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Safety director proposal debated; heated discussion at meeting

Tempers flared Monday night during a Lyford city meeting as a proposal to elevate Police Chief Andy Maldonado to public safety director was addressed. The new title would also give him authority over the fire department.  More...

News

Judge says Texas isn’t complying with voter registration law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge has ruled that Texas isn't complying with a decades-old voter registration law and wants a quick fix.  U.S. More...

Man seeks mental health care for his jailed wife; she needs care, not incarceration, he says

A Raymondville man whose wife is being held in the Willacy County jail on three charges of assault and four charges of terroristic threat said he wants her to be cared for in a mental health care facility, not locked in jail.  More...

Capital murder trial starts in case of death of off-duty Border Patrol agent

The capital murder trial of a Mexican man accused of killing an off-duty Border Patrol agent has begun in Brownsville.  Gustavo Tijerina-Sandoval, 34, is accused of shooting Javier Vega while he was fishing in Willacy County.  Sandoval-Tije More...

County Lifestyles

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Anakaren graduated with a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Three uncles

They’d be the first to admit they are more adept at handing off a football versus a tiny human being, but during the last week they’ve certainly given the latter their best efforts. More...

Graduation Mass

There will be a graduating mass for all Seniors from high school or college at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Sunday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m.  You may wear your graduation gown, caps are not necessary. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 14 - Arrested: Pedro Zuniga, execution of warrants, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, 300 blk W. Main.  Found property, 100 blk N. Exp. 77.  Accident (minor), 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Illegal dump, 100 blk S. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

MAY 9 - Execution of warrant/ evading arrest with a motor vehicle/unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft, arrested: Pedro Angel Caldera Rodriguez.  Execution of warrant/debit/ credit card abuse, arrested: Anthony Soto.  Incident report More...

District Clerk Report

In the interest of G.E.S. and N.E.S. More...

Two men arrested for scamming seniors

Two men have been arrested by Willacy County authorities on charges of credit card abuse after they allegedly targeted senior citizens in scam operations. More...

County building inspector resigns, takes McAllen job

Willacy County Building Inspector Amos Prado was praised Thursday for his service to the county.  Prado has taken a position with the City of McAllen after 4 1/2 years enforcing building and electrical codes, he said.  Leaving Willacy Count More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Time to vote again

It was just a couple months back that county-wide elections were held, and as it happens sometimes in a few of the races candidates who had gathered enough votes to win their election outright. Therefore, there a runoff election must be held. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Remembering Mr. Paul Whitworth

Editor,   I miss Mr. Whitworth for the following reasons:  He was a man of many virtues. Above all, he was a good Christian.  He was funny and enjoyed life. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Export sales report provides picture of healthy demand

May 11, 2018   More...

New state hunting, fishing regulations approved

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved a suite of changes to this year’s state hunting and fishing regulations.  Among the approved changes to the 2018-19 Texas Statewide Hunting Proclamation are expanded dove hunting op More...

Deadline nears for Cotton Ginning Cost Share program

The deadline to sign up for the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program is May 11, and eligible farmers are encouraged to enroll.  The CGCS program was recently renewed by the U.S. More...

Obituaries

NARCISO G. ZAMORA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Narciso G. Zamora, 87 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Friday, May 11, 2018, surrounded by his family at home.  He was born on August 5, 1930 in Vidauri, Texas, son of Narciso G. More...

In Loving Memory of Adrian R. Sáenz

9/21/1977 - 5/21/2003  15 Year Anniversary   More...

Legals

City of Raymondville 2018 Trash Bash

The City of Raymondville will be having our yearly trash bash event on May 19th & 20th, 2018. The collection location will be at the City of Raymondville Public Works warehouse located @ 777 North 5th Street in Raymondville, Texas.  More...

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