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Mexico sees record 15.7 pct drop in remittances

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Money sent home by Mexicans abroad plunged a record 15.7 percent in 2009 as migrants worldwide struggled to find work during the global economic slowdown, the central bank reported Wednesday.   Remittances - Mexico's No. More...

Bulldogs and Bearkats headed north to Dist. 31-3A for football

Both Raymondville and Lyford High School’s football and basketball teams will have to start mapping out bus rides for away games to the north for the next couple of seasons after the University Interscholastic League redrew district lines on M More...

Newly elected Senator Scott Brown arrives on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen.- elect Scott Brown has arrived on Capitol Hill, still basking in the glow of his stunning upset in the Massachusetts special election. More...

County Lifestyles

Happy 70th Anniversary!

Oran and Louise Knox (better known as Mama Knox and Daddy Knox) were married on January 26, 1940 in Combes, TX. Thank you for all your love and sacrifices! Love from your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 5-1TP   More...

Young woman learning to use white cane after failing eyesight caused mobility loss

Katherine "Tami" Caldwell, 34, of Raymondville is learning to use a white cane to help her regain mobility lost to a progressive disease -- macular degeneration. Specifically, Tami says, her version of the disease is called "Stargardt's disease". More...

Wallen-Parker united in marriage

Marie Wallen and Andrew John Parker were united in marriage on January 16, 2010 by Pastor Steven Parker at First Baptist Church in Lyford. Maid of honor was Amanda Yarrison, cousin of the bride, and bestman was Bryan Parker, brother of the groom. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 1 - Credit card abuse, 200 blk E. Rodriguez.   Incident, 100 blk N. Exp. 77.   Dog bite, 800 blk W. Durham.   Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 14000 blk FM 490.   Violation of protective order, 200 blk E. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

JANUARY 27 - Phone harassment, 8th and Simo Rd., Lyford.   Theft, FM 1015, Lasara.   Theft, 300 blk W. Chapote, Lyford.   Criminal mischief, E. 11th St., Lyford. More...

BOREDOM LED TO $25,000 IN DAMAGE TO PROPERTY

RISD Police charge 4 with vandalism in Myra Green Middle School case

Four local teens have been arrested by Raymondville ISD School Police and charged with the January 23 vandalism of the new Myra Green Middle School, now under construction, and the high school football stadium.   More...

City manager concerned about drop in sales tax revenue

Raymondville city manager Eleazar "Yogi" Garcia gave a sobering report on declining sales tax revenue at last week's city meeting.   During the first four months of fiscal 2010 (Oct. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Making yourself and your vote count

Every ten years the United States takes on a huge undertaking in trying to get an accurate count of the number of people living in our Country. More...

Government Jobs Expanding -- On Your Money

Americans often wonder where all our tax money goes.   Well, a good chunk finances a steadily-growing government workforce. State and local governments spent $1.1 trillion on employee wages and benefits in 2008. More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap -February 1, 2010

AUSTIN - For the week ending Jan. 30, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, with sales early in the week mostly steady to $2 per hundredweight higher and later sales steady to $3 lower. More...

January 21, 2010

It appeared that four days of lower trading on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) was enough for cotton. Trade buying amid physical demand boosted ICE futures prices Thursday as a turnaround in the U.S. More...

South Texas citrus OK after cold snap

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Most south Texas citrus apparently avoided damage from an early January cold snap, but the fate of some crops will not be known for a few weeks, experts say. More...

Obituaries

SARA C. MEDINA

Sara C. Medina, 89, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at her home in Raymondville, TX. A rosary was recited Sunday, January 24, at 7 p.m. at Duddlesten Chapel. More...

C.T. CHAPPELL

C.T. Chappell joined his Lord and Savior Saturday, January 30, 2010 after a lengthly battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Arp, TX on August 12, 1931 to Joseph and Ada Chappell.   More...

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