Texas cities report falling revenues

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – More than 20 percent of Texas cities are planning to delay major road and construction projects because they’re expecting less revenue next year, according to a statewide survey released Friday. The Texas Municipal League, which lobbies for city governments, surveyed the finances of cities around the state. According to the report, 11.5 percent of cities with […]


Sixth person dies after Lubbock crash

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – A sixth person has died at a Lubbock hospital after a two-car crash that initially killed five. A University Medical Center spokeswoman says 76-year-old Jean Green died Saturday. She was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer when the sport-utility vehicle collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Impala at the intersection of Farm Road 2641 and County Road 1700. […]


The Trojans started off the regional quarterfinal game with a quick 10 – 4 run but the Priddy Pirates roared back to lead 27 – 10 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. The Pirates finished the game with 67 points and the relentless defense held us to 40 points. Aaron Herrera and Johnathan Willis led […]

Texans still pay highest homeowner rates

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas homeowners still pay the highest insurance rates in the nation despite measures designed to lower them and worse weather losses in other states. A study by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners released Monday showed the average annual premium for common policies in Texas was $1,409 per year, much higher than the nationwide average of […]

Crime of the Week

Between the dates of Feb. 20, and Feb. 25, unknown person(s) committed a burglary of a building at the Otis Klar Headstart located at 1305 E. Hidalgo Ave. Stolen was one John Deere riding lawn mower, one Briggs & Stratton push mower, and one link 4-cycle trimmer. R.P.D. Case #09- 0338. Willacy County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up […]

W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MARCH 4 – Execution of warrant, Pedro Garcia, Willacy County Jail. Accident, W. of FM 2099 on Hwy. 186. Dog bite, San Perlita. Identity theft, Bus. 77, Lyford. Identity theft, FM 498, Lyford. Public intoxication, Jorge Licea, FM 1762 and Cemetery Rd. MARCH 5 – Assault, family violence, 400 blk High School Circle, Lyford. Assault, family violence, W. on Hwy. […]


Sheriff reports Alamo man drowned in ATV accident near Port Mansfield

This office was.notified around 5 a.m. March 8, 2009 of a young man subject that had been swept away by strong currents near Port Mansfield. Parks and Wildlife officers along with a Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the area to search for the missing person. While searching the area they came Upon a ATV (four wheeler) floating in the water upside […]