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County lawsuit against Houston contractor may be tried here

A lawsuit filed on behalf of Willacy County against a Houston contractor could be tried by a local jury in a local court.  A legal firm filed a $64 million lawsuit, claiming Hale-Mills did not fulfill the terms of a contract when it built one of More...

News

SKY WATCHERS WERE TREATED TO A SPECTACULAR VIEW

  SKY WATCHERS WERE TREATED TO A SPECTACULAR VIEW during Sunday night’s Super Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse. This lunar eclipse was the last in a series of four spanning two years, a phenomenon called a tetrad. More...

Man charged with resisting arrest in Waco airport incident

WACO, Texas (AP) - Police say a man has been charged with resisting arrest after a vehicle crashed through a Waco Regional Airport gate in an alleged attempt to steal a plane.  Waco police say 31-yearold Robert Edward Morrell II was arrested Fri More...

Fleeing man driving stolen vehicle dies in Houston bayou

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say a man driving a stolen pickup truck has died when he jumped into a bayou and tried to swim away but never resurfaced.  Police on Friday did not immediately release the name of the man, whose body was recovered f More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Living the fantasy

My daughter and I live with a bunch of guys, so it wasn't much of a surprise when they suggested a family fantasy football league. They are good at thinking up ways to beat us in various competitions - and not watching chick flicks. More...

Obituaries

PABLO R. MENDOZA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Pablo R. Mendoza, 86, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at his home in Raymondville, TX. He was born to Epifanio and Inez (Rodriguez) Mendoza, Sr. on June 29, 1929.  More...

MARY HUTCHERSON

Mary Hutcherson, 53, of Raymondville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at VBMC.  Services were held Saturday, Sept. 26, at Family Worship Center.  † † †  40-1TNC   More...

FELIX “BIBI” RIVERA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Felix “Bibi” Rivera, 45, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born to Victor and Florentina (Alejandro) Rivera on October 30, 1969.  More...

Legals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Willacy County is developing an application for FEMA Mitigation Funds through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to develop a Mitigation Action Plan. More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF MARTHA OLIVIA BENITEZ AND SALVADOR BENITEZ AND IN THE INTEREST OF ANGELICA, CARLOS, BLANCA BENITEZ, CHILDREN Cause No. 2015-CV-0370-A IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, October 12, 2015, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, located at 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning Commission t More...

Backhoe bandit faces jury

A member of the Lasara Volunteer Fire Department initially charged with theft in connection with a missing tractor/ backhoe belonging to the Raymondville school district is now being tried on three counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  More...

Multi million $ ditch project gets yes and no from County

A project to pump millions of dollars into a drainage ditch that will have a positive impact on a two-county region has received a yes and a no from the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court.  During a meeting Thursday, the commissioners end More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

The Answer - Three Little Words

It goes without saying that our world is in a mess. Not only the world, but in most cases, our lives as well. We are "going to hell in a handbasket," as they say; and it's picking up speed as we go. More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 25, 2015

Cotton futures prices began this week by reversing course and settling modestly higher Monday at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). More...

Grace Heritage Ranch - We’re not done yet

One of the weekly chores at Grace Heritage Ranch is to clean out the chicken coops every Saturday.  More...

COWPOKES

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Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 23- Recovered property, S. Port Dr., Port Mansfield.  Incident (alarm), Spence Rd., Sebastian.  SEPTEMBER 24 - Incident (possible burglary), Spence Rd., Sebastian.  SEPTEMBER 25 - Theft, S. Bus. 77.  Theft, S. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 28- Prohibited weapon: switch blade/knuckles, 200 S. King.  Assault causing bodily injury, FV, 300 blk W. Yturria.  Theft, 1100 blk S. More...

Shoplifting results in 6 month state jail sentence

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Oscar Torivio Garza, 33, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of theft with 2 prior convictions, and sentenced to 6 months in State Jail. More...

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