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News

March 4, Democratic Primary Ballots Cast

County Attorney' s Race Pct. 1 Arturo Saenz 268 Juan Angel Guerra 336 Bernard Ammerman 269 Pct. 2 Arturo Saenz 214 Juan Angel Guerra 163 Bernard Ammerman 264 Pct. More...

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TWENTY ABANDONED BUILDINGS IN RAYMONDVILLE will be demolished over the next several weeks. Nine of them are pictured in this photo. More...

OLD LYFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOES DOWN.

The county's oldest school building is no more. Torn down this week was the community school built in 1911. The city of Lyford bought the ancient building last year from the Vassberg family for $6,000 with hopes of renovating it. More...

Farm & Ranch

Heritage Ranch Gala on March 29 at Punta del Monte Ranch

The Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg is pleased to present the Heritage Ranch Gala on Saturday, March 29, at the historic Punta del Monte Ranch in Kenedy County, Since 1984, More...

Texas is in a drought again, conditions could worsen, expert says

COLLEGE STATION - Forget those drenching rains of last spring and summer: Texas is in the middle of a drought that has reached the severe stage in several parts of the state, says John Nielsen-Gammon, professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M More...

Obituaries

GUADALUPE M. ESPINOZA

LYFORD - Guadalupe M. Espinoza, 61, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Guadalupe was born on October 27, 1946 to Anastacio Mata and Concepcion Mena Mata in Sebastian. He was a lifetime resident of Lyford. More...

DELMER H. JONES, JR.

LYFORD - Delmer H. Jones, Jr., 89, died at Retama Manor in Raymondville on Saturday, March 8, 2008. He was born in Glen Flora, TX to Delmer H. Jones, Sr. and Artie Ruth Murphey Jones. More...

MARIA TOMASA PARDO

Maria Tomasa Pardo, 62, died Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen. A longtime Raymondville resident she was born on March 7, 1945 in Cerritos, S.L.P., Mexico to Estevan Garcia and Carmen Garcia Garcia. More...

U.S. Highway 77 upgrade plans unveiled in Sarita and Raymondville

Overpasses being planned for Kenedy County

The Texas Department of Transportation (TX-DOT) held public meetings in Willacy and Kenedy counties over the last week to solicit input from the public on the U.S. Highway 77 upgrade project in South Texas. More...

Willacy J.P.'s threaten to toss out cases unless they get immediate staff help

Commissioners request state aid for mold problem

Three Willacy County justice of the peace's emotionally told commissioners that they have no option but to start tossing out misdemeanor cases, due to a work overload that is causing stress and tears by justices and support staff. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Critics paint with wide brushes

I guess anybody who has ever walked on the face of this green earth has been criticized at one time or another. Sometimes it may be justified, but most of the time it's not. More...

Chamber News

•2008 Raymondville/Pt Mansfield Tourism Guides are in! •Retama Manor Chamber Mixer March 12th..4m to 6 pm •Chamber Membership Drive....... More...

Letters

Memorial Fund

The Raymondville Cemetery Memorial Fund Account has been closed due to the death of its trustee, James Duddlesten. No more contributions will be accepted. More...

Teacher raises issues about middle school

What are our expectations of our schools? How do we want our schools to function in the everyday lives of our children? Are our children there because of a test? Are our children there because of the money? More...

County Lifestyles

Bernal-Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Elijio Bernal of Lyford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Celinda Rae Bernal of Spring, TX, to Craig Houston Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Foster all of Canton, OK. More...

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ROLANDO LOMAS, 6, is the 2008 Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Mutton Busten Champion. He is the son of Rogelio and Virginia Lomas of Raymondville. Rolando rode a lamb and won first place in his age division at the Mercedes event. More...

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THE HOUSE OF THE WIND SERPENT SHOTOKAN KARATE SCHOOL attended the 28th Annual Mid-Valley Championship Karate Tournament in Weslaco on March 1. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MARCH 5 - Public intoxication, just N. of 186 on FM 1834. Violation of protective order, 200 blk Bayshore Dr., Port Mansfield. Accident (minor), FM 1015 and 6th St., Lasara. MARCH 6 -Identity theft. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MARCH 2 - Impounded vehicle - Large Rest Area. Medical response - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Reckless driver - Turcotte Gate. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Pedro Montoya and Yolanda Ambriz Montoya, Ind. and As Statutory Beneficiaries of Kristian Cain Montoya, Deceased; and Florencio Montoya, Jr. Ind. More...