LGC commissioners, lawyers discuss jail builder lawsuit

Before the LGC meeting was held, Rios told the Chronicle News reporter that the newspaper prints nothing but lies about them. “You should be ashamed of yourself,” he said. “I also want to let you know to put your insurance company on notice.” A $65 million lawsuit the county filed against a Houston company that built three jails and a […]

City awards $560,000 contract for street improvements

After reviewing proposals for a major street improvement project, the city commission awarded a bid to G&T Paving during Tuesday’s meeting. The Brownsville-based company submitted the lowest bid for the project that will upgrade more than 20 blocks of streets this year. Bids for the First Street project were opened two weeks ago during another meeting of the city commission. […]

Rains come at great time for farmers

Tuesday’s downpour couldn’t have come at a better time for Willacy County farm and ranch land. More than 3 inches of precipitation fell in some parts of the county, bringing the total to more than five inches of rain since Friday night as a storm passed through the area bringing high winds and rain fall. The rains fell over the […]

Early voting in May 27 runoff begins Monday


Early voting for the May 27 runoff election will start Monday, May 19 and will end Friday, May 23. Voters will cast their ballots at the Library Annex during business hours. Two contested races for Willacy County commissioner seats Precinct 2 and 4 will be decided by the voters. Commissioner Noe Loya, the incumbent, faces San Perlita Mayor Oscar De […]




As drivers, we all possess certain pieces of equipment related to the operation of our vehicles. A license is a good start. Keys are a necessary second. GPS comes in handy for new and distant destinations. We all understand the importance of plenty of window washer fluid and regular oil changes. Car air fresheners work as fragrant reminders of a […]

Behind the Badge

National Police Week 2014 honors those who died on duty

This is the week that President John F. Kennedy signed into law making the week of May 15th each year National Police Week, and May 15th of each year Police Memorial Day. Unfortunately, President Kennedy was assassinated a short time after that and Officer J. D. Tippet of the Dallas Police Department became one of the first officers honored because […]

Endovascular Neurologist to speak at VBMC; May is stroke Awareness Month

HARLINGEN – Dr. Wond- wossen Tekie, Endovascular Neurologist, will speak on prevention and treatment of stroke, or “brain attack”, on Tuesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen (on the first floor of the hospital, enter through the South Tower, in the Woodward Conference Center). The meeting is free to the public, and refreshments will […]