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Comments on elected officials proposed raises sought at Sept. 13 meeting

Taxpayers who want to comment on proposed raises planned by county officials for themselves and other elected officials will get a chance at a special county meeting on Monday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. More...

News

Research links malaria to forest clearing in the Amazon

Health Briefs University of Wisconsin- Madison   September 2010   MADISON, Wis. More...

TEA cuts school bus seat belt money

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Education Agency said state budget cuts mean less money will be available to equip new school buses with seat belts, a law legislators and Gov. Rick Perry called a safeguard for children when they approved it.   More...

Suspect in consulate death appears in Texas court

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) - A Texas newspaper reports a man suspected of ordering the assassination of U.S. consulate worker in Mexico has appeared in federal court in San Antonio.   More...

Letters

Minnesota mosquitos are “Whoppers,” reader says

I was quite impressed on the recent article in your paper regarding the Texas Mosquitos.   I would be remiss if I did not inform you of a larger more aggressive predator: The Minnesota Mosquito. More...

County Lifestyles

Celebrates Birthday

LIONEL CANTU, SR. celebrated his 70th birthday. He was born September 3, 1940 at El Tenente Ranch in LaSara, to Domingo Cantu, Sr. and Anastacia Rubio. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m. at the RHS gym.   More...

RHS Band Booster Meeting

There will be a RHS Band Booster meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in the band hall.   All band parents welcome.   More...

Obituaries

ASENCION MARTINEZ

LYFORD - Asencion Martinez, 84, of Lyford, entered into rest Sunday, September 4, 2010 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.   He was born on December 8, 1925 in Combes, Tx, son of Eluterio and Josefa (Garza) Martinez.   More...

GUILLERMO “WILLIE” TORRES, SR.

SEBASTIAN - Guillermo “Willie” Torres, Sr., 69, of Sebastian entered into rest on Monday, September 6, 2010 at his home.   He was born on February 10, 1941 in Mexico, son of Firmine and Maria Cecelia (Pena) Torres.   More...

ALBERTO “BETO” A. SILGUERO

Alberto “Beto” A. Silguero, 66, a lifetime resident of Raymondville passed away late Thursday evening, September 2, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

ICE detainee slips away from hospital--briefly

On Tues., Aug..31, a detainee at the ICE facility in Raymondville was playing soccer with another group of detainees. The man who came to this country illegally is from El Salvador. While playing he fell and broke his hand. More...

County names Cavazos to Housing Authority board

Longtime Democratic Party Chair Ernesto "Lefty" Cavazos was named Friday to fill the unexpired term of Gabe Guzman on the Willacy County Housing Authority board.   More...

City wants comments on proposed 4.8¢ tax hike

The City of Raymondville plans to increase the tax rate by almost a nickle per hundred dollars valuation -- 4.8¢ to exact. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Who is Hermine and why was she so mad?

As we all were set to enjoy a three day weekend for Labor Day, we started hearing the name Hermine. Who was Hermine and why was she so angry? Hermine was the tropical storm that thought she could be a hurricane. More...

Seeds From the Sower

Years ago a sailing ship was blown off course. They ran out of fresh water, and the passengers were dying of thirst.   In their darkest hour a ship approached them. More...

Farm & Ranch

Ky. champion ham fetches $1.6 million for charity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Start baking those biscuits and stirring that red-eye gravy. Two donors have pledged a record $1.6 million for Kentucky's grand champion country ham. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 2, 2010

The combination of sustained export demand, a respectable final domestic consumption report, media reminders about huge cotton losses in Pakistan, unseasonably cold temperatures in portions of West Texas, and extremely strong technical signals took More...

TDA Market Recap September 7, 2010

AUSTIN - (Sept. 7, 2010) For the week ending Sept. 4, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, mostly $5 lower per hundredweight to $2 higher, with a few to $5 higher. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

SEPTEMBER 5 - Theft, over $50, under $500, criminal mischief, 700 blk E. Rodriguez.   Arrested: 1 male juvenile, assisting other agency, 10th and Harris.   Incident: debit card abuse, 200 blk E. Holloway. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

SEPTEMBER 1 - Harassment, 4th and Johnson, La Sara.   Criminal mischief, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.   SEPTEMBER 2 - Burglary of a habitation, FM 1018, Sebastian.   Burglary of a habitation, Bus. 77, Sebastian. More...

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