2022-04-20 E-Edition

Lasara school officials ask again for a deputy sheriff on duty

Lasara school district officials are again asking for a sheriff deputy to be stationed at the school campus full time. After trying to get a “COPS” grant to pay at least part of the costs of having a deputy providing security at the district, but learning that application was passed over, now the district is willing to pay a deputy […]

Three family members arrested in Sebastian Thursday in case of Jesse Harrison death

Willacy County sheriff’s deputies arrested three people on Thursday in connection with the Jan. 21, 2021, death of Jesse Harrison, 13, of Sebastian. All three were arrested at around 10:30 a.m. at 13167 FM 506 (525 W. Main in Sebastian). In custody are Sabrina Loredo, 30; the boy’s mother; Antonia Villarreal Gonzalez, 53, his grandmother; and Ruben Gonzalez-Cordoba, 36, the […]

Raymondville school board member arrested in Kenedy County

Raymondville school board member Johnny Guerrero faces human smuggling charges after his April 15 arrest by Kenedy County sheriff’s deputies near Sarita. Guerrero, 52, holds the position of secretary of the board and was elected in 2021, said Ben Clinton, deputy superintendent. Guerrero’s charges include smuggling of persons with the likelihood of serious bodily injury or death. He was released […]

Two killed in Friday crash on FM 490

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 7:58 p.m. Friday on Farmto Market Road 490, approximately 7 miles east of Edinburg. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 GMC Sierra (occupied by seven, including the driver) was evading law enforcement. The driver, Ramon Garcia, 50, of Harlingen, failed to control his speed and was […]


Gratitude in the everyday

Today I was overwhelmed by a feeling of gratitude. This isn’t a given for me, at this point in my life. Sometimes I feel the opposite of gratitude; for that I am sorry. I have been given much. I have been loved much. My life, for the most part has been wonderful. I was born in a country where much […]


U.S. ARMY SGT. MICHAEL HERNANDEZ is stationed in Oklahoma. He is from Lyford and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Hernandez.


U.S. ARMY SGT. VINCENT HERNANDEZ is stationed in Louisiana. He is from Lyford and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Hernandez.

RGV large group encounters strain resources

EDINBURG – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents encountered two more large groups in Starr County. The groups, with a combined number of 337 raise the total number of large group encounters to 10 in the last week. On April 14, at approximately 2: 00 a. m., Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents encountered a group […]

The Sheriff’s Corner

Sheriff gives weekly update and warns community of scams

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your week so far. I hope that your Easter weekend was spent with family and friends. It was a beautiful sight to see all over Facebook, the community events that are now beginning to happen again, from egg hunts to movie night. The many churches, agencies, and groups that hosted events […]