2022-05-04 E-Edition


COUNTY JUDGE PRO TEM EDDIE GONZALES handles a brief meeting of the Willacy County Commissioners Court Thursday in the newly remodeled courtroom. Redecorating was done recently by county employees.


TRAFFIC NEGOTIATES the dangerous S-curve on Highway 186 near the western edge of Raymondville on Monday. Contractors working for the Texas Department of Transportation are working on the highway in Willacy County and are getting closer to the curve where a family of four died in a 2016 Christmas Eve accident. Passing lanes and other improvements are planned to make […]

County officials approve plan to hire five workers using ARPA funds

Willacy County commissioners on Thursday approved plans to advertise the hiring of five temporary workers using up to $300,000 in American Recovery Plan Act funds that will come from President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan. One worker will be hired for the county judge’s office, one for the auditor’s office and three for the district/county attorney’s office, said Jessica […]

Wanted man captured by Raymondville police and Willacy County deputies

A man wanted on numerous charges was captured April 25 by Raymondville police officers and Willacy County Sheriff ’s deputies, the Willacy County Sheriff ’s Office said in a statement. “Rumaldo Cruz was captured at 6:25 p.m. on April 25 after a brief foot pursuit with Raymondville Police Department & WCSO deputies, WCSO said. “He was turned over to WCSO […]

COVID-19 cases up sharply this week in Willacy County

State health officials reported 58 new coronavirus infections in Willacy County for the past week. On Tuesday, there were 49 new confirmed cases and nine new probable cases, according to Texas Department of State Health Services statistics. Willacy County has had a total of 5,941 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 130 deaths since the onset of the pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic […]

Domineering mayor needs to allow more public comment, Chavez says

Lyford City Commissioner Tony Chavez said on Monday that rules of the city’s meetings need to be changed so that local citizens and city commissioners can have a say in matters affecting residents rather than just giving Mayor Rick Salinas a platform to comment at length while everyone else listens. Meeting agendas do not have a “citizen communication” or “public […]


17 months of new anniversaries

On November 16, 2020 my life changed forever. And since that day, each 16th of the month is an anniversary for me. It marks another month since my husband left this physical world. As such, each number 16 on the calendar comes as a reminder of the day, of my loss. Of his absence. It’s one month longer that he’s […]

Live Concert in the Park with Tish Hinojosa at Quinta Mazatlán

Tish Hinojosa is returning to the Valley for a Live Concert in the Park at Quinta Mazatlán on May 12, 2022. Tish Hinojosa has drawn numerous critical accolades for her borderless approach to music, blending Mexican folk and country music with a modern/ singer/songwriter approach with touches of pop. Hinojosa has been playing music for decades and has performed with […]


HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the moms in Willacy County and to Rosa Corina Suárez-Reyna, the beautiful present whom God gave Ricardo (RIP) and me. May God bless you! Respectfully, Maricela G. Suárez P.S. “Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel […]