Willacy County Newswire

Willacy County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Willacy County, TX.

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  1. Woman is critical after multiple stabbingsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Valley Morning Star

    ... near Sebastian. She had been stabbed more than a dozen times in the front and back, including her throat, Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said. Investigators have a possible identification of the woman. But they were not releasing her name ...

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  2. Woman found alive, stabbedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Brownsville Herald

    ... near Sebastian. She had been stabbed more than a dozen times in the front and back, including her throat, Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said. Investigators have a possible identification of the woman, but they were not releasing her name ...

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  3. Woman is critical after multiple stabbingsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Valley Morning Star

    ... near Sebastian. She had been stabbed more than a dozen times in the front and back, including her throat, Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said. Investigators have a possible identification of the woman. But they were not releasing her name ...

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  4. Woman found stabbed in Willacy County undergoing surgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Valley Morning Star

    ... is not believed to be Nahomi Rodriguez, the 19-year-old San Benito woman who has been missing since July 16. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said a motorist discovered the woman about 7:30 a.m. today on the side of FM 2629, about three miles ...

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  5. Woman in Hospital after Found with Dozens of Stab WoundsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | KRGV

    ... Friday morning on the 2100 block of East Expressway 83 in Sebastian. The woman had no identification. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said the woman was found partially nude. Doctors said she has a 20 percent chance of survival. The woman is ...

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  6. Private donations needed to save courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Valley Morning Star

    ... forced officials to seek grant money to save the courthouse. Velasquez referred to last year's closure of the Willacy County Correctional Center, which slashed a third of the county's $8.1 million general fund budget while laying off 400 employees. ...

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  7. Fire Chief: Car on Dry Grass Starts Willacy County FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | KRGV

    NEAR SEBASTIAN A car started a fire that burned two structures and tore through dozens of acres west of Sebastian. That's according to Willacy County Fire Chief Oscar Gutierrez.

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  8. Officials Searching for Opportunities to Gain Revenue for CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | KRGV

    RAYMONDVILLE The recent announcement from the Department of Justice to end jail contracts with private companies has Willacy County officials on edge. Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra said the announcement came as a surprise.

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  9. WillacyCounty waits on prison ruling's effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | The Brownsville Herald

    On Thursday, it was unclear whether the Obama administration's decision would affect Willacy County's chances of reopening the prison that once provided a third of its income. But Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra said it was unclear whether the government's decision will affect the possibility of reopening a scaled-down version of the Willacy County Correctional Center.

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  10. Feds ending private prison contractsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Valley Morning Star

    Yesterday, it was unclear whether the Obama administration's decision would affect Willacy County's chances of reopening the prison that once provided a third of its income.

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  11. Willacy County Still Paying Officer Who Went AWOLRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | KRGV

    LASARA Willacy County is still cutting a paycheck for an absent constable. He left his position behind about 10 months ago.

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  12. Willacy Co. Negotiating Revenue in Advance of New Wind FarmRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | KRGV

    RAYMONDVILLE Willacy County Commissioner Eliberto Guerra said the county is negotiating for new revenue, in advance of new wind farm construction. Guerra said the county is asking for $300,000 a year from the wind farm developer, in lieu of property taxes.

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  13. 94 percent of Texas school districts meet academic standard; BISD excelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Brownsville Herald

    Nearly 94 percent of districts and around 84 percent of public schools in Texas met minimum education standards, officials announced Monday, in the final incarnation of an academic rating system that next year will be replaced with letter grades between A and F. The Texas Education Agency has tweaked accountability ratings to ensure few failing "improvement required" ratings, meaning that 90-plus percent of districts and around 85 percent of schools have now met basic state requirements each of the last four years. That's despite Education Commissioner Mike Maroth suggesting only about a third of high school graduates in the country's second most-populous state are actually ready to succeed in college or an immediate career or vocation.

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  14. Willacy County to use reserves to balance budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | TheMonitor.com

    He said officials have not determined the amount of money they will take from the cash reserve fund, projected to be $3.7 million by the close of the fiscal year Sept. 30. Officials plan to boost cash reserves when the WillacyCountyCorrectionalCenter's insurance policy pays $443,000 in business interruption insurance, Guerra said.

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  15. No cuts to balance Willacy budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | TheMonitor.com

    Officials will dip into cash reserves to balance Willacy County's new general fund budget. But this year, county commissioners won't have to lay off employees, County Judge Aurelio Guerra said.

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  16. Harlingen officials cite dredging, infrastructure costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | Valley Morning Star

    ... Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, the Rio Hondo Independent School District and southern Willacy County. The tax would amount to two-and-a-half cents per $100 valuation. So on a $100,000 home it would be $25 a year. The Harlingen ...

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  17. Wind farm project completed in Starr CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | TheMonitor.com

    ... V, of the project for a total of 426 turbines in the area. The first two Los Vientos projects are located in Willacy County, where the company constructed 171 turbines. Vestas Wind Systems, a Danish manufacturer of wind turbines supplied 100 ...

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  18. 426 wind turbines now operating in Upper ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | Valley Morning Star

    ... V, of the project for a total of 426 turbines in the area. The first two Los Vientos projects are located in Willacy County, where the company constructed 171 turbines. Vestas Wind Systems, a Danish manufacturer of wind turbines supplied 100 ...

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  19. DA drops case of bite at public poolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | The Brownsville Herald

    Thursday, Willacy County District Attorney Bernard Ammerman said he dismissed the case after an investigation showed agriculture teacher Juan Garza bit his student's arm to stop the boy from throwing him in a swimming pool. But Texas Ranger Tony Rocha said he was not investigating the incident.

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  20. No charges against teacher: DA drops case of bite at public poolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | Valley Morning Star

    Yesterday, Willacy County District Attorney Bernard Ammerman said he dismissed the case after an investigation showed agriculture teacher Juan Garza bit his student's arm to stop the boy from throwing him in a swimming pool.

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