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County voters stick with Democrats, while Texas & Nation vote Republican

Voters nationwide and across the state of Texas repudiated President Barack Obama's policies when they went to the polls Tuesday and turned the U.S. House of Representatives over to the Republicans who picked up an estimated 60 seats. More...

News

Seeds From the Sower

An editor reported that a Japanese inventor was making and selling an electronic head cooler.   Interesting! What we need is fewer hot heads and more warm hearts.   More...

Oops: Alleged Fla. bank robber dropped wallet

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) Investigators say they arrested a Florida bank robber after he made a big mistake: he dropped his wallet. More...

4-Most wanted fugitives captured

The District Attorney announced today that 4 fugitives featured on the Willacy County and District Attorney's Office 10 Most Wanted were successfully located and arrested.  More...

County Lifestyles

Coach Leal's Wife Honored

MRS. More...

100 Years Old

100 YEARS OLD- Andrew “Andy” Shewmaker is 100 years old. His family and friends honored him with a birthday party. More...

Pregnant women urged to avoid alcohol

DENTON, TX -The Texas Teratogen Information Specialists (TIIS) Pregnancy Riskline, a nonprofit housed at the University of North Texas, Denton, that aims to educate women about medications, chemicals and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfe More...

Obituaries

LEOCARDIO “LEO” HERNANDEZ, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE - Leocardio “Leo” Hernandez, Jr., 79, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX.   More...

In Memory of Betty Green

FRIENDS   Friends are forever. They laugh, they love, they share each other’s thoughts and words, and most of all, they care. More...

In Loving Memory of Maria Diana Sanchez Monroy

Sanchez Monroy 07/07/45 - 11/06/01

God looked around His garden and He found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful because He only takes the best. More...

Judge elect-Gonzales & Commissioners eager to jump on $219,240 Truancy/Dropout program

By Paul Whitworth   There are some really bad ideas coming out of the Willacy County Court these days. It seems the commissioners believe they are going to have extra money and are determined to spend it.   More...

Rains, Brown, Hulen, Powell, Trevino winners in Navigation District

When State Senator Eddie Lucio introduced Senate Bill 2569 in the Texas Legislature he did it to give more representation to the voters by increasing the governing board of the Willacy County Navigation Dist. from 3 to 5 members. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?”

For those of you wondering about the title this week, if you are a Beatles fan, you already know the answer. More...

Flores convicted of tampering, perjury by Austin jury

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State Rep. Kino Flores, a South Texas lawmaker accused of using his elected position to sell legislative favors, was convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of tampering with government records and perjury. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 28, 2010

Volatility ruled the cotton market this week as the December futures contract at the Intercontinental Exchange closed up the 500 point limit at $1.2417 per pound on Monday then up 488 points the following day at $1.2959. More...

Deer and wild hog car collisions now cost more than $1 billion annually

OH, LOOK AT THE PRETTY DEER! WHAM!

OVERTON - There are an estimated 1.5 million deervehicle collisions annually in the U.S., resulting in damages of about $1 billion, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist.   More...

TDA Market Recap November 1, 2010

AUSTIN - For the week ending Oct. 30, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight in spite of lower futures prices and a decline in fed cattle markets. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   The State of Texas vs 2002 Toyota Tacoma, TXLP: AS5-9177, vin #5TENL42N62 Z133152, seizure and intended forfeiture.   Kasandra Ibarra Romo vs Roque Romo, declaratory judgment. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

NOVEMBER 1 - Duty upon striking, unattended vehicle, 400 blk S. Exp. 77.   Incident, 900 blk E. Rodriguez.   Stalking, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.   Arrested: Salvador Zamora, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2nd and Tampico. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

OCTOBER 24 - Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   911 call/accident (Minor) - North of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, no injuries.   Reckless Driver - South County Line. More...

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