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Opinion: The public needs to speak out: RISD trustees should rethink Superintendent choice

If you were in charge of choosing Raymondville ISD’s next superintendent to replace Johnny I. Pineda, who recently departed after serving the district for about 10 years, what kind of a new leader would you choose? More...

News

Cops: Pastor forged documents, sold church to himself for $1

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. More...

Stolen flatbed, slow chase: Driver couldn't shift gears

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Alabama authorities say a thief who couldn't figure out how to shift out of first gear led a slow-speed chase in a flatbed truck.  Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian tells AL. More...

Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?

NEW YORK ( AP) Can Amazon, the company that persuaded people to buy ever more items online, win enough of them over to having their fresh groceries arrive in an Amazon box?  More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Futures continue to fall under pressure

June 15, 2017   More...

Obituaries

LEONARDO ESPARZA, JR.

SEBASTIAN - Leonardo Esparza Jr., 69, entered into eternal life with the lord on June 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Sebastian, TX. Leo Jr. was born to Leonardo Sr. More...

MARJORIE ESTELLE RHODES

SAN ANTONIO/SAN PERLITA, TX - Marjorie Estelle Rhodes, 90 of San Antonio, entered into rest Friday, June 9, 2017 in Brookdale Nursing Home in San Antonio, Texas.  She was born on March 9, 1927 in El Teniente, near what is now Lasara, Texas, daug More...

ANTONIO Q. QUILANTAN

LYFORD - Antonio Q. Quilantan, 84, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock, TX. He was born on June 13, 1933 in Lyford, TX to Remigio and Maria (Quintero) Quilantan.  More...

County talking about 8-liners - and that’s about it

As more eightliners open in the unincorporated areas of Willacy County, the commissioners court is finally beginning to pay attention to the people’s complaints.  More...

Vandals go on a rampage in town

Local vandals went on a rampage last Friday breaking the windows of many houses, businesses and vehicles.  Among the businesses hit were Lara’s Bakery on North Fifth Street and Murphy’s service station on FM 490.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Nothing is dirt cheap anymore, except gossip

I hope all the Fathers had a wonderful Father's Day and that most of you were making good memories or were remembering good memories of Father. We give thanks for our fathers and more so for our Heavenly Father who is the best Father of all. More...

Letters

WELCOME TO SEBASTIAN!

Welcome to Sebastian, in the southern portion of Willacy county. Sebastian, once a quiet, tranquil and peaceful small town.  Not so much anymore, not the kind of environment to raise a family anymore. Why? More...

Improved pet ordinance needed, reader says

Editor, The new ordinance allowing four pets per household will solve nothing. It should be two pets per household and they must be on the property or on a leash. If not adios to the pet. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

The joy of worrying

I used to live a carefree life. I didn’t worry about the future or wars or the economy. I drove on sketchy roads up mountains and even climbed those mountains on occasion. I spent too much money on impractical shoes. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

JUNE 14 - Theft, S. Bus. 77, Raymondville.  Civil matter, W. Broadway Ave., Sebastian.  Execution of warrant/assault on a public servant/arrested: Juan Manuel Trevino, W.C. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

JUNE 19- Theft, under $100, 300 blk W. Yturria.  Burglary of building, 1200 blk S. 7th.  Robbery, 200 blk N. 7th.  Criminal tresspass warning issued, 1000 blk N. 3rd.  Accident (minor), 300 blk E. More...

Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

Willacy County invites all citizens to a public hearing at 5:05 p.m. on June 28, 2017, at the County Judge’s Office (Commissioners Courtroom), 576 W. More...

COMBINED REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR GRANT SERVICES AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HEARING NOTICE

WCHA is anticipating receipt of funds from the Texas General Land Office (GLO) under the CDBG Disaster Recovery - 2015 and 2016 Flooding Program.  More...

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