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Rollover leaves a man dead

The latest rollover in Willacy County has left one man dead. The accident happened about 5:15 p.m. Monday about 10 miles north of Raymondville. More...

News

Rick Perry endorses Trump for president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a longtime critic of Donald Trump, now plans to support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.  More...

Texas girl, 7, writes fake excuse note to get out of school

HOUSTON ( AP) - The father of a 7-year-old Houston girl says she was wrong to write a fake excuse note to get out of school but he questions why she was allowed to leave.  Charlie Dahu told KTRKTV that it’s obvious the scrawled note, with More...

Towery, who won ‘55 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, dies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ken Towery, a small-town Texas journalist who won the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting at the tiny Cuero Daily Record, has died. More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas A&M AgriLife study shows insect costing millions

WESLACO - It may be hard to spot, but the tiny sugarcane aphid is racking up tens of millions of dollars in losses in just the four South Texas counties evaluated so far, according to a report by an economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension More...

TDA Market Recap, May 9, 2016

AUSTIN - (May 9, 2016) For the week ending May 6, 2016, Texas feeder cattle auctions reported prices steady to $10 lower, with instances of steady to $5 higher. Texas Weekly Direct reported prices $2 to $6 lower. More...

Obituaries

FRANCISCA D. GARZA

PEARSALL, TX- Francisca D. Garza, 59, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 6, 2016 at her home in Pearsall, TX. She was born on April 27, 1957 to Francisco Martinez and Trinidad (Timoteo) Trevino in Robstown, TX.  More...

ELDA VERA GILBERT

RAYMONDVILLE, TX -Elda Vera Gilbert, 67 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on August 18, 1948 in Elsa, Texas, daughter of Gilberto Lorenzo and Iris (Vela) Vera, Sr.  El More...

FRED BREWER, JR. JANUARY 23, 1941 - APRIL 28, 2016

Fred Brewer, Jr., 75, of Raymondville, passed away on April 28, 2016. More...

Legals

WILLACY COUNTY Public Service Announcement:

Fair Housing, It’s the Law

To promote fair housing practices, Willacy County encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.  More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSE TORRES, DECEASED.   More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: JOE ANDREW TORRES, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSE TORRES, DECEASED.   More...

President of the RISD board of trustees gets 120 days in jail on child support charges

The president of the Raymondville school district board of trustees has been arrested and was ordered to serve 120 days in the county jail for not paying child support.  Lupe Ruiz, the board’s president for the last three years, was taken More...

NEW POLICE STATION

NEW POLICE STATION was officially opened during a ceremony held on Wednesday, May 4. U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela, right, Texas Rep. More...

Border Patrol agent murder trial set Oct. 17

A court date was set for the trial of a man indicted for killing an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol officer during a fishing outing in eastern Willacy County. The Oct. More...

Editorial & Columns

SEEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A patient once cried, "I have no faith in doctors!"  "That's all right, ma'am," said the physician, "my dog has no faith in the vet, but I take him and he gets cured." Faith is a vital force for our salvation. More...

Behind the Badge

Recent Events & Early Voting

This past week we had events that should help us all focus on our spiritual walks and the direction our communities, schools, military, and government are heading and how we can make it better for us all.  More...

Political Cartoon

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County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Old, young or none of the above?

For most of my life I viewed myself as old. Even when I clearly wasn’t. It’s about perspective. The memories are vague, or even nonexistent, but when I was 2 I got a baby sister. By age 3, I’m pretty sure I thought I was old. More...

Gillespie-Maldonado

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gillespie are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Allison Gillespie, to Andres Davi Maldonado, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andres Maldonado. More...

Photo

MGMS recently announced their top 10% students for this year’s 8th grade class. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 8 - Theft, under $100, 400 blk E. Hidalgo.  Accident (minor), 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Incident, 800 blk W. Sauz.  Information, 700 blk W. Durango.  MAY 7 - Harassment, 1200 blk N. 6th.  Harassment, 400 blk N. 5th.  More...

Woman sentenced to 5-years in prison for slamming car door on officer’s hand

The Willacy County & District Attorney’s Office announced today that Nancy Marie Coronado, 25, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison for Assault on a Public Servant. More...

Local man sentenced to 7 years in prison evading arrest

The Willacy County & District Attorney’s Office announced today that Noe Torres III, of Raymondville, TX was found guilty and sentenced to 7 years in prison for Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle. More...

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