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Lasara parents manslaughter trial in daughter's death moved to Brownsville

Elias Coronado, 44, and his wife, Maria de Jesus Coronado, 38, will stand trial before a jury in the death of their daughter, but it won't be in Willacy County.  On Monday, District Judge Migdalia Lopez agreed to a change of venue in the manslau More...

Two men arrested for stealing school gasoline

Two men were arrested over the weekend in connection with the theft of gasoline from one of the pumps of the Raymondville school district, police said.  According to reports, the two made made a hole on a part of a fence, cut the handle of a pum More...

News

Soldiers kill 10 gunmen in Valle Hermoso

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Soldiers patrolling a rural area on the border with Texas killed 10 suspected drug gang gunmen at a training camp, Mexico’s Defense Department said Saturday. More...

City Commission approves request to pay Little League electrical bills

The Willacy County Little League is getting a break with its utility bills this upcoming season.  That is because the Raymondville City Commissioners approved a request made by the league’s board to pay for electrical services during three More...

CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

With inauguration now history, it’s down to business

AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry spoke of Texas with suitable pomp and glowing terms at his inauguration on Jan. 18, and afterwards sat down to a barbecue meal served on the Capitol grounds for an estimated 14,000 well-wishers and officials.  More...

County Lifestyles

HERITAGE RANCH GALA SITE ANNOUNCED

- Making plans for MOSTHistory’s 2011 Heritage Ranch Gala at El Desierto Ranch are, from left to right, ranch owner Luis Yzaguirre, Gala Chairman Josie Cappadona and Carmen Yzaguirre, ranch own More...

Father Mac’s retirement begins on February 2

The Priests of the Sacred Heart will complete 42 years of ministry in the Diocese of Brownsville on February 2, 2011 when the Diocese assumes responsibility for Our Lady of Guadalupe parish and the Churches in San Perlita, Lasara, and Hargill.  More...

Museum of South Texas History announces gala site

EDINBURG-The Board of Trustees of the Museum of South Texas History is pleased to announce the Heritage Ranch Gala will be held at the headquarters of El Desierto Ranch on March 26, 2011. More...

Crime & Courts

County Clerk’s Report

Marriage licenses issued: October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010  Jose Alfredo Villalobos and Josephina Gomez Rivas.  Adan Trevino and Guadalupe Lee Galvan.  Sergio Alejo and San Juanita Caballero.  Ricardo Ybarra and Victoria Casti More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

JANUARY 24 - Theft, under $50, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Incident: damage to vehicle, 1000 blk E. Hidalgo (SB/NB turn around).  Theft, over $50, under $500, 1200 blk N. 2nd.  Arrested: John E. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

JANUARY 16 - Alarm - Sarita.  Motorist assist - Cuellar Ave.  Motorist assist - South of Sarita.  Welfare concern - Turcotte Gate.  JANUARY 17 - Controlled Burn - Norias Ranch.  P.O.C.S - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  More...

Willacy County Livestock Show ready to roll

Everything is ready for the 2011 Willacy County Livestock Show Fair and Auction, and organizers of the annual event are predicting more and bigger and better activities.  A group of musicians with the Andrew Wade Band, out of Katy, will perform More...

Police solve Baba’s Drive Thru robbery

A 21-year-old Raymondville man was arrested in connection with the armed robbery at Baba’s Drive Thru, police said.  Mario Martinez, whose address was listed at 234 E. Yturria St., was nabbed at about 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Strangers crossing our paths are for a reason

Have you ever had the occasion to “accidently” bump into someone and then it turn out to be as if someone had prearranged the appointment. More...

Day by Day

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 20, 2011

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) traded reluctantly lower Thursday night in tune with a stronger dollar and weaker surrounding markets.  More...

Obituaries

ELENA LUCAS

RAYMONDVILLE - Elena Lucas, 85, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, TX. Elena was born January 16, 1926 to John and San Juana (Salas) Lucas. She was a lifelong resident of Willacy Conty.  More...

CARMEN NAJERA

RAYMONDVILLE - Carmen Najera, 87, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011 at her residence in Raymondville, TX. Carmen was born July 16, 1923 to Senovia A. and Hipolito Tanguma. She was a life long resident of Raymondville. More...

CRISPIN ROSALES

SEBASTIAN - Crispin Rosales, 65, of Sebastian, TX, entered into rest Sunday, January 23, 2011 in San Antonio, TX.  He was born February 24, 1945 in Sebastian, son of Felis and Gregoria (Ahumada) Rosales.  More...

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