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RISD trustee election to be cancelled

The deadline for filing has come and gone and two incumbents in the Raymondville ISD have no opponents in the May 9 school board election. More...

News

Republicans: Mexico to up duties on commodities

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Mexican government plans to raise duties on U.S. commodities such as rice, beans, wheat and beef by $2.4 billion in retaliation for Congress denying Mexican longhaul trucks access to U.S. roads. More...

Border Patrol: Nogales anti-tunnel barrier works

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A thick underground concrete barrier built to block smuggling tunnels along a stretch of the border with Mexico in downtown Nogales has done the trick so far, a Border Patrol spokesman said Friday. More...

New face of offender in federal courts is Hispanic

WASHINGTON - Hispanics outnumber other ethnic groups among criminal offenders in the federal courts due in part to the crackdown on illegal immigration, according to a study released today. More...

Farm & Ranch

IRS, USDA crack down on wealthy subsidy recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service and the Agriculture Department are cracking down on millionaires who receive farm subsidies by mistake. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

March 12, 2009

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) appeared to be unable to make a firm commitment this week and closed basically unchanged. More...

Texas cattle losses approaching $1 billion

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Agriculture officials said Friday that ranchers in the nation's largest cattle-producing state have already lost nearly $1 billion because of Texas' ongoing drought. More...

Obituaries

WENDELL RAY MASSEY, SR.

Wendell Ray Massey, Sr., 70, passed away Thursday afternoon at the Solara Hospital in Brownsville, TX. More...

JOE ED SMITH

May 21, 1936 - March 13, 2009 Joe Ed Smith entered into rest on March 13, 2009 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, TX. A Memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. More...

JUAN REYES, JR.

Juan Reyes, Jr., 62, died March 23, 2009 at his residence. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Hernandez Funeral Home. † † † More...

Big celebration planned for Little League Opening Day April 4th

Little League representatives Eddie Gonzales and Chito Rodriguez told city commissioners about plans for Opening Day on April 4, at the city meeting last night. More...

County wants Navigation District Board increased from 3 to 5 members

A surprised Willacy Navigation District director told County Commissioners Monday that he has no problem with seeing the number of board members increased from three to five. More...

Texas Speaker Straus critical of stimulus plan

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) House Speaker Joe Straus said Friday he ``strongly disagrees'' with the federal economic stimulus package, even though the money expected to flow into Texas will help balance the state budget for the next two years. More...

Editorial & Columns

Seeds from the Sower

An efficiency expert asked an elevator operator, "How much time do you spend on each of your job assignments?" He thought for a moment, and answered, "Up, 50%; down, 50%." All of us have our ups and downs. More...

Behind the Badge

Experiencing life's ups and downs

We all go through life having our good days and our bad days. To some of us it seems like the bad out number the good, but usually it just seems that way. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Economic conditions make budget bill crafting tough

AUSTIN - Some Texans prefer swift action by the state Legislature because they want to see progress. Then there are those who don't mind a slow pace and maybe want lawmakers to create as few new laws as possible. More...

County Lifestyles

Whitworth-Wilde

Courtney Whitworth and Hunter Wilde, along with their parents, are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Courtney is the daughter of Richard and Wanda Whitworth of Harlingen. Hunter is the son of Glenn and Julie Wilde. More...

Article

WOW!! FOURTEEN YEARS - It's time! Time for the Willacy County Crime Stoppers' 14th Annual Memorial Moon 1 mi. Walk and 5k Run that will be held Saturday, April 25, at 8 a.m. in front of the Raymondville High School Gymn. More...

Photo

STATE BOUND - Aaron J. Vidaurri has qualified for the 2009 Private Schools Interscholastic Association Academic State Meet to be held on May 2 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He recently competed in the PSIA District Meet held at St. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MARCH 16- D.W.L.I. - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Controlled burn - Encino. Controlled burn - Norias Ranch. 911 call/reckless driver - North County Line. 911 call/motorist assist - Large Rest Area. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MARCH 18 - Harassment by phone, Lilly Rd., Lyford. Harassment by phone, North Loop. Civil matter, Spence and Reyes Rd. Criminal mischief, FM 2209, San Perlita. Burglary of habitation, 100 blk W. Bulldog, Lyford. More...

Crime of the Week

Between the dates of Feb. 20, 2009 and Feb. 25, 2009 unknown person(s) committed a burglary of a building at The Otis Klar Headstart located at 1305 E. Hidalgo Ave. More...

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