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Investigation into death of Lasara student continues

A 16-year-old Lasara girl died on November 17 at her home after an insulin pump was removed by a family member, believed to be her mother. Amanda Coronado was a sophomore at Lasara High School and was diabetic. More...

News

Mexican police arrest Italians in counterfeit case

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) - Police in the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras say they have arrested three Italians accused of selling counterfeit electronic devices. More...

Police find teacher's body in SUV at impound

HOUSTON (AP) - Police say they found the body of a 35-year-old Houston teacher in his SUV after the apparently abandoned vehicle was towed to an impound. More...

Cops For Tots making Christmas merry with toys for kids

The Raymondville Police Department will once again be taking names of needy children of Willacy County to receive a toy from Santa Claus. Registration will start on Monday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. and continue 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cold rain soaks county fields -- will benefit farmers & ranchers

United States Weather Service meteorologist Tim Speece of Brownsville said Tuesday afternoon that Raymondville has received 1.6 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. More...

Texas crop, Weather: Agronomist: Most Panhandle wheat in fair condition

COLLEGE STATION - - With a few notable exceptions, soil moisture levels in much of the state were adequate or better, thanks to rain and snow. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

November 26, 2009

While cotton futures on the Inter-continental Exchange (ICE) continued to move higher in a steady and orderly manner most of the week, the same could not be said of the local markets in China, India, and Pakistan. More...

Obituaries

RAMONA (FARRIS) ATKINS

OCTOBER 23, 1918 - NOVEMBER 19, 2009

Ramona "Susie" was born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota to Francis William Farris and Rose (Bernard) Farris. She graduated from Madelia High School in the class of 1936. More...

JESUS MUNIZ

HARLINGEN - Jesus Muniz, former Raymondville resident passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx. He was 71 years old. More...

GUADALUPE RINCONES

OCTOBER 23, 1918 - NOVEMBER 19, 2009

SEBASTIAN - Guadalupe Rincones, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Lupe was a lifelong resident of Willacy County and lived in the outskirts of Sebastian for over 50 years. More...

Voters may have 6 candidates to choose from for county judge

This week marks the begining of the 2010 political season in Willacy County and at this point it looks like voters will have lots of candidates to choose from -- for county judge. More...

Post Office window shot out for third time

The Raymondville Post Office has been victimized by someone police believe is shooting out a plate glass window. Police think a pellet gun is being used because there are no rocks, bricks or other foreign objects at the crime scene. More...

Armed robbery at gambling casino

One of Raymondville's many gambling dens was hit by five armed robbers Friday night at 10:30 p.m. They all exhibited pistols. Police investigator Andy Maldonado, Jr., said the men went straight to the safe which was open. More...

Bearkats show promise for 2010

Raymondville placed 22 players on the Dist. 32-3A All- District Squad and while some are second string, or honorable mention - most are under classman and will be back next year. More...

Editorial & Columns

Seeds From the Sower

A motorist, picked up unconscious after an accident, opened his eyes as he was being carried into a gas station. He began to struggle fiercely and tried to get away. More...

Behind the Badge

Spread The News

The news this week deals with the President preparing to send more troops to Afghanistan, so the military personnel have been on my mind a lot lately. More...

Seeds From the Sower

One night a guest bumped into a maid who was serving dinner, and threw coffee against the white wall. Immediately an ugly stain began to spread all over the wall. The guest was embarrassed. He apologized. More...

County Lifestyles

Parenting tips for stress-free holidays

AUSTIN, TX - The holidays are a joyous time when loved ones come together to share traditions and to celebrate. More...

Hernandez-Hernandez

Mr. and Mrs. Rojelio Hernandez of Raymondville, Tx are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Hernandez, to Luis Marco Hernandez, son of Ms. Olivia Guerra-Hernandez of Pharr, Tx. More...

Photo

BELLA NICOLE NIETO was crowned Winter Wonderland Miss Beauty Queen, held on November 22. She also took home the top prizes for Fashion and Best Model. Bella is the daughter of Joey and Marissa Nieto of Raymondville. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 30 - Incident, 200 blk S. King. Criminal mischief, 300 blk E. Van Eaton. Theft, 200 blk E. Main. Theft, 700 blk W. Raymond. Accident, Exp. 77/North of 3168. NOVEMBER 29 - Stalking, 500 blk E. Hidalgo. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

NOVEMBER 25 - Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle - 200 blk W. 2nd, Sebastian. House fire, North Monterrey, Raymondville. Burglary of a habitation, North Peach Rd. Missing person, La Jara St., Lyford. Assault, Delfina St., Lyford. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

NOVEMBER 22 - Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Impounded vehicle - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Reckless driver - Sarita. NOVEMBER 23- 911 call/ fire - Norias Ranch. More...

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