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Gun toting student arrested at RHS

A high school student was taken into custody Tuesday after campus police found out he was carrying an unloaded 357-caliber handgun, school officials said.  Police, following a lead given by another student, located the freshman who had been show More...

Mexican pilot south of the border after posting bond

A 20-year-old Mexican student pilot who was facing 13 counts of aggravated assault for harassing anglers fishing in the Laguna Madre off Port Mansfield was set free last week after posting bond.   More...

News

Texas appealing judge’s ruling on abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A new law aimed at reducing the number of abortions in Texas is set to go into effect this fall, but some of the toughest provisions will likely be tied up in litigation for months.  More...

Health officials warn of mercury in face cream

MCALLEN, Texas ( AP) - State health officials are warning of at least 18 cases of mercury poisoning in South Texas that could be linked to a face cream sold in Mexico, but not approved for use in the United States.  More...

Wildfire destroys 300 homes near Austin

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - A wildfire burning southeast of Austin, destroyed about 300 homes and was advancing unchecked on Monday through parched ranchland along a 16- mile front, authorities said.  More...

County Lifestyles

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A WELCOME HOME CEREMONY was held on Tuesday, August 30, in Ft. Hood for Army Sgt. Roel Gonzalez who was stationed in Iraq for a one year tour. Parents are Sal and Imelda Villegas of Raymondville. More...

Obituaries

ALFREDO BAZALDUA

RAYMONDVILLE - Alfredo Bazaldua, 87, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011 at his home in Raymondville, TX. Alfredo was born January 23, 1924 in Mission, TX to Tomas and Maria De Los Santos Bazaldua. More...

CONCEPCION H. REYNA

LYFORD - Concepcion H. Reyna, 64, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Concepcion was born December 8, 1946 in Lyford, TX to Francisco V. and Antonia (Pacheco) Hernandez. More...

JESUS RENDON NOYOLA

HOUSTON/ RAYMONDVILLE - Jesus Rendon Noyola, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011, in Houston, TX, formerly of Raymondville, TX. Jesus was born January 31, 1924 in Pawnee, TX to Jesus and Emilia R. Noyola. More...

Local woman charged with assaulting adult probation officer

A 36-year-old Raymondville woman is in the Willacy County Jail and is being charged with assaulting a public servant.  Cristina Salas walked into Denise Zamora’s office at about 2 p.m. More...

Longest serving sheriff in the Valley seeks another term

Larry S. More...

10th anniversary of 9/11 to be commemorated in Raymondville

Speeches by the fire and police chiefs and by the Willacy County judge will highlight the 10th anniversary of the terrorists attacks in New York City and the Pentagon on Sept. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

The Terror of 9/11, the Spirit of 9/12

Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on that beautiful September morning ten years ago. None of us expected anything to happen out of the ordinary, that day, but we were quickly proven wrong. More...

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

September 1, 2011   For now, analysts say cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) continue to “flip and flop” with outside markets while traders spend a considerable amount of time monitoring crop developments ar More...

Farmers flush with cash but worried about economy

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - More than 600 companies set up tents and booths at the annual Farm Progress Show, but a list of the companies that didn’t get in gives you an idea of the strength of the country’s farm economy.  More...

TDA Market Recap September 6, 2011

AUSTIN - (Sept. 6, 2011) For the week ending September 3, feeder cattle prices at Oklahoma City were mostly steady to $3 higher per hundredweight, with Texas Panhandle auctions and direct sales to feedlots steady to $4 higher. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 5 - Runaway, 500 blk W. Tampico.  Recovered runaway, 500 blk W. Hidalgo.  Terroristic threat, 100 blk FM 3168.  Sexual assault, 200 blk N. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

AUGUST 31 - Damage to property, Hwy. 186 and Estolio Gonzales, Raymondville.  Criminal trespass, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:  In the matter of marriage of Rosendo Sanchez and San Juana Delia Pacheco Sanchez - divorce.  In the matter of marriage of Michael Anthony Coronado vs Theresa Ann Coronado and ITIO; children - divorce.  Ex- Parte: Hugo San More...

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