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L.C. SMITH ELEMENTARY JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - Back row, Kimberly Garcia (4th), Adriana Mendez-Tovar (3rd), Alexis Martinez (1st), Hayden Sanchez (2nd), Joel Garcia Jr. (5th), Mr. A. More...

RISD, Retama Manor partnership benefiting students

Come May 26, a group of students from the Raymondville school district will graduate with more than a high school diploma.  They will have a certificate as a nursing assistant thanks to a joint venture between the district and Retama Manor.  More...

JUST TRAINING

JUST TRAINING. A group of horsemen from the Rio Grande Valley Trailer Riders Association were seen Saturday on Texas Highway 186 as they headed from Port Mansfield to San Perlita. More...

Valley trucker arrested with 132 pounds of cocaine

ORANGE, Texas (AP) A South Texas truck driver has been accused of trying to smuggle nearly $5 million worth of cocaine.  Orange County jail records show 30-year-old Mauro Cano Moreno of Alamo was being held Monday on a charge of possession of a More...

STISD recognizes Willacy County judge and commissioners for support

Leaders from South Texas Independent School District (STISD) visited the Willacy County Commissioners Court on Thursday, Feb. More...

LCISD supports Willacy County Walk Across Texas plan!

The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Health South Texas Initiative in Willacy County is partnering with the Lyford Consolidated Independent School District to host a Walk Across Texas kickoff event on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 5:00-6:3 More...

Counties processing Election Identification Certificates

Willacy County will be issuing Election Identification Certificates (EIC) to Texans who do not already have an acceptable form of photo identification necessary to vote.  For locations, dates and times that EICs will be available in Willacy Coun More...

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THE WILLACY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE announced today that the Asset Forfeiture Division is tendering $92,766.00 to the Texas Department of Public Safety. More...

Vice President Cheney indicted by Guerra for inmate death & neglect of illegal aliens

Other indictments: Sen. Eddie Lucio & former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Lameduck District Attorney Juan Angel “Johnny” Guerra got a Willacy County grand jury to indict U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. More...

Judge Banales throws out all 8 cases filed against judges, state senator & vice president

If the district court was a football field Juan Guerra would be buried in the turf after 16 high powered lawyers took turns running him over Monday.  Willacy's lame duck district attorney spent seven hours being schooled on state law by attorney More...

Guerra indicts judges, former special prosecutors & others for his 2007 arrests

Legal fees for Guerra-caused lawsuits tops $1 million

District Attorney Juan Angel “Johnny” Guerra got a Willacy County grand jury to indict district judges Migdalia Lopez and Janet Leal, along with former U.S. More...

Cost of Guerra indictments rising Dist. Clerk & Judge file for legal fees

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Appeals court upholds Austin police killer’s death sentence

HOUSTON (AP) Texas highest criminal court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a 24-year-old man condemned for fatally shooting an Austin police officer almost four years ago.  More...

Pope condemns drug trade’s ‘dealers of death’ in Mexico

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) Pope Francis condemned the drug trade’s “dealers of death” and urged Mexicans to shun the devil's lust for money as he led a huge open-air Mass for more than 300,000 people Sunday in this violence-riddled city. More...

LADY BULLDOGS

LADY BULLDOGS play in first round of district playoffs-The Lyford Lady Bulldogs for the fourth consecutive year earned the 32-3A district title as undefeated district champions. More...

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LYFORD TENNIS TEAM PLACE IN MISSION TOURNAMENT -On Friday, February 12, 2016 the Lyford tennis team competed at the Mission Tennis Tournament and brought home trophies. More...

West Texas ranch where Scalia died is celebrity retreat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Rich in history as well as rugged West Texas landscapes and big sky, the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away has long been a secluded retreat for celebrities from business leaders to rock s More...

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2016 ALUMNI BASEBALL GAME was held on Friday, Feb. 12. Bearkats 9 - Alumni 8. Shown, standing, back row, left to right, Ronnie Longoria, Manager Tom Cantu, Danny Conde, J.C. More...

Former Walmart employees invited to appreciation dinner

Anyone who lost his or her job at the Raymondville Walmart is invited to an appreciation dinner.  The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Willacy County Livestock Show grounds.  Walmart shut its doors Jan. More...

State Senator Eddie Lucio seeks re-election

The state senator for District 27, which covers Willacy County, is seeking reelection saying he provides a strong voice for South Texas.  Eddie Lucio Jr., DBrownsville, is facing opposition from Haro Rodriguez, an environmentalist also from Luci More...

A MESSAGE FROM THE DENTIST

February is Dental Health and Heart Month

Your overall health is very important to us as dental pract itioners. One area of concern that must not be overlooked is Sleep Apnea and Snoring and the effects on your overall health including your heart.  More...

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L.C. SMITH ELEMENTARY DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - Back row, Destiny Saldivar (5th), Danika Ramirez (4th), Matthew Jay Jimenez (3rd), Mr. A. Guerra (Principal). More...

Lasara School News

Campus News Elementary   The Lasara Elementary Student Council is collecting loose change until February 19th for the “Pasta for Pennies” drive benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The 4th Six Weeks Progress Reports More...

TPWD proposing changes to deer hunting regulations for 2016-17

AUSTIN - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering expanding white-tailed deer hunting into 14 counties across the western Panhandle, and creating additional deer hunting opportunities in East Texas. More...

Texas Rangers hunt Guerra after he fails to show for Vice President Cheney’s 1st criminal hearing Arraignment of vice president and others reset for Friday morning

The famous Texas Rangers were ordered by Presiding District Judge J. More...

Attorneys & Judge blast Guerra’s actions

State District Judge Manuel Banales explained his reasons for dismissing eight cases filed in his court against sitting district judges, a state senator, a former U.S. More...

Goliath steps on David

Judge lectures Guerra, bans him from contact with grand jury

The old Biblical tale of David & Goliath has a new twist, this time Goliath stepped on David with his huge sandal crushing him like a bug.  Willacy County & District Attorney Juan Guerra enjoys describing himself in the role of David and More...

Hearing to disqualify Guerra held this morning

State District Judge Manuel Banales was in town this morning to hear a motion by Michael Cowen, a Brownsville attorney, on behalf of State Senator Eddie Lucio.  Last week Judge Banales threw out 10 criminal cases one of which involved Lucio, who More...

Austin police say unarmed nude teen fatally shot by officer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video. Police on Tuesday identified the person who died as 17-year-old David Joseph. More...

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LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DISSECT SHEEP EYES-Lyford High School 11th grade GEAR UP students attended a MEDITEC session on Physics on Friday, February 12, 2016. More...

MGMS News

Sports News   Spring sports have arrived at MGMS. The boys’ and girls’ track teams will travel to Port Isabel this Saturday to compete in the Tarpon Relays. First race of the day will begin at 8:30 A.M.  More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

The Raymondville Athletic Booster Club will hold a meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Gym, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville.   More...

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