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What's Fueling Food Prices?

(WACO) Consumers can expect to pay 3-4 percent more for food this year, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), and experts say the sudden increase is tied to a sharp rise in fuel costs and commodity prices, among other factors.  More...

Senate approves program for natural gas vehicles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate approved a program that would encourage companies to switch heavy vehicles from diesel fuel to natural gas.  More...

2 Victoria firefighters fired over nude photos

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Authorities fired two Victoria firefighters for violating the city’s conduct policy following an investigation into a complaint about photos of naked men on display at their fire station, an official said.  The Victo More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

April 8, 2011   More...

Corn prices at highest level since summer ‘08

NEW YORK (AP) - Corn is at its highest level in nearly three years on expectations that supplies will remain tight even if a bountiful crop is produced this summer.  Corn settled up 3.3 percent to $7.6025 a bushel Monday.  More...

Oklahoma sees driest four months since Dust Bowl

COYLE, Okla. (AP) - In most years, the dark clouds over western Oklahoma in the spring would be bringing rain. More...

Obituaries

MANUEL L. GARCIA

RAYMONDVILLE - Manuel L. More...

JOSE S. LOPEZ, SR.

RAYMONDVILLE - Jose S. Lopez, Sr. entered into our Heavenly Kingdom on the morning of Saturday, April 9, 2011 surrounded by his family and loved ones.  More...

WILLIAM FRANK KILLOUGH

LYFORD/ MT. VIEW, ARKANSAS - William Frank Killough, 79, of Lyford, TX passed away on April 12, 2011.  More...

Middle school student defies odds to win chair in All Valley Band

Fourteen year old Jesus Adrian Guzman is not an every day student, but one who is beating the odds - literally.  The eight grader at Myra Green Middle School is a member of the school band.  But unlike most of his classmates who have no pro More...

County plans improvements to Fred Stone Park

A new sewer line and a remodeling project is coming soon at the Fred Stone Park in Port Mansfield.  The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court approved the two projects during a special meetingTuesday morning.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It’s been a busy week

The week started with a trip to San Antonio for a combined meeting of the Texas Border Sheriff ’s Coalition and the Southwestern Border Sheriffs from California, Arizona and New Mexico. More...

Day by Day

Full Story

Seeds from The Sower

When John D. Rockefeller was a boy, a medicine man visited the town with a cure all.  He took out a silver dollar and asked, "How much am I bid for this?"  No bids were made. More...

County Lifestyles

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. at the RHS gym.  Plans for next month’s sports banquet will be discussed.   More...

Photo

TEAM RISING PHOENIX WILL BE "LUCHANDO FOR A CURE" at Friday's Relay For Life event at Burnett stadium to benefit the American Cancer Society. More...

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WILLACY COUNTY Navigation Director Shane Cameron, center, wife Sylvia, left, and daughter Sarah, got a welcome reception hosted last week by the Port Mansfield of Chamber of Commerce. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 11 - Incident, S.B. Exp. 77/Gem.  Assault causing bodily injury, 200 blk S. 10th.  Accident, 200 blk E. Hidalgo.  Lost property, 1st and Durango.  Incident, 600 blk E. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

APRIL 6 - Criminal mischief/ criminal trespass - FM 1761, Raymondville.  Civil matter, 300 blk W. 3rd, Sebastian.  Harassment by phone, 300 blk W. 3rd, Sebastian.  Accident, FM 2209, San Perlita.  Assault by threat, 800 blk E. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

APRIL 3 - Suspicious circumstances - Buckhorn.  Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  Found property x2 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  Found property x3 - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  P.O.M. More...

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