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City holds public hearing on budget/tax rate

City Commissioners Tuesday discussed plans to raise ad valorem property taxes by almost 5¢ per hundred dollar valuation. More...

NEW FUNERAL HOME COMING

Longtime funeral director Lalo Fonseca and his grandson, Michael Wetegrove, have entered into a partnership to open a new funeral home in Raymondville on West Hidalgo Ave. More...

News

Midwestern kids feel unsafe at school

MADISON, Wis.-In a finding that surprised the research team, more than 20 percent of fifth-graders say they sometimes or always feel unsafe at school. More...

OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING

Dollar General chain store held their ribbon cutting ceremony in Lyford recently. Shown is Mayor Henry de la Paz cutting the ribbon. Among those attending were Lyford city councilmen, guests and Dollar General employees. More...

Farm accident kills 92-year-old man in Wisconsin

ROCKLAND, Wis. (AP) A 92-year-old man has been killed in a farm accident in Rockland. The La Crosse County sheriff’s department says an 82- year-old man was backing up a tractor to attach a brush mower. More...

County Lifestyles

Harlingen artist finishes painting of old Raymondville High School

Myrilla Sparhawk, of Harlingen, is the Willacy County Art League “Artist of the Month.”   She was born in Arizona, but lived throughout the United States and Puerto Rico before coming to the valley about 16 years ago.   More...

Castillo-Ybarra

Joe and Frances Castillo are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Victoria, to Ricardo Ybarra, all of Raymondville. More...

It’s a Girl!

Victoria Grace Gutierrez was born Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 5:34 p.m. at VBMC, Harlingen, TX. She weighed 5 lbs., 5.2 ozs. and was 18 inches in length.   Proud parents are Benito and Graciela Gutierrez. More...

Crime & Courts

Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for kicking police officer

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced that on September 9, 2010 George Rodriguez, Jr., 37, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 3 years in prison at the Texas Department o More...

Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for Gateway RV burglaries

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced that on September 9, 2010 Vernon Kingston, 42, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 6 years in prison at the Texas Department of Crim More...

Texan gets 99 year prison term for stealing smokes

WACO, Texas (AP) - A central Texas jury has sentenced a man to 99 years in prison for stealing a carton of cigarettes from a smoke shop. More...

County Commissioners precincts to get $100,000 each to buy new equipment

Unlike the city of Raymondville, Willacy County seems to be floating in money in recent days, most of it coming from federal and state grants, either hurricane relief, or stimulous funds. More...

Former D.A. Guerra sues bank to prevent home foreclosure

Chase Home Finance, LLC is suing former Willacy District and County Attorney Juan Guerra in an attempt to foreclose on his homestead located south of Sebastian. The bank had planned to hold a Trustee Sale on Sept. More...

DPS makes big drug seizure

DPS Trooper Sergio Ramirez scored a big hit on crime Wed., Sept. 15, when he stopped an 18- wheeler towing a lowboy trailer headed north out of Willacy County.   A search of the trailer uncovered 150 lbs. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

The battle between Good and Evil

Since the beginning of time there has been a battle taking place between good and evil. It used to be that the good people outnumbered the evil ones. More...

Get a flu shot, not the flu

The flu can be both serious and unpredictable. So, as this year’s flu season arrives, the best way to protect yourself and those around you is to get vaccinated. More...

Farm & Ranch

Hermine’s rain helps most crops, hurts some cotton

COLLEGE STATION - Rains from tropical storm Hermine a week ago greened up pastures and rangeland, and provided soil moisture for fall planting through many parts of the state, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.   More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 9, 2010

Cotton futures trading on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) this week was dictated primarily   weather concerns in Texas and the release ofUSDA's supply/demand report on Friday. More...

TDA Market Recap September 13, 2010

AUSTIN - (Sept. 13, 2010) For the week ending Sept. 11, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 lower per hundredweight, but remain well above where they were at this time last year. More...

Obituaries

ALBERTO P. SALINAS

Alberto P. Salinas, 81, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.   He was born April 4, 1929 in Welder, TX, son of Manuel and Fernanda Perales Salinas.   More...

In Loving Memory of Vina Dawn Chapa

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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...

In Loving Memory of Our Hero Juan S. Moreno

A million times we’ve thought of you. A million times we’ve cried. If love could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place no one else can fill. More...

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