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GOLDEN 50 AWARD - Chronicle/News Publisher Paul Whitworth was recognized for having completed 50 years in the newspaper business last week during the Texas Press Association's 132nd Annual Summer Con More...

News

Young woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for burglary and 6 years for escape

The Willacy County and District Attorney's Office announced today that Tamie Marie Muniz, 25, of Raymondville was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 6 years in prison for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit an as More...

Gangbanger sentenced to 5 years in prison

The Willacy County and District Attorney's Office announced today that Zachary Lee Garcia, 25, of Raymondville, TX was found guilty of aggravated assault in the 197th Judicial District Court and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. More...

Brownsville man sentenced to 10 years for cocaine

The Willacy County and District Attorney's Office announced today that Cesar Gonzalez, 39, of Brownsville, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court by Judge Migdalia Lopez and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of cocaine. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 23, 2011

Mill fixations on Thursday lifted the July contract on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) higher for a third straight day while new crop months felt pressure from outside influences, and the July/December spread strengthened considerably.  More...

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CLOSE CALL a field along Texas Highway 186 planted with grain sorghum was not impacted by last week’s rain. The grain was harvested days before the rain arrived. More...

House rejects farm subsidy cuts in spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House voted to slash domestic and international food aid Thursday while rejecting cuts to farm subsidies.  More...

Obituaries

JOSE MARIA VASQUEZ, JR.

Jose Maria Vasquez, Jr., passed away at the age of 54 years, 11 months and five days, on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born July 17, 1956 in Raymondville, TX to Jose Maria Sr. More...

MARY ELIZABETH CALVIN BURKLUND

BASTROP/RAYMONDVILLE - Mary Elizabeth Calvin Burklund, 72, of Bastrop, TX, entered into rest Thursday, June 23, 2011 in South Austin Medical Center, Austin, Texas.  She was born on July 30, 1938 in Raymondville, TX, daughter of Harold Randolph a More...

RANDLE HOWARD SPARKS

Randle “ Randy” Howard Sparks, 43, was born on January 8, 1968 in Dallas, TX and passed on Sunday, June 26, 2011 in Raymondville, TX. More...

Everything ready for July 4th celebration in Raymondville

A Raymondville’s got talent contest, cookoff, marathon and tug- of- war are among the many activities that will take place this weekend to celebrate another anniversary of this country’s Independence Day.  More...

Lyford hires bond counsel for elevated water tower project

A bond counsel was hired by the city of Lyford to help the town finance an elevated water tower project.  The town has acquired a $1 million grant and it wants to finance $3 million for the project through a bond issue.  The city’s fi More...

Space company looking for Willacy County site, judge says

A space technology multimillion dollar company is looking for a site to build a satellite launching pad and why not in Willacy County?  That is what County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

Editorial & Columns

Seeds From The Sower

A soap manufacturer made his first million, and a reporter asked, "To what do you attribute your success?"  " To clean living," he answered. More...

Behind the Badge

Happy 235th Birthday, America

Has this year been going by extremely fast or is it just me? I glanced at the calendar to see what might be coming up in the way of holidays and found to my surprise the 4th of July is this coming weekend. More...

People around town

Ben Clinton graduated from Raymondville High School in 1998, and currently serves as interim principal at his alma mater.  Smiley Rodriguez: Who was the teacher or coach that inspired you?  More...

County Lifestyles

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CORRINA CRYSTAL GUTIERREZ, a 2011 LHS graduate was honored with a Hawaiian graduation luncheon at Boot Co. given by her grandparents, Erasmo and Janie Gutierrez and her uncle, Frank Jason Gutierrez. More...

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LONE VEHICLE cruises along Sixth Street as the rain kept coming. More...

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS surprised Ofelia Moreno with a Mexican Fiesta for her 80th birthday. Mariaches Imperial from McAllen, TX serenaded Mrs. Moreno on Saturday, June 25th. Standing behind Mrs. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

JUNE 22 - Runaway, Gulf Ave., Lyford.  Criminal trespass, Laguna Dr., Port Mansfield.  Identity theft, unknown location, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/child support, Ramiro Lopez, Willacy County Sheriff Dept. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 27 - Theft, 500 blk N. 7th.  Assault causing bodily injury, 600 blk S. 7th.  Duty upon striking unattended vehicle, 100 blk N. Exp. 77.  Accident, 300 blk W. Hidalgo.  Assault by threat, 400 blk E. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

JUNE 12 - Found property - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.  JUNE 13- Motorist assist - Rudolph Tower.  JUNE 14- Agency assist - Sarita.  Fire - Armstrong.  JUNE 15 - Prisoner transport - Out of County.  More...

Legals

COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Willacy County  576 West Main Street  Raymondville, Texas 78580  956-689-3393   More...

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS

Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.  CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)  Dist/Div: Pharr  More...

ORDINANCE NO. 11-06-20

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR A MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING SECURITY FUND; PROVIDING FOR ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF A MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING SECURITY FEE ($3.00); PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION AND EFFECTIVE DATE; AND ORDAINING O More...

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