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Voters turn down county sales tax and liquor sales in Lasara

A new tax meant to be imposed on the unincorporated area of Willacy County was turned down by the voters in Tuesday’s election.  By a 161-to-144 margin, the voters defeated the initiative that could have raised extra money for the financia More...

News

La Sara to build community nature trail

A community nature trail will be constructed in Larasa and everybody is welcome to attend a groundbreaking of the educational and recreational facility.  The kick off is set for 4 p.m., Monday Nov. More...

Sheriff’s office has new boat, four Polaris ATVs and a tractor mower

A brand new boat, a tractor and four Polaris All-Terrain- Vehicles are part of a equipment cache the Willacy County Sheriff’s Office has today.  The boat were bought for $51,000 and the four Polaris ATVs for $40,858.  Also, a tractor/ More...

Rio Hondo rolls past Bearkats 35-21

The Raymondville Bearkats suffered a tough loss last Friday night. The Rio Hondo Bobcats, who are currently in second place in District 16-4A Division II, leveled out the Kats’ district record at 2-2 after defeating them 35-21.  More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

My secret indulgence

What do you do with your free time? More...

Photo

The annual ceremony honors all military veterans, a special tribute during the ceremony will be paid to veterans from the Willacy County area with a medal pinning ceremony presented by an honoree military command group.  More...

ROBERT HERRERA

ROBERT HERRERA, a senior at Lyford high school, has qualified for the Cross-Country State Championship to be held in Round Rock, Texas on November 7, 2015. More...

Obituaries

FLORENCE MOELLER BROWNFIELD

RAYMONDVILLE, TX -Florence Moeller Brownfield, 95, died on October 29, 2015 at 10:30 pm at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen, Texas. More...

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA

RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS - Maria Gloria Garcia, 83, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Gloria was born on November 26, 1931 in Brownsville, Texas to Josefa and Fidel Moreno. She graduated from Raymondville High School in 1951. More...

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS - Arabela Perez, 85 of Brownsville, TX, entered into rest Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Valley Grande Manor in Brownsville, Texas.  She was born on June 29, 1930 in Concepcion, TX, daughter of Fidel and Natividad (Martinez) Pe More...

County extends state disaster request - begins mosquito spraying

In order to avoid jeorpardizing emergency funds from the state and federal governments, an extension of a local state of emergency has been approved.  The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court met for an emergency meeting Monday and gave the More...

$7 million in cocaine and meth seized near city

In one of the biggest drug busts in Wilacy County and in the Rio Grande Valley as well, 7 million dollars worth of cocaine and methamphetamine were seized near Raymondville by state troopers, authorities announced Tuesday . More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

What to do with them darned mosquitoes?

Sometimes Tuesday rolls around and I haven't come up with an idea for a column yet and today was one of those days. It's funny how God works in your life if you let him. More...

Letters

Reader says county paid too much for sports park land

Sometimes you just have to ask, 'What were they thinking?" Such is the case with the county's latest land acquisition. More...

Reader likes Carson for President

Dear Opinion Editor:   More...

Farm & Ranch

Local Produce: Pitaya grown in Willacy

If you ask Chuck Taylor, pitaya - or dragon fruit is best served fresh.  The Rio Grande Valley is in an area the fruit grows, allowing pitaya farmers such as Taylor to get the fruit to homes in the area quickly, but you're not going to find his More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 30, 2015

Cotton prices were rangebound this week with little or no fresh fundamental news to provide any direction. Meanwhile, weekly U.S. export sales and shipments continue to be lackluster with divergent price ideas among buyers and sellers. Friday, Oct. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch Rama-Lama-Ding-Dong

As hinted in our previous article, on October 6th we went to pick up an addition to the ranch animals. Although not a different species, our new ram (named Jonathan) is rather unique. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 2- Incident, 500 blk W. Sauz.  Burglary of habitation, 800 blk S. 15th.  Arrested: Manuel Sanchez Mata. Arrested: Roberto Carlos, possession of marijuana, 500 blk N. 7th.  Assisted officer at call, 500 blk N. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

OCTOBER 28- Theft, 200 blk W. More...

Legals

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, November 9, 2015.  More...

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