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Christmas Parade coming next week!

The Raymondville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 19th Annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. The theme for the parade is "A Gingerbread Christmas" and there will be 1st,2nd and 3rd prizes for the winners. More...

News

58 percent of Americans plan Turkey Day naps

CANTON, Mass. (AP) - Falling asleep has apparently become as much a Thanksgiving Day tradition in America as carving the turkey or watching football. More...

LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES HONORED

Volleyball - (standing, left to right) Nanette Salinas (All-District First Team), Maggie Vasquez (All-District Honorable Mention), Michelle Romo (All-District Honorable Mention), and Katrina Zamorano (All-District Honorable Mention); (seated, le More...

Texas adds 41,700 jobs in October

Texas unemployment rate nearly two percentage points below U.S. rate

AUSTIN - Total non-agricultural employment in Texas increased by 41,700 positions in October with significant increases in Professional and Business Services and Education and Health Services. More...

Farm & Ranch

Kansas researchers turn sewage to fuel

LAWRENCE, Kan. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

November 19, 2009

Extreme market volatility kept cotton traders on their toes this week. More...

Thanking those who fill our tables

For many of us, Thanksgiving brings to mind football, turkey, stuffing and gathering with family and friends. Thanksgiving also is a time to give thanks for the harvest and the farmers and ranchers who put food on our tables. More...

Obituaries

EDITH LORENE WILLIAMS TEETES

Edith Lorene Williams Teetes, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, November 16, 2009 at the age of 89 at Wood Memorial Nursing Home in Mineola, Texas. More...

VENUS ELAINE RODRIGUEZ

Venus Elaine Rodriguez died on on Oct. 14, 2009. She was born on Oct. 18, 1971. Memorial services: Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. Ashes to be buried with her late grandmother, Adela Ortiz Rodriguez at Raymondville Cemetery. More...

AMANDA CORONADO

LASARA - Amanda Coronado, 16, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at her home in Lasara, Tx. A rosary was recited Sunday, November 22, 7 p.m. at Duddlesten Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated Monday, November 23 at 3 p.m. at St. More...

City passes new 8-liner ordinance, 420 machines should bring in $8,400 in taxes

City Commissioners passed ordinance #1142 at their meeting last night. It regulates the operation and the licensing of so-called 8-liner gambling machines in the city. More...

Lyford Commissioners buy picnic tables & playground equipment with grant funds

Lyford city commissioners recently spent $40,000 in grant money from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. to buy 10 picnic tables and playground equipment for the park next to the basketball courts. More...

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LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES HONORED - Football - (standing, left to right) Jaime Infante, Head Coach (Coach of the Year), Daniel Silva (All- District Honorable Mention, Defensive End), Robert R. More...

Editorial & Columns

Seeds From the Sowers

Years ago Bill wanted to become a profession ball player. He was offered a contract to catch for the best team in the world, but his father wouldn't let him. "I'll leave home," he said. More...

Behind the Badge

In All Things, Give Thanks

The year is rapidly drawing to a close and soon we will be in 2010. It's the time of year again where we are reminded to stop and give thanks for all we have and even sometimes for what we have not. More...

So much to be thankful for

Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is much more than a day off with a big meal. It's a time to reflect on, and be appreciative of, all of the good things in your life. More...

County Lifestyles

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ANA MARIA VILLEGAS, daughter of Dario and Maria Villegas of Lyford, was sworn into the State Bar of Texas on November 21, 2009. She was sworn in by the Honorable Judge Migdalia Lopez of the 197th Judicial District Court. More...

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ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 THE ROTARY CLUB OF RAYMONDVILLE installed three of their four new members. Asst. District Governor Dolores Salinas officiated the installation. More...

Your Weekly Horoscope

(11/29 - 12/05)

ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 Slipping into sleep mode denies the possibility of any further growth. This may feel comfortable but if you get stuck here it'll deprive you of all the things that really matter to anyone who loves life. More...

Crime & Courts

Arevalo sentenced to 14 years for aggravated assault

The District Attorney's Office announced today that John Isaac Arevalo, 18, of Raymondville, pled guilty in the 197th District Court to Judge Migdalia Lopez and was sentenced to 14 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Div More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 18 - Theft, North Star Apts. Criminal mischief, North Star Apts. NOVEMBER 19 - Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 200 blk W. 2nd, Sebastian. Criminal trespass, North Star Apts. Theft, Lilly Rd. Terroristic threat, Mesquite Rd. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 23 - Criminal mischief, 200 blk S. 7th. Criminal mischief, 200 blk E. Hidalgo. Incident: child custody, 700 blk E. Charles. Theft, 800 blk N. 3rd. Burglary of building, 1000 blk W. Hidalgo. Burglary of habitation, 200 blk S. 10th. More...

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