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Lyford commissioners turn thumbs down on annexation

A proposal to annex nearly 30 acres on the south west side of town got the thumbs down by the Lyford city commission.  Wally Solis, the sole commissioner behind the annexation plan, made a motion to go for it during Thursday’s meeting, but More...

Rollover claims life of man in Lyford

A man from Louisiana died Saturday on in a one vehicle accident along Expressway 77 in Lyford.   Jorge Apolo Delacruz, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, following a rollover around 8 a.m., Police Chief Andy Maldonado said.  More...

Vandals drove wild on grass at RHS football field

Vandals drove a vehicle around the grass football field of the Raymondville school district and campus police have the names of several juveniles from the Lyford area who are the suspected culprits.  The act of vandalism happened last weekend an More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Mother’s Day can be one of those days

Seasons co-me and go. The sun rises and sets. We celebrate beginnings, endings and all things in between. This weekend, we celebrate mothers.  Even though I am a mother myself, the day is clouded by the fact that I am a Mother's Day orphan. More...

BOY SCOUT TROOP

BOY SCOUT TROOP 440 attended Council Camporee at Camp Perry from April 24-26 and competed against troops from all over the Valley. More...

LORIE HERNANDEZ AND MADDY ANZALDUA

  LORIE HERNANDEZ AND MADDY ANZALDUA visited New York City and had front row seats at the Good Morning America Live show on April 23, 2015. The girls really enjoyed seeing all the comings and goings of the GMA News Team and crew. More...

Crime & Courts

Man who hit child with his pickup sentenced to 2 years in prison

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Domingo Leija, 65, of Raymondville, TX was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison for Vehicle Involved in Accident Failing to Render Assistance More...

Credit card theft lands local teen in state jail

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jonathan Briseno, 18, of Raymondville, TX was found guilty and sentenced to 1 year in state jail for Credit Card Abuse. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

APRIL 29 - Illegal dumping, FM 1762 and CR 205, Raymondville.  Welfare concern, Houston St., La Sara.  Assault causing bodily injury, Johnson St., La Sara.  APRIL 30- Public intoxication. More...

County hopes MTC can land new contract to house inmates

The board of the Local Government Corp. has approved a resolution supporting a bid the Management Training Corp. More...

Four vying for 2 city board seats, 3 for judge’s job

Four people are vying for two city commissioner seats and three others for the municipal court bench.  Incumbents Mary Gutierrez and Yolanda Alexandre are seeking reelection to another four years so is Judge Armin “Mino” Martinez.&nb More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Man Up Crusade aims at domestic violence

One of the events of the recent Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition and Southwestern Border Sheriffs Coalition combined meeting in Del Rio, Texas last week was the endorsement and commendation of the Man Up Crusade. More...

‘Click it or ticket’ Campaign warns Texans of deadly consequences of not buckling up

Law enforcement cracks down on unbuckled drivers, passengers May 18- May 31

AUSTIN - The simple, law-abiding habit of wearing a seat belt can protect thousands of Texans from serious injury or death. Yet, many people still refuse. More...

Farm & Ranch

A GREEN JAY

A GREEN JAY is spotted at a ranch in western Willacy County. More...

TDA Market Recap

AUSTIN - (May 4, 2015) For the week ending May 2, 2015, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices mostly steady, with instances of sales ranging from $2 lower to $3 higher per hundredweight (cwt). More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 1, 2015

The cotton market closed out the month of April on a strong note, buoyed by another positive export sales and shipment report, firm cotton prices in India, and a weaker dollar. More...

Obituaries

JOHN ALLEN FAMBROUGH

A memorial service celebrating the life of John Allen Fambrough will be held Monday, May, 11th 2015 at 11:00am at Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels.  More...

ABRAHAM “LA PIWA” ZAMARRIPAS

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Abraham “La Piwa” Zamarripas, 84, of Raymondville, TX entered into eternal rest Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. More...

ROBERTO CAVAZOS

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Roberto Cavazos, 78 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Sunday, May 3, 2015, surrounded by his family, in Valley Baptist Medical Center. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a wine and beer retailer’s off-premise permit by Gilberto Esparza dba The Ice House, to be located at 8550 Bus. 77, Lyford, Willacy County, TX.   More...

PUBLIC HEARING WILLACY COUNTY TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

Willacy County will hold a public hearing at 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Willacy County Courthouse, 576 West Main Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580 regarding the Texas Department of Agriculture's CDBG Program.  More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ATANASIA YBARRA, Deceased, were issued on January 9, 2015, in Cause No. 2014-PRB-0027, pending in the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, to Cynthia Gonzales.   More...

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