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New Stripes Convenience Store will open in early 2010

City commissioners heard from two executives with the Stripes Convenience Store chain at last night's meeting. Raul Hernandez is district manager of the chain. More...

Bearkats commence District 32-3A play

Concluding their nondistrict campaign with a 2-1 record, Raymondville High School's varsity football team opens up District 32-3A competition when they visit Progreso at 7:30 p.m. this Friday. More...

News

Brisket sandwiches Friday, Sept. 25 at Methodist Fund-Raiser Lunch

Barbecued brisket on a bun will be served Friday, Sept. 25 starting at 11 a.m. at Raymondville First United Methodist Church. The meat will be cooked until melt-in-your- mouth tender on a barbecue pit, and the portions will be generous. More...

New plan lets Afghan detainees question detention

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has begun putting into place a new program under which hundreds of prisoners being held by the military in Afghanistan will be given the right to challenge their detentions, a defense official said Sunday. More...

Bulldogs ready for District 32-2A

Finishing their non-district season with a 3-0 record, Lyford High School's varsity football team begins District 32-3A play at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at La Feria. Head Coach Jaime Infante and his staff spent last Friday's open date doing homework. More...

Farm & Ranch

Joint meeting of South Texas and Gulf Coast Assns. of SWCDS in Corpus Christi

TEMPLE, TX - A joint meeting of the South Texas Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (STASWCDS) and the Gulf Coast Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (GCASWCDS) will be held September 30, at the Congressman Solomon More...

Raymondville FFA claims national degree recipients

INDIANA - Olivia Rodriguez and Patrick Woods, members of the Raymondville FFA Chapter have been officially notified that they are national recipients of the American FFA Degree. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

September 17, 2009

The market was on a very impressive run this week as cotton futures on the International Cotton Exchange (ICE) closed higher 11 consecutive sessions and was higher 14 out of the last 15 sessions by Thursday. More...

Crime & Courts

CRIME OF THE WEEK

Burglar escapes into sugar cane field

Ramon Rafael "Bubba" Burciaga is wanted in connection withe burglary of a coin operated vending machine at Pena Tire Company on West Hidalgo ave. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: In the matter of marriage of Mattie Tijerina vs Daniel Tijerina and in the interest of children - divorce. City of Raymondville and RISD vs Israel N. Garcia - tax suits. Willacy County and City of Raymondville vs Guadalupe R. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 21 - Burglary of habitation, 300 blk W. Main. Incident, 500 blk W. Raymond. Disorderly conduct, 400 blk W. Sonora. Burglary of habitation, 300 blk W. Durham. Animal cruelty, 200 blk E. Van Eaton. More...

Grand Jury indicts 23 people on felony Charge

The Willacy County Grand Jury returned felony indictm-ents against 23 defendants Tuesday afternoon, ranging from burglary to indecency with a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Sometimes they make it so easy for us

A woman reported her car as stolen and mentioned to one of the officers that there was a phone still in the car. So the officer called the number the lady gave him and the thief answered. More...

Editorial Opinion

City gambling casinos have 340 8-liners Commissioners consider taxing them $5 each

Just as the tide at the beach ebbs and flows, the number of 8-liner gambling machines in the city rises and falls. More...

Letters

Need your help

Editor, On Sunday, during the fishing tournament in Port Mansfield, TX I lost my grey camera bag along with nine memory cards containing seven years of family photos. More...

County Lifestyles

Canadian plans to develop vineyard in county on FM 490

LASARA, TX - Willacy County known for its rich agricultural history is about to be promoted for harvesting grapes as a crop uncommonly produced in the county. More...

Your Weekly Horoscope

(09/27 - 10/03)

ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 Too much has come to light for you to worry about who knows what. It wasn't your intention to stir up trouble. This is no time to get weak in the knees. Get behind the idea that you came here to change things. More...

Lyford's First United Methodist nearing 100th anniversary

Lyford United Methodist Church began as three separate congregations, the Methodist Episcopal Church North, the Swedish Methodist Church, and the Methodist Church South. The Methodist Episcopal Church North was organized in Oct. More...

Obituaries

MARIA DOLORES LARA FALCON

MCALLEN, TX - Maria Dolores Lara/Falcon was born Maria Dolores Agado on June 21, 1920 in San Benito, Texas and died on September 15, 2009 in McAllen at the age of 89. She was married to Aurelio A. More...

CHARLIE SOLIS, JR.

Charlie Solis, Jr. passed away September 21, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vicky Solis, his parents, Charley L. Solis and Ofelia G. Solis, and a sister, Mary Loya. More...

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