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News

Gov. Rick Perry entertains talk of 2012 presidential bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After clobbering Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the March Republican primaries, Gov. More...

Claim to Kenedy Ranch fortune and DNA test denied

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Supreme Court has ruled against a family seeking to prove wealthy South Texas rancher John G. Kenedy left behind an illegitimate daughter and heir to his fortune.   More...

Elizondo sentenced to 20 years for murder of Hernandez

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office said today that Rafael Elizondo, 44, pled guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for a 1998 cold c More...

County Lifestyles

Tewell-Merritt

Engagement and approaching marriage

Cynthia Correa Merritt of Raymondville is proud to announce the engagement of her son, Alec Jacob Merritt of College Station to Allison Taylor Tewell, also of College Station. More...

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SSGT. JESUS MORENO was welcomed home from Afghanistan on March 30, by his wife, Sgt. Angela Moreno, both Marines; and newborn baby girl, Iyana S. More...

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FLORENCE BROWNFIELD was honored on her 90th birthday recently with a birthday party dinner at Boot Company in Raymondville.  More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Ex Parte Mauro Alvarez.   In the matter of marriage of David Rodriguez, Jr. vs Laura L. Rodriguez and in the interest of a child - divorce. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 16 - Burglary of vehicle, 400 blk S. Exp. 77.   Theft, over $50, under $500, 400 blk E. Van Eaton.   Theft, over $500, under $1,500, 900 blk E. Rodriguez.   Incident, civil matter, 300 blk McCain. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

APRIL 11 - Accident (minor) - Large Rest Area, no injuries.   Accident (minor) - Armstrong, no injuries.   Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Found property x2 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

Commissioners go on spending spree for vehicle, donation & equipment

Willacy County Commissioners were in a spending mood at their special meeting on Monday and they went through $162,000 in about 90 minutes.   More...

Texas gets $338 million to address lowest performing schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Texas will receive nearly $338 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. More...

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REAR ENDED - A Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Marcos Gonzales from San Benito collided with a Pontiac Grand Am driven by Daniela Gomez from Raymondville at the corner of South 7th Street and East Harris Tu More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Dispatchers - Our Unsung Heroes

This month is the month we honor our dispatchers or telecommunication officers. Since the mid-90’s the second week of April has been designated by Congress as the time we honor those who are the backbone of our departments. More...

Obama must cut business taxes and control spending if he wants to recover 8.5 million jobs lost on his watch

During the 1980s, the struggling Ford Motor Company tried to turn things around by introducing an ad campaign that promised customers, “Quality is Job One.”   More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

2 YFZ Ranch men sentenced for sexual assault, bigamy

AUSTIN - The 51st State District Court in Tom Green County on April 15 sentenced Lehi Barlow Jeffs of Eldorado to eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

April 15, 2010

Closing at the highest levels in five days, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Thursday were encouraged, in part, by strong economic growth in China.   More...

Do-it-yourself meat makers making a comeback?

I often find myself quite the novelty in my age group when I mention one little known fact from my childhood.   We never had store-bought meat at my house until I was well on my way to high school.   Don’t get me wrong. More...

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PRETTY GIRL & GOOD LOOKING GOAT - This goat raised by Ashley Clinton, a sophomore at Raymondville High School, was purchased by the Raymondville Chronicle & Willacy County News during the 2010 Willacy More...

Obituaries

JUAN TOVAR

RAYMONDVILLE - Juan Tovar, 75, of Raymondville, entered into rest Monday, April 19, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center.   He was born on January 15, 1935 in Raymondville, to the late Miguel and Jovita (Torres) Tovar.   More...

PILAR G. ZARATE

LASARA - Pilar G. Zarate, 93, of Lasara, TX, entered into rest Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Retama Manor Nursing Home.   He was born on June 25, 1916 in La Grulla, TX, son of the late Cayetano and Carlota (Gutierrez) Zarate.   More...

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