April 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Trailers, equipment, tools, tractors, machinery targets for thieves

Willacy County Sheriff’s Department is warning owners of construction and farming tools and equipment to take extra precautions because they have noticed an uptick in thefts of such property.   More...

News

Port Mansfield sales tax funds to get separate county budget category to ensure local projects benefit

Concerned Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce members learned Thursday a county commissioners’ agenda item to transfer sales tax funds from their businesses to a separate part of the budget will just result in better accounting and ensure funds More...

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FAITH PERKINS was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at South Texas Preparatory Academy in Edinburg on March 28. Faith is in the 7th grade at STPA. More...

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LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HANNAH PEREZ signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Arlington Baptist University. More...

County Lifestyles

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A FUNDRAISER WAS HELD WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, to help Bryan Parker and his family recover from a March 7 fire that destroyed their home east of Lyford. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Things we need - or maybe don’t

I grew up in an era where hanging at the mall was a regular weekend activity. Lingering in the food court was as natural as sampling lip gloss flavors in the department store. More...

Governor Abbott appoints six to Texas Historical Commission

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jim Bruseth, Ph.D. and Renee Dutia to the Texas Historical Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2019. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DORRIS NELL HEDBERG LIRAS, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Dorris Nell Hedberg Liras, Deceased, were issued on March 16, 2018, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 2018-PRB-0003, to Steven May. More...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF LUCILLE DE LA GARZA, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Lucille De La Garza, Deceased, were issued on April 11, 2018, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 2018-PRB-0006, to Robert De La Garza. More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of GILBERTO LOZANO, Deceased, were issued on April 11, 2018, under Docket Number 20I7-PRB-0012, pending in the County Court of Willacy County, Texas to VIOLA LOZANO.  More...

Recent rash of serious car crashes have law enforcement officials concerned

Heavy smoke from a grass fire on I-69E in Combes north of FM 508 Sunday evening caused a chain reaction involving six cars and a tractor-trailer rig, sending six people to be hospitalized, several reportedly from Willacy County.  More...

Veterans’ Expo at Raymondville Legion Hall April 19

Military veterans in the Willacy County area who may not be taking advantage of all the benefits they have earned get information and assistance at 6 p.m. April 19 at the Veterans’ Expo at American Legion Post 390, 211 W. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Annual Spring Border Sheriffs’ Meeting

Last Sunday, we, as members of the Texas Border Sheriffs' Coalition, left for Las Cruces, New Mexico to meet with members of The Southwestern Border Sheriffs' Coalition for our Annual Spring Meeting. More...

Letters

Reader asks questions about ‘Dreamers’

Dear Editor:   With all of the sympathetic and bleeding hearts for the Dreamers who were brought into the U.S. illegally by, I assume, illegally arrived parents, why has no one asked where the parents are now? Have they been deported? More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Futures gain more ground

April 13, 2018   More...

Farm Mom of the Year nominations open

Moms. They are the glue that holds the family, and farm, together.  Affectionate. Reliable. Selfless. Moms will often sacrifice much for their families and the farm. More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report

CORPUS CHRISTI   Redfish are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on Corkies, Soft-Dines and spoons. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp.  PORT MANSFIELD   More...

Obituaries

In Loving Memory of

Guadalupe De La Serna

4 Year Anniversary Jan. 10, 1953 - April 10, 2014 I cried when you passed away, I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn’t make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 16 - Accident (minor), 300 blk E. Sunset.  Theft of service, over $100, under $750, 800 blk W. Tampico.  APRIL 15 - Arrested: Edwardo Briceno-Ibarra, driving while intoxicated, 100 blk S. Exp. More...

District Clerk Report

In the matter of $34,602 U.S. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

APRIL 11 - Incident report (vehicle impounded), Hwy. 186 and 1st St., Raymondville.  APRIL 12- Burglary of a habitation, N. Bus. 77, Lyford.  Assault, FM 1015, LaSara.  More...

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