March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

To have an emergency shelter, or not?

Building a regional emergency shelter is a project city and county leaders have been batting around for a while, but is it a necessity to have one here?  Some people familiar with natural disasters said such a shelter is not going to serve its i More...

News

Health screenings coming to Raymondville

Residents living in the area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. More...

Outstanding water bill, payment deal reached with Lyford resident

An outstanding water account deal was reached with a local resident who owed the city of Lyford $1,400.  The city commission okayed letting Ricardo Salinas make an additional payment of $100 a month on his regular water bill until the bill is pa More...

Grace Heritage Ranch back in business after dealing with flood water

After nearly a half a year of forced break, Grace Heritage Ranch in eastern Willacy County is back in business.  The hands-on approach farm shut down after the October deluge that dumped more than 20 inches of precipitation in parts of the count More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap, March 28, 2016

AUSTIN - For the week ending March 25, 2016, Texas feeder cattle auctions reported prices steady to $10 lower, with a few instances of steady to $5 higher. More...

COWPOKES

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Obituaries

DAVIS “DAVID” McKINNEY

LYFORD -Davis (David) McKinney, age 89, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at his home in Lyford, Texas. Davis McKinney was born on August 21, 1926 in Santa Monica, Texas to parents William McKinney and Maria Garcia. More...

GUADALUPE ESQUIVEL MATA

RAYMONDVILLE- Guadalupe Esquivel Mata, 77, died on March 24, 2016. Funeral services were held on March 26, 2016. † † † More...

DEMETRIO “SONE” ALEJO

Demetrio “Sone” Alejo was born on November 19, 1955 in Lyford, TX. He passed suddenly on March 19, 2016 in Pasadena, TX at the age of 60. More...

FINAL TOUCHES FOR NEW $1.8 MILLION POLICE DEPT.?

  FINAL TOUCHES FOR NEW $1.8 MILLION POLICE DEPT.? Not quite but the official grand opening of the new Raymondville police station is getting closer. More...

County moves forward with nature center at Port Mansfield

Willacy County is moving forward with a project to build a new tourist, environmental and educational center in Port Mansfield.  The commissioners’court selected G&G Construction of Edinburg to build the facility with a stipulation it More...

ROLLOVER NUMBER 8

ROLLOVER NUMBER 8 happened in Willacy County. The accident took place Thursday evening just south of the FM 1018 exit. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Men, women, husbands, wives.... April Fools

It was time to write another column and as usual a lot was going on and now the day is 3/4 over and I’m still thinking. More...

Letters

8-liner player complains about small pay offs

Editor,   I want to comment on 8 liners. I’m one of the people you call “ignorant and dumb.” Well, I go to them but I know when to stop. I pay my taxes and bills and don’t leave all my money there. More...

Student seeks comments about Texas

Dear Mr. Whitworth,   I am writing to you as a part of my class project for the novel The Watsons Go To Birmingham. My class and I are contacting newspapers across the country in a state we chose to learn more about. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Polyester wars

Laundry’s never been my thing, even though I’ve had more than my fair share of experience with the spin cycle. More...

TROOP 440

TROOP 440 stayed busy during spring break, no video games for them. The boys participated in CASA’s Spring Break Fest and then headed out to Goliad State Park for some outdoor fun. More...

JUAN "JOHNNY" CANTU

JUAN “JOHNNY” CANTU of Lasara celebrated his 96th birthday surrounded by friends and family on March 27, 2016. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

MARCH 23- Unwanted person, S. County Rd., Sebastian.  MARCH 24- No operator’s driver license. Arrested: Manuel Hector Villanueva, N. Bus. 77, Sebastian.   Public intoxication. Arrested: Jorge Tello, N. Bus. 77, Sebastian.  More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 28 - Accident, 500 blk W. Sonora.  Theft, over $1,500, under $20,000, 400 blk E. Holloway.  Theft, under $100, 400 blk E. Gem.  Harassment, 400 blk E. Exchange.  Incident: lost license plate, 200 blk E. More...

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