2020-03-11 E-Edition

New police chief sworn in, 8-Liner and city zoning regulations modified in Lyford

Newly hired Lyford Police Chief Armin Martinez was sworn into office Monday by state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. Martinez, who has been a Raymondville police sergeant, has also been municipal judge in Raymondville and Lyford. He has also worked as a police officer in the San Benito school district and worked as a Child Protective Service officer. Martinez will screen […]

Willacy EMS briefs law enforcement officers, firefighters, doctors on coronavirus situation, precautions

Law enforcement officers were briefed Monday by Willacy County Emergency Medical Service on the coronavirus situation and local precautions. Assistant EMS director Gilbert Torres said the agency receives daily briefings by federal officials and information is passed on to local officials. Texas Department of State Health Services has daily conference calls. Relevant information is being passed along to all local […]

Fired Raymondville band director arrested by school district police Friday for alleged sexual involvement with female students in Port Isabel and Raymondville, revised report released

Former Raymondville school district head band director Savas Ramirez was arrested on Friday, school officials said in a revised news release. Ramirez was arrested by the Raymondville Independent School District Police Department Friday and charged with sexual performance of a child. He was released from the Willacy County Jail Saturday on $50,000 bond, Sheriff’s Dept. Detective Sgt. Andrew Maldonado said. […]

Raymondville commissioners hear report on Chick-fil-A market research

Raymondville Economic Development Coordinator David Correa reported to city commissioners on test marketing by Chick-fil-A going on now in the parking lot of the Raymondville Rural Technology Center. The chicken fast food chain is experimenting with various locations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, including Raymondville, searching for possible sites to expand its business, Correa said. “They gave out 500 […]


Down with daylight saving time

It happened again last week. We had to reset our clocks because of Daylight Saving Time (DST). I’m not sure if we are saving daylight now or if we were week before last. (I just checked. We are in the saving mode. Glad I figured that one out.) Really though – and I’m trying not to sound cynical here – […]


LYFORD BULLDOG POWERLIFTING REGIONAL QUALIFIERS – Shown, from left to right, Senior – 242 lb. weight class Manny Cepeda, Sophomore – 123 lb. weight class Gabriel Chavez, Junior – 181 lb. weight class Brandon Rocha, Junior – 148 lb. weight class Tyler McClaugherty. They will be competing in Division 3 Region 5 regional championship at Bishop HS on March 12.


THREE MEMBERS OF THE RAYMONDVILLE BEARKAT POWERLIFTING TEAM have qualified for Regionals this year. This Friday, they will be traveling to Bishop to compete in the Division II Regional Championships. In the super heavy weight division is Jaden Brooks who is currently ranked 2nd in the region and 4th in the state. In the 181’s, Juan Torres is ranked 2nd […]

Mass Schedule

Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church will be at 5:00 p.m. beginning March 14. Confessions will be from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Behind the Badge

“Service is the rent we pay in life for the space we occupy”

The week has gone by quickly, elections were held, we had a time change and life moves on. The new week has already had its share of work. Classes were held Monday for officers in need of the ones being provided. More will be held later during the week for those needing them to advance to another certification level. A […]