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RISD business consultant ousted by board members

A business consultant working for the Raymondville Independent School District on a contract basis and credited for turning the district around financially, has been ousted by the board of trustees.  Lorenzo Sanchez was contracted by the board 3 More...

News

Texas man pays $15 to move into $340,000 house

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (AP) - It has the makings of a tall tale: A man finds a two-story, 3,250-square-foot house worth $340,000 in a Dallas suburb and pays only $15 for it.  More...

4,000 Iowa cattle die in heat wave

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - As many as 4,000 Iowa cattle have died in the recent heat wave, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association said Tuesday.  Up to 3,000 of the deaths occurred in eastern Iowa, spokeswoman Dal Grooms said in a story first report More...

Taxi driver sought after 2 dead near Texas mall

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Police are searching for a taxi driver suspected of gunning down two men in a store parking lot near a suburban Dallas mall.  Irving police say there did not appear to be any criminal activity before the attack Sunday aftern More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 28, 2011

A two- session rally back above the one-dollar mark ran out of strength as selling pressure weighed on contracts. More...

TDA Market Recap - Aug. 1, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending July 30, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $8 lower per hundredweight, though higher prices were also noted at a few locations. More...

Obituaries

ARNULFO PALOMO

RAYMONDVILLE - Arnulfo Palomo, 88, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at ValleyBaptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX.  Arnulfo was born April 23, 1923 in N. L. Mexico to Arnulfo and Josfina (Sanchez) Palomo. More...

ELISA M. GONZALEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Elisa M. Gonzalez, 73, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Elisa was born June 21, 1938 in Raymondville to Francisco and Teresa Mireles. More...

DELIA ESTADA SANCHEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Delia Estada Sanchez, 62, passed away peacefully early Friday morning July 29, 2011, with her family by her bedside.  Delia was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico on July 21, 1949 to Gorgonio Sanchez and Maria de Jesus Estrada Sanchez.&n More...

Fishing tournament reels in monster size trout, flounder

The disappointment caused because of the cancellation of the offshore fishing due to the threat of Tropical Storm Don, was overcome by the number and size of the whoppers caught in the 37th Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament.  More...

Lyford family claims U.S. Marshals caused a big stir in their home

An afternoon of quality family time turned into a sort of nightmare for a Lyford family.   More...

Casa Blanca co-owner gets recognition from Texas Senate

Because of her contribution to the community, particularly with the needy, the late Maria Conception Cantu got a special recognition from the upper branch of the Texas Legislature.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It’s your community, too!

No matter in what community you reside in Willacy County, you need to realize that it is your community just as much as it is your neighbors. More...

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PEOPLE AROUND TOWN

Former migrant finds career as coach

In the fall, Frank Cantu will be starting his 18th year as a teacher and coach in Raymondville. This will be his first season as Defensive Coordinator for the Bearkats.  Smiley Rodriguez: Tell me about the first job you ever had?  More...

County Lifestyles

BACK TO SCHOOL - GET EDUCATED ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S SIGHT

Before school starts this year, make sure every child takes the test that may help them pass

CHICAGO - For many, the first day of school is quickly approaching. And, parents know there is so much to be done before the first day of school to make sure that their child has all of the tools to succeed this school year. More...

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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 9283 held their installation of officers July 15th at the OLG Parish Hall. More...

Texas sales tax-free weekend set Aug. 19-21

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The annual Texas sales tax holiday will be Aug. 19-21.  State Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced the annual tax- free weekend, as shoppers get a break from sales tax on certain items costing less than $100.  More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 1 - Accident, 10th and Harris.  Sexual assault, 800 blk N. 4th.  Burglary of habitation, 300 blk S. 9th.  Assault causing bodily injury, 200 blk W. Hidalgo.  Attempted burglary of habitation, 700 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

JULY 27 - Runaway, S. Exp. 77, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/failure to appear, possession of marijuana, Jose Manuel Martinez, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  JULY 22 - Criminal trespass, Bus. More...

Crime Stoppers

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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