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Public works director not guilty of public lewdness

Many hugs were given after the public works director for the city of Raymondville was found not guilty of public lewdness.  The four-man, two-woman jury deliberated for 1 1/2 hours Thursday, before rendering its verdict in Judge John F. More...

News

Holiday season may be a bah-humbug for retailers due to poor economy

NEW YORK ( AP) - It looks like retailers will have to work extra hard to keep this holiday season from turning into a bah humbug.  A new forecast indicates that sales growth will likely not be as high as last year and that shoppers won’t b More...

Texas Tech comes from behind to beat Nevada 35-34

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Seth Doege scrambled, looked right and found a wide open Eric Ward with 44 seconds left to rally the Red Raiders to a 35- 34 win over Nevada on Saturday night.  Ward caught Doege’s third TD pass of the night as the Re More...

Military generals join Texans in calling for border security action

Despite empty assurances from Washington, communities along the Texas-Mexico border continue to face threats and violence from Mexican drug cartels. More...

Farm & Ranch

TEXAS FOOD PRICES HOLD STEADY IN THIRD QUARTER

Texas Farm Bureau’s Grocery Price Watch reports slight increase for survey basket

WACO, TX - Texans are paying about the same for groceries this quarter with the total basket price for 16 staple food items increasing by 72 cents from June to September 2011, according to the Texas Farm Bureau’s ( TFB) Grocery Price Watch surv More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 22, 2011

The lead December cotton contract made another sharp move to the downside Thursday on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) trading and closing below the onedollar level for the first time since August 2011. More...

Texas cattle survey: Most ranchers culling herd

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - No Texas ranchers plan to leave the cattle business as the state’s worst one- year drought on record persists but 8 percent say they won’t have any animals next year, according to a survey released Tuesday by Texas&r More...

Obituaries

MARIA ALICIA PEREZ JUANA PENA

RAYMONDVILLE - Maria Alicia Perez, 73, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on March 18, 1938 in El Sauz Ranch, daughter of Jose and Eva (Garcia) Pena.  More...

RAUL SALINAS, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE - Raul Salinas, Jr., 58, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011, at his residence in Raymondville, TX. Raul was born April 29, 1953 in Hidalgo, TX to Raul Salinas Sr. and Josefina B. Salinas. More...

NICOLAS ROMO

LYFORD - Nicolas Romo, 89, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Nicolas was born December 6, 1921 in San Marcos, TX to Bonifacio and Margarita V. More...

City commission adopts $8.9 million budget, Soto gets his job back

The Raymondville City Commission has adopted the new budget for fiscal year 2011-12 which contains a 2.5 percent salary for the city’s 72 employees.  The $8.9 million is slightly higher than the 2010-11 budget of $8.5 million.  The co More...

Man shot in the leg, police investigate attempted car jacking & kidnapping

A man was shot outside the office of The Neighborhood Doctor and police are launching an investigation to determine a motive behind the shooting  Police said one or two men were involved in the incident and are calling it a case of attempted car More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to drive it

As part of the obligation and rules and bylaws of being a member of the Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition, we have to meet twice a year with them. More...

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Letters

Margaret Lopez to be honored

On Sunday, October 9, friends of Margaret Lopez will gather to honor her with a farewell reception. Margaret Lopez was DRE (Director of Education) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for almost 28 years.  More...

County Lifestyles

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THE CHILDREN OF DINA D. FONSECA surprised their mother with a party celebrating her 75th birthday at the Historical Center on Saturday, September 24, 2011. More...

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HISTORICAL MEETING of the South Texas Independent School District was held Tuesday night in Raymondville. More...

First Baptist Church Lyford to observe their centennial

The First Baptist Church of Lyford was established October 11, 1911. Former members and friends are invited to attend services Saturday, October 15, 2011, beginning at 2 p.m. A fellowship will follow.  More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 26 - Assault causing bodily injury, 4th and Main.  Lost property, 500 blk N. 11th.  Aggravated kidnapping, 500 blk S. 10th.  Stolen vehicle, 600 blk W. Hidalgo.  Incident, 100 blk S. Gorman.  Runaway, 1000 blk E. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

SEPTEMBER 21 - Harassment, Oleander St., Lyford.  Aggravated assault w/a deadly weapon/harassment, Spence Rd., Raymondville.  Theft, 400 blk W. More...

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