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Isabel Adame well trained to take over District Clerk’s position

Providing access to Willacy County district court files for prosecutors, attorneys, judges, the court system and the public without missing a beat is the challenge Isabel Adame is facing.  More...

SHOTGUN TRAIL RIDERS

SHOTGUN TRAIL RIDERS proceed south on 1-69 frontage road near Lyford Tuesday on their way to the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show at Mercedes. More...

Texas border town tells story of Mexican guest workers

DALLAS (AP) A Texas border town is working to restore what is believed to be the only remaining site that once helped process the millions of Mexicans who came to the U.S. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKEY WEEKLY

May cotton posts modest gain this week despite volatility

March 2, 2017 With only a handful of March contracts still open, May cotton futures have come into their own as the lead contract and have wasted no time in making their own mark. More...

SUGAR CANE

SUGAR CANE harvesting has been going on in Willacy County for a while and the huge plumes of smoke seen from a distance are caused by burning the cane’s slender leaves. More...

Obituaries

IGNACIA C. MARTINEZ

RAYMONDVILLE- Ignacia C. Martinez, 88, passed peacefully on March 5, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Vidal and Silvestra (Saldana) Cedillo. More...

FLORENCIA G. GUERRERO

RAYMONDVILLE - Florencia G. Guerrero, 69 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on September 29, 1947 in Elsa, Texas, daughter of Porfirio and Carmen ( Sanchez) Galvan.  More...

MARIA DEL ROSARIO ESPINOZA

SEBASTIAN- Maria Del Rosario Espinoza, 72 of Sebastian, Texas, entered into rest Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at her home.  She was born on December 23, 1944 in LaFeria, Texas, daughter of Pablo and Aurelia (Ayala) Campos.  More...

Detention Center might provide 250 jobs, Judge Guerra says

After another bout of severe cost-cutting in Willacy County government caused by a riot at the “tent city” prison and loss of jobs there and later when the large Wal-Mart store closed south of Raymondville, the local economy seems to be o More...

Las Casitas De Los Olmos housing project accepts first tenants

It has taken much longer than planned to complete Las Casitas de los Olmos, a modern 80-unit apartment complex just south of Raymondville High School but the wait may be worth it, said the occupant of one of three occupied apartments. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It's Time to Spring Forward

Well, here we find ourselves in March and it's time to move the clock forward again, it seems like we just celebrated the New Year and here we are in March. I don't know about March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. More...

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County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Twelve minutes

Each day it takes 12 minutes of my time. Five days a week - Monday through Friday. Six minutes in the morning. Six minutes in the afternoon - for a total of an hour each week.  More...

58th Wedding Anniversary

Juan and Yolanda Guerrero were married on March 10, 1959 and celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary this week.  They are parents to Anne Nieto, Matilda Tijerina, Linda Martinez, Luis Guerrero, Hilda Guerrero, Johnny Guerrero and Jesse Guerrero More...

Encore performance of Raymondville ECHS play this Thursday

Encore performance of Raymondville Early College High School Performance “Real Women Have Curves,” by Josefina Lopez will be on Thursday, March 10, 2017 at RISD Auditorium at 7 p.m.  Admission is $ 3 for adults and $2 for students. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk Report

Willacy County vs. G. Margarita Vallejo - tax suits.  Willacy County, et al vs Jose Barron - tax suits.  Willacy County, et al vs Allstar Motors, LLC - tax suits.  Willacy County, et al vs Arzella J. Gates, et al - tax suits.  More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

MARCH 6 - Accident (minor), 600 blk S. 6th.  Arrested: Veronica Maldonado, assault causing bodily injury, 100 blk S. 6th.  Assist other agency, 700 blk W. Lochrie.  Harassment by phone, 200 blk E. More...

W.C. Sheriff ’s BLOTTER

MARCH 01- Burglary of a habitation, Broadway Ave., Lyford.  Execution of warrant/failure to appear, burglary of a habitation/ evading arrest/evading arrest with a motor vehicle, arrested: Carlos Moreno - Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

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