April 24, 2019 RSS feed / News

Private cargo ship arrives at space station with food galore

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Constable deputies nab trio in pickup April 17; $51,000 in cash seized, investigation continues

Two Willacy County Precinct 2 deputy constables arrested three people after a traffic stop on I69E south of Raymondville on Wednesday, April 17. A total $51,000 in cash was seized. More...

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS RUNNERS burn up the track at Burnett Stadium Thursday in Raymondville.   More...

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THE MGMS SOFTBALL TEAM recently completed their season with an undefeated record. They earned victories over La Sara, San Perlita, La Villa, Monte Alto and Santa Rosa.   More...

Commissioner De la Paz gets new tractor; mowing will resume along rural roads in Willacy’s Precinct 3

Willacy County commissioners approved on Thursday the purchase of a New Holland tractor and disc during a special meeting on Thursday.  The emergency $44,000 will be used by Precinct 3 Commissioner Henry De la Paz for equipment to mow along coun More...

Lobbyists back teen trying to end Texas Confederate holiday

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Months after the removal of a plaque in the Texas Capitol that rejected slavery's role in the Civil War, a push to abolish a state holiday honoring Confederate soldiers has returned with the backing of high-powered lobbyists. More...

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) - Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she'd brought with her on the long trek toward the United States.  More...

Multiple criminals arrested by Border Patrol

EDINBURG, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested multiple criminal aliens over the Easter holiday weekend.  More...

American astronaut’s dreams of seeing space becoming reality

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) - A Mainer who’s headed to the International Space Station says she’s always dreamed of being in space and “seeing this giant blue ball below me.”  NASA astronaut Jessica Meir is scheduled to launch in More...

Tips lead to arrests of 2 on Texas 10 Most Wanted list

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two convicted felons on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list have been caught in unrelated arrests.  The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday announced the capture of 24- year-old Clifford Milton and 34-year-old Rodrigo F More...

Dallas area leads American cities in 2018 population growth

DALLAS (AP) - New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates show the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area led American cities in new residents from 2017 to 2018, adding nearly 131,700 people.  More...

CASA invites the public to return expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on April 27

On Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Raymondville Police Department, Lyford CISD Police Department, CASA Coalition and the U.S. More...

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ALAMO LUMBER CO. EMPLOYEE CHEVY GUTIERREZ shows a sheet of “OSB board,” a type of plywood usually purchased by homeowners to protect windows when a hurricane is expected. More...

Father of frequent jail guest blames county for daughter’s miscarriage, claims medical care delayed

The father of a mentally ill woman who has been frequently jailed in Willacy County is seeking help for his daughter after she allegedly lost a baby to what he claims is medical neglect during a recent incarceration.  More...

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SATURDAY IS THE ROAD TO RECYCLING TIRE COLLECTION PROJECT coordinated by the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council. More...

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THE SAN PERLITA TROJANS recently claimed their second consecutive District 32-AA Track & Field championship and advanced to the area meet. More...

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REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SOUTH TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS (STAS) AND TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF RURAL SCHOOLS (TARS) were in Austin last week and to meet with Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. and others. The delegation included South Texas ISD Superintendent Dr. More...

LONG AGO

LONG AGO - Willacy’s first full size 1957 - bale of cotton was ginned Tuesday afternoon at the Downing Gin Company in Raymondville. Ginner D.E. More...

Harvey-damaged library to be transformed into a tech center

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston public library that was already closed for renovations when it was damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 will reopen next year as the city’s first full TECHLink center.  TECHLink is a digital creative space that offe More...

Texas district attorney seeks changes in drug prosecutions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The district attorney for one of the largest counties in Texas is introducing new drug-prosecution protocols that are expected to increase the number of case dismissals and referrals to diversion programs.  More...

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