2022-04-27 E-Edition

Willacy County officials still trying to reopen prison

Willacy County commissioners will meet Thursday to continue talking strategy to find a way to reopen the Willacy County Regional Detention Center, closed March 30 to comply with an executive order by President Joe Biden. Commissioners voted to submit a proposed inter-governmental agreement to the U.S. Marshal’s Service with cost figures calculated during county workshop sessions with the help of […]

Lyford Commissioner Chavez cries foul over Saturday park event; says closed street, city employees, food handout used for politics

Three issues brought up by City Commissioner Tony Chavez drew sparks during a Monday special meeting in Lyford. The issues included continuation of the recent Zoom videoconferencing allowing for remote participation in meetings, closing of streets and use of the city’s name, staff and equipment. The meeting was held in the Bethel Lutheran Parish Hall, 8233 Park Ave. due to […]

Coronavirus cases still being reported among Willacy County families

Despite mask mandates being dropped for travel by airplanes, buses, trains and most public places, some Willacy County residents are suffering from COVID-19 infections. The Willacy County office of Emergency management has received confirmation from Texas Department of State Health Services of 17 additional COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, 14 new confirmed cases and three new probable cases among Willacy residents […]



I don’t know if this column will ever be published. Or better put, if I’ll have the nerve to publish it. It’s about divorce and I have no experience in that arena. I never divorced. In fact, I had a beautiful and wonderful marriage. My parents never divorced. No one in my immediate family has (so far) divorced. So basically, […]


LONG AGO – Officers of St. Anthony Alter Society at St. Anthony Church. Shown, front row, from left to right, are Pat Busse, Msgr. Frank Pater, Connie Fitch. Standing, from left to right, are Gloria Boling, Billie Rains, Betty Petru and Charlette Wymore.

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Gym at Lyford CISD.

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 […]

RGV agents interdict five migrant smuggling events

EDINBURG -Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents and local law enforcement partners interdicted two migrant stash houses, two large groups, and encountered a vehicle crash and resulting vehicle fire. On April 20, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents working in coordination with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a report of a possible […]

Raymondville approves uses for American Rescue Plan funds

Raymondville city commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a list of five expenditures funded by the American Rescue Plan totaling $2,695,911. The funding received by the city from President Joe Biden’s plan to help communities recover from lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, gave the city a major boost toward improving water quality. Water well construction will cost $1.1 million; […]