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TPWD awards grant for new park in Port Mansfield

Anglers and outdoors enthusiasts are going to enjoy the waters of the Laguna Madre and the county coastal land more than ever before.  That’s because the commission with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has awarded a $500,000 gran More...

News

Mexican drug cartel hangs wanted posters of rivals

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - One of Mexico’s newest drug cartels has posted wanted banners for members of a rival cartel. They ask public for help in capturing “kidnappers and traitors to the nation” and promise punishment. More...

Ex-Mexico prez suggests truce with drug cartels

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says maybe it's time to consider a truce with drug traffickers and even an amnesty for them as a way to stop violence in Mexico. More...

Woman gets 30 years for money, guns trafficking

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a guns and money laundering case with ties to Mexico. Federal prosecutors say Aurelia Ochoa Hernandez was sentenced Monday in Austin. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 25, 2011

The most significant news in the cotton market this week may have been another round of export sales cancellations which sent the December futures contract to its lowest level in nine trading sessions. More...

COTTON STALK DESTRUCTION DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR ZONE 1

Boll weevil eradication efforts help ensure Texas reamins No. 1 cotton producer

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Agriculture announced today the cotton stalk destruction deadline for fields in Zone 1 is rapidly approaching.  The producer-selected Sept. More...

TDA Market Recap - August 29, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending August 27, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were again uneven, from $5 lower to $5 higher per hundredweight. More...

Obituaries

RICARDO A. ROSALES

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DELIA V. RODRIGUEZ

Delia “Nena” Rodriguez was born on May 13, 1937 in Raymondville, TX. She entered into rest on August 4, 2011. She graduated from Raymondville High School where she was active in basketball and baseball. More...

In Loving Memory of Mario Moncevais, Sr.

September 4, 1949- May 5, 2011  Happy 62nd Birthday.  Though his smile is gone forever, and his hand we cannot touch, still we have so many memories of the one we loved so much. His memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part. More...

City turns down plan for new police department

The Raymondville City Commission gave its thumb down to a plan to built a new police department that would have caused an increase in its tax rate by 4.5 cents to finance construction.  Commissioners said they realize that something needs to be More...

Fred Stone Park getting facelift

Slowly but surely, the Fred Stone Park in Port Mansfield is getting a facelift even though it will take time and money to make the recreational facility a better place for families and anglers.  More...

Valley Federal Credit Union coming to Raymondville

Valley Federal Credit Union , one of the oldest financial institutions in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, is “ coming soon” to Raymondville to serve the residents of Willacy County.  The 76- year- old credit union will open its doors at More...

Trial set for woman accused of stealing money from City

A trial date has been set for a former city hall employee charged with theft in connection with missing money from the city.  Veronica Ramirez, 29, was indicted on July 28 by a Willacy County grand jury on one count of theft. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

There’s no heavier load than a chip on the shoulder

Have you ever run into someone who always appears to be mad at the world? I mean he or she always seems to be angry at someone or somthing. 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? More...

Perry bills feds $349M for illegal aliens

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U. S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs he says Texas has incurred incarcerating illegal aliens in state prisons and county jails.  More...

County Lifestyles

40th Wedding Anniversary

The family of Roger and Melba Williams of Sebastian, TX, are pleased to announce the couple’s 40th wedding anniversary. They were married September 3, 1971, in Harlingen, TX. More...

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ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011 Rotary District Governor Lauro H. Solis visited the Raymondville Rotary Club to share the district’s goals for the upcoming year. More...

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BEN MARTINEZ with the U.S. Army, Infantry, was stationed in Iraq for almost one year, and is on his way home after completing his tour. He is married to Elizabeth Martinez. He is stationed at Ft. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 28 - Theft, under $50, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Criminal mischief, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Burglary of vehicle, 400 blk S. Exp. 77.  Harassment, 400 blk E. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

AUGUST 24 - Theft, 300 blk N. Shore Dr., Port Mansfield.  Harassment, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  Indecency with a child/injury to a child, 500 blk W. Main, Sebastian.  AUGUST 25 - Criminal mischief, Garcia Rd., Raymondville. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

NOTICE is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Thomas John Stewart Rains, Sr., Deceased, were issued on August 24, 2011, in Cause No. More...

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