March 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Loaves & Fishes expands meals program to 4 days a week

Area residents wanting to have a warm free meal will now be able to get one four days a week instead of every Tuesday and Thursday.  The Harlingen-based Loaves & Fishes will begin serving meals Monday through Thursday at Primera Iglesia Cris More...

News

W.C. Little League Meeting

Willacy County Little League will hold a mandatory meeting for all coaches and managers on Wednesday, March 1, at the American Legion at 7 p.m. Coaches and managers are asked to please attend.  - - -   More...

W.C. Little League Registration

Willacy County Little League will hold the final two days of registration on Friday from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

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WINDSOR ATRIUM IN HARLINGEN-crowned its Valentine’s Day Royalty during a gathering of residents and family on Valentine’s Day. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Futures Market relatively calm

February 24, 2017   More...

Texas ag chief OKs use of poison to bring a 'hog apocalypse'

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) The Texas agriculture commissioner approved the use of a poison that he says may herald a ``feral hog apocalypse'' in a state where an estimated 2.5 million hogs roam.  More...

Downturn in farm economy complicating new Farm Bill efforts

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) As the elder statesman from an agricultural state, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has worked on crafting seven farm bills. More...

Obituaries

GILBERT LOZANO

RAYMONDVILLE- Gilbert Lozano, 72, was called home to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Brownsville, TX to Pablo Lozano, Sr. More...

JOSE ROQUE RAMIREZ

RAYMONDVILLE- Jose Roque Ramirez, 71, entered into eternal glory on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his residence. He was born on March 4, 1945 in San Perlita, TX to Victoriano and Rafaela (De Luna) Ramirez.  More...

William Maurice Mallet, Jr.

MY STAR IN HEAVEN

I am sending a dove to Heaven with a parcel on its wings, be careful when you open it. Its full of beautiful things. More...

Prison could reopen if county signs new contract with MTC or Geo Corp.

The Willacy County Correctional Detention Center could soon reopen thanks to Republican President Donald Trump’s stand on illegal immigration and the prison’s proximity to the Mexican border located 50 miles to the south.  More...

Longtime district clerk Gilbert Lozano dies

Gilbert Lozano, the longtime Willacy County District Clerk, was laid to rest Monday in a Mission cemetery. Funeral mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Raymondville. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Sheriffs Day at the Capitol

The 85th Legislative Sessions have been off and running for a time now and instead of waiting until the last minute to present our proposals to our respective State Representatives and State Senators, we have been working almost since the last sessio More...

Letters

8-liners limit county’s economic potential

Willacy County has a lot of potential for economic growth. It is up to our county leaders and law officials to help make it happen. Be on the outside looking into our county, there are too many 8-liners here. More...

Reader offers thoughts on Black History

This is important to me. so I am writing another letter. More...

Pt. Mansfield resident dreams of playing major league baseball

Dear Willacy County News.  My name is Tiffany Means, a member of the Port Mansfield Art League. I was pictured with other members of the league in April of 2016 but that’s my jewelry making side.  More...

County Lifestyles

RAYMONDVILLE NOON LIONS CLUB

RAYMONDVILLE NOON LIONS CLUB held their regular meeting Tuesday and their guest speaker was Annie Studebaker. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

We just kept having babies

I don’t expect everyone to understand. Don’t even expect approval or a nod. Most smart, logical and common sense-driven people stop somewhere around 2.5 children. We did not. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

FEBRUARY 22- Incident (disturbance), 100 blk S. U.S. 77, Raymondville.  FEBRUARY 23 - Execution of warrant/possession of a controlled substance/arrested: Adam Rios, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail  Harassment, 200 blk W. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 27 - Missing/runaway, 400 blk E. Harris.  Terroristic threat, 400 blk W. Yturria.  Incident, possible violation of protective order, 600 blk W. Durham.  Aggravated assault w/deadly weapon, FV, 400 blk S. More...

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