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State Rep. Rios Ybarra indicted for Medicaid fraud

Federal prosecutors in Brownsville have indicted State Rep. Tara Rios Ybarra for allegedly taking more than $12,000 in kickbacks in a Medicaid fraud scheme. More...

News

Texas Railroad Commissioner applauds court decision blocking offshore drilling ban

Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones statement on judge's decision blocking offshore drilling moratorium:   More...

Palin: Obama lacks leadership in Gulf oil spill

TYLER, Texas (AP) Sarah Palin fired up an enthusiastic Texas crowd late Saturday by criticizing President Barack Obama's handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, saying he's falling short on leadership. More...

The three anti-aging ingredients that really work

MADISON, Wis. -You don’t need a chemistry degree to figure out what skin-care products are right for you.   More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 24, 2010

Quiet trading conditions dominated the cotton market this week as volumes dropped, ranges narrowed, and phones went silent. Cotton traders lamented that summertime conditions had truly descended upon the cotton market.   More...

TDA Market Recap - June 21, 2010

AUSTIN - (June 28, 2010) For the week ending June 26, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $6 higher per hundredweight, with a few locations to $2 lower. More...

Obituaries

MANUEL SOSA

RAYMONDVILLE - Manuel Sosa, Jr., 83, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Friday, June 25, 2010 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. More...

FIDEL T. LOYA, SR. ESMERALDA GONZALEZ

DALLAS/RAYMONDVILLE - Fidel T. Loya, Sr., 66, of Dallas, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at his residence in Dallas.   He was born on November 30, 1943, son of the late Calistro and Julia (Torres) Loya.   More...

2 - deputies resign from Sheriff's Dept. following allegations of improper behavior

Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence explained to county commissioners at a special meeting Tuesday why two of his deputies have submitted their resignations but his comments do not match those made to the Chronicle/ News by another employee of the d More...

Hurricane Shelter opens at high school gym

The only hurricane shelter in Willacy County opened Tuesday evening at the Raymondville High School gym. More...

$6.9 million Cottonwood Apts. project in doubt

Housing Authority board members at odds with each other

Three Willacy Co. Housing Authority board members heard presentations on the proposed Cottonwood Apartments project at a meeting Thursday, but it is doubtful HUD grants will be forthcoming due to the lack of a $541,224 local match from the WCHA. More...

Editorial & Columns

EDITORIAL OPINION:

Raymondville ISD’s 19.3% school dropout rate trails only San Benito as the Valley’s worst

A persistent problem in Raymondville over the past 35 years is the high student dropout rate  in our public school system. At one time the RISD had a tendency to expel students who were  behavior problems on campus. More...

Behind the Badge Go away Alex!

It’s that time of the year already, hurricane season, and right away the Valley gets to welcome in the first hurricane. Maybe we will be lucky and it will be the last one, but that’s not what “those in the know” tell us. More...

County Lifestyles

Sebastian Shetland All Stars

SEBASTIAN SHETLAND LADY PUNISHERS ALL-STARS placed first in section tournament this past week held in Harlingen Nationals. More...

Section Champs

The Sebastian Pony Express Shetland T-Ball that has advanced to PONY Regional Tournament. The Regional Tourney consist of the top sixteen teams in the valley. More...

Su Clinica Familiar

Su Clinica Familiar will closee all of its facilities for patient care Wednesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 1, 2010 in response to the approach of Tropical Storm Alex. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   State of Texas vs Alejandro Gonzalez.   Willacy County, City of Raymondville and RISD vs Eulalia Perez, et al - tax suits. More...

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