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RISC flunks TEA Accountability Ratings, Board president blames high dropout rate

The Texas Education Agency last week issued its 2010 Accountability Ratings and it has bad news for local students and parents in the Raymondville ISD. More...

News

Sales tax holiday/tax-free weekend

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 20, 21 and 22 - the state's annual tax holiday. Layaway plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.   More...

Texas man admits transporting illegal aliens

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The owner of a Texas-based transportation company has pleaded guilty in New Jersey to smuggling illegal aliens to the East Coast. More...

Parent files UIL complaint against Coach Leal

A Raymondville High School parent has hired an attorney to file a UIL complaint against popular head football coach and athletic director Alex Leal.   Eddie Orozco Sr. More...

Farm & Ranch

SOUTH TEXAS FLOOD DAMAGES AT $40 MILLION AND CLIMBING $44 million cotton crop now at risk

By: Rod Santa Ana, 956-878-8317

MCALLEN - Damage to public and private properties in two of the counties most affected by flooding of the Rio Grande is estimated at $40 million and counting, according to public officials in Starr and Hidalgo counties. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 29, 2010

Cotton prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rose Thursday as export sales data indicated continued strong demand for the developing U.S. cotton crop was taking the earliest available supplies off the market. More...

Obituaries

RODERICK DAVID (DAVE) MacALLISTER

Roderick David (Dave) MacAllister, age 70, died July 31, 2010 in Escondido, CA. He was born on October 13, 1939, in Rensselaer, IN, to Roderick Malcom MacAllister and Bethal Irene (Gilman) MacAllister. More...

RICHARD WRIGHT HUNTER

WEST DUNDEE, ILL/ FERRYVILLE, WIS - Richard Wright Hunter, 70, passed away on July 27, 2010, surrounded by family at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.   More...

In Loving Memory of

Christopher Lee Sanchez 12/17/83 - 8/8/03

We think of you in silence, make no outward show, but what it meant to lose you no one will ever know. To some you are forgotten, to others a part of the past, but to us who loved you dearly, your memories will always last. More...

County okays $1.5 million application for Port Mansfield county park

Texas has $35 million in royalties from offshore drilling in federal waters. The money will be awarded to the 18 Texas counties that touch the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. More...

First new chain store in 50 years to open in Lyford

Lyford city officials were happy Monday evening to learn that Dollar General will open in town on Sunday, Aug. 8.   The new store which sells a variety of groceries and misc. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Cowboy hats, politicians, training sessions, and exhibits

The 132nd Annual Training Conference for the Sheriff’s Association of Texas is now history. It will go down as one of the largest conferences ever held. The numbers were high this year as well with 193 Sheriffs present. More...

The life and times of Judge Roy Bean

Nearly 130 years ago this month, a larger than life figure with a colorful past and an unorthodox set of principles became the first justice of the peace to serve in the lawless country between the Pecos and Rio Grande.  More...

County Lifestyles

Chuchin The Clown

THE ENTERTAINMENT at the summer program at Reber Memorial Library Thursday was Chuchin the Clown. The program and entertainment was made possible through donations. More...

TPWD Opimistic about Dove Season

AUSTIN- Texas hunters can anticipate good numbers of dove as ample rainfall across most of the state has set the stage for the upcoming Sept. 1 season opener, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.   More...

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Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

JULY 28 - Harassment, Lilly Rd., Lyford.   Sexual harassment, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.   Assault causing bodily injury, 300 blk N. Alamo Rd., Sebastian.   JULY 29 - Disorderly conduct, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Betty Herring vs Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. d/b/a Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #883 - damages.   Application for sexual assault protective order - application for protective order. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

AUGUST 2 - Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 1100 blk N. 3rd.   Theft, under $50, 300 blk N. 6th.   Harassment by phone, 600 blk E. Charles.   Arrested: Jose Rene Galvan, execution of warrant, evading arrest, 500 blk W. More...

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