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Is Lyford the newest speed trap in Rio Grande Valley?

Welcome to Lyford, Texas - one of the Lone Star State’s newest speed traps?  Some motorists said police are targeting out-of-town folks and complained that the speed guns the cops use are clocking them at speeds of almost 90 miles per hour More...

News

Salma Hayek: Studios 'don't want me but I don't really care'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Salma Hayek says that while Hollywood studios may not be calling as much lately, she's staying plenty busy.  More...

Message from the Dentist

Your children may have the Your children may have the latest wardrobe, school supplies and sports equipment for the new school year More...

Adult day care/assisted living project breaks ground

The ground where an adult day care/assisted living development will be constructed was broken this week.  And completion of the first such facility that will take in residents from all over Willacy County is set to be completed by Dec. More...

County Lifestyles

Remembering Miss Daisy

SLICES OF LIFE

She wasn't even my dog. Not even close. Even though she and I lived in the same house, she clearly answered to an- other master - my husband. Still, I loved her like you love a family dog that's been around for more years than you have fingers. More...

Obituaries

RENALDO GUADALUPE SMITH

PORT MANSFIELD, TX - Renaldo Guadalupe Smith, 70 of Port Mansfield, TX, entered into rest Friday, August 7, 2015 at his residence.  He was born on January 4, 1945 in Edinburg, TX, son of Alonzo Smith and Eugenia Gonzalez.  More...

RAMON RODRIGUEZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Ramon Rodriguez, 62, died July 31, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Olga Rodriguez, of Raymondville, TX; two sons, Xavier Ramon (Julia) Rodriguez of Huntsville, Texas and Sergio Omar (Monica) Rodriguez of Edinburg, TX; four More...

Legals

Public Hearing and Town Hall Meeting La Sara, Texas

Notice is given that a Public Meeting and Town Hall meeting on August 18, 2015 from 7:30pm- 9:30pm at La Sara Community Center, 6276 6th Street La Sara Texas 78561. More...

SMALL TAXING UNIT NOTICE

The Willacy County Emergency Service District will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 458 West Hidalgo Avenue, Raymondville, Texas, to consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax year 2015. More...

County budget calls for 30 job cuts this year

Close to 30 jobs are to be eliminated under the proposed 2015-16 Willacy County budget and there is more to come before the commissioners’ court finishes dissecting the whole thing.  In 2014, the commissioners approved a $8.1 million budge More...

City crimes jump during second quarter

An increase in crimes has been going in the city and its police chief said some of the figures are a reason for concern.  Police Chief Uvaldo Zamora issued a crime report for the first two quarters of this year, showing in increase in all levels More...

GOTCHA!

GOTCHA! A Lyford police officer pulls a motorist over on the southbound lane of I-69. the 55 miles per hour sign seen in the picture in on the frontage road. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

The wisdom we receive from a crisis!

Most of us have encountered tough times on occasion. Some of us have even gone through what some might call a crisis. Sometimes they all seem like a crisis but fortunately they don't come across our paths too often. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Pope learns a tasty secret from tiny grandma

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis says when he wanted to know the secret of being joyful he asked a "tiny granny with shining eyes" and got an unexpected answer: homemade ravioli.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 7, 2015

December cotton futures settled lower four consecutive sessions this week at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), losing a combined 195 points. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch

Baby Come Back!

A while back Gladys (one of our hens) disappeared. She was gone for about 21 days, and then suddenly re-appeared with seven little chicks of various colors! They are all little mutts since we don't have a rooster the same breed as her. More...

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Paper Shuffling Pays Off  More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 9 - Civil matter, 400 blk E. Harris.  Child custody, 1100 blk E. Hidalgo.  Arrested: Israel Urbina, arrested: Kristie Hernandez, public intoxication, possession of controlled substance, 300 blk S. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

AUGUST 6 - Execution of warrant/failure to appear, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon x2, arrested: David Rodriguez, Jr., Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  AUGUST 7 - Criminal trespass in a habitation, W. 2nd St., Sebastian.  More...

Lyford man sentenced to 10 years prison for felony DWI

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ramon Cavazos, Jr., 57, of Lyford, TX was sentenced to 10 years in prison for felony DWI. More...

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