Wreath-laying ceremony held at Chavez Cemetery

On Saturday, National Wreaths Across America Memorial Day, holiday wreaths were laid at a small family cemetery near Sebastian in tribute to U.S. veterans. The program, which began in Maine, has spread across the country and now has representation in all 50 states. The local ceremony was held first in Harlingen’s Pendleton Park Veterans’ Memorial and then went on to […]

Eight arrested for Nov. 3 Lyford cemetery “party”

Eight arrests have been made in connection with a Nov. 3 incident at a Lyford cemetery, Lyford Police Chief Andy Maldonado said Thursday. Charged were: Manuel Cavazos, 19, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; Kerry James Garcia, 25, unlawful restraint; Samantha Jo Loya, 26, unlawful restraint and perjury; Arturo Vela III, 21, unlawful restraint; Alejandro Josue Oviedo, no age listed, […]

New subdivision approved for Lyford, doctor clinic and new homes planned

Lyford officials on Monday approved measures to create a two-lot subdivision for construction of a doctor’s clinic and sites for 10 singlefamily houses. City commissioners and members of the Economic Development Corporation’s “A” Board and “B” Board took steps to approve the subdivision plat for the medical clinic. It will be built for Dr. Mario Sanchez on FM 498 and […]


SANTA CLAUS MADE A SURPRISE VISIT ON SATURDAY TO CARDENAS FORD, near Lyford and Raymondville on the southbound frontage road of I69E/Expressway 77. Santa and his friends got a chance to climb aboard a Lyford fire engine and a Lyford police cruiser was on hand in case any of the “kids” tried to get more than a fair share of […]


Evolution of the telephone

When I was a kid, the telephone was important stuff. Like most families, we had one phone number. Can you imagine an entire family sharing one phone number? Yet we lived through it. When the phone rang, it was a mystery. No one had caller ID. You had to answer every call. It was usually a race because we all […]


THE LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB held their December meeting at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lyford. Hostesses were Otelia Jurcak, Wanda Greenhill, Wenda Kolterman and Delia Romo. Shown are door prize winners: Chylon Ellington, Wenda Kolterman, Bea Nyquist, Norine Smith and Dottie Newman.

Behind the Badge

Love has the power to change the world

I was reading an e-mail sent out by the National Day of Prayer and I thought I’d share some if it with you this week. Here we are only a week away from the holiday we celebrate as Christmas. This is a holiday that of course has many different thoughts for many different people. For some it’s a time of […]


THE RAYMONDVILLE LIONS CLUB held their regular meeting recently and discussed their upcoming spaghetti dinner fundraiser. They also introduced and welcomed their guest speaker, Lizzie Urbina of CASA, to their meeting. She discussed the proper disposal of prescription drugs, drop off locations and about the annual fall and spring DEA Take Back Day event. Shown, from left to right, are […]


WILLACY COUNTY JUDGE AURELIO “KETER” GUERRAAND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS presented a plaque to Sheriff Larry Spence for his 42 years of service to the Sheriff’s office and to Willacy County at the County Christmas Dinner/Dance and Awards Banquet held Saturday night.

Cops For Tots Toy Giveaway

The Raymondville Police Department Annual Cops For Tots toy giveaway will take place on Friday, December 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Room located at 523 W. Hidalgo Ave. Registration will continue through Thursday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. If you have any questions, you may contact either Chief Zamora or Virginia Torres at (956) 689-2441.