Tag: Willacy County

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...

Big Raymond: Energy giant E.on announces new $500 million wind farm

HARLINGEN — The high winds of the Rio Grande Valley continue to blow in money. E.on Climate and Renewables North America, a U.S. subsidiary of...

Immigration attorney arrested in Willacy County bribery case

A Weslaco attorney accused of paying for confidential lists of people detained in Rio Grande Valley immigration detention facilities was arrested Wednesday. Federal authorities arrested...

Trio accused of selling immigration detainee information

A federal grand jury has indicted three people for selling immigration detainee roster lists to an attorney in exchange for cash. The United States Attorney’s...

Judge sets 8 liner case for trial; Cordova sees fault in permit process

RAYMONDVILLE — A judge is questioning a tough, new ordinance that led Sebastian’s game rooms to shut down. State District Judge Adolfo Cordova yesterday said...