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Alfaro signs to run at UTSA

Anika Alfaro has always maintained an “on the go” lifestyle.  If it weren’t volleyball, basketball, golf, or track during her middle school years, then there was cheer practice to attend.  So it’s fair to say that ru More...

2016 Crime victims/domestic violence awareness fair

Filling questionnaire about drug and alcohol abuse and Willacy County. More...

Lyford man busted for allegedly dealing drugs from his home

A 37-year-old Lyford man was busted for allegedly dealing drugs, following an undercover sting that culminated with a number of law enforcement agencies participating in the raid.  A task force with the Willacy County District Attorney’s O More...

County Lifestyles

THE LOWER VALLEY COTILLION CLUB

THE LOWER VALLEY COTILLION CLUB held its annual Spring Fling on April 17, 2016 at Louie’s Backyard in South Padre Island. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

An overdue message to my neighbors

Thank you and I’m sorry. I should have said this earlier - and repeated it many times over the years. More...

Photo

L.C. SMITH ELEMENTARY MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - Back row, Gabriella Chavez (4th), Ava Chavez (3rd), Nickolas Gonzalez (5th); Mr. A. Guerra (Principal). More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff ’s BLOTTER

APRIL 13- Assault causing bodily injury, Bus. 77, Sebastian.  Criminal mischief, Bus. 77, Lyford.  Execution of warrant/assault family violence/interference with emergency telephone call. Arrested: Juan Irineo Martinez Garcia, W.C. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 18 - Criminal mischief, over $100, under $750, 500 blk W. Sonora.  Burglary of habitation, 400 blk W. Wood.  Unlawful restraint, 100 blk N. 3rd.  Criminal mischief, over $100, under $750, 300 blk W. More...

Local man gets 10 years for burglary and arson

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today, that Cody Garrette Gonzales, 22, of Raymondville, TX was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution for Burglary of a Habitation and Arson. More...

Convenience stores are victims of armed robberies

A man believed to have committed two aggravated robberies last week is being sought by police as no one has been arrested at this time.  The most recent robbery occurred at the Raymondville Superette on North Seventh Street, where a man, wearing More...

5-people running for 4 spots on Lyford city commission

Five people, including four incumbents, are running for four spots in the upcoming May 7 city election in Lyford.  The fifth one is a resident who has been facing the city commission over a $ 1,300 pending water bill he has agreed to pay on inst More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Time to Mark Your Calendars

Here we are in the middle of April already, waiting for those April showers to help out our local farmers, and to bring those May flowers. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor:

Reader says it’s the taxpayers who are funding Los Olmos condos

After reading the article in regards to the Los Olmos Housing Project, I just could not go forward without writing a response to the Project Superintendent for Amstar Inc., the San Antonio based general contractor.  His quoted comment regarding More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton futures advance, USDA cuts world ending stocks forecast

April 15, 2016   Cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in New York advanced in the marketing week ended April 14 with the May contract gaining 161 points and December gaining 181 points. More...

COWPOKES

Full Story

Come join our Community Garden Clean Up on Saturday, April 23

The Healthy People Of Willacy County Coalition, Healthy South Texas along with the Cooperative Extension Program are seeking community groups, churches, school clubs, organizations and families that like to grow their own vegetables to join our membe More...

Obituaries

MS. PETRA O. GARCIA

SEBASTIAN - Ms. Petra O. Garcia, 87, went to be with her Lord on Monday, April 18, 2016. She passed away at Retama Manor in Raymondville after a lengthy illness.  More...

Card of Thanks

There are no words that seem adequate enough to say thank you to everyone who expressed their sympathy during the loss of our beloved Roy - husband, father, son and friend. More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: IN THE INTEREST OF Darrian Adrian Cruz Cause No. 2015-CV-0512-AIN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY,TEXAS TO: RUMALDO CRUZ AND UNKNOWN FATHER and all whom it may concern, respondents More...

LEGAL NOTICE

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Beer & Wine Off Premise License by Erika Kinney dba Laguna Madre Baits to be located at 828A W. Port Dr., Port Mansfield, Willacy County, Texas.   More...

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