County buildings to undergo remodeling in 2013

The decaying Willacy County Courthouse and the illequipped county administrative building are being targeted for remodeling projects for 2013. Remodeling the courthouse, built in 1922, has been a long overdue project. Problems on practically every floor are evident and can be seen with the naked eye. The walls on the first, second and third floors of the courthouse are in […]

Year in Review

The Mayans were wrong, the world did not end on Dec. 21 and the latest shooting of 2012 left scores of people dead in Connecticut, including 20 school children. Those were some of the most important news of 2012 of national significance. Locally, Willacy County had its share of news, mostly concerning county politics. But there was also completion of […]

New year brings new VTCI home to city

After doing business on South Sixth Street for 33 years, Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc. has a brand new headquarters on East Hidalgo Avenue. The company will begin operating from the new building – Wednesday, Jan. 2. VTCI corporate office, administration, accounting and customer services staff are relocating to the 15,000 square feet building equipped with a drive thru window to […]

A light, steamed fish dish with big, bold flavors

The first time I had to test a recipe for steamed fish was back in the ‘80s, when I was working in the test kitchen at Gourmet magazine. And truthfully, the very idea seemed preposterous. Steaming anything over water had always struck me as boring. And the idea that you could count on a good result by applying such an […]


RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, January 7, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102-G.

Gateway RV Park Entertainment

Gateway RV Park Entertainment will be held on Wednesday, January 9 at 7 p.m., $5.00 admission. Tommy Helms will be performing.

Behind the Badge

Looking back, but moving forward

2012 is history, and we are entering into a new year and a fresh start. I don’t know how your 2012 turned out, but like most of us, I’m sure there were some highlights as well as some troubled times or sad times. Every life experiences those kinds of times, and hopefully we weather them well. Personally, I’m looking forward […]

U.S. home prices rise in October from previous year

WASHINGTON ( AP) – US home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes. Higher prices show the housing market is improving even as it moves into the more dormant fall and winter sales period. The Standard & Poor’s/ Case-Shiller national […]