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Appeals Court upholds $42.5 million wrongful death suit against Wackenhut

The 13th District State Court of Appeals in Edinburg upheld the wrongful death conviction against the Wackenhut Corp., now GEO Corp., in the death of Gregorio De La Rosa, Jr. More...

News

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church located at 1103 W. Hidalgo Ave. invites the community for an Easter Egg Hunt and family fellowship. Praise and Worship, hot dogs, fun and games. Come and join us for a good family time. More...

Holy Week Schedule for the Catholic churches of Raymondville, San Perlita, Lasara and Hargill

Holy Thursday April 9th • St. Anthony, Raymondville - 7:00 p.m. • OLG, Raymondville - 7:00 p.m. • St. Frances, Hargill - 6:00 p.m. • St. Anne, San Perlita - 7:00 p.m. • St. Patrick, Lasara - 7:30 p.m. More...

Archbishop Hughes critical of Notre Dame for honoring Obama

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes is joining other Roman Catholic leaders critical of Notre Dame University's decision to award President Obama an honorary degree next month. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) settled modestly weaker toward the end of the week after supportive outside markets and a bullish response to bearish plantings outlook rallied the market to six-week highs Tuesday. More...

PITTMAN ELEMENTARY STUDENT SHOWS EVERY DROP OF WATER COUNTSPittman

Elementary 5th grade student Armando Soria won 2nd place in this year's Soil and Water Conservation poster contest. Armando's answer to "Who Says We Can't?" help our earth and live here too, helped him win a check for $25.00. More...

Texas' recent snowstorm kills 3,500 cattle

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - About 3,500 head of cattle died during the blizzard that blasted the Texas Panhandle with as much as a foot of snow last week, officials said Wednesday. More...

Obituaries

MELITON MUNIZ

Meliton Muniz, 72, passed away early Sunday, April 5, 2009 at his Raymondville residence. Meliton was born on April 1, 1937 to Jose Muniz and Amalia Moreno Muniz in San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico. More...

ISABEL S. RAMIREZ

Isabel S. Ramirez, 83, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Isabel was born on July 8, 1925 to Juan Sauceda and Eluteria Alfaro in Sinton, TX. More...

BETTY L. WOLF

Betty L. Wolf was called to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 2, 2009 following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Louis Milton "Skip" Wolf and her son, Louis Michael "Mike" Wolf. More...

Photo

LAUREN GONZALES, 7, of Raymondville attended Sunday's Annual Easter Egg Hunt held at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Parish Hall. More...

Caught with $351,035.00

On Friday, April 3 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Deputy Joe Longoria conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Nissan Armada bearing Arkansas license plates. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Easter 2009

It's time once again for our annual thoughts on Easter column. Many things come to mind when I think of Easter. More...

Senate budget proposal moves to House for consideration

AUSTIN - A $182.2 billion state budget proposal for fiscal years 2010-2011 on April 1 earned passage in the Texas Senate. The Senate proposal, now called Committee Substitute SB 1, includes $11 billion in federal stimulus money. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dr. Spence says he wouldn't know Kittleberger if he saw him

First, I wouldn't know Mr. Kittleberger if he walked through the door of my clinic, an occurrence that, thank goodness, isn't likely to happen. I'm pleased he found a local physician with whom he feels comfortable. More...

A message from the editor

In my haste to tell Mr. Kittleberger what I think of our new president last week I failed to say some things that needed to be said. More...

"Hats off" to the Little League volunteers, reader says

Dear Editor, I was privileged to have attended the Willacy County Little League's Opening Ceremony this past Saturday at the Eddie Stark Park. I was very delighted by the number of youngsters participating in this program. More...

County Lifestyles

Riley-Zdansky

Ashley Riley and Crain Zdansky, along with their parents, are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Ashley is the daughter of George and Donna Riley of Abilene, TX. Crain is the son of Thomas and Merita Zdansky of Lyford. More...

BRIDAL SHOWER

A miscellaneous bridal shower for Miss Tara Horn of Montgomery, TX, fiancee of Jordan Austin, was held Saturday, April 4, 2009, in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Raymondville. More...

Article

2ND LT. DONALD K. MARTIN received his USAF wings in a ceremony at NAS Pensacola on February 27, 2009. Don attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach on a USAF ROTC scholarship, graduating in 2007. More...

Crime & Courts

DISTRICT CLERK'S REPORT

Suits filed: Varmicon Partnership LTD d/ b/a Varmicon Industries vs Ricardo Saenz Jr. d/b/a Liberty Construction Co. and Bryon Brown and Marsha Guerrero Brown - debt. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 6- Theft, over $50, under $500, 100 blk N. Exp. 77. Criminal mischief, 1200 blk S. 7th. Accident, 7th and Rodriguez. Assault causing bodily injury (FV), 1100 blk E. Hidalgo. Theft, under $50, 14000 blk E. Hidalgo. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

APRIL 1 - Criminal mischief, 200 blk W. Bulldog, Lyford. Execution of warrant, Jose Trinidad Garza, W.C. Sheriff Dept. Jail. Identity theft, FM 1015, Lasara. Theft, San Perlita School. Burglary of a habitation, North Loop. More...

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