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Contractor selected for Raymondville city hall remodeling project

Cost of chemicals jumps 50% for water plant

Raymondville city commissioners selected a contractor last night to give city hall a much needed face lift, and approved a 50 percent price hike for chemicals at the city's water plant. More...

$59 gets you cheapest Cowboys ticket in 2009

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The cheapest Dallas Cowboys tickets in the new $1 billion stadium being built in Arlington will cost just under $60, the team announced Thursday. More...

Libertadores: Palermo scores three, Boca beats Atlas 3-0 to reach

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Martin Palermo scored three first-half goals and defending champion Boca Juniors beat Atlas 3-0 Wednesday to advance to the Copa Libertadores semifinals. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

May 22, 2008

The entire agricultural industry waited on pins and needles this week as they expected Congress to overturn President George W. Bush's veto of the farm bill on Wednesday. More...

Texas Tech regents vote to freeze tuition

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech University's Board of Regents on Friday bucked a statewide trend and voted to freeze tuition for next school year. Student and parking fees, as well as room and board charges, also will not go up for 2008-2009. More...

TDA Market Recap

AUSTIN - (May 27, 2008) For the week ending May 24, 2008, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 per hundredweight higher, except calves under 500 pounds were as much as $5 lower at a few locations. More...

Obituaries

MARIA ELENA LOPEZ

Maria Elena Lopez, 54, died Friday, May 16, 2008 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville. She moved to San Perlita from Lyford in 1990. More...

CHAROLETTE SCOTT

Charolette Scott, 71, died May 13, 2008. She was known for knitting caps for cancer patients. More...

BARBARA McCHAREN

EDINBURG - Barbara McCharen, 58, died Monday, May 26, 2008 at her home in Edinburg. She was past president of Rio Grande Chapter Aggies Mothers Club. More...

New special prosecutor to continue investigating Guerra's felony indictments

Espinosa/Garcia extortion case back on the burner

Presiding District Judge J. More...

Kenedy Ranch heir's claim allowed to continue by court of appeals

Body of John G. Kenedy Jr. could be exhumed

The 13th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned lower court rulings allowing a series of lawsuits to go forward, that were brought by the elderly daughter of a Kenedy Ranch maid who claims to be the rightful heir to the billion dollar estate of John G. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Graduation Thoughts

Graduation seems to be happening a little later this year than most, bit its a time that many have looked foward to. Young people look forward to graduating on because it is what they believe to be their most important years. More...

Seeds From the Sower

The Fairbanks brothers were in the hemp business. But they had a problem. The scales were crude and faulty. They looked upon that problem as an opportunity in work clothes, and they devised a platform scale which met their need. More...

Letters

Child left behind at Lyford High School

Editor, This letter is in reference to the letter submitted about the LCISD school board and LHS principal. I am the grandmother of the child that has been left behind. More...

Another Child left behind at Lyford High School

Edirtor I am the father of a student at Lyford High School's DAEP program. Although my son was exonerated by another student of his violation of the school's Code of Conduct, Lyford CISD administration ruled that it didn't matter. More...

County Lifestyles

Mindy the 'green' vegetarian

"Mo-ther!" Mindy yells with her head wedged inside the refrigerator, "There's something bleeding in here!" Foaming at the mouth, Mindy emerges from the kitchen with a marinated tenderloin dangling off a pair of tongs. More...

Snow-Beninga

Mrs. Judith Ann Snow of Raymondville is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Melanie Ann to Christopher Todd Beninga, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Beninga of Topeka, Kansas. More...

Article

SARAH E. RENAUD received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pyschology at the commencement ceremony from The University of Texas Pan American on Saturday, May 10, 2008. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MAY 21 - Lost property, walk-in. Attempted suicide, San Perlita, 8th and Palomar. Harassment, CR 55. Violation of child visitation, 300 blk W. Broadway, Lyford. Burglary of a habitation, 100 blk Fox St., Port Mansfield. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MAY 18 - 911 call/welfare concern - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Theft - King Ave. Warrant arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, Jaime Saucedo - Bell County. Suspicious circumstances - Buckhorn. More...