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Local retail sales up in November, but still lag behind for the year

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs mailed $435 million in sales tax revenue checks to cities and counties that levy taxes on retail sales during November. More...

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California jobless rate holds steady at 12.4 pct

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California’s unemployment rate is holding steady for a fourth month at 12.4 percent.   The state Employment Development Department on Friday reported a net gain of 1,600 non-farm jobs during November. More...

Texas RB scores 8 TDs in state title game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas high school running back Johnathan Gray has rushed for eight touchdowns in a state championship game. More...

County Lifestyles

Holidays: Lessons learned from being born on Christmas Day

NEW YORK (AP) - I was a brand-new baby stuffed into a fuzzy, red holiday stocking when a nurse placed me in my mother's arms on Christmas Day. More...

Juan and Sarah Mungia-Gomez

were honored with a dinner at Arturo’s Restaurant in Weslaco on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary by their nephews and nieces. More...

A Note of Thanks Luciano “Smiley” Gonzales

8/28/1924 - 12/14/2010   More...

Crime & Courts

No. 2010-PRB-0025 IN THE ESTATE OF WILFRIDO RODRIGUEZ, DECEASED

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY,   TEXAS   NOTICE TO   CREDITORS   More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 12 - Suspicious Circumstances - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.   Warrant arrest - Large Rest Area, Villarreal, Dianne.   P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 15 - Graffiti, Willacy County Housing Authority.   DECEMBER 16 - Burglary of a motor vehicle, Willacy County Housing Authority.   Illegal dumping, Humphrey Rd., Raymondville. More...

County bans outdoor fires for 60 days, after fire chief calls suspicious blazes "Scary"

Willacy Emergency Medical Services Director Frank Torres is also the Raymondville Fire Chief and he is alarmed by the wildfires his men have fought in the past week. More...

Leal hopes RISD will choose new coach from Staff

After leading the Bearkats to the District 31-3A and bidistrict crowns this past season, Alex Leal - heralded as the winningest Hispanic coach in the state - officially stepped down as Raymondville High School’s head football coach late last w More...

Sebastian man charged with beating San Benito man with baseball bat

Jeremy De La Rosa, 19, of Sebastian was arrested at his home Thursday and charged with the aggravated assault of a 20-old-man from San Benito who was reportedly seeing his ex-girlfriend.   More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Naughty or nice?

Christmas, as the secular world celebrates, is almost upon us. More...

Letters

Christmas is a good time to remember our Veterans

Several years ago, my husband and I attended program in Lyford that honored those in the military who were in the invasion of Normandy in WWII. I noticed that I knew several of the men and approached Mr. More...

Farm & Ranch

Willacy County Livestock Show Fair & Auction: Queen and Princess Contests!

Mark your calendars! The 2011 Willacy County Livestock Show Fair and Auction will be held Thursday, January 27th - Saturday, January 29th. The event will kick off on Thursday night, Jan. More...

Conservation program applications for financial assistance accepted at NRCS Office in Willacy County

Applications for funding opportunities with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) are currently being accepted at all NRCS offices More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association December 16, 2010

Continuing to dance to its own beat, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) turned back to positive ground on Thursday making up for Wednesday’s dive that broke a five-session rally. More...

Obituaries

JOSE ZAMARRIPA

SEBASTIAN - Jose Zamarripa, 73, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

BRAULIO DELGADO

Braulio Delgado, 65, passed away Thursday, Deccember 16, 2010 at McAllen Medical Center. Braulio was born March 13, 1945 in Coahuila, Mexico to Arnulfo Sr. and Maria (Salud Mendoza) Delgado. More...

PEDRO MORENO

RAYMONDVILLE - Pedro Moreno, 98, passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his family.   Pedro was born November 12, 1912 in Red Rock, TX to Pedro and Rufina (Santana) Moreno. More...

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