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CITY OF LYFORD CHRISTMAS PARADE GRAND MARSHALLS - Mike and Margaret Fonseca were born and raised in Lyford, TX. They were married in 1954 and lived in Olympia, Washington where he served in the U.S. Army. More...

News

Experience the Amazement of Live Nativity

First Baptist Church of Raymondville Performs for Community

Looking for something special to do with your family this Christmas season? Live animals, poignant scenes, cheerful music, light refreshments. Bring your family to the Live Nativity Scene on December 15 and 16 at 7:00 PM. More...

PIG BOWL RAISES MONEY FOR COPS 4 TOTS CHRISTMAS TOY PROGRAM

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE, COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES, SCHOOL POLICE, DPS, CITY AND COUNTY FIREMEN AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE played a spirited game of football Saturday afternoon at Burnet Stadium. More...

Drug Funds pay for new SUV for DA's investigators

The Willacy District Attorney announced today that County and District Attorney's Office has received a new police vehicle. More...

Letters

"Thank you for your trust and support," Chapa says

Editor, All good things come to an end, and some of the best things that have happened to me in my life was my marriage to my wife, Chris, the birth of my sons, Eddie Jr., and Max Sr., my daughters, Yolie and Becky, my five grandchildren, Epiphany More...

County Lifestyles

15th Birthday

Michelle Renee Rocha, daughter of Rene and Dolly Rocha of Sebastian celebrated her 15th birthday on Saturday, November 28, 2009. she was escorted by Lucas Salinas. More...

Jackson-Oaks united in marriage

Catherine June Jackson of South Padre Island,TX and George Frederick Oaks, II of Lyford, TX were united in marriage on November 7, 2009 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Isabel, TX with Father Richard MacDonald, SCJ of Raymondvil More...

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

AUSTIN, Texas- Between December 1 and December 26, deaths, injuries and dollar losses caused by fires increase an average of 50 percent, 61 percent and 43 percent, respectively, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. More...

Obituaries

CONSTANCIA GARZA

Constancia Garza, 86 year old Raymondville resident, passed away Friday, December 4, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. The daughter of Tomas Rodriguez and Santos Ponce Rodriguez was born on March 29, 1923 in Fentress, TX. More...

ALICIA R. CAVAZOS

HARLINGEN - Alicia R. Cavazos, 54, passed away early Friday, December 4, 2009 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Alicia was born in Raymondville on June 3, 1955 to Victor Requena and Sofia Leal Requena. More...

MARIA DE JESUS "SUZY" FERNANDEZ

Maria De Jesus "Suzy" Fernandez, 97, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2009 at Harlingen Nursing Home in Harlingen, TX. A rosary was recited Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Duddlesten Funeral Home. More...

City workers to enjoy 13 holidays in 2010

City commissioners approved the 2010 holiday schedule for city workers at their regular meeting last night. The number of holidays (13) is the same number of holidays observed by city workers this year. They are: • Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Raymondville Band Christmas concert

The Raymondville ISD Band program's annual Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 15, at 7 p.m. in the school district's auditorium. More...

Lyford's Festival and Christmas Parade is Saturday

The night after Raymondville's Christmas Parade is Saturday and that is when Lyford will have its own parade. More...

Photo

LYFORD MAYOR HENRY DE LA PAZ (L) and POLICE ADMINISTRATOR PAUL LEWIS CAMPBELL are pictured with the city's patrol car. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Christmas, more than just a day or season

I believe Christmas is more than just a day or a season, It should be more like a condition in our heart and mind. First of all we need to remember that Christmas is a holy time of year. More...

Christmas On The Frontier

It's not every day that men are asked to check their spurs at the door before they can enter a party or social gathering. More...

STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Education Commissioner criticizes federal standards initiative

AUSTIN - Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott, in an Austin American-Statesman interview Dec. 2, suggested the White House is moving toward a federal takeover of public schools. More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas cottonseed could feed millions

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - "The Fabric of Our Lives" may soon feed millions. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

December 3, 2009

In some of the quietest trading sessions since the summer, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Cotton Exchange (ICE) moved within a narrow range this week. More...

Dierschke elected to eighth term as TFB president

FORT WORTH- Delegates at Texas Farm Bureau's 76th annual meeting expressed a vote of confidence in Kenneth Dierschke, electing him to his 8th consecutive term as president in a contested election against vice president Bobby Nedbalek. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 5 - Arrested: Jose Ruvalcaba, public intoxication, 300 blk W. Hidalgo. DECEMBER 4 - Assault causing bodily injury, 200 blk E. Rodriguez. Accident, 6th and Gem. DECEMBER 3 - Burglary of building, 500 blk N. 10th. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Department of Family and Protective Services vs Maria De Jesus Coronado and Elias Coronado - Child Protective Service. Juan Guerrero, Jr. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

NOVEMBER 29 - P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Loose animal complaint - Large Rest Area. Welfare concern - Turcotte Gate. P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

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