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Harlingen man killed in crash on state highway 186 east of city

A 21-year-old Harlingen man died late Sunday after a vehicle he was driving hit a guard rail at the five-mile bridge on Texas Highway 186, causing it to veer right into a canal, authorities said.  The vehicle did a front end flip and landed upsi More...

News

Aggies face big test in No. 7 Oklahoma State

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M’s defense was near perfect in Saturday’s 37- 7 win over Idaho.  The offense still has some things to work on before the eighth- ranked Aggies open Big 12 play against No. More...

DWU welcomes Raymondville native to staff

MITCHELL, S. D. - Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S. D., recently hired several new staff members, including Raymondville native, Joel Allen.  More...

Federal raid of gun shop netted 1,200 firearms

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 15, 2011

Despite wild swings in USDA’s Sept. 12 estimate of U. S. cotton yields, when all was said and done, overall U. S. cotton production and the cotton market remained steady to higher this week.  More...

Warm and dry is 3-month forecast for Texas region

WASHINGTON ( AP) - The outlook for the next three months is bad news for drought-plagued Texas and its neighbors.  And that comes after the Lone Star State recorded the hottest summer for any state for as long as records have been kept, federal More...

Smaller corn surplus could push food prices higher

WASHINGTON ( AP) - Food prices could rise next year because an unseasonably hot summer is expected to damage much of this year’s U.S. corn crop.  More...

Obituaries

ALBERTO SALAZAR, SR.

LA SARA, TX - Alberto Salazar, Sr. entered peacefully into rest at his residence surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 18, 2011. More...

JOSE “JOE” A. LOPEZ

SEBASTIAN - Jose “Joe” A. Lopez, 71, passed away Tuesday September 13, 2011, at his home in Sebastian, TX. Jose was born January 1, 1940 in Raymondville, TX to Ernesto and Irene Lopez, Sr.  More...

SARA STERLING WETEGROVE

Sara Sterling Wetegrove died September 19, 2011, in Houston, Texas of congestive heart failure. She was born on December 22, 1931 in Austin,TX.  She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence and her parents, Col W. W. More...

Internal scandal hits RPD veteran officers resign

Two veteran police officers have turned in their resignations while an investigation concerning “ unbecoming” conduct is under way.  Raymondville Police Officers Daniel Duran and Matthew Bettencourt resigned from the department last More...

Jury selected for public lewdness trial of city employee

The public lewdness trial of the city’s public works director is set to begin today in county court after a six-person jury was selected Tuesday.  Joel Soto, who has been suspended with pay since Nov. More...

Willacy County to lower tax rate despite deficit

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court tentatively agreed to lower the tax rate by 1 cent, but that will not generate $70,000 for the county budget that is facing a deficit of more than $600,000.  County Judge John F Gonzales Jr. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Looking back to Vietnam, and forward to the Memorial Wall

Earlier this week I received an E-mail from the Program Director at Texas Southwest College regarding statistics about the Vietnam Memorial Wall. More...

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2011

September 20 - On this day in 1967, Hurricane Beulah, the third largest hurricane of the 20th century, struck South Texas. It battered the state for two days. The storm hit Brownsville with winds estimated at 140 miles an hour. More...

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County Lifestyles

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WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE is selling raffle tickets for an original pastel painting by Terry Smith. More...

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PFC ANA GABRIELA PEREZ graduated from Army Basic Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina on September 15, 2011. More...

DA’s office provides equipment to police SRT Team

The District Attorney announced today that Texas Department of Public Safety with the cooperation with the District Attorney’s Asset Forfeiture Division has seized and forfeited $475,806.60 from criminals. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 19 - Credit/ debit card abuse, 14000 blk FM 490. Assault by threat, 700 blk W. Rockey. Incident: counterfeit bill, 500 blk N. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

SEPTEMBER 7 - Execution of warrant/driving while intoxicated, possession of controlled substance. Arrested: Rafael Castillo, Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

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