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Grass fires continue in South Texas

Raymondville Volunteer firmen fought a grass fire on the Cruz Verde Ranch Monday afternoon according to fire chief Frank Torres who said that 50 acres were burned. More...

Powerlifting event planned Saturday at Bearkat gym

Raymondville ISD Superinte- ndent Johnny Pineda said that there will be a powerlifting event at the Bearkat gym all day Saturday and the public is invited to attend and support their powerlifters. More...

Pedro Castaneda - Señor Pneumatic

In 1845, Robert W. Thompson, a Scottish engineer, invented the pneumatic tire. More...

News

Lawmakers learning details of stimulus

AUSTIN (AP) - State leaders are beginning to learn exactly where the state's $17 billion share of the federal stimulus money is slated to go - like millions to educate homeless children and help low-income families pay for child care. More...

Gunfight closes southbound traffic in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ A gun battle across the border forced the temporary closure of the bridge connecting Brownsville with Matamoros, Mexico. More...

Lenten Season starts on Feb. 25 with Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, and this year it falls on Feb. 25. The Most Reverend Raymundo J. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

February 19, 2009

Dropping commodities and equities prices pushed cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to two-month lows earlier in the week before trimming losses on Thursday. More...

LYFORD CISD HONORS NATIONAL FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA) WEEK

Picture Caption: 2008-2009 Lyford High School FFA Officers are pictured left to right; Becky Torres (Reporter), Dillon Burns (Sentinel), Sabrina Romo (Secretary), Charles Burns (President), Miranda Saenz (Treasurer), and Jorge Lerma (Vice-President). More...

TDA Market Recap - Feb. 23, 2009

AUSTIN - (Feb. 23, 2009) For the week ending Feb. 21, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, with some locations steady to $3 higher per hundredweight and others steady to $4 lower. More...

Obituaries

CARLOS CORTEZ

LYFORD/RAYMONDVILLE - Carlos Cortez, 28, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. A rosary was recited Thursday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Chapel by his grandmother, Maximina Cortez. More...

TEODORA ESCAMILLA

Teodora Escamilla, 65, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at her home in Raymondville. Funeral services will be held Friday, 10 a.m., Feb. 27, at Tiempo De Nueva Vida En Cristo. Burial will follow at the Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery. More...

PEDRO A. SILVA

Pedro A. Silva, Sr., 74, passed away Monday, February 23, 2009 at his home in Raymondville. A rosary will be recited Thursday, 7 p.m. at Duddlesten Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, 2 p.m., Feb. More...

NEW PIZZA PLACE IN TOWN

Pizza Plus just opened in Raymondville. The restaurant serves pizza, pastas, buffalo wings and more. Joe Soto and Ramiro Garcia, owners, also own another Pizza Plus in Los Fresnos both restaurants feature dine-in, pick-up and delivery service. More...

State Jail employs 180 in Raymondville

Steve Owen director of marketing and communications with Corrections Corp of America responded to our request for information about the operation of the 1000-bed Willacy State Jail recently. More...

Lyford city election taking shape

With less than two weeks until the filing deadline three individuals have filed for the Lyford city election. Henry de la Paz, Jr., 36, a real estate portfolio manager has filed for mayor. More...

Man shot by police dies at hospital in Harlingen

Carlos Cortez, 28, was shot once in the chest on Feb. 17 after he attempted to attack a city police officer with a fire ax he grabbed from a fire truck parked in front of his house. Police were called to a house at 474 W. More...

Groundbreaking for new Myra Green Middle School held this morning

Plans were made Tuesday for a 10 a.m. Wednesday ground breaking ceremony for the new Myra Green Middle School at the site next to the football stadium. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Alarming figures on the missing

We read from time to time about missing children, missing senior citizens, or we'll see a segment on the news where a child has been abducted, or a person under medication or with Alzheimers has wandered away from loved ones. More...

Old friends can't be replaced...

The other day I was at the post office and I ran into Dick Busse. More...

Lawmakers, executives must decide how to spend federal stimulus dollars

AUSTIN - President Barack Obama on Feb. 17 signed H.R. 1, the economic stimulus package, and Gov. Perry took pen in hand to write the president a letter that made it clear he was against the stimulus before he was for it. More...

County Lifestyles

Survival: A story of hope and faith Janie Arredondo is a cancer survivor

Teacher, friend, daughter, sister, mother, and wife are how the community views Janie Arredondo. She's the life of the party and she's never too busy to stay involved with her family and the other loves of her life, her students. More...

50th Wedding Anniversary

Herman and Fay Troppy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 7 with their two sons, Las Vegas style! Darrell lives in Houston and Beaumont, and Daniel lives in Atlanta. Staying at the Caesar's Palace for their celebration. More...

Photos

HEATHER RENEE AND BUBBA CASTILLO celebrated in anticipation of their baby Sunday at La Quinta Inn Banquet Room. Heather was accompanied by close family and friends. Baby Castillo is expected late March or early April. More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

On February 16, 2009, unknown person(s) committed arson on the 100 blk of N. King St. Damaged was one green Chrysler Sebring. R.P.D. Case # 09-0272. More...

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 18 - Civil matter, Willacy Co. Sheriff Dept., walk-in. Identity theft, 200 blk E. 11th, Lyford. Accident, E. Hwy 186, pass curve. FEBRUARY 19 - Burglary of a habitation, W.C. Housing Authority. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 23- Graffiti, 100 blk S. 8th. Graffiti, 700 blk W. Durham. Fraudulent use of identifying information, 300 blk E. Charles. Harassment, 300 blk E. Charles. Theft, over $50, under $500, Gateway RV Park. Unattended death, 500 blk S. More...

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