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UTB/TSC SATELLITE CAMPUS nearing April completion. The new $2.1 million multi-purpose building going up on 20 acres across from the high school on FM3168 is almost finished. More...

News

Libertarians choose Shuey to face Lozano for State Rep.

Libertarian Party delegates met Saturday, March 20, in Raymondville, and selected Richard W. Shuey to represent the Party in the Texas House District 43 race. Shuey will face Democrat J.M. Lozano of Kingsville on the November 2, 2010 ballot.   More...

Norteno star denies knowing gig was for drug gang

McALLEN (AP) - Latin Grammy winner Ramon Ayala says he only found out that his band was playing at a drug gang’s holiday party when the Mexican military raided the event.   More...

Perry orders helicopters to patrol Rio Grande river

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has ordered Texas National Guard helicopters to the border to support law enforcement efforts to block any spillover of Mexican border violence.   More...

Farm & Ranch

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 accumul More...

TDA Market Recap

March 22, 2010

AUSTIN - (March 22, 2010) For the week ending March 20, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were steady to $6 higher per hundredweight. Strong demand for lighter weight cattle for grazing continues to support the market. More...

Obituaries

TOM HARRIS

Tom Harris Page of Coppell passed away peacefully at the age of 86 Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Tom was born in Abbott, Arkansas, November 23, 1923 to Floyd Page and Dixie Fuller. More...

BENITO CHAVEZ

Benito Chavez, 88, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in La Hacienda Nursing Home.   He was born on December 18, 1921 in Lasara, TX, son of the late Jose Maria Chavez, Sr. and Maria Guadalupe Cavazos.   More...

MARGARITA G. REYNA

LYFORD - Margarita G. Reyna, 66, entered into eternal rest on March 20, 2010. She was born on May 1, 1943 in San Benito, TX, to Elino Gonzales and Virginia Gaona Gonzales. More...

City passes tough new graffiti ordinance with fines of $200 to $500 for violations

For some time city commissioners have believed that a tough new graffiti ordinance is needed to eliminate the willful destruction of private and public property in the community. Now they have one. More...

Election workers file charges against State Rep. Tara Rios Ybarra, claiming they weren't paid for their work

Three women who claim they worked in State Senator Tara Rios Ybarra’s unsuccessful re-election campaign have filed theft of services charges against her with the Raymondville Police Dept. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Parental Influence - key to success

We all know how parents can influence the way in which a child grows into adulthood. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Governor orders increase of border security measures

AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry on March 16 ordered the activation of what he called a "spillover violence contingency plan" to address recent fatal attacks on American citizens in Mexico. More...

Seeds From the Sower

During the Second World War, when the enemy was dropping bombs on London, two merchants tried to outdo each other in sales and signs.   One night a bomb wrecked the front of one of the shops. More...

County Lifestyles

Rios-Rodriguez united in marriage

Lori Hortencia Rios of Houston and Oscar Rodriguez, Jr. were united in marriage during a civil ceremony on March 20, 2010 at 6 p.m. in Riviera, TX. Judge Sam Brown officiated the ceremony. Raul Enrique Rios gave his daughter away in marriage.   More...

Local district attorney promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

On Saturday, March 13th in San Antonio, a ceremony was held to promote a local resident in the United States Army Reserve. John T. More...

Your Weekly Horoscope

(03/28 - 04/03)

ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 You have removed yourself from a situation just in the nick of time. If you'd waited a day longer you'd be stuck. Now that you're free and clear you're beginning to see the extent to which you devalued yourself.   More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 22 - Burglary of habitation, 600 blk E. McCharen.   Lost property - 7th and Gem.   Identity theft - 900 blk W. Fox.   Assault by contact - 100 blk S. Exp. 77.   Incident - 400 blk W. Hidalgo. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MARCH 14 - Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Accident (minor) - Tullidos Park, no injuries.   Warrant arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, Saul Tello Martinez.   Reckless driver - Kleberg County. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Cambridge Station Investments, LLC vs. Michael Turner, debt.   In the interest of minor children - Application for Injunctive relief.   Willacy County and Lyford CISD vs Gilbert O. Garza - tax cases. More...

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