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Yum!, Yum!, Yum! Annual Feast of Sharing coming Nov. 19

Its time for the annual Raymondville Feast of Sharing, put on again this year at our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall and again sponsored by H-E-B Food Stores. This year's Feast will take place on Thurs.., Nov. More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RETURNS

NOVEMBER 3, 2009 CITY OFFICER'S SPECIAL ELECTION

Election Pct. #1 Election Pct. #2 MUNICIPAL Historical Center L. C. Smith Library EARLY VOTING COURT JUDGE Voting Pct. #2, 8, & 11 Voting Pct. More...

News

San Antonio police shoot, kill man in standoff

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) - San Antonio police say officers have fatally shot a man after a nearly four-hour standoff. Police Chief William McManus said the 29-year-old man barricaded himself in an apartment around 6 p.m. More...

5,100 crosses at Mexico border mark alien deaths

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Rights activists in the northern Mexican border city of Tijuana have hung 5,100 small white crosses on the fence straddling the U.S. frontier to commemorate aliens who have died trying to cross. More...

Gunmen kill 4 police officers in central Mexico

PUEBLA, Mexico (AP) - Authorities say four police officers were killed by assailants who opened fired on them during a traffic stop in the central Mexico city of Puebla. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Teacher used power of prayer to scare vandals away

Editor, In the mid 1980's, I was teaching in a very old building in a school in Willacy County. More...

Farm & Ranch

Deer season prospects shaping up with recent rains

AUSTIN, Texas - An early and abundant acorn crop, combined with new growth of native vegetation may force Texas deer hunters to stray from supplemental food sources during the 2009-2010 general deer season, which opens Nov. 7. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

October 29, 2009

Traders said cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) continued to perform remarkably well even though the stock market was under pressure most of the week, and the U.S. More...

TDA Market Recap

November 2, 2009

AUSTIN - (Nov. 2, 2009) For the week ending Oct. 31, 2009, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mixed, with sales early in the week $3 per hundredweight higher to $3 lower and late week sales steady to $4 higher. More...

Obituaries

RAUL HERNANDEZ CANTU

Raul Hernandez Cantu, Sr., 67, passed away November 2, 2009 at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx. A rosary was recited Tuesday at Duddlesten Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, November 4, at 2 p.m. More...

PEDRO G. ZAMARRIPAS

HARLINGEN/RAYMONDVILLE - Pedro G. Zamarripas, 72, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx. Pedro was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Raymondville More...

Former deputy sues Sheriff, claims he was wrongly fired

Former Willacy County Sheriff's Deputy Joel Castillo of 203 S. 2nd St., Santa Rosa, has filed a lawsuit in 197th State District Court, In it, Castillo claims he was fired on Autust 21, 2009 by Patrol Sgt. More...

Bearkats and Bulldogs face off for county football crown

It has been two totally different seasons for the Raymondville and Lyford High School varsity football teams. Raymondville and Lyford square off in the Willacy County Cotton Bowl this Friday. More...

Willacy County veterans to be honored on Nov. 11

All eyes in Willacy and Kenedy counties should be on our military veterans on November 11, the day set aside by the Congress and the president to honor the men and women who have served our nation in time of war and of peace. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Who reads?

One of my favorite pastimes is reading, and it's been that way since I was a small child. I remember being read to often as a child until I started reading on my own. More...

Prisons not included in top-priority bracket for H1N1 vaccinations

AUSTIN - According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, at the top of the list to receive H1N1 swine flu" vaccinations are: - Pregnant women; - Those who care for infants under 6 months of age; - Health care and EMS workers; - Those rangi More...

Seeds From the Sower

A fellow was leaving a Veterans' Hospital, and a friend said, "I didn't know you were wounded during the war." "I wasn't wounded," he answered. "I was injured." "Which battle?" he asked. More...

County Lifestyles

Wild in Willacy 2009 was a big success

Raymondville was kept in the Valley's daily sight by offering a full week of events. The Fourth Annual Eco-Summit was hosted by the Raymondville Chamber of Commerce and the City of Raymondville on Thursday between the hours of 9am to 1 pm. More...

15th Birthday Celebration

Gabriella Annette Arenas will celebrate her 15th birthday with a mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Saturday, November 7, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Solis-Montemayor

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Solis, III of Raymondville are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lynette Nicole, to Jaime Montemayor. Jaime is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Perfecto Orozco, Sr., also of Raymondville. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: The State of Texas vs. $35,260.00 United States Currency - seizure and intended forfeiture. In the matter of the marriage of Rodney R. Rodriguez and Joann Rodriguez and in the interest of children - divorce. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 2- Burglary of building, 100 blk S. 5th. Theft, 400 blk FM 3168. Accident: 300 blk W. Hidalgo. Execution of warrants x6, 3rd and Yturria, Robert Barajas, Jr. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

OCTOBER 28 - Illegal dumping, W. of Bus. on CR. 2900. Injury to a child, W. on FM 507, Sebastian. Theft, Bay area, Port Mansfield. Assault family violence, N. Bus. 77, Lyford. OCTOBER 29 - Theft, 7th and Seminole, San Perlita. More...

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