March 20, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Sarita checkpoint to be renamed in honor of fallen agent

by Diana Whitworth Nelson  Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega’s faithful service will not be forgotten.  Today dignitaries, including senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson and Congressman Filemon More...

News

The Nature Conservancy to purchase Glebe Mountain land

WINDHAM, Vt. (AP) - Southern Vermont's Glebe Mountain will soon be conserved and protected from development.  The Brattleboro Reformer reports that The Nature Conservancy will be buying 3,500 acres in Windham and Londonderry. More...

Same smile, fresh paint in the works

Plans are underway to give Smiley Face water tower a makeover.  City Manager Eleazar “Yogi” Garcia said the proposed project for maintenance, repair and painting for three city water towers continues to move forward.  Project pr More...

Texas lawmakers look to quicken parole for youth offenders

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lawmakers looking to shrink Texas' prison population and costs are considering a bill that would allow some people convicted of committing serious crimes as minors to apply for parole in half the time they're currently allowed.&n More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Measuring life in meatballs

Yesterday I made meatballs for dinner. No big deal, but it got me to thinking.  I can throw a from-scratch batch of meatballs together in no time. More...

Photo

THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 390 recently gave a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities and visited military veterans at the Veterans Administration (VA) Health Clinic in Harlingen.   More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 18 - Theft over $100, under $750, 400 blk W. White.  Minor accident, 300 blk W. Hidalgo.  Arrested: Abigail Martinez, execution of warrant x6, traffic, 400 blk W. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

MARCH 12 - Evade arrest, possess marijuana, arrested: Aiden Jace Medrano, CR 2900, Lasara.  Execution of warrant/assault public servant, arrested: Serafin Almazan Gudino, W.C. Sheriff Dept. More...

97-year-old courthouse remains empty

Willacy County Commissioners agreed last Wednesday to reenlist the services of Limbacher & Godfrey Architects, Inc., the same company that prepared the courthouse master plan in 2009, to help save the historic structure.  More...

Winter Texan prefers Raymondville lifestyle

Winter Texans have learned from experience to schedule their visits to the Rio Grande Valley before blasts of winter weather hit back home.  Willie McCorkle of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, said he and his wife have been traveling down to Gateway RV Park More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

"The shadows are behind you, if you walk toward the light!"

Have you ever been in a situation where everything seems to be going wrong, and everybody seems to be telling you, you can't do what you are trying to do? More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Futures rally three days this week

March 15, 2019   More...

Planned solar farm near Dallas draws support, criticism

CANTON, Texas (AP) - David Dunagan and his wife, Lori, moved to the East Texas ranching community of Whitton two years ago to escape the bright lights of Dallas, finding peace on a back patio overlooking the emptiness of rolling grasslands dotted by More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report

CORPUS CHRISTI   Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs. More...

Obituaries

ESTELA (LOPEZ) BARRON

LYFORD, TEXAS - Estela (Lopez) Barron, 65, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her residence in Lyford, Texas. She was born on October 25, 1953 in Mexico to Rafael V. Lopez, Sr. and Maria de los Angeles Lopez.  More...

GEORGE ISAAC TIBBS

RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS - George Isaac Tibbs, 95 of Raymondville, TX, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Retama Manor Nursing Home, Raymondville, Texas.  He was born February 26, 1924 in Dallas County, Missouri to Edith and James Ti More...

PORFIRIA VEGA ZUNIGA

SEBASTIAN, TEXAS -Porfiria Vega Zuniga, 100, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family and friends on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. More...

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