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High school football practice begins August 3

Summer is just about over as football practices for both Raymondville and Lyford High School begin this Monday, August 3. Lyford Bulldogs Lyford football players are to pick up their equipment at the athletic field house at 8 a.m. More...

News

Defendant sentenced to 6 months in jail for graffiti

The Willacy County and District Attorney's Office announced today that on July 21, 2009, Martin Andrade, 21, of Raymondville, TX, pled guilty in County Court to Judge Menton Murray and was sentenced to 6 months in a county jail probated for 9 month More...

Human rights group visits Willacy detention center

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and other civil rights groups said Wednesday they are meeting with an international human rights organization visiting the state to point out problems at alien detention centers. More...

Longhorns to wear special uniform

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Longhorns football team will wear a specially designed uniform during the 2009 season finale with Texas A&M. The jersey was unveiled at Coach Darrell Royal's 85th birthday party on Saturday. More...

Farm & Ranch

In Texas, drought means conserving every last drop

DALLAS (AP) - Off-duty police officers are patrolling streets, looking for people illegally watering their lawns and gardens. Residents are encouraged to stealthily rat out water scofflaws on a 24-hour hot line. More...

July 23, 2009

Fund buying propped up cotton futures prices on the International Cotton Exchange (ICE) as outside markets rallied Thursday, though ideas of improving crop conditions capped gains. "Modest improvements in the condition of the U.S. More...

TDA Market Recap July 27, 2009

AUSTIN - (July 27, 2009) For the week ending July 25, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, with prices from $4 lower per hundredweight to $4 higher. Finished cattle prices were $1 lower in light trade. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: American General Financial Services Inc. vs Guadalupe M. Ruiz, debt. The State of Texas vs $75,531.00 United States Currency - seizure and intended forfeiture. In the matter of marriage of Rosa L. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 24- Burglary of a vehicle, 400 blk W. Sonora. Assault by contact (FV), 100 blk E. Rodriguez. Fradulent use of identiying information, 600 blk N. Huisache. Arrested: 2 male juveniles, possession of marijuana, under 2 ozs., 500 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JULY 22 - Civil matter, 2nd and Seminole, San Perlita. Burglary of a habitation, FM 1018 and U.S. 77. Criminal trespass, 200 blk Matagorda, Port Mansfield. More...

Police plan to build obstacle course as training aid

Raymondville Police Chief Uvaldo "Valdo" Zamora told city commissioners about his plan to build an obstacle course as a part of the hiring process for new officers. More...

County approves Burn Ban to outlaw most fires

Much of Texas and all of South Texas has been under a burn ban for the past few months but Wiliacy County's ban on outdoor fires has expired, so commiss-ioners found it necessary to reinstate the ban at a special meeting Monday after noon. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Corpus Christi in my rearview mirror

The 131k Annual Sheriffs Training Conference is officially over, and a good time was had by all who attended. The Sheriffs Association of Texas is well known and active throughout this state and the United States as well. More...

Seeds From the Sower

A magician, wanting to thrill an agent, performed his best tricks. He produced a canary in a cage, floated his assistant, and then threw a blanket over himself and disappeared. "What do you think?" he asked the agent. More...

County Lifestyles

15th Birthday Celebration

Christina Daisy Saldivar will celebrate her 15th birthday with a mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Saturday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m. Reception/dance will be at Nell's Event Center (formerly Gonzalez Ballroom) and will begin at 7 p.m. More...

FUMC plans carne guisada lunch Friday

Plates to go or to dine in will be available Friday, July 31 at First United Methodist Church's carne guisanda lunch. Plates are $5 and include rice and beans. Serving begins at 11 a.m. and continues "until we run out," says Rev. Janna Hawes. More...

Obituaries

OSCAR REYES DAVILA

Oscar Reyes Davila, of Ennis, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009 at his home. Oscar was born January 6, 1941 in Raymondville, Texas to Juan Cristo and Maria (Chavez) Davila. He was raised in Raymondville and attended schools there. More...

RAMIRO "RAY" ALVAREZ, SR.

Ramiro "Ray" Alvarez, Sr., 73, passed away July 18, 2009, in his home. He was born in Raymondville on February 23, 1936, to Primitivo and Stefana (Rodriguez) Alvarez. More...

MARIA H. CORTINAS

Maria H. Cortinas, 101, passed away July 21, 2009 at her home in Raymondville. A rosary was recited Thursday, July 23, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was celebrated July 24 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. More...

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