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City asks Texas Water Development Board for $1.2 million loan or grant to expand wastewater treatment plant

City Manager Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia expects the city of Raymondville to continue growing and commissioners voted Tuesday evening to apply for a low interest loan, or grant from the Texas Water Development Board. More...

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LASARA I.S.D. GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY FOR THE NEW GYMNASIUM PROJECT WAS HELD ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 30. More...

News

LYFORD WOMAN'S CLUB DONATES $1,000 TO WILLACY COUNTY EMS

Frank Torres, head of the Willacy County Emergency Medical Service, is shown above accepting a $1,000 check from Irene Johnson, treasurer of Lyford Woman's Club. More...

Donna man charged with murder in shooting

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A 25-year-old South Texas man faces a murder charge after one of the men he shot over suspicion of stealing palm trees from his family's farm died. More...

WOMEN WORKING IN CORRECTIONS WILLACY COUNTY REGIONAL DETENTION FACILITY

The Willacy County Regional Detention Facility recently sent three female employees to Des Moines, Iowa to the National Women in Corrections Conference. Deputy Warden Vilma Cervantes, Sgt. More...

Letters

Obama - A setback for rights of unborn children

On only his fourth day in office, President Obama quietly signed an executive order to allow your tax money to be used for organizations that perform abortions and promote abortion in other countries. More...

Winter Texans enjoyed Willacy 4-H & FFA Fair

Editor, We spent the weekend at the Willacy County Fair and what a great time we had! We are Kansans who like spending some winter time here in the south. The warmth of the weather is matched by the warmth of the welcome we have received. More...

County Lifestyles

Castillo-Acevedo

Mr. and Mrs. Mario Castillo, Sr. of Raymondville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Patricia, to Salvador Acevedo, Jr., son of Salvador Acevedo, Sr., and the late Rosalinda R. More...

Sweet 16th Birthday

Sarah Elizabeth Soto, daughter of Margarito and Mary Soto of Lyford celebrated her Sweet 16th Birthday on Saturday, January 17, 2009 with a dinner and reception at Gonzales Ballroom. More...

Winter Texan blood drive nets 25 pints

Gateway RV Park and United Blood Services hosted a blood drive last week. Twenty-five units of blood was collected. While we did not get the information of the donors, we know that Paul Badker of Wisconsin was one of the top donors that day. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JANUARY 18 - Controlled burn - Andrew Lane. 911 call/motorist assist - Norias Ranch. Controlled burn - Turcotte Gate. 911 call/welfare concern - South of Sarit Border Patrol Checkpoint. Fire - Turcotte Gate. Motorist assist - Cuellar Ave. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Peter Michael Valentic vs HEB Foods Inc., petition. In the matter of marriage of Bravlio Veloz vs Juanita Veloz and in the interest of children, divorce. In the matter of marriage of Eric Thomas Davis vs Maria D. More...

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JANUARY 28 - Criminal mischief, W. Hwy. 186. Civil matter, E. Main St., Lyford. Theft, FM 88, Lasara. Theft of service, FM 2845 and FM 2629. Theft, FM 2845 and FM 2629. JANUARY 29 - Criminal mischief, W. 2nd St., Lyford. More...

ICE Detention Center Nets $14.9 million in 2008

The only local critic of the 3,000 bed ICE Detention Center that we know of is former county attorney Juan Guerra, but if he read the 2008 financial statement for the facility he might have a different opinion. More...

$15 million dollar question, the 3,000 bed detention center is making money, but where is that money going?

When I learned that the 3,000 bed ICE detention center in Raymondville grossed $42 million in 2008 I was enthused. More...

Lasara soldier dies at Fort Hood

Spc. Javier Gonzales, 33, of Lasara died in a central Texas Army hospital following what is believed to be a heart attack on Jan. 30. Gonzales was a member of the United States Army and his parents Gabriel and Roseann Gonzales live in Lasara. More...

Editorial & Columns

Seeds from the Sower

Late in her career, opera star Maria Callas had difficulty in hitting the high notes. "Let us put the music in a lower key," suggested the musicians. More...

Behind the Badge

Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces

This week's column has a little bit of everything in it, some praise, some tips for home and personal safety and some personal insights. More...

Perry gives lawmakers his list of priorities for next budget cycle

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry delivered his biannual "state of the state" address Jan. 27 in the House Chamber of the state capitol, during a joint session of the House and Senate. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

January 29, 2009

After the decertification of more than 500,000 bales of cotton last week left traders believing demand was picking up, bearish demand data coupled with generally weaker commodities and equities markets, weighed on cotton futures prices on the Inter More...

Winter Texans lead antique tractor parade over 5-mile-long Mackinac suspension bridge

Some of the Gateway residents are antique tractor collectors. Each are involved in activities in their home areas however some shared their stories while in the park. One of such people is Bert Sutton of Michigan. More...

TDA Market Recap

Feb. 2, 2009

AUSTIN - (Feb. 2, 2009) For the week ending Jan. 31, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 lower per hundredweight, with some locations late in the week steady to $4 higher. More...

Obituaries

EULOGIA CERVANTES

SEBASTIAN - Eulogia Cervantes, 80, passed away Friday, January 30, 2009 at McAllen Medical Center. Eulogia was born on March 11, 1928 to Nicholas Turrubiates and Angela Maldonado Turrubiates in Cd. Mier, Tamps., Mexico. More...

ROSCOE ROBERT HARVEY, SR.

Roscoe Robert Harvey, Sr. born on July 1, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas, to Cecil Milton Harvey, Sr and Carmen Redus Harvey has died. Services were Saturday, January 31, 2009 at St. More...

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