County residents fed up with trash dumped on roads

County residents Gary and Thelma Coleman said they have had it with people dumping trash on county roads. They said every time they drive into town toward Highway 186 along Williams Road they run into an unpleasant view because of all the junk they see as they drive by. Couches, huge plastic bags filled with trash, particularly beer cans, broken […]

Mendoza’s charged with stabbing local woman

The brother and sister arrested last week in connection with the multiple stabbing of a local woman have been on the wrong side of the law multiple times. The sibblings, Albert Mendoza and Margie Castro- Mendoza, are in the Willacy County Jail where they have been on many occasions. The victim, Grace Cantu- Ledesma, was left to die along a […]

Port Mansfield hosts Christmas celebration, Dec. 17th

The Christmas season is getting as good as it can get in Willacy County. Last week, the Raymondville Chamber of Commerce held several events and the city of Lyford threw a fiesta with a parade, music and lots of prizes. Next week is Port Mansfield’s chance to show off its holiday spirit. A boat and house decoration contest, childrengeared activities, […]

Home invasion reported in Lasara

A home invasion reportedly took place in Lasara Sunday night and the case is being investigated by the Willacy County Sheriff ’s Department. Four assailants broke into a house where they roped-tied a woman to a chair, robbed the place and left toward Raymondville. The house is just west of Kenaf Road’s turn on Texas Highway 186. No other details […]

Lyford FFA participates in FFA State Leadership Career Development

LYFORD – William “Will” Scogin a member of the Lyford FFA Chapter went to Huntsville, Friday, December 2, to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development Events. Will, who was competing in the Job Interview contest, qualified for the state competition by finishing first in one of the state’s 57 district competitions and first in one of ten regional competitions. […]

SLICES OF LIFE The holiday letter

Like the Terminator, we are back! You may have missed our holiday letter last year because we didn’t send one. We weren’t trying to be naughty and I hope our lack of communication didn’t get us knocked off your Christmas card list. In case it did, I am sending our greetings early this year so you will have time to […]

Behind the Badge

Ho ho ho, oh no!

It’s Tuesday already and that means the deadline for this column is today. So I’m trying to rack my brain for an item of interest to summit as I’m driving back to the office and I see this billboard with the above title on it and it mentioned the perils of drinking and driving, and especially during the holiday season. […]

Speeder had license suspended 46 times

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (AP) A New York man whose driver’s license has been suspended nearly four dozen times was arrested for speeding on Interstate 81 south of Syracuse. Fifty-one-year-old Darwin Barnes was pulled over by New York State Police in Cortland County around 10 p.m. Wednesday after troopers say he was observed going 95 mph in a 65 mph zone. State […]

Florida man dubbed “Grinch” busted by police

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Hours after a man described by police as a Christmas “Grinch” was released from a Florida jail, he is back in the slammer. The Boyton Beach Police Department says Francis Keller was arrested Sunday for holding up a fast- food restaurant and pointing a gun at patrons. The 56-year-old Keller was charged with armed robbery […]