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Investigation into missing money at City Hall under way

An investigation into missing money at the Raymondville City Hall is under way, but authorities are keeping a tight lip about the case. More...

News

TEXAS EMPLOYERS ADD 32,000 JOBS IN JUNE

Texas unemployment rate remains well below national average

AUSTIN - Texas total nonfarm employment increased by 32,000 jobs in June, representing the addition of 220,000 jobs since June 2010. More...

Calif girl to sue school over Mexico jersey remark

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A middle school student who wore a Mexico soccer jersey to class has taken steps toward suing a Southern California school district, saying officials failed to properly address racist remarks she alleges her teacher made over the s More...

Brothers sentenced to 6 months for pot possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jerry Gonzalez and Esteban Gonzalez, both 22, of Raymondville, TX, were found guilty by a Willacy County jury comprised of 2 women and 4 men after approximately 30 minutes o More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 21, 2011

Before moving to the downside Thursday, traders looked for direction on both ends of the spectrum Wednesday as cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) refused to follow the previous day’s limit gains and instead traded eith More...

TDA Market Recap - July 25, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending July 23, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $2 to $8 lower per hundredweight. Lower fed cattle and beef prices contributed to the decrease. More...

Obituaries

FRANCISCO TORREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Francisco Torrez, 90, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011 at his residence in Raymondville, TX surrounded by his family. Francisco was born September 24, 1920 in Lexington, TX to Guadalupe and San Juanita (Najera) Torrez.  More...

ZENAIDO PEREZ, JR.

LASARA - Zenaido Perez, Jr., 94, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Zenaido was born July 8, 1917 in Corsicana, TX to Zenaido Sr. and Vicenta (Sanchez) Perez. More...

Legals

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Plans to throw birthday bash for county’s centennial unveiled

Willacy County was created in 1911 and its people will celebrate its 100th birthday by throwing the biggest party ever held here on Oct. 30.  More...

Martinez plans to seek sheriff’s seat in the March elections

Veteran lawman David Martinez has announced he will seek the Willacy County sheriff’s seat in next year’s election.  He said his more than 30 years experience in law enforcement more than qualifies for the spot he went after four yea More...

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WELL DONE JOB former EDC member David Wittenbach, second from left to right, gets a plaque for the six years he served on the EDC board of directors. More...

Editorial & Columns

Seeds From The Sower

A Hindu mother walked down a dusty road with two sons, a healthy one and a sickly one. More...

Behind the Badge

The Houston Experience

I returned from the annual training conference in Houston late Wednesday and arrived for work on Thursday morning where I was met with 93 e-Mails to wade through. More...

FEDERAL DEBT WON'T BE FIXED WITH HIGHER OIL TAXES

Raising taxes will increase gasoline prices and cut jobs

Unless the country’s $14.3 trillion debt limit is raised by Aug. 2, the White House warns the federal government will be unable to pay its bills and risks defaulting on its debt. More...

County Lifestyles

15th Birthday

Mr. and Mrs. Lucio Sosa would like to announce the upcoming celebration of their daughter, Mayra Irene Sosa’s 15th birthday. More...

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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 9283 was recognized for 25 years of service. More...

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ARRIVAL OF 5TH GENERATION - Great-Great-Grandma Guadalupe Romo, Great-Grandma Delia Aparicio, Grandma Lettie Marroquin, Mommy Larissa Reyna, Daughter - 5th Generation, Lacey Renee Juarez, born June 2 More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

JULY 20 - Theft from a motor vehicle, Bus. 77 and FM 1018, Sebastian.  Disorderly conduct, FM 498, Lyford.  Impounded vehicle/no operator driver license, U.S. 77 and Hwy. 186, Raymondville.  Civil matter, Old Ham Rd., La Sara.  More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:  Raul P. More...

CRIME OF THE WEEK

In the early morning hours of July 16 unknown person(s) burglarized the game room located at 1051 S. Exp. 77 in Raymondville. More...

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