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Mexico City sees 271 gay weddings in 4 months

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico City has seen 271 gay and lesbian couples get married since the capital enacted the first law in Latin America explicitly allowing same-sex marriages. More...

12 killed in shootout in Nuevo Laredo

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (AP) Authorities say 12 people have been killed in running gun battles between soldiers and suspected drug-cartel gunmen in the northern Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo. More...

Texas Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.2 Percent in June Texas employers add 166,100 jobs since January

AUSTIN -Texas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent in June, down from 8.3 percent in May, and continued to trend well below the U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 9.5 percent for the same month. More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 15, 2010

The summer doldrums have the cotton futures market firmly in their grasp with low volume and a narrow trading range now the norm. Fundamentally, demand remains steady with dwindling supplies of cotton the main cause for smaller export sales. More...

Farmers, ranchers asked to report losses

SOUTH TEXAS FLOOD LOSSES MOUNTING

RIO GRANDE CITY - With no end in sight, flood waters continue to cause serious problems for a three-county area downstream from Falcon Dam on the Rio Grande, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.   More...

TDA Market Recap - June 19, 2010

AUSTIN - (July 19, 2010) For the week ending July 17, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight, with a few locations as much as $9 higher. More...

Obituaries

RICKIE JAYE HINOJOSA

Rickie Jaye Hinojosa, 18, of Raymondville entered into rest Monday, July 12, 2010 in Dallas.   More...

In Loving Memory of Maria Cortinas

12/12/07 - 7/21/09

In memory of Maria who departed this life one year ago today, July 21. They say that time heals all sorrow and helps us to forget but time so far has proven how much we really miss you yet. More...

In Loving Memory of Virginia De Leon Reyna

Feb. 19, 1932 - July 16, 1997

13th Year Anniversary   Though your smile is gone forever, and your hand I cannot touch, still I have so many memories of the one I loved so much. Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part. More...

Mike Wilson leaving Port Mansfield Navigation District job to move to Corpus Christi

Mike Wilson has been the head man at the Willacy County Navigation District for the past 18 years. More...

36th Annual Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament Thursday - Sunday

HOT WEATHER & GREAT FISHING EXPECTED

When you've been doing the same thing for 36 years you should get it right - and this year's Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament will be no exception.   More...

Editorial & Columns

"How High's The Water Momma?

Behind the Badge

It seems like only a year or so ago we were praying for rain and water because everything was so dry. Unless you have been living under a rock the past couple months you should be aware we now have more water than we want or need. More...

Letters

Wilson leaving Port Mansfield

Editor, Please allow me to use this letter to notify the people of Raymondville and the Willacy County Navigation District that I have resigned my position as Port Director and General Manager of Port Mansfield Public Utility District PUD, effectiv More...

Santa Monica’s Angel?

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County Lifestyles

Yoko McRae named artist of the month

Yoko McRae, of Lyford, has been chosen, “Artist of the Month,” by the Willacy County Art League.   Yoko is originally from Yokohama, Japan and has been in the Rio Grande Valley for five years and a member of WCAL for two years. More...

Sebastian All Stars Lady Punishers

SEBASTIAN ALL STARS LADY PUNISHERS have qualified to compete at the National Tournament being held in Round Rock, TX next week. More...

Co-ed softball tournament and homerun derby July 31

The RHS Cheer Parents will be hosting a co-ed softball tournament and homerun derby July 31 at the RHS Softball and Baseball field. The homerun derby will take place Saturday afternoon. Prizes will be given to each first place boy and girl hitter. More...

Crime & Courts

Teen sentenced for shooting arrows at horse

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A teenager who pleaded guilty to shooting a Fayette County horse with several arrows - including one that lodged in the animal's head - will spend 60 days in jail. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

JULY 19 - Assault w/bodily injury (FV), 800 blk N. 4th.   Minor accident, 100 blk W. Rodriguez.   Recovered UUMV, 500 blk N. 10th.   Arrested: Carmen Ramirez, theft under $50, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.   Assault, 200 blk W. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

JULY 11 - Abandoned Vehicle - Turcotte Gate.   Abandoned Vehicle - Tullidos Park.   Suspicious Circumstances - Sarita.   911 Call / Accident (Major) - Armstrong, one fatality.   JULY 12 - P.O.M. More...

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