2020-02-05 E-Edition

Speaker from Hidalgo County advises church leaders to prepare for active shooter situation

Recent tragic incidents at churches across the nation spurred a training session for Willacy County church leaders led by a law enforcement expert Thursday on what to do if the unthinkable happens at one of their worship services. A December incident at a Texas church in which a volunteer security team member killed a shooter seconds after he opened fire […]

Candidates speak about their goals, vision for Willacy’s future at GOP town hall

With the March 3 primary election fast approaching, Willacy County candidates took the opportunity to address a small, but attentive audience at a Republican Party town hall meeting at the Willacy County Historical Museum Tuesday. Willacy GOP Chairman Roland “Wolf” Chapa posed questions about 8-liner gaming halls, health care, senior citizens, veterans and the county’s economy to nine candidates for […]

District attorney candidates have varied experiences, approach to the job

Three people are running for the office of Willacy County district attorney. Each has experience in that post but their vision of how it should be done differs. There is no Republican candidate for DA, so the winner of the March primary would take office on Jan. 1, 2021. Bernard Ammerman, who was defeated in 2016 by current DA Annette […]

Lyford commissioners meet with lawmen to discuss re-starting police department

A Friday panel at Lyford City Hall aimed at finding a solution for re-forming a police department discussed likely extra expenses that weren’t in the $217,000 annual budget allocated last year before Chief Andy Maldonado quit and went to the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department, followed weeks later by the rest of his former officers. On the panel were Jason Shafer, […]


The magic of peanut butter stew

Before we were married, my husband had a roommate from Africa – Sierra Leone to be exact. And this roommate introduced him to a dish called peanut butter stew. It’s made with an unlikely, but sumptuous culinary trio: chicken, peanut butter and a mix of hot spices called African spice. Stick with me here. I promise not to disappoint. First […]


The Gateway RV Park annual Craft Fair will be Saturday, February 8, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Items produced by local artists and crafters will be for sale. A handmade quilt will be raffled, the proceeds going to further Gateway crafters’ charity quilty project. Barbeque lunch will be available for purchase. Gateway RV Park is in Raymondville on FM […]

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, February 10, 6:30 p.m. in the New Gym, Room 102-G, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville, TX.

RHS Band Booster Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Band Booster meeting on Wednesday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m., in the Band Hall, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville.

Couples Conference

Trinity Fellowship Church, 260 S. 7th St., Raymondville, TX invites you to a couples conference with La Rancherita and Pastors Juan and Sylvia Hernandez preaching. There will also be seven different groups singing. The conference will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be given.