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ABANDONED BUILDINGS COMING DOWN

City building inspector Andres "Andy" Chavez said that four derelict buildings will soon be demolished by the public works dept. More...

News

Cops: Boston man wrote name on bank robbery note

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man is being held on attempted bank robbery charges after police said he passed a teller a note with his name on it and demanded cash. More...

Texas prison system facing budget cuts

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' prison system chief warned Thursday of a “long and difficult process” that could include staff reductions while the agency deals with financial cuts as part of an overall state budget shortfall expected to top More...

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...

Letters

Christmas tradition

Dear Editor,   Last December, my husband, Ricardo and I, started a family tradition. Since our nearly three-year-old granddaughter, Isabel Carmen, likes to sing, we asked her to sing “Happy Birthday” to Baby Jesus on Dec. 25th. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cattlemen look for lessons in $130 million swindle

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The collapse of a Midwest cattle brokerage company that owes hundreds of ranchers as much as $130 million could result in some going under and has others wondering if regulatory changes are needed to prevent similar swindles in More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association December 10, 2010

Cotton futures traded mostly higher this week, continuing to trade in an erratic and almost unpredictable fashion each day.   More...

TDA Market Recap December 13, 2010

AUSTIN - (Dec. 13, 2010) For the week ending Dec. 11, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $4 higher per hundredweight, though a few locations were as much as $10 higher and some were steady to $4 lower. More...

Obituaries

MANUEL VILLARREAL

KILLEEN/LYFORD, TEXAS - Manuel Villarreal was born to Emilio and Luisa Villarreal in Harlingen, Texas on January 24, 1920 and entered into eternal rest on December 5, 2010. As a young man, he met the love of his life, Viola Dilbeck. More...

RONALD JOSEPH GARRETT

RAYMONDVILLE - Ronald Joseph Garrett, age 73, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at his residence.   He was born June 5, 1937 in Raymondville, TX to John L. and Sylvia Nixon Garrett. More...

MARY CHARLOTTE ALEXANDER

Mary Charlotte Alexander (maiden name Kemble), age 97, passed away peacefully at her home (as had been her final wish) on Monday, December 13, 2010 after a lengthy decline. More...

City joins County in effort to build $2 million hurricane shelter

Willacy County voted Monday to apply to the Texas Dept. of Emergency Management for grant funds to build a $2 million domed hurricane shelter.   More...

Sebastian man wants to rename streets for dead and wounded veterans

Cheto Garcia of Sebastian told county commissioners Monday that he wants to see the community's seven streets renamed after those who have died in combat and those veterans who were wounded in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. More...

SUV CRASHES INTO BANK BLDG.

An elderly man crashed his vehicle into the front of the BBVA Compass Bank in downtown Raymondville, Friday morning. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?

I must admit that this year I’ve been so busy with work that it’s been hard to even think about Christmas, and even harder to get into the “Spirit of the Season.” We’ve had the parades, we have our tree and decorations 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...

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County Lifestyles

D.A. gets $228,600 drug grant

District Attorney Bernard W. Ammerman announced today that the Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office was awarded $228,600.00 in grant funding by the South Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Executive Committee. More...

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary to Bobbie & Chester Berg

Celebrate the years you’ve enjoyed, the dreams you’ve realized, the memories you’ve made and the love you’ve shared.   Congratulations and Best Wishes on your 60th Wedding Anniversary. More...

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Ryan Bermea

Lia Jean Olvera of Port Arthur, TX and Matthew R. Bermea of Raymondville, TX were united in marriage on November 20, 2010 at South Padre Island, Isa Blanca Park. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

DECEMBER 13- Incident - damaged property, 1200 blk N. 3rd.   Deadly conduct, 400 blk FM 3168.   Burglary of habitation, 600 blk W. Riggs.   Harassment by e-mail, 200 blk S. King.   Harassment by phone, 400 blk N. 5th. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Midland Funding LLC assignee of Citibank/Sears Premier Card vs Antonia F. Hernandez - debt.   In the matter of marriage of Marco Cruz vs Amanda Cruz and ITIO; children - divorce. More...

Kenedy county Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 5 - Suspicious Circumstances - La Parra Rd.   Warrant Arrest - North Bridge, Gutierrez, Ruben.   Accident (minor) - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint, no injuries. More...

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