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Hidden in Wis. national forest: marijuana megafarm

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Northern Wisconsin's Chequam-egon- Nicolet National Forest is a vast, verdant getaway for hundreds of thousands of campers, hikers and anglers every year. But hidden within was a marijuana megafarm.   More...

Mexico: Hunting party of 8 killed in Oaxaca state

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) - Attackers shot eight men to death and piled their bodies in a pickup truck in the southern state of Oaxaca, and gunmen kidnapped the mayor of a city on the outskirts of the northern industrial hub of Monterrey, Mexican authorit More...

Texas slowly emerging from months-long economic slump

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas has begun emerging, slowly, from a 14-month economic slump that has contributed to what is expected to be a shortfall of up to $18 billion in the next two-year state budget, the state's top accountant said.   More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Wilson responds to allegations of discrimination in WCND elections

Dear Editor, More...

Candidate files for WCND board

Letter to the Editor, I am a candidate for the 'at large' position in the Willacy County Navigation District election scheduled for No- vember 2 of this year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Brown says Mike Wilson will be missed

Editor, More...

County Lifestyles

JOSH GALINDO

will be teaching at IDEA San Benito-Go Dragons! For 2 years while he completes his commitment for the TEACH FOR AMER-ICA program. More...

Bianca R. Rangel

Texas State Bianca R. Rangel - Texas State University San Marcos announces that Bianca R. Rangel of Sebastian, earned “Dean’s List” recognition for excellent academic performance for the Fall 2009 semester.   More...

PFC ALEJANDRO CISNEROS,

is coming back home from Iraq, he has been in the Army for 2 years. He is the son of Rosie Cisneros and Julian Garcia of Raymondville, he is the Grandson of Reynaldo and Aurora Garica. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Department of Family & Protective Service VS Samantha Colunga & Rodney Reyna. - Child Protective Service.   Willacy County, City of Rayondville and RISD VS Johnny Chavez, et al - Tax Case. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

AUGUST 10 - Stalking, 448 E. Charles, Report taken.   Incident: Emergency Detention to VBMC, 1700 S. Expressway 77, Report Taken.   Arrest: Gilbert Ortiz. Arrest: Christopher Santana, Disorderly Conduct, 900 Blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

AUGUST 11 - Civil Matter, Lyford, S. Bus 77.   AUGUST 12 - Burglary of a vehicle, Lyford, 300 Blk E. 3rd.   Graffiti, Port Mansfield, N. Shore Dr. More...

County signs contract with Duke Energy, clearing the way for giant Wind Farm

Following six months of negotiations between Willacy County and Duke Energy Company acting County Judge Aurelio "Keter" Guerra signed a contract with the company on August 9.   More...

Texas Sales Tax collections up slightly in July, but still sag in Rio Grande Valley

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reports that Texas merchants collected $1.6 billion in retail sales taxes last month on goods and services they sold. Of that amount $556 million was sent back to Texas cities where the taxes were collected.   More...

Holy Cow Batman, Look at these Traffic Fines:

Have you seen the list of Fines levied by the City of Raymondville for traffic violations?   I picked up a copy of a Courtesy Letter from Municipal Judge Armin Martinez at the city meeting last week and it was a real eye opener.   More...

Editorial & Columns

Seeds From The Sower

Last week Susan and Sal were married in a twin engine Cessna 301 with a wing and a prayer at an altitude of 800 meters. I don't know about the wing, but I know about the prayer.   More...

Behind the Badge "How Can You Sleep at Night?"

We had just gone through a very grueling day with lots of activity and several problems.  More...

Seeds From The Sower

When your temper gets the best of you, it reveals the worst of you. And getting revenge is something you do to the other person, to make yourself feel worse. More...

Farm & Ranch

Midwest farms have too many peaches

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) What good could possibly come from all of these hot, humid days this summer? Peaches. Lots of peaches. More...

Pit bull owner pleads guilty after dogs kill sheep

RUBICON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) A Port Hope man has pleaded guilty to two violations of dog laws after his two pit bulls escaped and killed a herd of sheep in Michigan's rural Thumb region.   More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 12, 2010

A bullish supply and demand report, coupled with a strong U.S. export sales report, provided plenty of fuel to an already strong cotton market this week and allowed cotton futures prices to continue their rally. More...

Obituaries

BLANCA ESTELLA GONZALES

Blanca Estella Gonzales, 52 of Lyford, Tx, entered into rest Thursday, August 12, 2010 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.Shc was born Sunday, March 23, 1958 in Lyford, Tx, Daughter of the late Candilario Alamillo and the late Aurora Quilantan.   More...

Raul Roy Garcia

Even tho you’re been gone for 16 years it seems like your only two blocks away Happy 46th Birthday Daddy!! We’ve Never STOPPED LOVING YOU. More...

In Loving Memory of Eloy Garcia

7/15/37 -8/16/09

1 Year Anniversary Only A Mist   You do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. More...

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