Steele’s off-price dept. store to open in Raymondville

Houston-Stage Stores, Inc., have announced the launch of a new off-price division. Like Stage’s dept. store division which operates under the names Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal and Stage, Steele’s will be targeted to small towns. The first three Steele’s stores opened last month in Beeville, Texas, and Bastrop and Minden, both in Louisiana. Stage plans to open 25 to 35 […]

Willacy County livestock show & fair is next week

The 2012 Willacy County Livestock Show & Fair will be held from Jan. 25 through Jan. 28, and a couple of minor changes were made from last year’s event. The first day of the show and fair was moved back to Wednesday instead of Thursday and the auction of the animals is now called a premium sale. Alisson Busse-Savage, the […]

County awards $597,105.25 bid for street and drainage improvements

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court awarded a bid to a construction company they earlier called “not responsible” and which submitted the lowest bid for the project. The bid was awarded after the second lowest bidder voiced its objection when they were told the commissioners court had intended to give the contract to the highest bidder because they considered the highest […]

Burglars break into trucks parked at local hotel

A company that is hauling material for another company that will build a second windfarm in Willacy County is being burglarized sometimes in plain daylight. Burglars have been helping themselves with diesel, CB radios, tools and thousands of dollars in pay checks the company has for three projects in Texas. Liza Gray said her husband and son trucks were burglarized […]

Police investigate death of Lyford toddler

A four-month-old toddler died Tuesday morning in Lyford and police are investigating the cause of death. Police Chief Lewis Campbell said the baby was reportedly born with breathing complications and he might of died because of that. “We are not releasing any information at this moment,” the police chief said. “We want to make sure the boy died of natural […]

Local man dies in Lasara traffic accident

A Raymondville man died Friday following a two- vehicle accident west of Lasara that happened about 12:50 on that day. Carmen Carlos Garza, 73, a rancher, died Friday following the accident involving a red Nissan Titan pickup truck and a black Ford F- 250 truck. Garza was driving the Titan truck and he reportedly failed to yield the right- of- […]


LINE DANCERS ENTERTAIN LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB – Members of the Lyford Women’s Club met recently and enjoyed a line dancing demonstration given by a group of women who meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Raymondville First United Methodist Church. They line dance for an hour and then do thirty minutes of “Sit and Be Fit” exercises. The group […]


SOME OF THE WOMEN AT GATEWAY PARK MADE A QUILT TO BE RAFFLED AT THE CRAFT SHOW on Thursday February 2nd. The ladies started working on the quilt in November and finished it a week ago. The blocks were embroidered by Marian Mayhew with the quilt put together by Claudette Smith and Joy Evans and quilted by a group of […]


BIANCA M. MESA graduated from the University of Texas Pan American, receiving a Bachelor in Psychology and minor in Addiction Studies. The commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the McAllen Convention Center. Bianca was named to the Dean’s List for seven consecutive semesters. Bianca is a 2008 Raymondville graduate and the daughter of Tony and Martha […]

Learning to practice good communication

Communication, we are told, is the act of accurately and effectively conveying information from one person to another. Good communication then is getting the right message to the right person, at the right time. When we talk about this definition of good communication, we see that much emphasis should be placed on timing. Timing will often spell the difference between […]