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Willacy Republican Party chairman tells of caucus recommendations

Texas Republicans have been giving a lot of thought to issues that affect the state and nation, said Willacy County Republican Party Chairman Roland “Wolf” Chapa said.  A little over a month ago, he participated in a statewide caucus More...

News

AAA: Texas, U. S. retail gasoline prices up 2 cents this week

COPPELL, Texas (AP) - Texas and nationwide retail gasoline price rose 2 cents per gallon this week.  AAA Texas on Thursday re- ported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.65 per gallon. Drivers across the U.S. More...

14 people being smuggled into US at Laredo found in truck

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A truck driver has been arrested and Homeland Security authorities are investigating after 14 people in the country without legal permission were found hiding in a box truck at a South Texas Border Patrol checkpoint.  Offici More...

2 dead after pawn shop shooting in Fort Worth

DALLAS (AP) - Police say two people are dead following a possible robbery attempt at a Fort Worth pawn shop.  The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Friday that one man was shot and killed at the scene and another died after being taken to a loca More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Returning home

My husband and I recently indulged in a couple days away as a couple to celebrate our anniversary. When we partake on such expeditions (which isn’t often) we both understand the significance of the outcome. More...

Photo

ON JULY 28, DERRICK AND DARREN RAMIREZ with Brownsville Prospects Team played in the Pony Colt 2018 South Zone Tournament in Crowly, Lousiana. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. in the Old Gym, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville, TX.  New members are welcome.   More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

AUGUST 1 - Theft, Delfina St., Lyford.  Burglary of vehicle, Goyo Garcia St., Raymondville.  Civil matter, Hidalgo Ave., Raymondville.  Criminal mischief x2, Exp. 77, Raymondville.  Criminal mischief, Exp. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 6 - Arrested: Martin Mendoza, aggravated robbery, 300 blk E. Main.  Recovered property for safekeeping, 1220 blk N. Exp. 77.  Assault by contact, 200 blk S. King.  Theft of property, >=$100 <$750, 300 blk E. More...

Legals

NOTICE

The Willacy County Hospital District will hold a meeting at 6:00 p.m. on August 21, 2018 at the Hospital District’s office, 1623 South 15th Street, Raymondville, Texas to consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax year 2019. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with S.B. More...

Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

CITY OF LYFORD, TEXAS

CITY OF LYFORD will receive bids for Street Improvements until 10:00 AM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the office of the Mayor, Jose G. More...

Raymondville mayor on the mend, says he’s going to be “all right”

Mayor Gilbert Gonzales said he is on the road to recovery after suffering a heart attack July 13 and plans to gradually increase involvement in his duties.  The 65-year-old Raymondville mayor and retired businessman said he is already looking fo More...

Pitayas are painting the valley pink

When it comes to hard-to-find exotic crops look no further than Chuck Taylor of Pitaya Farms of Texas, a scientist turned farmer with a penchant for the unusual. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

From out of nowhere comes a thank you

We were having "one of those weeks" those that tend to appear every now and then. Nothing seemed to be going right for us. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Prices advance, then falter on more tariff threats

August 3, 2018   More...

Drought, heat adds challenges for ranchers, livestock

Extreme dry weather and high temperatures have Texas ranchers facing tough decisions, including whether or not to cull their herds.  A shortage of hay and forage could mean ranchers are forced to reduce herd numbers, Texas A&M AgriLife Exten More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report Week

CORPUS CHRISTI   Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on piggy perch, Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes and around spoils on shrimp and topwaters.  PORT MANSFIELD   More...

Obituaries

JAMES SPURGEON SCARBOROUGH, IV

After a long bout with cancer, James Spurgeon Scarborough IV passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 76 in San Marcos, TX. He was better known as Dad, Papaw, Jim, Jimmy, Jimbo, or Barkley.  More...

GABRIEL SAENZ, III

LYFORD/SAN MARCOS - Gabriel Saenz, III, 38 of Lyford, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Seton Hospital in Kyle, Texas.  He was born on August 27, 1979 in Raymondville, TX, son of Gabriel V. and Maria Irma (Orozco) Saenz, Sr.  More...

CLETO R. GARCIA

RAYMONDVILLE -Cleto R. Garcia, 85, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at his home in Raymondville, TX. He was the third of six children. C.R. was born on July 13, 1933 in Raymondville, TX to Mr. Juan Garcia and Mrs. More...

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