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Remains of woman found in county identified

The remains of a Mission woman identified as 68-yearold Josefina Lugo were identified using her dental records. Lugo has been reported missing from her home since late last year. More...

Census Bureau to hire local workers

The United States Census Bureau is leasing space in Raymondvilles American Legion Hall to hire and train workers for the 2010 United States Census. More...

News

Hershey moves Peppermint Patties plant to Mexico

READING, Pa. (AP) - Production of York Peppermint Patties and other candy brands is coming to an end at The Hershey Co. plant in Reading. More...

Thieves take riding mower & trimmer from Head Start storage shed

TO WILLACY COUNTY CITIZENS: We are asking for your help. More...

FRIDAY CRASH

say a young man involved appeared fully alert Friday with only a minor scratch visible under his brow. He was taken to Harlingen Medical Center. No official word on his present state. More...

County Lifestyles

Springtime Miss Beauty Pageant

The Springtime Miss Beauty Pageant will be held Sunday, April 26, 2009 starting at 10 a.m. at the Raymondville High School Auditorium in Raymondville. Beauty competition for Infant and Baby Miss will start at 10 a.m. More...

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church News

LENT BEGINS: Ash Wednesday, February 25, had many services as listed in last weeks Raymondville Chronicle. The activities of Lent continue until Easter Sunday, which is April 12. More...

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FATHER RAFAEL VEGA, new pastor of Prince of Peace, St. Martin of Tours, and St. Monica churches was welcomed with a meal in his honor on Sunday, March 1, at Lyford Parish Hall. More...

Willacy County to get $5.5 million in additional hurricane disaster aid

The federal government through the State of Texas has awarded $55 million in extra hurricane assistance to the Rio Grande Valley because of Hurricane Dolly. More...

Sheriff authorized to buy 2 new patrol cars

Willacy County deputies will soon be patroling in style with the approval Monday of two new patrol cars at the State bid price, paying for them with budgeted funds. More...

County treasurer proposing hotel/ motel tax to effect only Port Mansfield

Willacy County Treasurer Ruben Cavazos is proposing a plan to launch a 7% hotel motel tax in the county. Cavazos put the item on the agenda for a special county meeting Friday, March 6 at 9 a.m. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Another voice of America signs off

If any of you are near my age then you grew up listening and watching certain people that we grew to trust and admire. It could have been sports stars who played more for the love of the game than the money. More...

Letters

Interfaith meeting planned

Editor, I have quite a few good experiences and memories to remind me that there are good people living here in Willacy County. More...

Farm & Ranch

Parts of Texas are driest in U.S.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Central Texas cattle raiser Gerry Shudde remembers Texas' drought of record in the 1950s when his family's ranch sometimes got a couple of 4-inch rainfalls a year. But the drought ongoing now is far different. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

February 26, 2009

A bullish export sales report provided a shot in the arm for cotton on Feb. 26, helping cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange to close with moderate gains. More...

Obama proposes slashing farm payments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Big farms that receive large government subsidies would lose some of that money under President Barack Obama's budget. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 2 - Accident, 300 blk W. Kimball. Arrested: 1 male juvenile, 1200 blk S. 7th, aggravated robbery, 900 blk E. Rodeo, placed in Darrel Hester. Accident, 1000 blk E. Hidalgo. Arrested: Jesus Martinez, possession of marijuana, agg. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

FEBRUARY 25 - Execution of warrant, Pedro Montoya, FM 490 and Bus. 77. Harassment by phone, FM 490 and U.S. 77. Criminal mischief, FM 1015, Lasara. Civil matter, CR 200. Accident, 1st and Campbell, San Perlita. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Elmer Fox vs Central Gulf Towing, Inc. and Louisiana Tug Services, LLC, personal injury. John Dirckx vs H.E. Butt Grocery Company, personal injury. The State of Texas vs Juan Carlos Chavez, seizure and intended forfeiture. More...

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