Hinojosa defeats Ammerman De la Paz ousts Serrato

Local attorney Annette C. Hinojosa defeated Willacy County District Attorney Bernard Ammerman in Tuesday’s runoff election. Unofficial results gave Hinojosa 1,386 votes, or 51.09 percent, against Bernard’s 1,327 votes, or 48.91 percent. The two waged a spirited race pitting an experienced prosecutor against an opponent backed by former DA Juan Guerra, a controversial man who, according to some, turned the […]

Memorial Day kicks off with event at fallen Marine’s dad’s home

A stone placed in front of the home of the father of a fallen U.S. Marine will kick off this Memorial Day weekend activities. The stone, which was engraved and donated by Mid Valley Pavers of Donna, will be unveiled at 10 a. m. Friday outside Arturo Aguirre’s home at 853 E. Gem Ave. He is the father of Anthony […]

Young Farmers Fishing Tournament is Friday & Saturday at Port Mansfield

Anyone who likes catching whoppers can have the chance to go home with cash as prizes this weekend. The 34th annual Willacy County Young Farmers Fishing Tournament kicks off at 8 p.m. this Friday, May 27 and runs through 4 p.m. Saturday in Port Mansfield. The tourney is held to raise scholarship money for area high school students and for […]


Joe and Patricia Ysasi of Mt. Pleasant, TX are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Yvonne Ysasi, to Robert Carr McElroy, son of James Robert McElroy of Mt. Pleasant and Dee Ann Henry of Paris, TX. Natalie is a graduate of North East Texas Community College with an Associate of Science and is currently working on obtaining […]


Graduated from Lyford Kinder 2016, she is the daughter of Angie Nunez, Granddaughter of Mario & Angie Nunez


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My husband and I have always tried to make our family a priority. It is the one aspect of parenting we can agree on. Still, after years of planning kid-friendly vacations, chaperoning field trips to the zoo or museum, warming the bleachers at youth sporting events and attending school holiday concerts, I have the nagging feeling I could have (should […]


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Memorial Day-Remembering the Price Paid for Our Freedoms

As we enter the latter part of a very busy month, we look ahead to Memorial Day. Most people when asked about this special holiday think of it as a three day weekend and a time to hit the beach, bar-bque, the last holiday before school is out for the summer or many other things. However, fewer and fewer each […]

Stone knife shows evidence of first Americans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Archaeologists say they’ve uncovered a stone knife in a sinkhole near Tallahassee that dates back 14,550 years. The scientists published their results last week and say the knife is evidence that people were in North America prior to the Clovis period. For most of the past cen- tury, archaeologists believed the first people known as the Clovis […]

San Antonio food bank, federal parks join to provide produce

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Food Bank and the National Park Service are joining forces for a project that will provide up to about 500,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to feed the hungry. The San Antonio Express- News reports that the partnership will use historic water rights and farmland at Mission San Juan in San Antonio Missions National […]