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County has nearly 6,800 food stamp families

Josefina Zamarron, not a real name, approaches the line at a local grocery story, unloads the food and other products and the cashier starts ringing item after item.  A couple of minutes later, she pays close to $290 using a Lone Star card and a More...

News

Sales tax ‘holiday’ due Aug. 19-21

Weekend event means more bang for those back-to-school bucks

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says Texas Families have an opportunity to save money when they shop during the state’s annual “Sales Tax Holiday” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-21. More...

Harlingen cost of living ranks lowest in U.S.

HARLINGEN - Harlingen, Texas offers the lowest cost of living in the United States, according to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index for the second quarter of 2011. More...

Gas prices expected to fall in coming weeks

NEW YORK (AP) - This week's scary stock market plunge has a silver lining: Gasoline is about to get cheaper.  That’s because the same fears that forced a sell-off on Wall Street also brought down the price of oil.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 11, 2011

USDA surprised the market this week by raising its U.S. cotton production estimate for 2011 by 550,000 bales from last month despite the droughtstricken Southwest cotton crop.  More...

County Lifestyles

15th Birthday

  Mr. and Mrs. Arturo and Juana Vasquez of Raymondville would like to announce the upcoming celebration of their daughter Jennifer Vasquez’s 15th birthday. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 15 - Incident: dog bite, 1200 blk N. 3rd.  Assault by contact, FV, 200 blk E. Kimball.  Incident, 500 blk N. 7th.  Assault by threat, harassment, 900 blk W. Hidalgo.  Incident, 400 blk W. Wood.  Dog bite, 600 blk S. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

AUGUST 10 - Assault, S. Bus. 77, Sebastian.  Criminal mischief, N. David Ramirez, Sebastian.  AUGUST 11 - Execution of warrant/motion to revoke, probation possession of marijuana, 500 blk W. Hidalgo, Raymondville. More...

D.A. shoots down judge’s plan to tax eightliner casinos

Willacy County John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

MTC gearing up for big day -- Sept. 13th when Bureau of Prisons moves in

No inmates - whether undocumented aliens or minimum-security inmates - are inside the Raymondville compound run by the Management & Training Corp., or MTC  In fact, the last batch of detainees were transported to other detention centers such More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Thou shall not throw stones

Has anyone ever took a verbal shot at you personally or your family? Some people feel they have the right to talk about anyone and say whatever they please. More...

PEOPLE AROUND TOWN

Cantu played football in the snow

This season, Steve Cantu will be in his 15th year as a Raymondville coach. It will be his first as the Offensive Coordinator for the Bearkats.  Smiley Rodriguez: What is an early sports memory you have?  More...

Seeds From The Sower

It was rumored that President Lincoln polished his own boots. Some believed it. Others didn’t.  One day, a politician asked, “Is it true, Mr. More...

Obituaries

ELLA PEARL FIRESTONE WILLIAMS

PORT MANSFIELD - Ella Pearl Firestone Williams went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the age of 81 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville, TX. More...

MARIA ENRIQUETA CANTU

LASARA - Maria Enriqueta Cantu, 77, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Maria was born August 29, 1933 in Lasara to Manuel Rodriguez and Feliciana Lopez. More...

DANIEL ZALLAR

RAYMONDVILLE - Daniel Zallar, 56, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Daniel was born October 8, 1954 in Raymondville, TX to Francsico and Oralia (De Leon) Zallar. More...

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