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Killer bees buzzing, all over county

Swarms of bees have been buzzing and stinging people in Willacy County.  Emergency medical services and fire fighters are advising residents to be on the look out for the nuisance insects as they can attack a person within seconds after being di More...

News

Paxton: State workers can deny licenses to same-sex couples

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.  More...

SUPERSTORES Kenedy D. A. Hubert awarded Army Service Medal

On 8 June 2015, Lieutenant colonel John T. Hubert, United States Army Reserve, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas for his successful Command of the 451st Civil Affairs Battalion. More...

DPS Increasing DWI Patrols for July 4th Holiday

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DM patrols for a 12-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 26, 2015

Trading Monday at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) began the week with December cotton regaining all of Friday's losses as it reached a high of 64.93 cents before settling at 64.80 cents, up 90 points. More...

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Bird on a Wire  More...

Cat survives journey inside futon from Texas to Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 2-year-old cat named Moosie has finally arrived in Fairbanks after a 64- day journey by truck, boat and train.  Moosie was trapped inside of a futon mattress that was placed inside a box during his owners' move from El More...

Obituaries

AMADO GUERRA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Amado Guerra, 90, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Retama Manor Nursing Home. Amado was born on July 20, 1924 in Brownsville, Texas to Polidoro and Alicia Guajardo Guerra. More...

CRISTELA DELGADO

DONNA, TX - Cristela Delgado, 56 of Donna, Texas, entered into rest Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Comfort House, in McAllen, Tx.  She was born on February 20, 1959 in Mexico, daughter of Gilberto and Esperanza (Gonzalez) Calvo.  Cristela is prec More...

PEDRO GALINDO

LYFORD, TX - Pedro Galindo, Sr., 67, entered into eternal rest Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, TX.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the caring hands of Good Shepherd Funeral Home of Raymondville, 115 More...

4th of July celebration promises a family fun Saturday

The annual Fourth of July celebration will be held Saturday at Smiley Parks.  Elma Chavez, executive director of the Raymondville Chamber of Commerce, said the event will take place “rain or shine.”  It will include a flag rasin More...

Voters choose Gonzales as new mayor

Two political newcomers were chosen by the voters in the run-off election for city mayor and municipal court judge.  The election, held Saturday, was a say no vote against the old guard led by former mayor Joey Sosa and Armin “Mino” More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Happy Birthday America- I Pray It's not Your Last!

It's about time once again for the celebration of the birthday of our nation. It's always one of the "BIG" holidays of the year and many look forward to the time off and all the activities that take place on or about the 4th of July.  More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

One day a television reporter received a letter from a young girl. It read: "When I grow up I want to do what you do. Please do it better!"  Often when we observe someone doing something, we can see many ways to improve their work. More...

Letters

A Public Letter to the President

Millions of God Loving American citizens were stunned and disappointed to see their cherished White House used to promote what God calls " wicked" and "evil." And guess what," Ignorance of God's Law is no excuse." One can say the same to those judges More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE The heart of a farmer

In my heart, I am a farmer at least during the summer months when I'm outside tending my garden.  More...

Photo

NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE COMMUNITY, Mr. and Mrs. Cardenas and Cardenas Ford Dealership team with City of Lyford members and friends. More...

BOY SCOUTS TROOP 440

BOY SCOUTS TROOP 440 presented Judge George E. Solis a certificate of appreciation for his support, encouragement and faith in all activities of the troop. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

JUNE 24 - Forgery, N. Palmetto St., Sebastian.  Execution of warrant/theft/ failure to appear driving while intoxicated with a child/arrested: Tomas Ramirez, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  JUNE 26 - Accident, U.S. 77 N. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 29 - Criminal mischief inconvenience, 500 blk E. McCharen.  Burglary of habitation x2/assault, criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, violation of protective order, 200 blk S. King.  Victim’s statement, 400 blk E. More...

Legals

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION FOR TPDES PERMIT FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER RENEWAL

PERMIT NO. WQ00l0682003   More...

LEGAL NOTICE

ORDINANCE ANNEXING TERRITORY NO. 15-06-22

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED TERRITORY TO THE CITY OF LYFORD, WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS, AND EXTENDING THE BOUNDARY LIMITS OF SAID CITY SO AS TO INCLUDE SAID HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PROPERTY WITHIN SAID CITY LIMITS, AND GRANTING TO ALL T More...

PUBLIC NOTICE WILLACY COUNTY 2015-16 TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

Willacy County will submit a CDBG Colonia Construction Fund application for $500,000 to provide street improvements in the Lasara colonia and housing rehabilitation in the Sebastian colonia and a CDBG Colonia Planning Fund application for $79,000 for More...

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