTINE “TINA” MARROQUIN GONZALES

MONTE ALTO, TX - Ernestine “Tina” Marroquin Gonzales, 48 of Monte Alto, TX, entered into rest Friday, April 3, 2015 in the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas.  She was born on June 30, 1966 in Edinburg, TX, daughter o More...

LORI LUDINE-SAINZ

ALLEN, TX - Lori Ludine- Sainz, 39, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Baylor Hospital Hospice Unit in Carrollton,TX. Lori was born to Clemente Suarez and Gloria Rodriguez Suarez on October 1, 1975 in Harlingen, Tx.  More...

In Loving Memory of

Maria Del Jesus

12/24/1944 - 04/10/2014  IF ROSES GROW IN HEAVEN   If roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they are from me. More...

2 illegal aliens plead guilty to growing marijuana

The two illegal aliens accused of running the biggest marijuana farm in Willacy County, and possibly in the Rio Grande Valley, have plead guilty.  Miguel Echevarria-Zuniga, 51, and his 21-year-old son, Miguel Echevarria-Guizar, 21, appeared Thur More...

Stripes opening 3rd store here

Despite the loss of about 150 jobs by people who worked for the second biggest employer in town, several companies are filling the vacuum left after the Bureau of Prisons canceled a contract it had with Management Training Corp.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Believe It or Not

We've been having some pretty serious columns lately so its probably time to lighten up a little this week. There's no better way to do that than to share some stories from American Police Bulletin's "Believe It or Not". More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A stranger walked into our recording studio and was impressed with all of the equipment that we use. He had difficulty believing everything that he saw. More...

Farm & Ranch

FLOCK OF RED HEADED DUCKS

FLOCK OF RED HEADED DUCKS enjoy a recent morning on waters of the Laguna Madre. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association April 2, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual planting intentions estimate Tuesday for the 2015 crop year which showed a 13 percent decline in U.S. cotton acreage compared to last year. U.S. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch

Snip Snip Here, Snip Snip There

Well, now that we've talked a little about the wool, we are finally ready to start looking at the shearing process itself! Shearing can be done in two difference ways: electric shears or hand shears. More...

Crime & Courts

Local man gets 2 years in prison for marijuana possession

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Juan Antonio Resendez, 39, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison for the Possession of Marijuana. More...

Man goes to prison for stealing motorcycle

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that, Marcus Guerrero, 24, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison for Burglary of a Habitation. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

APRIL 1 - Civil matter, Mulberry Rd., Lyford.  Harassment, 200 blk W. Broadway, Sebastian.  Criminal mischief, White Wing Lane, Sebastian.  More...

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