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  1. Where Aloe is King Soothe Mind, Body, and Spirit at Hilltop GardensRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Texas Highways

    ... salt dome pushes up the salt, which has supplied Native Americans, Spanish pioneers, and Valley ranchers. The Willacy County Historical Museum (956/689-2668), housed in a 1927 brick school in Raymondville, gives glimpses of the deep South Texas ...

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  2. Officer Down - Willacy County Deputy SheriffRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2014 | The Family Badge

    ... to rest in a nearby field. He suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Sergeant Martinez had served with the Willacy County Sheriff's Office for 11 months. He had previously served with the Weslaco Police Department, Texas Department of Criminal ...

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  3. Willacy County deputy dies in patrol SUV wreckRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2014 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    Willacy County sheriff's Sgt. Alex Martinez of Raymondville died after the SUV wreck Friday afternoon near Raymondville.

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  4. Texas to extend border plan without National GuardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... a problem. But I don't believe we ever needed the National Guard; they are not trained in law enforcement." Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said he'd like to see funding go to sheriffs' departments. He said he'd like to replace vehicles and hire ...

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  5. Woman Attacked By Illegal Immigrant Who Killed Border Patrol Agent Speaks Out [VIDEO]Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | The Daily Caller

    ... The off-duty Customs and Border Protection agent was fishing with his wife, two children and his parents in Willacy County, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. During the attempted robbery, Vega shot back at the two Mexican nationals. Both of Vega's ...

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  6. Deer population growing in parts of South TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... to keep going for that doe. You've got to be very alert." Deputy J.M. Gonzalez , who patrols the area for the Willacy County Sheriff's Department, also urges people to be cautious. A rutting buck might mistake a person for a buck vying for breeding ...

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  7. ETT proposes Del Sol to JackieHoward transmission line in South TexasRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Utility Products

    ... has five subdivisions. Los Vientos I and II are 200 MW and 202 MW wind farms, respectively, located in Willacy County, Texas, that began commercial operations in December 2012. Duke Energy announced in September 2013 that it would build the Los ...

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  8. Border security gave DPS pretext for statewide intel gathing capacityRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Grits for Breakfast

    ... Also one notices the intelligence folks are looking at a Texas map, which as we know, doesn't stop at the Willacy County line. Though this capacity has been developed on the pretext of "border security," the same methods and software are capable of ...

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  9. Two Charged In Death Of Off-Duty Texas Border Patrol AgentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | KWTX

    ... say Javier Vega, Jr. died in August after he was shot during a robbery while fishing with family members in Willacy County. Coryell Memorial Healthcare System - has an immediate, full-time position for a Patient Care Coordinator . This position ...

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  10. UAV Test Site Adds Airport Runway As Option For Test FlightsRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Aero-News Network

    ... Center plans to build a hangar and pave a path to the runway, improvements planned in partnership with the Willacy County Navigation District. The Port Mansfield range, which is a 45-minute drive from Harlingen, Texas, is adjacent to another ...

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  11. Duke Energy plans 110MW Texas wind projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | Business Journal

    The first two phases of Duke Energy Renewables' Los Vientos wind farm are complete.

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  12. Millions of dollars worth of pot found at South Texas farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2010 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    A 2-acre pot farm found by the Willacy County Sheriff's Office near Harlingen, Texas, had 11,500 plants and was worth more than $10 million, officials said.

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  13. Time to rally for something importantRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... this country have such high regard. It should be mentioned that his murder occurred while he was off duty in Willacy County, Texas, fishing with his family. Terry was murdered in 2010 during an exchange of gunfire at the border of Arizona and ...

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  14. Chestnut Exploration & Production Acquires Willamar Field, Nearly Doubles Oil ProductionRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | Business Wire

    Chestnut Exploration & Production , Inc., a Dallas-based independent oil and natural gas company, announced the successful acquisition of the Willamar West Unit in Willacy County, Texas, which increases the company's oil production by 91 percent.

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  15. Blog del Narco: Marijuana Plantation Discovered in Texas at BorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | Hispanically Speaking

    ... of Houston last month with about 100 thousand plants confiscated. "I have never seen anything like it," said Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence. "I've seen that many people prefer to grow a small plot in their bushes on their patios or some place ...

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  16. Texas marijuana farm a rare find near borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2014 | Newsday

    ... leading out of the Rio Grande Valley and far from its consumers. "I haven't seen anything like this," Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said. "I've seen where guys would hollow out a place in the brush in their backyard or something close to their ...

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  17. Texas marijuana farm a rare find near borderRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2014 | Erie Times News

    ... leading out of the Rio Grande Valley and far from its consumers. "I haven't seen anything like this," Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said. "I've seen where guys would hollow out a place in the brush in their backyard or something close to their ...

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  18. Cops chasing illegal immigrants stumble across 2 acre marijuana farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2014 | Daily Mail

    ... a farm with rows of 8-foot tall marijuana plants just 25 miles from the US-Mexico border on the Texas side. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said: 'I haven't seen anything like this. I've seen where guys would hollow out a place in the brush in ...

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  19. Possible weapon in border agent's slaying foundRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | KLTV Tyler

    ... Agent Javier Vega Jr., of Kingsville, was fatally shot and his father wounded during an attempted robbery. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence tells The Monitor of McAllen ( http://bit.ly/1v0SLZH ) the gun was found outside a home where 30-year-old ...

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  20. Authorities uncover "marijuana plantation" just west of LasaraRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | KGNS-TV Laredo

    It all happened at a field off County Road 10 in rural Willacy County just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

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