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Illegal alien charged with murder of Border Patrol agent gets change of venue to Brownsville

A Mexican citizen charged with capital murder for allegedly killing an offduty Border Patrol agent was granted a change of venue when he goes to trial.  More...

News

Premont school district approves terms to stay open

PREMONT, Texas (AP) - A struggling South Texas school district has approved terms issued by the Texas Education Agency in order to stay open.  More...

New Texas law means more days off from school are possible

DALLAS (AP) A new Texas state law that counts the school year by minutes instead of days means local school districts could add extra days off for both students and staff by squeezing minutes into the school day.  The state law requires students More...

Making bail difficult for many

HOUSTON (AP) - Tung Nguyen survived a harrowing maritime escape from Vietnam, only to become trapped in the Harris County Jail.  Neighbors had called police one Valentine's Day when they heard Nguyen, 83, arguing with his wife of 60 years, Muon More...

Farm & Ranch

Wild Horse & Burro Adoption returns to Mercedes, Texas, Jan. 8-9, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Mercedes, Texas, Jan. 8-9, 2016. The two-day event at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds will feature dozens of spectacular animals. More...

TDA Market Recap, Jan. 4, 2016

AUSTIN - For the two-week holiday ending Jan. 2, 2016, Texas feeder cattle auction prices were not available, as reporting locations remained closed through the New Year. More...

December 31, 2015

Cotton Futures Remain Range Bound, Exports Improve

Cotton futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in New York ended 2015 much as they began the year, confined to a fairly narrow range of 62.00 to 64.00 cents per pound. Meanwhile, weekly export sales and shipments of U.S. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff ’s BLOTTER

JANUARY 1- Public intoxication, arrested: Jose Alfredo Hernandez, 300 blk N. More...

Brownsville man sentenced to 5 years for meth possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Marco Enrique Torres, Jr., 34, of Brownsville, TX, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance. More...

Burglar sentenced to 3 years prison for Lyford home break-in

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today, that Rigoberto Barrientos, 22, of Lyford, TX was sentenced to 3 years in prison for Burglary of a Habitation. More...

Federal inmate dies after fall at Willacy County Jail

A Mexican citizen kept at the Willacy County Jail for the U.S. More...

Hunter dies in accident

A 54-year-old man died while deer hunting on a Kenedy County ranch and no foul play was involved.  The accident happened on Jan. 2 on a ranch known as Half Diamond. More...

COMING SOON?

COMING SOON? Above is the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel. V.J. Jhaveri, one of the investors in the hotel project, said the lodging facility will open by this spring. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Well, How Is Your New Year So far?

As I'm writing this I am now five days into the New Year, and I was wondering just how you're year is going so far? More...

Political Cartoon

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County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

New year, new resolutions

It’s a new year - a time when many of us consider changing more than our calendars.  More...

A New Year and a New Beginning

The New Year is a time of resolutions. It's a time when people commit to making a change in their life. More...

Obituaries

ELISEO DE LUNA

Eliseo De Luna, 84 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Saturday, December 26, 2015 at his residence.  He was born on August 1, 1931 in San Perlita, TX, son of Santiago and Sofia (Pena) De Luna.  More...

RODOLFO “RUDY” SALDANA

LYFORD, TX- Rodolfo (Rudy) Saldana, 66, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 31st, 2015. He was born on February 11th 1949 to Julio and Lamar Saldana of Lyford, TX. Rodolfo graduated from Lyford High School in 1968. He attended St. More...

CELIA H. SILVA

LYFORD, TEXAS - Celia H. More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: IN THE INTEREST OF Natalie Martinez

Cause No. 2015-CV-0279-A IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS  TO: Enrique Martinez Martinez, and all whom it may concern, respondents   More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

CONDEMNATION HEARING ORDER

BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE   More...

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