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Texas districts hiring fewer teachers

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - New teachers hunting for their first job are finding this is one of the toughest summers for hiring. More...

Texas unemployment rate at 7.5 percent, U.S. rate at 9.5 percent

AUSTIN - Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.5 percent in June, but remained well below the national rate of 9.5 percent. The Texas unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in May. More...

Pot farm in Texas included living quarters

ANGUS, Texas (AP) - A $5 million marijuana farm bust in Navarro County turned up an irrigation system, living quarters and underwear drying on tree limbs. Sheriff's Capt. Elmer Tanner says law officers "just didn't catch them on the right day. More...

County Lifestyles

Bible Institute to host Staff Retreat at First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Raymondville was chosen as the host site for the 2009 Rio Grand Bible Institute Staff Retreat on July 26-28. The Bible Institute was founded in 1947 with the primary goal of equipping leaders to serve the Hispanic church. More...

JENNIFER CAVAZOS-CISNEROS WINS STATEWIDE AWARDS:

KSBG TV Station Manager Jennifer Cavazos-Cisneros and TV Production Tech Tyler Dale (both seen in the middle) won several awards at the annual TSPRA conference (Texas School of Public Relations Association) in San Antonio. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 p.m. at the RHS gym. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JULY 15 - Burglary of a habitation, W.C. Housing Authority. Indecency, FM 2629 and FM 2845, Sebastian. Execution of warrant, Julia Espinosa, Willacy County Jail. Graffiti, Park and Main, Lyford. Accident - minor, 1st and Oleander, Lyford. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 20- Harassment by phone, 900 blk W. Rocky. Incident, 200 blk Gorman. Unlawful restraint, assault bodily injury (FV), criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 900 blk W. Tampico, arrested: Jose Eduardo Villarreal. More...

Crime of the Week

Between the dates of July 4 and July 5 unknown person(s) committed a burglary at the office of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church located at 693 N. 3rd St. Unknown person(s) damaged property within said office. R.P.D. Case #09-1207. More...

Stealing Lyford city water is going to get expensive

Lyford City Commissioners are sick and tired of local residents stealing water from the city and they did something about it at their regular meeting last week. Commissioner Jose G. More...

County sues State agency over Hurricane Dolly claims

It is not unusual for Willacy County to be sued, in fact, former County Attorney Juan Guerra filed a bevy of lawsuits against the county and its taxpayers. What is unusual is for Willacy County to be suing someone or some other agency. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

131st Annual Sheriffs' Training Conference in Corpus Christi

It's the middle of July already, where has this year gone? This is the time of year we Sheriffs across the state, along with other peace officers from county, state, and federal levels meet for training purposes and fellowship. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Drought pushes Perry to declare disaster areas

AUSTIN - A month-long weather system producing triple-digit temperatures and no rain has much of Texas suffering. The high-pressure system centered over Texas caused Gov. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

July 16, 2009

Four straight days of higher highs, higher lows, and higher settlements came to and end on Wednesday in a volatile session on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), an analyst reported. More...

TDA Market Recap July 20, 2009

AUSTIN - (July 20, 2009) For the week ending July 18, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, with some locations steady to $5 lower per hundredweight and others steady to $4 higher. More...

USDA says Texas farmers will have to wait for aid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say drought-stricken Texas farmers and ranchers will have to wait until the fall for their share of $3 billion in federal assistance. More...

Obituaries

DANNY LYNN GOSS

Danny Lynn Goss, age 64, of Weslaco, Texas, passed away July 20, 2009. He was born September 20, 1944 in Weslaco, Texas to Clarence Goss and Edith Henderson Goss. Danny graduated from Raymondville High School. More...

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