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News

Ariz. wildfire near Flagstaff now at 10,000 acres

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - When Jon Stoner opens the blinds to a front window in his home "it's a piece of heaven," he says. More...

Texas prison employees set for random drug tests

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - For the first time in the Texas prison system, most of its 41,000 corrections employees will be subject to random drug tests - including guards and parole officers.   More...

Perry celebrates Texas Week in China while challenger campaigns at home

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry on June 15 kicked off Salute to Texas Week at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, welcoming visitors to the Texas-themed U.S.A. National Pavilion.   More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Federal government unprepared for disasters

Our federal government under two administrations has dropped the ball with a major regional problem and unfortunately the Gulf oil spill debacle succeeded the hurricane Katrina debacle in the same region of the country. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

In typically slow, summertime action, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) moved lower Thursday despite another strong export sales report from USDA.   More...

TDA Market Recap June 21, 2010

AUSTIN - For the week ending June 19, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $4 higher per hundredweight, with a few locations to $4 lower. More...

Subscription farm has early tomato crop

OREM, Utah (AP) - The tomato crop is looking good - and early - at a farm where customers can order fresh produce in advance. More than 400 people have signed up for produce from Jacob’s Cove Heritage Farm in Orem. More...

Obituaries

JOHN KENT POWELL

John Kent Powell, age 69, of Rankin passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at his home with his wife and son at his side. More...

CHESTER HAROLD LEMMONS

RAYMONDVILLE - A wonderful husband, daddy, granddaddy, great-granddaddy and friend went to be with our Lord on Friday, June 18, 2010.   He was born on January 12, 1927 in Corpus Christi, TX. More...

FRANCISCA FLORES CANTU

RAYMONDVILLE - Francisca Flores Cantu, 89, of Raymondville, entered into rest Saturday, June 12, 2010 in Retama Manor Nursing Home, Raymondville. More...

Man charged with attempted murder following machete attack

Fernando Torres, 35, was arrested by Raymondville Police early Monday morning following a machete attack on Leonard Lopez in the 900 block of 6th Street.   More...

Raymondville to Celebrate July 4th! With parade & fireworks!

The Raymondville Chamber of Commerce and the City of Raymondville proudly announce their Fourth of July Celebration for 2010. More...

Texas football magazine picks Bearkats 2nd, Bulldogs 4th in new District 31-A

Dave Campbell’s 2010 Texas Football Magazine – released last week - predicts that Raymondville High School’s varsity football team will make the playoffs this coming season and that Lyford High School will not.   More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

What is really the problem?

Many times in our lives we face challenges. Some are job-related, others are problems with people. Sometimes they are both. We all have to deal with them at one time or another. More...

Taxpayers can’t afford subsidizing “Green Jobs” at a cost of $500,000 to $1 million each

THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The left can’t “hide the decline” in world temperatures for much longer. Knowing public faith in global warming is on the wane, President Obama was determined to adapt his message Tuesday night. More...

A boy and a girl, both scuba divers, were married underwater. More...

County Lifestyles

Powerlifting Powerhouse

      TEXAS: POWERLIFTING POWERHOUSE - Justin Duran represented Raymondville High School at the 2010 USAPL Men’s Nationals in Palm Springs, California on June 19th. More...

Come join us! Bible School 2010

Prince of Peace Church, Lyford will have a week of bible learning fun at Vacation Bible School 2010 at Prince of Peace Church, from June 28-July 2. Bible school starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. There will be games, snacks, music and crafts. More...

Pastor Leaving

Thank You   More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept Report

JUNE 16 - Car fire, W. Hwy. 186, Port Mansfield. Criminal mischief, E. 6th St., La Sara. JUNE 17 - Assault causing bodily injury, 100 blk Pablo Contreras, La Sara. More...

RAYMONDVILLE Police Blotter

JUNE 21 - Incident, 1000 blk E. Hidalgo. Theft, over $1,500, under $20,000, 100 blk E. Harris. Arrested: Jaime Constante, execution of warrant x2, agg. assault w/deadly weapon, agg. assault w/deadly weapon, 1300 blk Industrial Dr. More...

Crime of the Week

Unknown person(s) have repeatedly burglarized the home at 1104 N. 6th St. in Raymondville. More...

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