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Thunder storms expected

Heavy rain is expected in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Friday and Saturday, a National Weather Service official said Tuesday.  "About two to four inches of rain are expected Friday and Saturday," said Randall Hergert, meteorolgist at the NWS offi More...

News

The Michael Kors Collection an earthy elegance for spring

NEW YORK (AP) - Elegance, the Michael Kors way for spring, doesn't mean kid gloves, boring and tight dresses.  The designer had a more "earthy elegance" on his mind for the feminine Michael Kors Collection - a more creative, artistic energy like More...

Elected officials dealing with personnel cuts

Recent budget cuts for Willacy County departments have stretched staff and resources thin since a February prison riot caused the closure of the "tent city" detention center but governmental functions continue, two longtime officials said Tuesday.&nb More...

County hosts annual candle light vigil on domestic violence

In an effort to raise awareness about the alarming rate of domestic violence, the first annual candle was held last week at the library annex.  The hour-long event was highlighted by a presentation from a survivor, Sabrina Reyna, who spoke about More...

Farm & Ranch

Humans may be culprit in latest South Texas invasive insect problems

WESLACO - An insect considered beneficial in many parts of the world is causing havoc on vegetable crops in South Texas, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in Weslaco.  More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 16, 2015

Last week's slightly bullish monthly supply and demand reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture apparently set the stage for a rally in the cotton market as the December futures contract gained 172 points in the week ended Oct. 15.  More...

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Crime & Courts

Ramos gets 5 years attempted child molestation

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced to- day, that Martin Ramos, 49, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison for Attempted Indecency with a Child. More...

Espinoza gets 3 years in prison for felony DWI

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today, that on October 8, 2015, Julie Espinoza, 49, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 3 years in prison for Driving While Intoxicated (2 or more priors). More...

Loya gets 12 months state jail for coke possession

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Max Loya, 21, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months in state jail for possession of cocaine. More...

Saddle up for “Wild in Willacy” this week

"Wild in Willacy" returns this weekend with more to offer nature enthusiasts, students and food lovers. Ranch tours,  Trade show activities are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the L.E, Franks Tourist Center, 501 S. Seventh St. More...

Another 8-liner casino coming soon

Raymondville city officials are processing an application for a third eight-liner gaming arcade after closing down all such operations last year.  Owners/operators of the new eight-liner parlor plan to call it “Silverado,” to open so More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

HOMES

When I see the word HOMES it automatically sends me back to my school days and the answer to the question, "What are the names of the five great lakes? More...

Political Cartoon

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Runins with Commissioner McGee took a toll on County Judge Rapp

I suppose my favorite memory of County Commissioner Gene F. "Scooter" McGee was his relationship with then County Judge Bill Rapp.  At the time there were four commissioners and Rapp was friends with three of them. More...

Letters

Reader asks Christians to stand for lives of unborn children

To the Editor,  More...

Coffee bar in the RISD?

It was my belief that all public schools in the State of Texas were supposed to be drug free. And now we find out that the RISD has opened a coffee bar at the high school? More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford Women’s Club

The Lyford Women’s Club held their monthlay meeting at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lyford on October 8, 2015.  After a short business meeting and refreshments, the attendees drove to Grace Heritage Ranch near Santa Monica. More...

Obituaries

GENE FRANK "SCOOTER" MCGEE

July 26, 1935- October 16, 2015

Gene Frank “Scooter” McGee was born to Glynn Frank and Ovie Cecil Stewart McGee in Primera, Texas on July 26, 1935. He passed from this earth into everlasting life at Valley Baptist Medical Center on October 16, 2015.  More...

In Loving Memory of

Rene A. Garza

Oct. 27, 1927 - Oct. 20, 2013   More...

In Loving Memory of

Our Beloved Mother, Cirila Gomez Tovar

June 9, 1923 - Oct. 24, 2014   More...

Legals

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

The City of Lyford has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) contract under the Community Development Fund from the Texas Department of Agriculture.  More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of ALBERT WILLIAM MEANS, JR., Deceased, were issued on October 16, 2015 under Docket Number No. More...

WILLACY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

DATE: December 9, 2015  TIME: 5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.  PLACE: Willacy Co. Housing Authority Office   More...

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