Tag: Willacy County

Willacy Co. confirms second COVID-19 infection

RAYMONDVILLE — Officials have confirmed a second case of coronavirus in Willacy County. The state health department confirmed Sunday an adult had contracted the COVID-19 virus,...

4-year-old becomes first COVID-19 case confirmed in Willacy County

RAYMONDVILLE — A 4-year-old has become the first case of coronavirus confirmed in Willacy County. On Thursday, Mayor Gilbert Gonzales said health officials were not...

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...