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The Sheriff’s Corner

Prayers for Uvalde

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your week so far. As you go about your week please say a prayer for Uvalde, Texas, and the families and community that has lost so much to such a senseless act of violence. I want to congratulate Deputy Merced Rodriguez who has been promoted to Patrol Corporal. June 1st is […]

Beyond the Badge

How to make your day much better

Since retiring, my hours have changed quite a lot than the crazy hours I was used to when I used a phone call or radio alert to determine my days and nights. Now, if I’m on schedule, I arise between four and five in the morning. My routine consists of laying out my daily medicine, fixing the coffee pot so […]

The Sheriff’s Corner

Sheriff thanks police, deputies and all enforcement officers during National Police Week


Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your week so far. On Sunday, May 15, was National Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed the 15th day in May as Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor all Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty, while in the service of others. The week of […]

Beyond the Badge

Signs and wonders?

I don’t get to travel as much as I used to but I used to have a lot of fun watching for humorous signs along the way. I also used to watch for bumper stickers that would bring a smile but you don’t see too many of these days. One that always had me scratching my head was one I […]

The Sheriff’s Corner

W.C. Sheriff gives weekly report

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your week so far. Here at the Sheriff’s Office we continue to work hard for you. I was honored to participate in the annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at Lyford CISD. It was great to see members of the different denominations gather together. We prayed for our Nation, family, education, […]

Beyond the Badge

Every time we speak our mind is on parade

I had the unfortunate experience recently to overhear parts of a conversation the other day from a small group of school girls talking about someone else. These young girls were very fluent in the conversation and used up most of the letters in the alphabet, but the ‘F’ letter seemed to be their favorite. There’s an old saying that pretty […]

The Sheriff’s Corner

Willacy County Sheriff App now available

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your week so far. May is upon us and soon school will be out for summer break. We are seeing an increase in human smuggling attempts through our county, which in turn puts you, the public in harm’s way. These individuals have no regard for others as they choose to flee […]

Beyond the Badge

May has arrived and it will be busy

It’s time to welcome another month already, and this month has the reputation of always being a busy month. We start out with the National Day of Prayer always falls on the first Thursday in May every year. There has never been a more urgent need for Americans to gather for prayer for our nation and for the world, than […]

The Sheriff’s Corner

Crime Victims Rights Awareness Fair this Thursday

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are enjoying your week so far. Thank God for the much needed rain this week. Just a quick reminder to slow down when roads are wet. Let’s all stay safe and get to our destination safely. This week is National Crime Victims Rights Week. We recognize victims of crime and bring awareness of the […]

Beyond the Badge

“The best possession one may have is a true friend”

As I’ve traveled along life’s long and dusty narrow road I’ve been fortunate to be able to make friends just about wherever I may live at that time. I was very fortunate to have parents who raised me properly. Now I may not have always thought so at the time, but later, when I would look back, I’d find they […]


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