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Sebastian man sentenced to 11 years in prison for armed robbery & burglary

Jose Feliciano Mata, 18, of Sebastian pled guilty in 197th State District Court on June 24 to aggravated robbery and to burglary of a home. More...

Fourth of July Celebration

The Raymondville Chamber of Commerce and the City of Raymondville will be hosting the fifth Annual Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Show on Saturday, July 4th. More...

News

No relief in sight for scorching Texas heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Scorching temperatures that are siphoning lakes and wreaking havoc on ranches across Texas aren't expected to ease anytime soon. More...

Congressman Ortiz explains reasons for his vote against Energy Bill

"In the midst of an economic down turn, I cannot support legislation that imposes undue financial burdens on hardworking South Texas families and businesses," Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz said. More...

Disabled Veterans Receive Property Tax Relief

(AUSTIN) - Military veterans who are totally disabled or cannot work because of service-related injuries will pay no property taxes on their homes under a new tax exemption approved by the Legislature. More...

Farm & Ranch

Continuing drought conditions may result in South Texas cotton fields being abandoned

June 25, 2009

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) tumbled to a two-month low Monday in reaction to weekend rains in Texas growing areas with further pressure coming from the general slide in commodity prices across the board. More...

Willacy County 4-H Hosts End of Year Banquet

RAYMONDVILLE - Willacy 4-H County Council professionally organized and set up an end of the year banquet to celebrate a successful fall and spring in 4-H. More...

Obituaries

IMAGENE "JEAN" KING

Jean was born August 13, 1926 to Clarence and Tommie Fitch in Raymondville. Jean attended Raymondville schools and in 1944 married Claude B. King. More...

GUADALUPE TORRES RODRIGUEZ

EDCOUCH - Guadalupe Torres Rodriguez, 65, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009 at his home. Guadalupe was born on January 27, 1944 to Luis and Soila Rodriguez. More...

"Drop a ball from the top of City Hall," local resident suggests News Year's event

Robert Gonzales told Raymondville City Commissioners last week that he wants to see us "bring pride back to Raymondville." One way to do that,he suggests, is to drop a large electric ball down the corner of city hall as a New Year's celebration. More...

County earns high marks for 2008 Financial Report

Willacy County Auditor Ida C. Martinez got good marks for her 2008 Annual Financial Report, maybe a B+, or possibly an A-. The financial report was dissected for county commissioners at a special meeting Monday afternoon. More...

County meeting focus on grant applications

Willacy County Commissioners focused on approving state grant applications at their special meeting Monday afternoon, and on how to spend grant funds already approved. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Happy Birthday America - and many more!

This Saturday is the 4th of July, our nation's celebration of independence, and I'm sure that there will be plenty of parties, parades, fireworks, and much more all across this land. More...

Obama plans to cut defense spending to Pre-9/11 levels

Only politicians determined to spend $1 billion a day to "stimulate" the economy could balk at committing tens of millions less than that to bolster our national defense. More...

Letters

Statements posted in a article

To the Editor of the Raymondville Chronicle: "In regards to the recent statements that were made regarding a supposed rivalry between the Raymondville Fire Department and Lyford Fire Department, More...

County Lifestyles

Vela-Williams united in marriage

Veronica Marie Vela and Karson Lee Williams were united in Holy Matrimony on May 16, 2009 by Pastor Juan Cantu at Bethel United Methodist Church in Raymondville. More...

Article

ON MAY 20, 2009, AT3 ROBERT J. WEAVER received his Petty Officer test results and found that he made Petty Officer 3rd class. AT3 Weaver was able to take the Petty Officer test 6 months early due to an EP (early promote) on his evaluation. More...

Article

MATEO AZUL GONZALES recently celebrated his 6th birthday at the Rockin River Family Aquatic Center in Round Rock, TX. Grandparents Noe and Elva Gonzales of Raymondville and Oralia G. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 29- U.U.M.V., 800 blk E. McCharen. Theft, 500 blk E. Rodriguez. Accident, 10th and Hidalgo. Disorderly conduct, 600 blk S. 5th. Arrested: Oscar De La Fuente, assault causing bodily injury, FV, 300 blk W. Yturria. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JUNE 21 - Agency assist - Buckhorn. Motorist assist - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - Norias Ranch. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

W.C. Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JUNE 24 - Harassment by phone, Uncle Pete Rd., Lyford. Harassment by phone, Lyford High School Circle. Interference with child custody, FM2845. Harassment by phone, FM 2845. Violation of protective order, 1800 Industrial Dr. More...

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