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American Legion brings district convention to town

The City of Raymondville will host the 13th District Spring Convention of The American Legion.  AL members from Willacy, Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Zapata counties will meet here for three days to discuss the organization goals and plans.  More...

News

Houston may lose 2,300 city jobs to budget cuts

HOUSTON (AP) More than 2,300 city workers in Houston could lose their jobs through budget cuts outlined by Mayor Annise Parker, according to a newspaper analysis.  More...

Man run over by tractor, in critical condition

MOUNT FOREST TOWNSHIP, Mich. More...

Crime of the week

Unknown person(s) have been committing burglaries and thefts throughout the city. Willacy County Crime Stoppers warns against purchasing items from individuals wo may be going door to door selling stolen items. More...

County Lifestyles

Dominguez-Zuniga

Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Dominguez of New Mexico are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Lee Dominguez, to Josue Zuniga. More...

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MDA MUSCLE WALK was held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Rio Grande Valley Premuim Outlets in Mercedes. More...

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ARMY SGT. OSCAR FONSECA with the 370th Trans. Co. returned home on a 15 day family leave from his second tour in Iraq on March 2. More...

Legals

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS FOR CALICHE

Willacy County, Texas is now accepting bids for Caliche based on a unit price basis. Said unit price is to include both the caliche and hauling of caliche. More...

Windmill farm project discussed at RISD meeting

Construction of the windmill farm E.On Climate & Renewables want to build in Willacy County could start by June of this year, a company official said Tuesday.  Doug Colbeck, vice president for development with the Austin- based company, gave More...

Lasara manslaughter trial set for May 16 in Brownsville

A trial date was set for the manslaughter case in the death of a diabetic teenager from Lasara, who allegedly died after her insulin pump was removed.  Elias Coronado, 45, and his 39-year old-wife Maria de Jesus Coronado were charged in connecti More...

Lyford Circus is Thursday

Today is the last day to buy discount tickets for any of the two shows of the Kelly Bros. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It Takes All kinds to Make the World Go Around

I've probably mentioned it before, but I'm a people watcher. I like to just sit back and observe people and their actions. Some people are in a hurry to get where they're going, while others take their sweet old time. More...

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Farm & Ranch

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THE WILLACY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT’S (SWCD) 2011 CONSERVATION ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS were Justine Nyquist, 1st place; and Garrett Willis, 2nd place, both from San Perlita Middle Sc More...

Cotton Market Weekly

By Thursday, cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) had traded either limit up or limit down for 10 out of 11 sessions. More...

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NATIONAL AG DAY is March 15 to recognize the importance of farming and ranching in this country. More...

Obituaries

ELPIDIO DE LOS REYES

SEBASTIAN - Elpidio De Los Reyes, longtime Sebastian resident passed away early Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at his residence.  Elpidio was born in Hualahuises, N.L., Mexico on March 4, 1936 to Mateo De Los Reyes and Simona Ramirez both preceded him More...

GREGORIA HINOJOSA VILLELA

RAYMONDVILLE - Gregoria Hinojosa Villela, 78, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Valley Baptist Medical Center, with her loved ones at her side.  She was born on May 12, 1932, daughter of Federico Hinojosa and Pau More...

DR. MEDARDO SALINAS, JR.

LASARA - Dr. Medardo Salinas, Jr., 64, passed away March 4, 2011. Medardo was born April 9, 1946 in Edinburg, TX to Medardo, Sr. and Maria Celia Salinas.  More...

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