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OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT! WE ARE VERY HONORED AND BLESSED TO HAVE THIS WORK OF ART,”

referring to the bronze statues of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego placed here by the people of Willacy County and Hargill to express their appreciation of the Priests to the Sacred Heart - known as the SCJs, who arrived in 1968 and stayed More...

News

Thieves target vehicles during holidays

DALLAS - Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Hide the things inside your car, or thieves might ruin your day! A new Christmas carol? No. More...

Drunk-to-keep-warm defense works for US man

JACKSON, Missouri (AP) - A man has been acquitted of drunken driving after claiming that he consumed alcohol to keep warm after - but not before - he lost control of his vehicle on an icy road.   More...

Driver, 90, hits Pa. post office in gift rush

OLIVER, Pa. (AP) - A southwestern Pennsylvania postmaster says a 90-year-old woman who accidentally crashed her car into a post office was more worried about mailing a gift than receiving emergency assistance.   More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

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

Settling on positive ground for the fourth straight session, cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) ended on limit-up gains Thursday. A strong export sales report combined with higher cotton prices in China influenced buyers. More...

TFB President: A ‘crucial time’ for Texas farmers and ranchers

WACO - The farm and ranch families of rural Texas face a crucial time of great riskand abundant opportunity-the president of Texas Farm Bureau said during his address at the organization’s 77th annual convention.   More...

TDA Market Recap December 6, 2010

AUSTIN - (Dec. 6, 2010) For the week ending Dec. 4, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $2 to $6 higher per hundredweight, though comparisons were not available for many locations because of the previous week's holiday closings. More...

Obituaries

THOMAS “TOMMY” JOHN STEWART RAINS, SR.

Thomas John Stewart Rains, Sr. (Tommy), was born on April 1, 1922 and entered into eternal rest on December 06, 2010.   More...

OLIVIA SOTO

Olivia Soto, 78, passed away early Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at Valley Baptist Center in Harlingen, TX.   Olivia was born on July 4, 1932 in San Benito, TX to Lino Gonzales and Virginia Gaona.   More...

Card of Thanks

Alberto L. Salazar 1933 - 7/5/2-10

Thanks to all the relatives, friends and long time buddies. Special thanks to the American Legion for Military Service. Special thanks to Maria and Jose Alvarado for graveside prayers. More...

LYFORD BULLDOGS PLACE PLAYERS ON ALL DISTRICT TEAM:

The Lyford Bulldogs had a fine team this year and placed 16 players on the All District.3l-3A Team. Pictured left to right front row B. J. More...

Democrats threaten to block Obama deal on tax cuts

WASHINGTON - (AP) Disappointed Democratic congressional leaders demanded changes in the White House's tax deal with Republicans on Tuesday despite a spirited argument by President Barack Obama that concessions were preferable to higher taxes for mil More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Christmas parades and other dilemmas

Early last week the call came in from the Chamber of Commerce stating, “Don’t forget, as Mr. & Mrs. More...

Seeds From the Sower

While a soldier was seated at a table, a couple walked in and asked, "May we sit with you?"   "Yes," he answered.   All during the meal, the wife who had a long face, wasn't humbly grateful, she was grumbly hateful. More...

County Lifestyles

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER JOE VILLACANA, SR.

is a three year veteran of the achievement. CCA-Willacy State Jail Facility who gives back to the Willacy County community through his gym "Villacana USA-KOREAN Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Center". More...

HEATHER MICHELLE DENNY

student of McCoy College of Business Administration, is one of this year's outstanding new members. More...

15th Birthday

15th Birthday Miss Chelsi Nicole Tristan celebrated her 15th birthday on Saturday, December 4, 2010, with a blessing at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church by Deacon Juan Valenzuela of Harlingen, TX More...

Crime & Courts

Crime of the week

Unknown person(s) have been committing theft throughout the city of Raymondville. The suspect(s) have been removing tires from pickup trucks and leaving the pickup trucks on blocks.   More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

DECEMBER 6 - Graffiti, 800 blk Fox Ave.   Theft, over $50, under $500, 300 blk W. Yturria.   Theft, over $500, under $1,500, 700 blk W. Hidalgo.   Runaway, 100 blk N. 6th.   Burglary of vehicle, 800 blk E. San Francisco. More...

Kenedy Co. Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 28 - Reckless driver - Large Rest Area.   NOVEMBER 29 - Prisoner transport - Willacy County.   Prisoner transport - Kleberg County.   Motorist assist - Mifflin Camp.   Motorist assist - La Parra Rd. More...

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