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Willacy County Livestock Show coming at end of month

The 2016 Willacy County Livestock & Fair will kick off with a cook off on Saturday, Jan. 23.  Other activities planned for that day include a ranch rodeo and the fair’s queen and princess contest.  More...

News

Poll: Most have stayed friends with an ex

WASHINGTON ( AP) Most Americans think making a clean break with an ex helps speed the healing process after a breakup, according to a new Associated Press-WE tv poll. But not all of them are listening to their own advice.  More...

SLOW DOWN

SLOW DOWN! Is the message the Texas Department of Transportation is giving motorists as a crew is doing maintenance work on Texas Highway 186 west of Raymondville. More...

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The Ford Leadership Scholars Program criteria for selection and the leadership development components of the program focus on six characteristics of leadership: action, relationships, vision, character, awareness and continuous improvement.  More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap, Jan. 11, 2016

AUSTIN - For the week ending Jan. 8, 2016, Texas feeder cattle auction reported prices $2 to $25 higher per cwt. More...

COWPOKES

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COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

A Service Provided By Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 8, 2016 United States Export Sales Slowdown   More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

JANUARY 7- Animal call, FM 1762, Raymondville.  Theft, 500 blk W. Main, Raymondville.  JANUARY 8- Criminal mischief, W. 2nd St., Sebastian.  Dog bite, Bus. 77 and Arroyo St., Sebastian.  More...

Mercedes man gets 4 years for felony DWI

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Heraclio Sanchez, 32, of Mercedes, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for felony DWI. More...

Brownsville man sentenced for felony DWI

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Juan Buenrostro, 45, of Brownsville, was sentenced to 2 years in prison for felony DWI. More...

City cancels MTC contract, returns earnest money

The city of Raymondville has terminated a contract with Utah- based Management Corp. More...

Lyford to go after people who ignore water bills

The City of Lyford has several thousand dollars in water bills unpaid by those who get this service.  And in an effort to collect what is owed in delinquent accounts, a second notice will soon go out in the mail to advise these consumers of the More...

Body washes ashore south of Port Mansfield

The body of a male washed ashore about 12 miles south of Port Mansfield and authorities are trying to get to the location.  The area where the body was discovered falls under territorial jurisdiction of Willacy County and it’s believed to More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Sometimes the Surprises are Nice

Have you ever been surprised by something or someone? Sometimes It can be a pleasant surprise and at others times the surprise could be not so pleasant. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

One day a television reporter received a letter from a young girl. It read: "When I grow up I want to do what you do. Please do it better!"  Often when we observe someone doing something, we can see many ways to improve their work. More...

Political Cartoon

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County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Facebook faux pas

Facebook is an online community and in being such has developed certain (often unwritten) rules that its users follow. More...

Obituaries

ANDRES BAZAN GARZA

LYFORD, TX- Andres Bazan Garza, 88, of Lyford, TX., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on February 4, 1927 in Santa Rosa, TX. to Evaristo and Ramona Garza.  More...

BENITA SALAZAR

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Benita Salazar, 73 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at home.  She was born on December 5, 1942 in Raymondville, TX, Daughter of Antonio and Esther (Longoria) Salinas.  More...

Card of Thanks for Teresa De Luna

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our family and friends for your kindness, comforting words and sympathy during our recent sorrow. More...

Legals

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The City of Raymondville has recently received a contract from TDA-Office of Rural Affairs under the Planning and Capacity Building Fund of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program. More...

PUBLIC HEARING WILLACY COUNTY TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

Willacy County will hold a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2016, at The Willacy County Courthouse, 576 W. Main Street, Raymondville, TX 78580, regarding the Texas Department of Agriculture’s CDBG Program.  More...

Notice to Bidders City of Raymondville, Texas Surplus and Salvage Property Sale

The City of Raymondville will be receiving sealed bids on City owned surplus and salvage vehicles and miscellaneous equipment until 4:00 pm, Tuesday, February 9, 2016. More...

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