Willacy County Newswire

Willacy County Newswire

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  1. Boil Water Advisory in SebastianRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | KRGV

    The city of Sebastian is asking their residents to boil their water. Officials said the water pressure dropped during a Willacy County drainage project.

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  2. Steve Fischer: Texas attorney general gives lousy advice on same-sex marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | El Paso Times

    ... an attorney and recent State Bar director who has practiced in Texas for more than 30 years. He has served as Willacy County district attorney and has taught constitutional law at several Texas colleges. BEIJING (AP) - Four people have been detained ...

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  3. Passion in the pursuit of justice or religion ... an hour agoRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | The Victoria Advocate

    ... an attorney and recent State Bar director who has practiced in Texas for more than 30 years. He has served as Willacy County District Attorney and has taught Constitutional Law at several Texas Colleges. He may be emailed at sfischerlaw @gmail.com.

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  4. SCA numbers jump in South Texas sorghumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Southwest Farm Press

    Crop officials up and down the coast are now warning Texas growers to step up scouting of sorghum fields and prepare for a possible late season outbreak. Saying it was inevitable, Texas AgriLife officials in Weslaco are reporting a rapid buildup of sugarcane aphids in Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy County grain sorghum.

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  5. The True Story of a Prison RiotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | The Nation

    The Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas, is now empty. As of late May, a single security guard sat in a small car in the entrance to the parking lot.

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  6. Endangered ocelot found dead in Texas was hit by vehicleRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | KXXV-TV Waco

    The Valley Morning Star reported Monday that the cat's body was found June 8 on Highway 186 between Raymondville and Port Mansfield. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the carcass was a mature female first confirmed in Willacy County in 2011.

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  7. The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List [6.27.15]Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | Gawker

    ... without respect to human dignity, and then bristle when they're called out for what they are (bigots). The Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas, is now empty. As of late May, a single security guard sat in a small car in the ...

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  8. The True Story of a Texas Prison RiotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | The Nation

    The Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas, is now empty. As of late May, a single security guard sat in a small car in the entrance to the parking lot.

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  9. 2 Arrests in Connection with Stolen Fishing GearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | KRGV

    ... by possession. The juvenile was processed and released back to family members. Some items were recovered by Willacy County sheriff's investigators. They were tracked down at a home in the 2100 block of North Terry Road in Edinburg. The $10,000 boat ...

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  10. Roundup: Court costs, innocence, reentry, and faulty forensicsRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2015 | Grits for Breakfast

    ... center in Pecos, which experienced less-well publicized riots prior to the recent one that closed a unit in Willacy County . SA4 seek innocence declaration See coverage of the San Antonio Four's habeas writ seeking actual-innocence based ...

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  11. Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial GapRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | News 88.9 KNPR

    The Willacy County Correctional Center is empty now. The tall security fences and dome-like housing units set out on the coastal prairie have no one inside them.

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  12. Father, son plead guilty in South Texas over marijuana farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... Prosecutors in Brownsville say the case involves the discovery last August of a marijuana field in rural Willacy County. Agents arrested the Echevarrias as they attempted to flee. Prosecutors say items left in the pot field had fingerprints from ...

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  13. Inmate Riot in Texas Highlights Controversy Over Private PrisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | OpenSecrets

    Willacy County, a poor, agricultural community near Texas' border with Mexico, has a $63 million problem that may only get worse if it can't find a way to fill 2,800 beds with prisoners. The county has lost nearly a quarter of its annual income source after a February riot at a prison it built left the place in shambles and the federal Bureau of Prisons announced it would not renew its contract with Management Training Corp. to operate the facility.

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  14. Father, son plead guilty over 9,000 plant Texas marijuana farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    ... Prosecutors in Brownsville say the case involves the discovery last April of a marijuana field in rural Willacy County. Agents arrested the Echevarrias as they attempted to flee. Prosecutors say items left in the pot field had fingerprints from both ...

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  15. Father, son plead guilty in South Texas over marijuana farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... Prosecutors in Brownsville say the case involves the discovery last August of a marijuana field in rural Willacy County. Agents arrested the Echevarrias as they attempted to flee. Prosecutors say items left in the pot field had fingerprints from ...

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  16. The activist nun reforming profit-prisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | KOTA-TV Rapid City

    ... our CEO and others in leadership," a CCA spokesman said. Last month, part of an immigrant detention center in Willacy County, Texas was burned to the ground by detainees rioting in protest of what they said were inhumane conditions at the facility. ...

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  17. Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial GapRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Willacy County Correctional Center is empty now. The tall security fences and dome-like housing units set out on the coastal prairie have no one inside them.

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  18. 3-Day Hiring Event Begins in RaymondvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | KRGV

    Willacy County officials are holding a three-day hiring event for prison employees who were laid off.

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  19. Texas riot prison loses government contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Chron

    Photo taken February 26, 2015. Trash has built up against the inside of the prison fence at the Willacy County Correctional Center.

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  20. Government Cancels Contract With Prison That...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Mother Jones

    Willacy County Correctional Center, the privately run Texas prison that inmates set on fire last month to protest inadequate health care, will no longer hold federal prisoners. The Bureau of Prisons has canceled its contract with the facility, it announced Monday.

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