January 23, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Public hearings held for new Raymondville projects

Raymondville officials held public hearings Tuesday on plans to allow new enterprises to be created in the Gateway City.  More...

Raymondville school district unveils high tech welding facility

Opportunities for Raymondville students to step out of the classroom and into jobs with real paychecks took a leap forward this week with the announcement of a new high-tech welding training facility.  More...

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LYFORD ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER JUAN LUGO and Public Works Director Jose Cabrera take oaths of office in order to have authority to issue tickets to people violating Lyford’s animal ordinance. More...

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ROAA’S NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS- Students of the Month for November and December 2018 are Gabriela Ortega-Sanchez and Erika Paola Cruz. Shown is ROAA Principal Frank L. Garcia with the students. More...

Tourist center getting facelift

Workers are undertaking a $75,000 exterior renovation of the L.E. Franks Tourist Center, 501 S. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

English discrepancies

The English language is a formidable beast, even for those of us who learned it as our first language. Language is all about meaning - communication. And sometimes context and inflection can completely change the meaning of a word or phrase. More...

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AND AUXILIARY were established in 1919. World War II veteran Juan Cantu was born the same year. The organization and the veteran are celebrating 100 years of existence.  More...

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TROOP 440 was out at the location known as 5-mile bridge this past weekend. This spot is popular by folks who are looking to catch some bait before they get out to Port Mansfield. The five Scouts and three parents collected about 400 lbs. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 17 - Crash report, 200 blk S. 10th.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 300 blk E. FM 3168.  Possible terroristic threat, 700 blk W. Rodriguez.   JANUARY 16 - Crash report, 700 blk N. 5th.  Vehicle fire, 300 blk N. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

JANUARY 16 - Execution of warrant/assault family violence/ kidnapping, arrested: Jose Maria Cavazos, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Harassment, Pablo Contreras St., La Sara.  Arson, Cantu Rd. More...

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CITY LEADERS, RAYMONDVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS AND TRACTOR SUPPLY CO. EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS cut a ribbon to commemorate the grand opening of the new store on Saturday. More...

Co-defendant pleads guilty in killing of BP agent

A second defendant in the Aug. 3, 2014, Willacy County murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. has pleaded guilty to murder and attempted capital murder in a Brownsville courtroom.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

He had a dream, and so should we

A lot of people will be unhappy in heaven when they discover it is not the exclusive property of one denomination or color of skin. We just observed Marin Luther King Day and I was thinking before, that all this craziness has to stop. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Prescription drug facts everyone should know

Editor,   With Drug and Alcohol Facts Week beginning this week and the current opioid crisis in our country, it is imperative that our community is properly educated on the risks and dangers of improper use of prescription medication.  More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Prices touch highest level in almost one month

Cotton prices firmed this week, rallying from a low of 72.21 cents per pound at the open of Wednesday’s session to a high of 74.66 cents early today. Prices settled at 73.89, up 140 points from last Friday’s settlement at 72.49. More...

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

DALLAS (AP) Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ag More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report

CORPUS CHRISTI   Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp. Black drum are good on crabs in the Packery Channel. PORT MANSFIELD  More...

Obituaries

CALVIN DAVID JOHNSON

Calvin David Johnson, 91, a beloved life-long resident of Lyford, Texas, passed away January 3, 2019, in Harlingen, Texas. More...

VICTORIA H. SALAZAR

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Victoria H. Salazar, 81, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

REYNALDO VASQUEZ

SEBASTIAN, TX - Reynaldo Vasquez, 50 of Sebastian, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas.  He was born on December 26, 1968 in Mercedes, TX, son of Juaquin Vasquez, Jr. More...

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