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Texas pilot’s remains sent home from Vietnam after 45 years

HOUSTON (AP) - A 35-yearold Navy pilot killed on a bombing mission in Laos in April 1966 will be buried Saturday with full military honors in Webster, outside Houston.  The remains of Lt. Cmdr. More...

Texas getting second unmanned drone on Mexico border

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Texas will receive a second unmanned drone by the end of the year to patrol its 1,254- mile border with Mexico for drug and human trafficking, two congressmen announced Wednesday.  The Predator drone, along with another to More...

Navajos keep top spot among Arizona tribes

PHOENIX (AP) - New U.S. More...

Farm & Ranch

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IT’S COTTON PICKING TIME in Willacy County. A cotton picker and a cart were seen harvesting cotton on fields along west FM 490 and along the Expressway 77 south of Raymondville. More...

Water concerns rising as cattle die in dry Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The unrelenting Texas drought has produced a cruelly ironic twist: cattle dying from too much water.  Agriculture officials in parched Texas said Wednesday there are no hard numbers on how many head of cattle have died but More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 14, 2011

After a sudden rebound on Wednesday, cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) turned back to the downside Thursday, falling to limit 400- point losses after contracts failed to advance in early trading on the back of the previous day&rsq More...

Obituaries

ANTONIA NIETO CORTINAS

Antonia Nieto Cortinas, 90, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at La Hacienda Health Care Facility in Harlingen, TX. Antonia was born September 22, 1920 in Norias Ranch, TX to Guadalupe and Soledad (Flores) Nieto.  More...

In Loving Memory of Peter Lopez

7/21/78 - 3/27/09 “So Far Away” by Avenged Sevenfold  More...

In Loving Memory of Pedro Lopez

7/21/78 - 3/27/09  A Minute To Live  I only ask for a minute to just say goodbye. To tell you that I love you and to please don’t cry. More...

Wetegrove family pushing La Jarra development

The Willacy County Commissioners Court gave the green light to submit a $750,000 grant to build a public road for an upscale housing development to be built by private investors.  Joe and Raymond Wetegrove plan to construct what they are calling More...

Raymondville is a haven for eightliners

The city of Raymondville has one gambling machine for every 22.8 residents as counted in the 2010 U.S. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

I got a glimpse of an old friend recently

I was walking down the hallway the other day with my head down thinking about all I had to do that day when suddenly I came face to face with someone who looked vaguely familiar. I stopped and told him he looked different than I remembered.  More...

People around town

Skylore Janes was a four sports star and recent graduate of Raymondville High School. Like many teenagers his age, he is on the verge of leaving our community to begin college.  Smiley Rodriguez: How have you spent your summer?  More...

Seeds From The Sower

Yesterday I saw two birds - a buzzard and a hummingbird.  The buzzard was on the road, eating a dead carcass. More...

County Lifestyles

Texas A&M experts predict Gulf ‘dead zone’ growth

COLLEGE STATION, Texas ( AP) Texas A& M oceanographers say they expect the 3,800-square-mile “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico to expand because of floodwaters flowing from the Mississippi River.  More...

Births, not new immigrants, push U.S. Latino growth

WASHINGTON (AP) - With immigration slowing, babies born in the U. S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population.  More...

Photo

CHRISTOPHER FILMORE recently graduated from Houston Fire Department Training Academy, Class of 2011. He is the son of Margaret Torres and Bill Fillmore, grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Report

JULY 13 - Driving while intoxicated, Jacqueline Roel Garcia, Bus. 77 and FM 3168, Raymondville.  Harassment, S. Buffalo Dr., Raymondville.  Theft, W. 3rd St., Sebastian.  Animal call, W. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 18 - Forgery, 1000 blk S. 7th.  Harassment, 800 blk W. White.  Burglary of a building, 700 blk E. Wood.  JULY 17 - Theft, 500 blk E. McCharen.  JULY 16 - Burglary of building, 1000 blk S. Exp. 77.  Incident, 200 blk S. More...

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City of Raymondville TDRA-DRS#010152 Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

The City of Raymondville will receive bids for Drainage Ditch Linear Detention Improvement Project until 4:30 P.M. on (August 9, 2011) at City Hall 142 South 7th Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580. More...

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