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City increases golf course fees, taxes going up to build new police Dept.

Golf players are going to pay 20 percent more in fees to use the city golf course.  The city commission approved at Tuesday’s meeting a request by Lupe Serna, the golf course operator, for the increases, effective Sept. More...

Contractor sentenced to year in prison

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jose Luis Longoria, 40, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of felony theft and sentenced to 1 year in state prison. More...

News

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SECOND HOUSE --burned down in as many weeks in Raymondville. More...

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EMERGENCY LANDING - A twin-engine Cessna made an emergency landing off FM 1860 south of Santa Monica last week. The airplane pilot, Ludovic Prevost, came out unharmed. More...

Lyford commissioners looking toward city’s future growth

Lyford residents are not going to pay higher rates for garbage services.  The city commission approved a request made by Allied Waste Services calling for a 4.5 percent increase effective Sept. More...

Letters

Former resident comments on gambling casinos

Editor,  Just my few comments. I’m a former resident of Raymondville and still have lots of family members living there. More...

County Lifestyles

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HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY, DR. MARSHALL PICKARD - Rosalinda Gomez sang mariachi serrenatas to Dr. Pickard and many customers and friends came by Monday, Aug. 22, to give him their birthday wishes. More...

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$500 VFW PATRONS SCHOLARSHIP were issued to Ronika Espinoza of LaSara; Bo Moreno and Skylore Janes of Raymondville. Also shown with the recipients are presenters John G. More...

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SGT. ISAIAS GARCIA, United States Marine Corps, is currently serving in Okinawashi, Okinawa, Japan. Sgt. Garcia enlisted in 2005 and previously served in Iraq during his first tour. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Report

AUGUST 17 - Criminal mischief, Bus. 77, Sebastian.  Dog bite, 400 blk W. 8th St., Sebastian.  Criminal trespass, 10th St., Lyford.  Burglary of habitation, Mesquite Rd., Sebastian.  More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 22 - Theft, under $50, 400 blk E. Hidalgo.  Graffiti, under $500, 500 blk W. Main.  Criminal mischief, 900 blk W. Main.  Graffiti, under $500, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Graffiti, under $500, 100 blk N. More...

Hispanic farmers claim discrimination by E-On wind farm company

There wasn’t a single representative from La Raza Unida when a group of Hispanic landowners met to voice their concern over a wind farm project they said is discriminating against them.  More...

County mineral values take big dive, cause $1.1 million budget shortfall

A decline of millions of dollars in mineral values is one of the main reasons for a $1.1 million shortfall the Willacy County budget has today.  Personal property values are also down though not as much as the mineral values.  The county mi More...

Lyford man charged with assault with a deadly weapon

A 21- year- old who tried to force a Harlingen man at gunpoint to give him a ride to Lyford is behind bars at the Rucker-Carrizalez Detention Center in OImito.  Alejandro Tamez III of Lyford was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weap More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Dumping Bad Habits

Have you ever heard the expression, " She dumped him like a bad habit?" That's basically what we are supposed to do with our bad habits, get rid of them, dump them. Sometimes it's not as easy as it sounds though. More...

Texas jobless rate at highest level since 1987

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The unemployment rate in Texas jumped to 8.4 percent in July, hitting the highest level since 1987 while climbing at the fastest pace since the state was still stuck in a recession two years ago, according to employment figures rel More...

Seeds From the Sower

A boy was asked, “Is your father a Christian?”  “ I heard that he was,” he answered, “but he's not working at it.”  How about you?  No, you’re not saved because of your works, but if you're sav More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 18, 2011

The bears were the big winners in the cotton market Thursday but not by the same margins as the bulls won on Wednesday, traders said. More...

Texas ag losses forecast at record $5.2 billion from drought

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas cattle producers could take several years to fully recover from the drought blistering the state, which agriculture officials estimated Wednesday has caused a record $5.2 billion in livestock and crop losses since last fal More...

TDA Market Recap August 22, 2011

AUSTIN - (Aug. 22, 2011) For the week ending August 20, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were uneven, from $5 lower to $5 higher per hundredweight. 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...

ESTEVAN “STEVE” TREVINO

Estevan “Steve” Treviño was born in Raymondville, TX on December 9, 1964 and passed away on August 14, 2011 in San Antonio, TX.  More...

JULIA LUNA

RAYMONDVILLE - Julia Luna, 90, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Monday, August 22, 2011 at her residence with her family by her side.  She was born on April 3, 1921 in Guanajuato, Mexico, daughter of Julian and Cepriana (Baeza) Gomez.  More...

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