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Raymondville & Lyford mayors facing young opponents

The mayors from Raymondville and Lyford are hoping to get reelected in the May 14 election, but both are facing opposition from two newcomers and much younger would-be politicians.  One of the challengers, Jorge Isaac Torres, is an 18- year- old More...

News

Texas jobless rate 8.2 percent in February

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) - The Texas unemployment rate for February has slipped to 8.2 percent.  The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the seasonally adjusted figure compares to a statewide metro jobless rate of 8.3 percent in January.&n More...

Crime of the week- Mexico scam

There have been numerous reports of unknown individuals calling Willacy Co. residents and claiming to be a family member who is in Mexico and is in need of financial assistance.  More...

Arizona rancher’s murder still unsolved after year

TUCSON, Ariz. More...

County Lifestyles

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THE WALK OF FAME RECIPIENTS for Borderfest 2011 for Raymondville were Virginia Torres and Paul Whitworth. More...

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ST. ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH ALTAR SOCIETY OFFICERS were recently installed by out-going president, Pat Busse. More...

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THE TEAM THUNDER from Sebastian Pony Express Shetland Division played last week March 21-26 at a Pony Pre-Season Tournament held in Arroyo Park in Harlingen and earned 3rd place. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 28 - Incident, unattended death, 100 blk FM 3168.  Theft, over $15,000, under $20,000, 700 blk Rockey.  Harassment, 500 blk E. San Francisco.  MARCH 27 - Accident, 600 blk E. Norman.  Accident, 500 blk E. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

MARCH 20 - P.O.M. arrest - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  P.O.M. arrest x2 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  Motorist assist - Butler Gate.  D.W.L.I. - Cuellar Ave.  P.O.C.S. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

MARCH 23 -Assault, Sebastian.  Criminal trespass, FM 498, Lyford.  Assault, W. 3rd, Sebastian.  MARCH 24 - Theft, E. FM 490, Lyford.  Assault, W. Hwy. 186, Raymondville.  Disturbance, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  More...

6-year-old hit by car

A six-year-old boy riding a bicycle was hit by a vehicle at Ninth Street and main streets, but he suffered minor injuries, police said.  The accident happened at about 6:45 p.m. More...

Bearkats’ Duran repeats as state powerlifting champ

For the second year in a row, Raymondville High School Senior Julian Duran won the Class 3A title of the 198 lb. weight class at the Texas High School Power-Lifting Association state meet held in Abilene this past Saturday. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Choices

I was going over our latest PIJ (prisoners in jail) list recently and 1 realized that I know a good portion of these people. I know how they are in jail and I know how they are when they get out of jail. More...

Farm & Ranch

Boll weevil eradication begins this week in the RGV

The annual campaign to eradicate the pesky boll weevil from the Rio Grande Valley farmland began this week just as the first signs of a healthy cotton crop start showing up all over this region of South Texas.  Cotton squares are popping up is s More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association March 24, 2011

Cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) continued to keep the heat on traders with swift moves and large daily trading ranges this week. Thursday, traders said the fact that cotton was up following a strong U.S.  More...

TDA Market Recap - March 28, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending March 26, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were very uneven with some locations as much as $5 lower per hundredweight than the previous week, and some as much as $5 higher. More...

Obituaries

ROSEMARY SPARKS

Rosemary Sparks, 77, of Raymondville passed away at her home on Thursday morning, March 24th. After her battle with gall bladder cancer, she has finally found the rest she has so deserved at the end of a hard working and fulfilling life.  More...

EUSTOLIO LONGORIA

RAYMONDVILLE - Eustolio “Toyo” Longoria was called home by his Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at his home accompanied by his loving wife Soveida, daughter Connie, sister Marcella Guzman and in-laws Senovia and Rudy Martinez. More...

MODESTA GOMEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Modesta Gomez, 83, passed away early Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.  Modesta was born on February 24, 1928 in Horton, Kansas to Aniceto Veloz and Catalina Gonzalez Veloz.  More...

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