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LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RECEIVES THSCA ACADEMIC ALL-STATE AWARD - Lyford High School Senior, John Nicolas Rivera gets named 1st Team Academic All- State for 2015-2016. More...

County approves park master plan, but future of project appears doubtful

A master plan of what is known as the Willacy County Natural Resource & Heritage Center has been approved, but when or how soon the mega project will materialize remains to be seen.  The multi-million-dollar plan was presented by a represent More...

Did the 8-Liners kill Wal-Mart?

I have been asked that question several times in the past few days. My answer is “Probably not,” but they were one factor. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

January 15, 2016

Macroeconomics Weigh on Cotton Market, USDA Lowers Production Estimate   More...

COWPOKES

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Low market prices already affecting 2016 crop outlook

EDINBURG - As Rio Grande Valley farmers prepare to plant seeds in the coming weeks for this year’s row crops, many are scratching their heads over what to plant, according to Brad Cowan, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Hi More...

Obituaries

JUAN DANIEL “DANNY” RUBALCABA

Harlingen, TX -Juan Daniel (Danny) Rubalcaba, 62, went to be with our Lord on Friday, January 15, 2016, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. He was born in Raymondville, Texas on April 1, 1953 to Rafael and Ausencia Rubalcaba. More...

In Loving Memory of

Sonia Berrones

10/31/1974 - 01/19/2014   There’s not one day that passes by that we wish we can hug her and tell her how much we appreciate and love her. She is very much missed by all her family and friends. More...

In Loving Memory of

Manuela V. Chavez

8/24/1924 - 1/21/2014  2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY   More...

Legals

Willacy County Navigation District Port Mansfield Public Utility District

Notice of Employment

The Willacy County Navigation District & Port Mansfield Public Utility District is currently accepting applications for the following position:  Maintenance & Operation  Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities are available at ou 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...

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...

San Perlita high school principal suspended - no reasons given

The principal of the San Perlita High School is absent from the campus as he is under a “proposed termination.”  The school district board of trustees voted last week for the termination of Ramiro M. More...

4H & FFA Livestock Show & Fair is Next Week

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...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Looking back, forging ahead

I had a little "down time" over the weekend and was thinking about the current situation we are in not only in Willacy County, but the nation and the world as well.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Voters should hold politicans responible, reader says

Dear Editor:   More...

Customer appeals to Wal-Mart

Dear Corp. Management team,  I understand that you decided to close down your Walmart Supercenter here in Raymondville. More...

Pena retiring from USDA

Dear Editor,  After over 33 years of employment with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), I decided to retired. It has been a very educational and rewarding career. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE Facebook faux pas-Pt. 2

Last week I touched on a few etiquette blunders common to Facebook. As I wrote, the list of questionable situations continued to grow. There are multiple ways to faux pas on FB and as such last week’s column has morphed into a twofer.  More...

5 Generations Celebration

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ON JANUARY 16, 2016, members from the Myra Green Middle School Band auditioned for the ATSSB All Region MS Band at Rio Hondo High School. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

JANUARY 13- Terroristic threat, W. Exp. 77, Sebastian.  Theft, 500 blk Coast Ave., Sebastian.  JANUARY 14- Criminal mischief, Laguna Dr., Port Mansfield.  Burglary of a habitation, burglary of a building, W. More...

Lyford burgler sentenced to 18 months in state jail

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Felix Cantu, 24, of Lyford, TX, was found guilty of two counts of Burglary of a Building, and sentenced to 18 months, day for day, in state jail. More...

Pot possession earns 2 years prison for Brownsville woman

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Sandra Lopez 27, of Brownsville, TX, was found guilty of Possession of Marihuana and sentenced to 2 years in prison. More...

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