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FEMA to open disaster office in Sebastian for several days this week

Raymondville office still open for applications

The Federal Emergency management Administration (FEMA) announced yesterday they will place an emergency response trailer in front of the Martin Cavazos Center in Sebastian to further assist Willacy County victims of Hurricane Dolly. More...

News

SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON VISITS RAYMONDVILLE

The U.S. senator held a legislative coffee on Monday morning at the Raymondville museum, so she could meet and hear from Willacy County residents. More...

SCHOOL SALES TAX HOLIDAY THIS WEEKEND

Beginning Friday, local merchants will not charge sales tax on certain clothing and shoes, priced less than $100. The tax holiday with end on Sunday. More...

No brush pick up for this month

Lyford city hall meeting

Because of hurricane Dolly, Lyford city's regular meeting left no chair empty in city hall. An uncommonly large crowd showed up to request water bill adjustments due to hurricane dolly meter damage. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Choice is clear on abortion issue

Dear Editor: Our choices for president couldn't be clearer on the abortion issue: John McCain supports the right to life for unborn children - while Barack Obama supports expanding abortion with your tax money and bringing back the gruesome parti More...

County Lifestyles

Wedding

Crystal Ann and Luis Miguel Garcia, both of Santa Rosa were united in marriage at St. Mary's Catholic Church on July 11, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Santa Rosa. The bride is the daughter of Biolanda and Filiberto Sanchez of Lasara. More...

Rivera-Solis

Oscar and Alma Rivera of Sebastian announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Vilma Rivera, to Everardo "Eddie" Solis, son of Maria Loredo of Sebastian and the late Gregorio Solis of Raymondville. More...

50th Wedding Anniversary

Miguel and Hilaria Gomez celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 26, 2008 with a mass celebrated at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Reception and dance followed at Gonzales Ballroom. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., successor-in-interest to Bank One, N.A., Trustee for the Franklin Lindsay Student Aid Fund vs Joanne Z. Chavez and Nancy M. Cardenas - debt. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 11 - Burglary of a building, 600 blk W. White. Assault causing bodily, injury (FV), 800 blk W. Durango. Harassment by phone, 700 blk S. Adeline. Burglary of habitation, 500 blk E. Rodriguez. More...

W. C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

AUGUST 6 - Burglary of a habitation, CR 4426 and Bus. 77, Lyford. AUGUST 7 - Burglary of a habitation, 400 blk W. 1st St., Sebastian. AUGUST 8 - Civil matter, CR 200 and FM 491. Criminal mischief, Northstar Apts. More...

Port Mansfield's 34th annual Fishing Tournaments kicks off this Thursday

Hurricane Dolly will not deter enthusiasm of contestants

Hundreds of anglers will compete in the 34th annual Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament, after a temporary delay due to Hurricane Dolly's visit to the Rio Grande Valley. More...

Willacy County accept sheriff's original salary proposal - 10% to 25% raises

Salaries for J.P.'s readjusted & constables still at 63%

Willacy County commissioners agreed to bring the proposed sheriff 's department salaries closer to the gap with local police. Raymondville Police patrol officers had starting salaries of $32,000 last year. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

"Time is on our side - or is it?"

It's been said that time is our only possession that cannot be recovered or restored. Time is only spent once, for better or for worse, so we need to make the best of it. More...

EDITORIAL OPINION:

Police must put a stop to graffiti, vandals must be prosecuted & punished

Raymondville is a mess and we aren't referring to the consequences of the recent hurricane. The boards have been removed from store windows and the brush piled on street corners will soon be removed. More...

Seeds From the Sower

Ben Franklin wanted to install street lighting in Philadelphia, but he knew the city fathers would refuse to pay the price. So he hung a beautiful lantern on a long bracket in front of his house. More...

Farm & Ranch

Woman dies from fall on Wisconsin farm

TOWN OF RIPON, Wis. (AP) - Fond du Lac authorities have identified the 53-year-old woman who died this week after falling and hitting her head at the family farm. More...

TDA Market Recap

August 11

AUSTIN - (August 11, 2008) For the week ending August 9, 2008, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mostly $1 to $5 per hundredweight higher, however a few sales late in the week were steady to $4 lower. More...

54-year-old farmer killed when tractor rolls

PRAGUE, Neb. (AP) - A 54- year-old Prague man has been killed in a farm accident. The Saunders County Sheriff's Office says Wesley Lamberson died just after 2 p.m. Saturday when his tractor rolled near Prague. Lamberson died at the scene. More...

Obituaries

MARY CASTANEDA LEAL

Mary Castañeda Leal, 81, died Thursday, August 7, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death. She was a life long resident of Willacy County, and insurance agent/owner. More...

BENITO REYES

Benito Reyes, 60, a lifetime resident of Willacy County, died Friday, August 8, 2008 at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, TX. He was born April 3, 1948 in Edinburg, TX to Maximo Reyes and Angelita Ybarra Reyes. More...

DONNIE SELF SCHMOKER

Donnie Self Schmoker, 88, born in Pearl, TX on July 13, 1920 died Thursday, August 7, 2008. More...