April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Police detective cleared of wrongdoing

A detective with the Raymondville Police Department was cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with a claim made by a woman.  Andres Maldonado was accused of assaulting Karen Rahouni in the hallway of city hall where police use the second floor More...

News

Housing Authority adds four new units

Four new units have been added to the Willacy County Housing Authority repertoire of affordable houses.  The WCHA and the Raymondville Chamber of Commerce will hold a ceremony this Thursday to unveiled the units that will benefit the Eusebio Gut More...

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS, Viviana Flores, left, and Bobby Gonzales, far right, with Mayor Orlando Correa. More...

Truck stop could come to Raymondville

If the deal goes through, a California-based truck and travel center could be coming to Raymondville.  The city’s Economic Development Corp. More...

Letters

Soccer dad lauds Lyford girls team

Dear Editor,  The Lyford Lady Bulldogs soccer season ended a few weeks ago and I, for one, commend themhonor where honor is due!  More...

Reader donates to library

I brought the following books to donate to Reber Memorial Library:  1. Sinatra, A Life in Pictures  2. The U.S. Navy Seals from Vietnam to Finding Bin Laden  3. Great Battles, Decisive Conflicts that Have Shaped History   4. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE Thoughtful thoughts

My youngest is sick and lying on the couch - because that is what you do on sick days. I didn't question him this morning when he told me he wasn't feeling well. I could tell it was the truth. More...

Photo

THE LOWER VALLEY COTILLION CLUB - WILLACY COUNTY girls attended the Spring Fling held at Wink in Brownsville on April 12. More...

Obituaries

MARIA LUCIA RODRIGUEZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS -Maria Lucia Rodriguez, 83 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Retama Manor Nursing Home.  She was born on April 13, 1931 in Mexico, daughter of Santos and Donicia (Carizales) Banda.  She is More...

In Loving Memory of

Tiburcio Moreno, Sr.

APRIL 14, 2015  Happy Birthday, Dad. Missing you greatly.   More...

Jailer fired for alleged sexual contact with female inmates

A jailer at the Willacy County Jail was recently fired for violating his probation and the case will be turned over to the Willacy County District Attorney’s Office.  Alex Martinez Jr., 32. More...

Lyford residents complain about potholes

Residents of this small town in Willacy County are unhappy with the condition of the city streets and want local officials to do something about them.  Two people showed up at Monday’s meeting of the city council to voice their opinions an More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Bits and Pieces

We are getting close to that very busy month of May and a lot of things are happening in preparation for these special activities. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A biology professor kept a rattlesnake caged in his laboratory. Whenever he fed it in front of his class, the students watched carefully and silently.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Coastal Land Resource Center going to Port Mansfield

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

The proposed Coastal Land Resource Center is going into the new Laguna Point Recreation Park in Port Mansfield.  The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court has approved a professional contract for the redesign and permit of the project that w More...

Grace Heritage Ranch - A Cut Above the Rest

Now that we’ve decided on scissor hand-shearing, what’s next? Just trim the fur, right? Yes, and no. There is actually a method developed by (you guessed it) the shearers in New Zealand. More...

A RIVER OF BLUEBONNETS

A RIVER OF BLUEBONNETS at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. Due to adequate rainfall, wildflowers have been flourishing all over the state this spring. More...

Crime & Courts

Endangering child results in state jail sentence

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that on March 24, 2015, Alejandro Rodriguez, 24, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 6 months in state jail for Endangering a Child. More...

Pot smuggler sentenced to 2 years in prison

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Beatrice Rodriguez, 32, of Los Fresnos, TX was sentenced to 2 years in prison for Possession of Marijuana. More...

Sex offender sentenced to 18 years in prison for failing to register

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Manuel Leyva Oltivero, 55, of Raymondville, TX was sentenced to 18 years in prison for Failure to Register as Sex Offender. More...

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