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2011 Willacy County Livestock Show goes to memory books

The 2011 Willacy County Livestock Show & Live Auction came to an end this past weekend, but the annual event will be remembered for years to come.  Area students showed the fruit of their labor by exhibiting the steers, goats and pigs they r More...

News

Brownville man sentenced to 10 years for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jesus Martinez Gonzalez, 53, of Brownsville, Texas was found guilty on January 13, 2011 in the 197th District Court and was sentenced by Judge Migdalia Lopez to 10 years in More...

Rodriguez sentenced to 17 years for Agg. Sexual Assault

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jose Rodriguez, Jr., 29, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court by Judge Migdalia Lopez and was sentenced to 13 years in the Texas Department of C More...

Police: US missionary possibly killed for truck

PHARR, Texas (AP) Texas authorities say a U.S. More...

County Lifestyles

Cruz-Rubalcaba

Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Cruz would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Criselda Cruz, to Joshua Rubalcaba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cosme Rubalcaba, all of Raymondville. More...

SULTANS OF SWAT

RAUL HUERTA and JASON RODRIGUEZ

P. G. Wodehouse once said, "Golf, like measles, should be caught young." Both of these young golfers, Raul and Jason have caught the measles and golf at a very young age. Furthermore, both lads are enjoying golf to the fullest.  More...

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PFC ANDREW JOSEPH SIMO, 25, graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on January 12, 2011. He is now in Infantry Training School at Camp Pendleton, also in San Diego. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

JANUARY 31 - Harassment, 700 blk E. Gem.  Theft, over $ 1,500, under $25,000, 700 blk S. 7th.  Theft, over $20,000, under $100,000, 900 blk E. Hidalgo.  Harassment by phone, 200 blk N. More...

CRIME OF THE WEEK

On January 25, 2011, unknown person(s) committed a burglary at 553 W. Yturria St. in Raymondville. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

JANUARY 26 - Criminal mischief, N. Monterrey, Raymondville.  Burglary of a building, N. Garcia Rd., San Perlita.  Burglary of a habitation, County Rd., Sebastian.  Identity theft, W. 3rd, Lyford.  More...

Arctic blast coming to South Texas; people urged to stay home

The coldest weather to hit Raymondville and the Rio Grande Valley in more than 20 years is coming and it’s expected to lower the temperatures into 30s degrees for more than 30 hours.  An emergency meeting was held Tuesday afternoon at the More...

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GRAND CHAMPION STEER - Logan Thomas - bought by Rio Farms. More...

Fire department monster truck goes into action

The newly acquired brush truck the Raymondville Fire Department has was put into use last week after a grassfire broke out near a local business on West Wood Avenue.  The 6x6 vehicle the Texas Forest Service assigned to RFD was sent to put out t More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Travel log - Bandera, Texas, Cowboy Capital

On Tuesday the 25th of January we left Raymondville to go to Bandera, Texas for a Texas Border Sheriff’s Coalition Annual Meeting. More...

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 27, 2011

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) powered to a post-Reconstruction Era high for the second consecutive day on Thursday as investors bet that supplies will tighten further before next fall's harvest. More...

Area cotton farmers express optimism about upcoming season; price outlook good

Even though the 2011 cotton crop hasn’t been planted, farmers are optimistically crossing their fingers in hopes of having a better than average year.  The nearly 4 inches of rain the fell in some parts of Willacy County three weeks ago co More...

TDA Market Recap Jan. 31, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending Jan. 29, feeder cattle auction prices were mostly steady to $7 lower per hundredweight with a few to $10 lower and some sales later in the week steady to $5 higher. More...

Obituaries

JULIE TAMEZ

LASARA - Julie Tamez, 33, passed away January 29, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Julie was born November 25, 1977 in Harlingen, TX to Alejandro and Maria (Zoila) Tamez. More...

NOE GARCIA ZAMORANO

RAYMONDVILLE - Noe Garcia Zamorano, 68, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

CARMEN MARROQUIN SAYAS

RAYMONDVILLE - Carmen Marroquin Sayas, 95, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2011 at her residence in Raymondville, Texas. Carmen was born September 22, 1915 in Santa Maria, TX to Julio and Teodora (Marroquin) Hernandez.  More...

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