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Sunday wildfire on King Ranch keeps volunteers busy

More than 6,000 acres of brush and grass burned for more than nine hours Sunday on the King Ranch, 17 miles north of Raymondville. That's more than 10 square miles, according to Raymondville Fire Chief Frank Torres.  More...

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2011 COUNTY & DISTRICT ELECTED OFFICIALS - Pictured are your elected officials for the coming year. From left to right: JP. Pct. 5, Rodolfo "Rudy" Cantu; District Judge, Migdalia Lopez; JP. Pct. More...

News

Bishop Daniel Flores calls all Valley Christians to pray for an end to abortion

Catholics in the Brownsville Diocese and all Valley residents who wish to take a prayerful stand against abortion will gather on the grounds of the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle in San Juan at 1: 30 PM on Sunday, January 16 to pray for a More...

Oil’s surge paves the way for $4 gasoline by Memorial Day

The price of oil is poised for another run at $100 a barrel after a global economic rebound sent it surging 34 percent since May. That could push gasoline prices to $4 a gallon by summer in some parts of the country, experts say. More...

SUPERSTORES Lyford mayor reports on 2010 activities in community

The year 2010 has come and gone, we now face 2011 with new challenges and goals. The importance of identifying the priorities of the City of Lyford and what direction the city will take is the key to starting the New Year. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

After hitting record highs earlier in the month, nearby cotton futures prices closed lower on Wednesday, Dec. 29, for the fifth consecutive trading session; the longest string of declines since early June.  More...

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THE TIP-O-TEX FFA DISTRICT WELDING CONTEST was held on December 1 at San Benito High School. Shown, from left to right, are Advisor Richard C. Garcia. More...

TDA Market Recap - January 3, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending Jan. 1, feeder cattle auction prices are not available as all-the locations covered by Market News were closed for the holidays. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:  Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus seeking personal recognizance bond - Writ of Habeas Corpus.  Ex Parte Ramon Santana, Jr. - Writ of Habeas Corpus.  Ex Parte Alfredo Portales, Jr. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

DECEMBER 29 - Execution of warrant/child support, Marcus Edward Guzman, Willacy County Sheriff Dept. Jail.  DECEMBER 30 - Illegal dumping, CR 205 and CR 3400, Raymondville.  Civil matter, 600 blk E. San Francisco, Raymondville.  More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

DECEMBER 31 - Burglary of vehicle, 800 blk W. Raymond.  Burglary of habitation, 300 blk W. Sauz.  Burglary of habitation, 100 blk S. More...

Court of Criminal Appeals refuses to hear Barnhart’s case

FORMER COUNTY JUDGE MAY SERVE 30-DAYS IN COUNTY JAIL

Former Willacy County Judge Eliseo “ Cheyo” Barnhart is running out of options in his efforts to overturn a Kingsville trial court’s criminal convictions on two counts of aggravated perjury, a third degree felony. More...

Kats’ Flores makes Old Spice All-America football team

Raymondville High School Running Back B.J. Flores received a huge honor last week when he was selected as one of fifty national Old Spice Players of the Year. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Another year: Baby boomers are older and hopefully wiser

As I am writing this we are now three days into the new year, 2011. There are about 75 million people called “baby boomers” in the country. More...

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Full Story

Seeds From The Sower

A lady made a purchase at a store and the clerk asked, “Do you have an account here?”  “No, sir,” she answered, “but I’d like to open one.”  Taking her to the manager, he said, “A no-account l More...

Obituaries

CARL CALVIN CONLEY

Carl Calvin Conley of Austin, a former Texas Legislator, County District Attorney of Willacy, and member of University United Methodist Church, passed away December 30, 2010, at the age of 90. He was born October 2, 1920, in Frederick, Oklahoma. More...

EMIL B. LAGERSTAM, JR.

LYFORD/TURNER TRACT - Emil B. Lagerstam, Jr., 86, a well known retired farmer from the Lyford Turner Tract area, passed away at his home Sunday morning, January 2, 2011, after a lengthy illness.  More...

LEOPOLDO C. GONZALES

Leopoldo C. Gonzales, 83, passed away December 29, 2010 at La Hacienda Health Care Center in Harlingen. Leopoldo was born February 26, 1927 in Lasara, TX to Urbano and Estefana ( Chavez) Gonzales.  More...

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