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News

Texas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house on fire

MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) _An emergency call a 911 dispatcher in Texas recently answered turned out to be from the dispatcher's daughter who was reporting that their house was burning.  Layla Wray was working an overnight shift in Madison County, More...

Driver in crash that killed 4 sentenced to 40 years

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) A Texas State University student accused of a wrongway crash near south of Austin that killed four people last year has been sentenced to a combined 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in the case.  Twenty-two-year-ol More...

Corpus Christi: 16 arrested in synthetic marijuana sting

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Corpus Christi police say 16 suspects have been arrested in a synthetic marijuana sting targeting sales in the downtown area near City Hall.  Police and federal agents made the arrests Wednesday as part of a three-mont More...

County Lifestyles

MEMBERS OF THE MIGHTY BEARKIT BAND FROM MYRA GREEN SCHOOL

  MEMBERS OF THE MIGHTY BEARKIT BAND FROM MYRA GREEN SCHOOL competed at Rio Hondo High School on January 14, 2017 and earned chairs for the All Region Band. The Region Band Concert will be held at the Port Isabel High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Being a hero

Things I learned today: Some of the most unexpected actions might make you a hero. Others do not.  If you are a parent, this pretty much goes with the territory. More...

W.C. Little League Meeting

Willacy County Little League will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the American Legion at 7 p.m. Coaches and managers are asked to attend.   More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 16 - Arrested: Cesar Daniel Chavez, possession of drug paraphernalia, 100 blk S. U.S. Highway 77.  Possession of drug paraphernalia, 100 blk S. U.S. Highway 77.  Assault by threat, 900 blk N. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

JANUARY 11- Evading arrest, Gonzalez and Conley Rd., Raymondville.  Harassment, Coast Ave., Sebastian.  JANUARY 12 - Burglary of a building, 500 blk W. More...

Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Initiation of the Section 106 Process - Public Participation in accordance with the FCC’s Nationwide Programmatic Agreement. Mobilitie proposes to construct an approximately 120 ft. More...

ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF SAN JUAN STATE OF NEW MEXICO

NO. D-1116-CV-2016-01118  VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC.,  Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY GOSS, Defendent  NOTICE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING  TO: TIMOTHY GOSS   More...

PUBLIC NOTICE WILLACY COUNTY

2017-18 TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

Willacy County will submit a Community Development Fund application for $275,000 to provide street system improvements for the community of Lasara and for the Willacy County Housing Authority near Raymondville to the Texas Department of Agriculture - More...

8-liner Casino reopens after sheriff’s department shut it down - 3 weeks ago

An eightliner casino shut down after it was raided by the Willacy County Sheriff ’s Department has reopened.  Spin City Silver, which closed for about two weeks, is now doing business as usual even though it was closed for a series of gamb More...

County livestock show starts with cookoff, ranch rodeo and queen contest Saturday

A cookoff and other events this coming Saturday will mark the kickoff of the 2017 Willacy County Livestock Show & Fair.  Teams will show their cooking skills in a competition sanctioned by the International Barbecue Cookers Association.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day January 17

First of all we didn't even know there was a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, so we were surprised when students from Raymondville Early College High School Criminal Justice Club paid us a visit. More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Oklahoma City firefighters rescue cow stuck in swimming pool

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Think it's hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? More...

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Bearish estimates weigh on Cotton Futures prices

January 12, 2017   More...

Powerful storm delivers damaging winds, heavy rain

DALLAS (AP) A powerful storm system has unleashed strong winds and torrential rains across much of Texas, knocking out power, damaging homes and flooding streets.  The National Weather Service says tornadoes touched down Sunday night in a Dallas More...

Obituaries

MATEO M. TREVINO

RAYMONDVILLE- Mateo M. Trevino, Jr., 75, entered into eternal glory on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on October 12, 1941 in La Villa, TX to Mateo Sr. and Manuela (Munoz) Trevino.  More...

JUANITA GARCIA

SEBASTIAN- Juanita Garcia, 87, entered into eternal glory on Friday, January 13, 2017 at her residence in Sebastian. She was born on August 12, 1929 in Mexico to Julia Lara.  More...

ROSALIA GARCIA DAVILA

RAYMONDVILLE- Rosalia Garcia Davila, 90 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at her home.  She was born on September 4, 1926 in George West, TX, daughter of Jesus and Maria (Gomez) Garcia.  She is preceded in dea More...

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