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County Courthouse to close Wednesday & Friday

The Willacy County Courthouse will be closed all day on Wednesday, March 31 in observance of the birthday of Caesar Chavez,the California farm workers leader. More...

News

TOUGH ENOUGH TO DRIVE PINK?

Cancer Awareness in Texas

We all know Texans are rugged. Especially the West Texas variety. It takes hard men to deal with Mother Nature’s antics in this harsh Southwestern climate.   More...

Willacy County Disaster Planning Meeting

Willacy County Disaster Preparedness Planning Meeting is set for Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 3rd St., Raymondville. More...

Bearkat strong men take state title

Raymondville High School’s varsity boys powerlifting squad won the Division II team title, and two individual crowns, at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association state meet held in Abilene this past Saturday.   More...

County Lifestyles

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY BASKETBALL ALL STARS - RHS athletes, shown from left to right, Abigail Cavazos, Adriana “Nana” Barron. Kneeling, Mike Trevino. More...

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WILLACY COUNTY LIVESTOCK - J. Keith Gonzales “Reserve Champion” ABC Class. He is the son of J. Rene “Guerro” and Norma Gonzales of Raymondville. More...

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PAINTING BY ANA BENNACK won “Best of Show” at the 2010 Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show. Ana, a student at Lyford Middle School, is the daughter of George and Gracie Bennack. More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the Week

Between the dates of March 26 and March 30 unknown person(s) committed a burglary at 159 E. Turner St. in Raymondville. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   In the matter of marriage of Benito Gonzales, Jr. and Ana Maria Gonzales - divorce. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MARCH 21 - Motorist assist - Sarita.   P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Motorist assist - Sarita.   Warrant arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, Cesar Mejia- Flores.   Motorist assist - Exxon Gate. More...

Cities, County, Schools & Irrigation District sue local business woman for $28,974.19 in delinquent real estate taxes

A local business woman who is suing the former county judge, the police chief and the City of Raymondville for criminal malicious prosecu-tion, the intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment is herself being sued by many of More...

Teen fined $3,000 for her role in Myra Green Vandalism

Jaymee Lynn Moreno, 17, of Raymondville pled guilty in 197th State District Court Tuesday to vandalizing the new Myra Green Middle School and the Bearkat football stadium by spray painting graffiti on the walls. More...

Early voting begins Monday

In order to address the unfinished business left by the county election on March 2, all candidates who are in runoff elections will see the verdict of voters on April 13. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming!

I always have some trouble putting into words my feelings about the Easter Holiday. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

13 state attorneys general challenge new federal health care law

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and 12 state attorneys general filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new federal law designed to overhaul the nation’s health care system incrementally over the next decade.   More...

ObamaCare: Advancing the Destruction of American medical care

On March 21, 2010, our country witnessed a Bolshevik moment, whereby our U.S. Constitution was trampled and utterly violated by those for whom the ends justified the means. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

March 25, 2010

Weaker Chicago Board of Trade grains prices pulled cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to seven-session lows Thursday. More...

More than 2.1 million at Houston Livestock Show

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo set an attendance record with more than 2.1 million visitors. More...

TDA Market Recap March 29, 2010

AUSTIN - (March 29, 2010) For the week ending March 27, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $3 higher per hundredweight. Demand remains strong, especially for lighter-weight stockers for grazing. More...

Obituaries

MARIA P. GONZALES

SEBASTIAN - Maria P. Gonzales, 77, of Sebastian, entered into rest Sunday, March 28, 2010 at her residence. She was born on December 6, 1932 in Raymondville, daughter of the late Pedro Jesus Pena and Guadalupe Gonzales. 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...

JESUS SOLORIO

Jesus Solorio, 73, of Raymondville entered into rest Monday, March 29, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center.   He was born on July 23, 1936, son of the late Alamar C. and Octaviano Solorio.   More...

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