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Grenades - Homeowner finds grenades in shed

DEMING, N.M. (AP) - A bomb squad from Fort Bliss, Texas, was called and a highway was closed for about half an hour after a southern New Mexico homeowner found World War IIOld era grenades and dynamite in a shed. More...

739 people apply for 15 Galveston police jobs

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Galveston Police department says more than 700 people applied for just 15 officer positions, but that it was not immediately clear if the hurricane-damaged city has sufficient money to fund the new salaries.   More...

Search for confederate soldiers graves in Willacy Co.

The RGV Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is compiling a list of Confederate graves in the four county area. This is a statewide project, (and part of a national project). More...

County Lifestyles

Lemmons-Sosa

Steve and Thelma Lemmons of Raymondville and Braulio Sosa of Hargill and Donna Sosa-Garza of Santa Elena are pleased to announce the engagement of Kristen Lemmons and Shiloh Sosa. More...

Planning Meeting for the RHS Classes of 1970, ‘71 and ‘72

A planning meeting for RHS classes 1970, 1971 and 1972 will held in New Braunfels, TX.   I’m asking all that attend to please bring a side dish to share. Please RSVP to (830) 964-5249. More...

Priced out of the tomato game? Make corn salsa

With tomatoes in short supply and prices high, a simple bowl of fresh salsa can start to feel a bit like a luxury item. So maybe it's time to ditch the tomatoes and try another of summer's stars as the main ingredient.   More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 11 - Assault causing bodily injury (FV), 200 blk W. San Francisco.   Section: Emergency transport to Valley Baptist Medical Center, 200 blk W. San Francisco.   Incident, 400 blk S. Exp. 77. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

APRIL 7 - Identity theft, N. Monterrey, Raymondville.   Stalking, E. Hwy. 186, San Perlita.   Execution of warrant, Misael Martinez Garcia, 6th St., La Sara.   Burglary of a building, U.S. 77 and 7th St., Sebastian. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

MARCH 28 - Agency assist - Norias Ranch.   Medical emergency - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Found property - Rudolph Tower.   P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Fire - Ball Ranch.   P.O.M. More...

Valley Telephone guarantees 30 new jobs in return for $200,000 in EDC funds

During an executive session Tuesday evening Raymondville city commissioners gave their approval to a performance agreement hammered out a day earlier by the Economic Development Corp. of Raymondville and Valley Telephone Co-op.   More...

City to accept credit cards in payment of taxes, water bills and court fees

The city of Raymondville has joined the high tech revolution and will now accept credit cards in payment for services, such as water bills, municipal court fines and advalorem taxes. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Why can’t we all just get along?

I’m sitting here at my desk trying to put this week’s column together and I keep getting interrupted by phone calls, offense reports, and more mail being piled on my desk. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Demand for appliance rebates quickly exceeds funding

AUSTIN - The Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program began and ended on April 7, with nearly 39,000 rebate reservations made before funding was used up.   More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

April 8, 2010

Speculative selling on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) knocked cotton futures prices to six-week lows on Thursday as outside weakness pushed prices through key levels on the technical charts.   More...

TDA Market Recap

April 12, 2010

AUSTIN - For the week ending April 10, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $1 to $5 higher per hundredweight with some sales to $10 higher. More...

Obituaries

REYES GONZALES MONTEMAYOR

Reyes Gonzales Montemayor, 88, died peacefully on March 21, 2010 in Irving, TX. He was a lifelong resident of Lyford, TX.   He was born March 11, 1922 to late Arturo and Augustina Montemayor of Mexico.   More...

AXEL ALEJANDRO REYES

Axel Alejandro Reyes, 22, Raymondville resident passed away Friday, April 8, 2010. Funeral mass was celebrated Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment at the Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery was on Sunday, April 11, 2010. More...

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