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Local man arrested for attempted murder

A 17-year-old man from Raymondville was arrested Tuesday on charges of attempting to murder another man in Sebastian, authorities said.  Coby Lynn Adame, who lives on the 300 block of Gem Street, was picked up about noon by sheriff deputies, She More...

News

Up to 200 wind turbines proposed off Texas coast

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A wind energy company has proposed erecting up to 200 wind turbines off the Texas Gulf coast between Corpus Christi and Brownsville.  Houston-based Baryonyx Corp. has applied for a permit from the U.S. More...

Gunfight kills 2 in Matamoros

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A gunbattle between soldiers and suspected cartel gunmen left two suspects dead Friday in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros, authorities said.  Mexico’s Defense Department said an army patrol came under fire a More...

Mexico arrests ‘El Brad Pitt’, alleged drug boss

MEXICO CITY ( AP) - Federal authorities have detained an ex-police officer accused of leading the armed wing of the Juarez Cartel in northern Mexico.  Marco Antonio Guzman was captured Wednesday in the U.S. More...

Letters

Reader agrees with governor’s veto of second distirct judge

Dear Editor:   Just a few years ago about 13 of us paid our way to Austin and appeared before a legislative committee to plead for the reduction of the number of district judges so that cases could be heard and expedited with the full knowledge More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 16, 2011

While the supply/ demand balance sheet numbers for cotton continue to project some of the tightest conditions in decades, traders said the crumbling economic confidence in Europe this week drove the U. S. More...

U.S. House blocks cotton payments to Brazil

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U. S. House of Representatives has voted to block a $147 million annual payment to Brazil’s cotton industry, renewing a decadeold trade dispute with that country.  More...

Obituaries

RODOLFO “RUDY” G. ZAMORA

RAYMONDVILLE - Rodolfo “Rudy” G. More...

ELBA CANTU

LYFORD - Elba Cantu, 71, of Lyford, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on September 10, 1939 in Lyford, TX, daughter of Felipe and Concepcion (Pena) Cantu.  More...

In Loving Memory of/ Happy Birthday Manuel Sosa, Jr.

June 16, 1927 -  June 25, 2010  More...

Legals

WILLACY COUNTY

ADVERTISEMENT AND INVITATION FOR BIDS TDRA GRANT NO. DRS01 5009 RE-BID

Willacy County will receive bids for Installation of Generators - Contract A, Texas Department of Rural Affairs Hurricane Ike/Dolly Disaster Recovery Project, until 2:00 p.m. More...

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Governor vetoes bill aimed at creating another district court

A bill that would have created a second district court in Willacy County has been vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry.  More...

Gus Garza’s record cleared by visiting judge in 197th court

The tainted record a former Willacy County prosecutor got after being arrested by former district attorney Juan Angel Guerra was cleared last week in the 197th state District Court.  Judge Martha Huerta, sitting in for Judge Migdalia Lopez, gran More...

Firefighters inflamed over agenda item to cut them off

Fire Chief Oscar Gutierrez found out Tuesday about an item on Thursday’s agenda of the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court.  “Discussion and approval to stop paying for fire calls for Raymondville VFD,” reads item 19 of t More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Hot Weather Can Create Health Problems for Young and Old Alike

Today is the first day of summer although it seem like it has been with us for at least a month or more. More...

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...

Editorial Opinion:

Thank you Governor Perry for vetoing S. B. 1807

We really appreciate what you did for the people of Willacy County by vetoing an ill advised, bad bill SB 1807. More...

County Lifestyles

Renaud-Avila

Mr. and Mrs. Luis Renaud and Mia G. Fonseca are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter and mother, Sarah Elizabeth Renaud, to Hazael Avila, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mario Avila of McAllen, TX. More...

Munguia-Acuña

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Munguia of Raymondville, Tx would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Andria Anne Munguia, to Jaime Jacob Acuña, son of Arturo and Diana Acuña of Orange Grove, Tx. More...

15th Birthday

Leandra Jonelle Prado, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 20 - Criminal mischief, 200 blk S. King.  Runaway, 400 blk W. Durham.  Incident: child custody, 100 blk E. Turner.  Theft, over $ 500, under $1,500, Exp. 77/Hwy. 186.  Harassment, 300 blk S. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Report

JUNE 15 - Abandoned vehicle, Lopez Rd. and CR 3200, Raymondville.  JUNE 16 - Violation of court order, 300 blk W. Broadway, Lyford.  JUNE 17 - Criminal mischief, Tamezville and 6th St., La Sara.  More...

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