2021-06-16 E-Edition

Planning for tropical storms, hurricanes reviewed Thursday

Planning for tropical storms and hurricanes must be constant in a coastal county like Willacy, local government leaders and concerned citizens learned Thursday at an annual storm preparation meeting held at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center. County Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra, Raymondville City Manager Eleazar “Yogi” Garcia and San Perlita Mayor George Guadiana reviewed several drainage improvement projects taking place […]

Port Mansfield bans deer feeding, tickets, fines coming for visitors, locals; port director says mutant clones resulting from corn overfeeding

The divisive issue of deer feeding in Port Mansfield has split public opinion and port commissioners have just passed an ordinance banning deer feeding by anyone, even residents who place deer feeders on their own lawns. Signs have appeared around town that say “Deer Lives Matter,” Port Director Ron Mills said. “We’re not trying to get rid of all the […]

COVID-19 cases down to a trickle in Willacy County, shots available

Only four people tested positive in the past week for coronavirus, a welcome trend after a year that claimed at least 89 lives in Willacy County, not to mentioned thousands hospitalized and a year of shutdown and economic hardship. Four cases of COVID-19 infection were reported on Thursday, three new cases and one old case that was backlogged, Willacy County […]


Not gone yet

I had a bit of a eureka today. There are two groups of people in this world: those who have been thrust into the tsunami that is grief and those who hope to outrun the storm. Those of us in the eye of the hurricane struggle. We lament. We wail. Our lives have been forever changed and we hate it. […]

The number one reptile show in the country coming to Quinta Mazatlán

Visit Quinta Mazatlán on Thursday evening June 17th for a live Reptile Adventure with Danny Conner. Among the stars of the show are Juanita, a Reticulated Python; “Spartacus”, a 100-year-old Alligator Snapping Turtle; and last but not least, “Apollo”, an Albino Burmese Python. Danny Conner is the owner of Reptile Adventures. He has been keeping and caring for reptiles for […]


RAYMONDVILLE SENIOR DARREN RAMIREZ was named All-State First Team “Short Stop” after hitting .667 and six home runs. He scored 22 runs and drew 10 walks with a .733 on-base percentage and a 1.333 slugging percentage.


RAYMONDVILLE SENIOR DERICK RAMIREZ earned a spot on the Class 4A All State Elite Team with an 8-0 record on the mount and a 0.71 ERA in 15 appearances. In 49 innings pitched he struck out 85 batters while surrendering 22 hits, 18 walks and five earned runs.

Saenz named to Honor Roll

John Michael Saenz was named to the Spring Semester 2021 Honor Roll of Undergraduate Scholars at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

The Sheriff’s Corner

Sheriff reports latest happenings

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your week so far. As for us at the Sheriff’s Office we continue to work hard. I recently attended a meeting with the Governor in Del Rio along with other border Sheriffs. The Rio Grande Valley was represented by myself, Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza, and two of Sheriff Eddie Guerra’s […]