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TBC Endorses Use of Unmanned Aerial Drones Along Texas-Mexico Border

DEL RIO, Texas - A coalition of Texas border mayors, county judges and economic development associa-tions today urged U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to approve requests by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Rep. More...

Bearkat soccer coach pleased with season

Raymondville High School’s boys soccer team concluded their season on Friday hosting ‘Parents’ Night’ against La Feria. More...

Comptroller awards first round of grants for renewable energy

AUSTIN - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced 32 renewable energy projects around the state have been selected to receive a first round of federal stimulus grants as part of the Distributed Renewable Energy Technology Program.   More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

March 11, 2010

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) were mixed this week but consolidated near unchanged Wednesday as USDA's supply and demand outlooks added more detail to the prevailing market anticipation of dwindling supplies and accumu More...

TDA Market Recap March 15, 2010

AUSTIN - For the week ending March 13, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were $2 to $6 higher per hundredweight on steers and heifers under 600 pounds, and steady to $4 higher on heavier weights. More...

Ag Week Fact Sheet:

Texas packs a punch

* Texas is the secondlargest agricultural state in the United States, accounting for about 7 percent of the total U.S. agricultural income. More...

Obituaries

ERMELINDA C. RODRIGUEZ

LYFORD - Ermelinda C. Rodriguez, 82, of Lyford, entered into rest Friday, March 12, 2010 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.   She was born on December 31, 1927 in San Benito, daughter of the late Pedro Cano and Maria Gaona. More...

JUAN F. TABARES

LYFORD - Juan F. Tabares, 86, longtime Lyford resident passed away early Friday, March 12, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

YOLANDA M. BALBOA

RAYMONDVILLE/HARLINGEN - Yolanda M. Balboa, 47, passed away on March 11, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Abel Balboa, Sr. More...

Santa Monica man convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter, Alvarez to be sentenced on April 13

An elderly Santa Monica man was convicted of the death of a passenger in his pickup while driving drunk, in a one vehicle rollover.   More...

Recount results mean Guerra & Gonzales will face off in County Judge showdown

Annette Hinojosa increased her vote totals by 3 and still fell short of John Gonzales for second place in the county judge recount Monday, by 2 votes.   Final totals show Aurelio "Keter" Guerra with 802 votes John F. Gonzales, Jr. More...

2010 Lyford Bulldog Basketball 32-AAA Area Finalist

2010 LYFORD BULLDOG VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM 32-AAA Area Finalist Congratulations on their Bi-District Championship. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

What happened to our community pride?

We were traveling recently, returning from a board of directors meeting of the Sheriff’s Association and decided to take the scenic way back home. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

State Board of Education proposes changes to school curriculum

AUSTIN - Changes to the social studies curriculum for public schools are in the hopper.   The State Board of Education on March 12 voted 10-5 in favor of a set of proposed revisions. More...

Game Warden Field Notes-

Texans busted for a variety of fish & game law violations

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. More...

Letters

Reader says, energize with nuclear power

Oil is a diminishing and expensive source of energy, and coal is dirty.   Alternative energy sources, including solar and wind power can only provide 10% to 20% of our energy requirements. More...

Reader salutes game warden Fain

A very good man was laid to rest in Kenedy County on March 9th. On a small piece of land hidden in the South Texas brush is a secluded and peaceful place known as the "Cowboy Cemetery". More...

County Lifestyles

Hickman-Funk

John and Ruth Funk of Harlingen, TX wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Stephen Michael Funk, of Spring, TX to Jill Leigh Hickman, daughter of Jerry and Dana Hickman, also of Spring, TX. More...

Quinceañera

Angelica Jasmin Aguirre will be celebrating her 15th birthday March 20th, 2010, with a mass at Prince of Peace in Lyford, at 1:00pm and dance/reception at Nell’s Event Center in Lyford at 6:00pm. More...

Photo

THE HOUSE OF THE WIND SERPENT participated at the Mid-Valley karate tournament in Weslaco on Saturday, March 6, 2010. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 15 - Hit and run accident, 400 blk W. Tampico.   Theft, over $50, under $500, 600 blk N. Huisache.   Theft, under $50, 14000 blk FM 490.   Theft, over $50, under $500, 200 blk S. 7th.   Recovered runaway, 500 blk W. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Anne Narcisse vs Management & Training Corporation and Raquel Trevino - personal damages.   In the matter of marriage of Julian C. Rodriguez, Jr. and Refugia Gomez Leal, divorce. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MARCH 10 - Burglary of a habitation, Bus. 77 and Mulberry Rd.   Criminal mischief, 400 blk Ledesma, Raymondville.   Theft, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.   Harassment by phone, walkin. More...

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