2020-03-18 E-Edition

Willacy commissioners hear about virus preps and new jail technology

Representatives of Willacy County Emergency Medical Center briefed county commissioners on Thursday on local preparations for the coronavirus pandemic that is dominating Texas, the United States and the world. Frank Torres, the county’s emergency management coordinator and emergency medical service director, told the county judge and commissioners what is being done to prepare in case anyone shows symptoms of the […]

Willacy County school districts add one week to Spring Break for coronavirus, but could add more

Willacy County schools are adding a week to Spring Break due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping over the nation. School districts are communicating with the Texas Education Agency and will have to monitor the situation and make decisions about when to resume classes on campus, Raymondville Deputy Superintendent Ben Clinton said. Families in each district should consult the school district’s […]

Raymondville police are seeking driver who crashed into bank entrance

Raymondville police are seeking a 35-year-old local man who crashed his car into the entrance of Wells Fargo Bank on March 5. Roberto Ruiz Jr. allegedly smashed his car into the bank’s main entrance that day but later went to Harlingen, where he was arrested on a terroristic threat charge. He was transferred to the Cameron County jail the next […]

Willacy County, Emergency Services District, Sheriff’s Department, cities, local police, Emergency Medical Services, schools, Navigation District all hunkering down for virus

Willacy County Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra issued a disaster declaration on Tuesday, an emergency proclamation that COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China in late December and has now spread throughout the world. “Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, and in some cases has caused death,” the judge declared. “Extraordinary measures must be taken to […]


Pure cuteness

My husband and I have the privilege of taking care of our grand daughter during the week when my daughter and sonin law are at work. Of course I think she is the cutest baby in the whole wide world, but I usually keep those thoughts to myself. Scandinavians (like me) dislike both over-sharing of personal information and bragging. Verbalizing […]


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Night Sky Photography

Pedro De La Fuente is passionate about night sky photography, and will be sharing his skill at Nights at the Mansion speaker series. Visit Quinta Mazatlán Thursday, March 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for his informative presentation. De La Fuente is a local photographer with a background in education. He is a member of the Upper Valley Art […]

Behind the Badge

“Coronavirus - not if, but when”

Unless you’ve been living in a cave or some deserted island somewhere you’ve had to have heard of the coronavirus disease by now. Perhaps you, like many others around the world and especially here in America, are trying to prepare for what may happen with it as it spreads. Already we read and see about empty store shelves where full […]

Pesticide workers walk out over wages, labor conditions

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) – More than a dozen pesticide sprayers in Washington state have stopped working over lack of fair wages and working conditions. United Farm Workers and several Evans Fruit employees in Sunnyside spoke to local news outlets Monday in Yakima after walking off the job Friday, the Yakima Herald Republic reported. Union national vice president Erik Nicholson translated […]