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DEMOLITION BEGINS

  A city demolition crew started to work on the old Whitewing Hotel in Raymondville Monday. More...

News

Tough economy, more children in Texas foster care

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Department of Family and Protective Services will try to persuade more relatives of abused and neglected children in Texas to take in the youngsters as the foster care rolls grow.   More...

Bodies of groom, wedding party members found

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - The bodies of a groom and two members of his wedding party were found in the back of a truck four days after they were snatched at gunpoint as they left the church in this violent border city, officials said Tuesday. More...

Gunmen kill 8 at bar in northern Mexico

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) - Authorities in northern Mexico say gunmen opened fire on a bar in the city of Torreon. Eight people are dead and 20 wounded. More...

County Lifestyles

2010 Lyford Elementary Career Days

Lyford Elementary School held its 5th Annual Career Days on May 11 and 12, 2010. It was held at school with all students in grades 2-5 participating in the day-long activities. School Counselors Rosie Salazar and Chris Luna coordinated the event. More...

Rotary Club

On Monday, May 10, 2010 Rotary Club President, Vilma Cervantes was present during the Raymondville High School Scholarship Banquet and presented Guadalupe Diaz and Travis Hernandez with a Rotary schol More...

Coleman graduates from New Mexico State University

Hubert Cody Coleman graduated Saturday, May 8, with honors from New Mexico State University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture along with Outstanding Student in Plant and Environmental Sciences. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

MAY 11 - Burglary of a habitation, W.C. Housing Authority, Raymondville.   Harassment by phone, 400 blk Baysore Dr., Port Mansfield.   Animal call, 200 blk W. 3rd St., Sebastian.   Theft, 1000 blk E. Port Drive, Port Mansfield. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 17 - Accident, 400 blk E. Hidalgo.   Burglary of a habitation, 200 blk E. Gem.   Incident, dog bite, 500 blk E. Rodriguez.   Fraudulent use of identifying information, 400 blk E. Raymond.   Accident, U.S. More...

Burglaries top Crime of the Week list

businesses are being burglarized throughout the county and city. More...

Plans for County Sports Park presented at Lyford city meeting

Two county commissioners and the county engineer discussed preliminary plans for a county wide park to be built with state grant funds somewhere between Raymondville & Lyford near Expressway 77. More...

Villegas sentenced for graffiti vandalism at new Middle school

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Raven Symone Villegas, 18, of Raymondville, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to the maximum probation term of 5 years for graffiti on the Myra More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso

As we were driving West on I-1D wondering when we would ever get to El Paso, all I could think of was Marty Robbins singing "El Paso City." It had been 13 years since we ventured to this city so far away, and now we were headed back.  More...

State Capital Highlights

Governor's office publishes new Homeland Security plan

AUSTIN - Now available for all with Internet access to read is the new "Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2010- 2015."   Gov. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

May 13, 2010

USDA's much anticipated new crop supply/demand report had plenty for traders to consider, but much of it already was factored into the market, analysts said. More...

TDA Market Recap

May 10, 2010

AUSTIN - (May 17, 2010) For the week ending May 15, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were again mixed, from $5 lower per hundredweight to $6 higher. More...

Article

ARMANDO REBELES RECEIVES 2010 DEKALB AGRICULTURAL ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD - Armando Rebeles from Raymondville High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored More...

Obituaries

CLARA M. AGUIRRE

RAYMONDVILLE - Clara M. Aguirre, 50, passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center Wednesday, May 12, 2010. She was born to Arturo and Tomasa “Tommie” (Munguia) Aguirre in Tulia, TX. More...

THOMAS EARL LANKFORD

Thomas Earl Lankford of Sugar Land, Texas was born November 18, 1936 in Garrison, Texas to James Kirby and Macie Stanaland Lankford and passed away on April 26, 2010 at the age of 73 years, 5 months, and 8 days in Houston, Texas.  More...

AUSENCIO PEREZ, JR.

WESLACO/RAYMONDVILLE - Ausencio Perez, Jr., 42, of Weslaco, entered into rest Thursday, May 13, 2010.   He was born on November 4, 1967 in Hearne, TX, son of Ausencio and Victoria Perez, Sr. of Raymondville.   More...

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