Tag: Willacy County

Man convicted in smuggling case seeks appeal

A Houston-based mechanic who was sentenced to 51 months in federal custody last month for his role in a human smuggling operation in which...

San Benito woman killed, three children sent to hospital in morning crash

WILLACY COUNTY — An early morning crash turned fatal for a driver who lost control of the vehicle with three children on board. Sandra Patricia...

Trial date set in Raymondville immigrant smuggling case

A woman charged for her alleged role as a scout in a human smuggling operation after 86 undocumented people were discovered in a tractor...

Detainee files complaint alleging lack of adequate medical care

An undocumented man with Parkinson’s disease has filed suit against a Willacy County ICE detention center and the private, for-profit prison contractor that manages...

Willacy County to hold Human Trafficking Awareness Day; Event to help residents identify smuggling operations

For years, Interstate 69 has been a major corridor for smugglers guiding migrants into Willacy County’s vast ranchlands as they journey toward a better...

Mechanic pleads guilty to human smuggling operation

A Houston-based mechanic pleaded guilty to charges related to coordinating a human smuggling operation in which 86 undocumented people were discovered by authorities in...

Willacy’s high-tech pioneer: VTX1 expands internet, customer base

RAYMONDVILLE — From this small farming town, internet service has helped technologically transform much of South Texas’ rural landscape. Since 1952, Valley Telephone Cooperative has...

Raymondville picks Guzman & Muñoz for $2 million project

RAYMONDVILLE — Engineer Joe Muñoz will oversee a $2 million water tower repair project — even though he wasn’t the first pick for the...

Maldonado takes major’s job at Willacy sheriff’s office

RAYMONDVILLE — A veteran lawman has taken a top position at the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department after leaving his job as Lyford’s police chief. After...

TWDB awards additional $2M grant for Raymondville Drain

EDINBURG — The Texas Water Development Board awarded an additional $2 million for the construction of the Raymondville Drain, a regional flood control project...