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Reviews of fishing tournament, by locals, mixed

PORT MANSFIELD - Local opinion is divided for next weekend’s annual Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament will have on this fishing village’s economy is divided.  More...

News

Bride-to-be calls off wedding, throws party for homeless

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Indiana woman who called off her $30,000 wedding threw a party Saturday for the homeless at the swanky event center she had booked for the reception.  Sarah Cummins told the Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/ 2sVpDW4 ) she c More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, July 24, 6: 30 p. m. in the RHS Old Gym, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville, TX.  New members are welcome.   More...

REFUGIO ZUNIGA

REFUGIO ZUNIGA recently celebrated his 100th birthday at Mirasoles Adult Day Care and City of Raymondville Mayor Gilbert Gonzales awarded him with a flag. He is shown with Gonzales and Sen. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Growing like a weed

He is growing like a weed. But it’s a weed we cultivate, a weed we help grow. We will never pull him up by the roots or attempt to eradicate his existence. He is growing like a weed and we wouldn’t have it any other way.  More...

FREE EVENT

FREE EVENT: The Fitness Summer Series is currently in full swing at Raymondville Smiley Park every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through August 4, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JULY 12- Evading arrest/ speeding zone/failure to stop at a designated point, FM 2845 and FM 491, Lyford.  Incident (medical assistance - EMS), 7th St., Sebastian.  Civil matter, 200 blk E. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

JULY 16- Duty on striking unattended vehicle, 700 blk W. Raymond.  JULY 15- Theft, over $750, under $2,500, 500 blk W. Sonora.  Found property, 500 blk W. Riggs.  JULY 14 - Evading arrest/detention, using vehicle, 100 blk S. Exp. More...

Legals

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE NOTICE TO BIDDERS PURCHASE OF GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE

The City of Raymondville will be accepting competitive sealed proposals for the purchase of group health insurance for the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.   More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: IN RE: ORDER FOR FORECLOSURE CONCERNING 213 CR 2800 RAYMONDVILLE, TX 78580-4404 UNDER TEX.R.CIV.PROC. 736  Cause No. 2016-CV-0161-A IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS  PETITIONER:   More...

Sebastian lightening strike sends 3 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

SEBASTIAN - Three people were transported to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen at mid-afternoon Tuesday for injuries suffered from a lightning strike on a utility pole near where they were cleaning a lawn.  More...

Lyford residents attend ground breaking for new park

A new Lyford park that will benefit youth sports programs, family fitness and provide nature habitat will improve drainage to a low-lying area near I-69E, making the best use of the area, officials said at a Monday ceremony.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“The longer you live, the quicker you can live a year”

Strange title this week, but true. I looked in the paper this morning and it said there were only 166 days left this year. It goes by rather quickly once you get past the 50 years of age bracket. More...

Smuggling charges made after 12 illegal aliens rescued from hot truck

HOUSTON (AP) Three people are charged with human smuggling after a dozen more people believed from Latin America were rescued from a locked box truck where they'd been left to swelter in the Houston summer heat, Harris County authorities said Monday. More...

Mars mission astronauts rehearse water landings

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) NASA astronauts training for a possible mission to Mars have been practicing water maneuvers in a mock-up Orion space capsule in the Gulf of Mexico.  Several astronauts trained Thursday in the open water, about 4 miles (6.5 More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas leads U. S. in foreign-bought agricultural land

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas has led the nation over the last 10 years in foreign purchases of its agricultural land, raising concerns about food security.  More...

Photo

Farm workers are working overtime in Willacy County to save as much of this year's crop as possible as heavy rainstorms threaten the cash crop across the Rio Grande Valley. More...

Obituaries

FAVIANA PEREZ BELLA

RAYMONDVILLE, TXFaviana Perez Bella, 64 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on July 31, 1952 in Encino Texas to Jose and Elisa (Sotuyo) Perez.  Faviana is preceded in death by her p More...

In Loving Memory of Rosa Gomez Torres

The family of the late Rosa Gomez Torres wish to express their deep appreciation to those who offered such kindness, support and messages of sympathy and comfort in our bereavement. Our mother entered eternal rest on June 29, 2017. More...

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