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County attorney cautions commissioners to advertise for bids before spending taxpayers money

Twice during Monday's county commissioners meeting County and District Attorney Bernard Ammerman cautioned that expenditures of more than $25,000 in county funds must be put out for bids by advertising. More...

News

Report: Texas still lags in Hispanics higher ed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Hispanic enrollment in Texas colleges and universities would need to almost double in the next six years to meet the state's goals by 2015, according to a new state report. More...

Article

94" U-15 CELTIC GIRLS played against U-15 teams from Puerto Rico, Florida and Virginia, U-16 teams from Florida and Virginia (Flames) for the Presidents Cup Playoff July 21-26 at Disney Wide World of Sports in Florida. More...

TCEQ offers tips to save water and money

With drought conditions continuing to persist, and water costs rising throughout much of Texas, consumers are looking for ways to save both water and money. More...

Letters

Pittman students/educators deserve praise for TAKS results, reader says

Dear Editor, I was thrilled to read in your newspaper that Pittman Elementary was recently named an Exemplary Campus. Good news is always welcomed in my mind, especially when it involves students from Raymondville. More...

Abortion Statistics cited

Dear Editor, On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court of the United States of America swept away a wide array of Federal and State laws governing the regulation of abortion. Since that date 50 million American babies have died. More...

How hot was it?...103 in the shade...

When I was driving back to Raymondville from Kerrville Sunday afternoon it was so hot that corn in a field we were passing began to pop. More...

County Lifestyles

Free Sing-along class for Willacy County residents

18 years old or older on Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 6-7 p.m., Maricela G. Suarez will teach a sing-along class in Spanish (no tests) at The Ranch House Restaurant, 34192 Broadway, Lyford, TX (capacity 50-min. 10 persons to continue the class). More...

Lyford Seniors Parent Meeting

Lyford High School Parent Meeting will be Monday, August 17, at 7 p.m. at the Raymondville Golf Course. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m. at the RHS gym. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

AUGUST 2 - D.W.L.I. - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Traffic violation - North County Line. Disturbance - Cuellar Ave. Agency assist - Armstrong Tower. AUGUST 3 - Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

AUGUST 5 - Accident, hit and run, North Star Apts. Criminal mischief, CR and 3rd, Sebastian. Civil matter, Lyford area. Civil matter, 400 blk Gulf, Lyford. Theft, Laguna Dr., Port Mansfield. Aggravated assault, Chapote St., Lyford. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 10- Burglary of habitation, 200 blk E. Yturria. Theft, over $50, under $500, 800 blk W. Gem. Criminal trespass of habitation, 100 blk N. 6th. Assault by threat, 400 blk W. Hidalgo. Theft, over $50, under $500, 900 blk E. Hidalgo. More...

City gives Valley Telephone a Proclamation supporting multi-million expansion plan

Raymondville City Commis-sioners heard a presentation by John Bradford of VTX Telecom Tuesday at their regular meeting. It was pretty much the same message delivered on Monday to the county commiss-ioners and to the City of Lyford. More...

AT LYFORD CITY MEETING

Valley Telephone plans to compete with Verizon and Time Warner for customers in 12 South Texas communities

Lyford city commissioners learned of plans by Valley Telephone Cooperative to provide local telephone and high speed internet service to 12 small South Texas communities at their regular meeting Monday evening. More...

Municipal Judge Hector "Tiger" Huerta was a popular figure in local politics

Municipal Judge Hector "Tiger" Huerta was a popular figure in local politics. Hector "Tiger" Huerta, 62, served the city of Raymondville for many years as Municipal Judge and before that, as a city police officer. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Do you remember when?

The wife and I were eating at a restaurant in Harlingen a couple weeks ago and I asked her, "Did you see that?" She asked me what I was referring to and I motioned toward a waiter who was waiting on a nearby booth. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Education system knows what to do in advance of swine flu season

AUSTIN - Texas school officials have plans to carry out if the H1N1 "swine flu" influenza virus hits schools this fall. More...

Seeds From the Sower

There was a little fellow who had a split personality. Every time he'd meet another boy with money, he was ready to split it with him. He loved coins more than kids. One day a quarter got stuck in his throat. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

August 6, 2009

Notwithstanding Monday's strong gains, the summer doldrums continued to rule this week. More...

TDA Market Recap Aug. 10, 2009

AUSTIN - For the week ending Aug. 8, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, from $4 lower per hundredweight to $4 higher compared to a week earlier. More...

Reports of toxic nitrate levels in forages increasing

COLLEGE STATION - The drought has made hay scarce in some areas. But before producers buy, they should remember drought can also make any warm-season sorghum forages toxic, said an Texas AgriLife Extension Sen.nce forage expert. More...

Obituaries

HECTOR E. "TIGER" HUERTA, SR.

Hector E. "Tiger" Huerta, Sr., 62, Municipal Court Judge, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. A rosary will be recited Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. More...

RENE LOPEZ

Rene Lopez, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his mother's Raymondville residence early Saturday, August 8, 2009. Rene was born in Raymondville, TX on July 12, 1962 to Margarito Lopez and Josefa Nunez Lopez. More...

JESUS MENDEZ MADRIGAL

LYFORD - Jesus Mendez Madrigal, 54, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. A rosary will be recited Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Duddlesten Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, 10 a.m., Aug. More...

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