Latest Willacy County, Texas Stories

2011-07-15 00:00:35

The Clean Beaches Coalition today released its annual list of beaches which have been officially certified as clean, healthy and environmentally well managed. This year beaches in twenty states and U.S. territories, including American Samoa, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin are on the nationally touted list. Washington, DC...

2008-10-03 09:00:17

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, the world's longest undeveloped barrier island, now looks as if people have been living - and dumping - on it for decades. || Tons of debris swept up by Hurricane Ike last month was carried by Gulf of Mexico currents hundreds of miles from the upper Texas coast to this ordinarily pristine landscape just north of the Mexican border. Sections of roofs, refrigerators, love seats, beds, TVs, hot tubs and holiday decorations...

2008-07-28 12:01:00

Hurricane Dolly made such a mess of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas that officials estimated Monday it will take at least another week to recover. About half of the residents of Raymondville and some 60 percent of outlying areas remained without power Sunday, five days after Dolly bulldozed through with wind gusts of 90 to 95 mph, The San Antonio Express-News reports. We've been going since about 9 o'clock Monday morning, and we anticipate we'll be going another week to 10 days, said Frank...

2008-04-22 12:00:41

By Fernando Del Valle, Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas Apr. 22--RAYMONDVILLE -- Superintendent Johnny Pineda on Monday denied a parent's claim that school officials downgraded charges against a student involved in a classmate's video-recorded beating to protect the school district's standing with the state education agency. Regino Garcia, the father of a Myra Green Middle School student who he said was beaten by a classmate, said the girl who beat his daughter should have been...

2006-02-05 15:37:56

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- A 9 1/2-mile-wide bay separates rural Willacy County from what surely must be paradise: Padre Island's isolated beaches, a nature retreat for bird watchers and what's considered some of the best sport-fishing in the country. For about 40 years, the county has sought direct access to the riches of the narrow barrier island, with no success. The land to the north of a manmade ship channel dividing the island is the federally protected Padre Island National Seashore,...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.