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Prison population shows increase to 180

Close to 200 inmates are in custody at the Willacy County Correctional Facility run by Management & Training Corp.  Robert “Randy” Treon, the processing center warden, said 30 new inmates arrived on Monday, bringing the jail popu More...

News

Daredevil Washington Monument inspection starts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Engineers rappelled down the Washington Monument Wednesday in a daredevil exterior inspection of damage from last month’s earthquake.  More...

Texas drought leading to smaller pumpkin pickings

DALLAS ( AP) - A state agriculture official says Texans can expect to see smaller pumpkins this Halloween because of the punishing drought.  Russ Wallace of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service tells The Dallas Morning News for a story in Monday More...

Police: Massive squash taken from garden

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Farm & Ranch

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PRECIOUS COMMODITY is seen going along Hidalgo Avenue headed for other parts of the state where there is a shortage of the product because of the ongoing drought. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 29, 2011

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) traded most of the week in a rather dull two-sided back and forth affair. More...

TDA Market Recap - October 3, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending Oct. 1, feeder cattle prices at Texas Panhandle auctions were mostly steady to $4 higher per hundredweight. San Angelo prices were firm and Oklahoma City was steady to $2 higher. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 3 - Accident, FM 3168/Exp. 77.  Arrested: Adam Rios. Arrested: David Anthony Sanchez. Arrested: Santiago Leija, theft, over $50, under $500, x3, 10th and Harris.  Arrested: Mario Reyna, theft, under $50, 400 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

SEPTEMBER 28 - Theft, Bus. 77 and Bush Rd., Raymondville.  Missing person, FM 1761 and CR 200, Raymondville.  Injury to a child, Hwy. 186 and FM 2209, San Perlita.  Execution of warrant/theft, criminal trespass. More...

Judge Gonzales critical of county officials who don’t live here

When County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

Report depicts how Mexico’s drug war impacts South Texas

A report titled, “Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment,” describes how the ongoing violence south of the border is impacting the United States, particularly the state of Texas which shares the long border with Mexico.&nb More...

Two teens riding ATVs crash

Two 17-year-old teenaged boys crashed head on while riding All Terrain Vehicles in Lasara late Tuesday afternoon and one of them was flown to an area hospital, emergency medical services personnel said.  The accident was reported at about 5 p.m. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

You should want to be a person of success, but also a person of value

Everywhere we go someone is trying to tell us how to be successful or trying to sell us their book or their plan which nobody else has, on how to be successful. More...

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County Lifestyles

Centennial Celebration to be observed by the First Baptist Church in Lyford

A growing community needs a church.. this was the decision of Dr. W. H. Dodson on October 11, 1911, This started the First Baptist Church of Lyford and this October it will be one hundred years old. More...

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LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL held its annual Homecoming Royalty Coronation on Friday, September 23, 2011. Micah Ramos and Ember Soto were crowned Lyford High School Homecoming King and Queen. More...

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JEFFREY SANTANA, a 2011 RHS graduate, left on July 10, 2011 for Army Basic Combat Training in South Carolina. He graduated from combat training on September 22. His rank is PV2, Virginia (school). More...

Obituaries

MANUEL S. CARRANZA

RAYMONDVILLE - Manuel S. Carranza, 82, passed away Monday, October 3, 2011, at his home in Raymondville, TX. Manuel was born May 27, 1929 in Brownsville, TX to Alonzo and Lasara S. Arriata.  More...

ENRIQUETA “QUETA” CORREA ALLEN

SEBASTIAN - Enriqueta “Queta” Correa Allen, 80, of Sebastian passed away on September 29, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center after a two year battle with Leukemia. More...

FEDERICO SALAZAR

RAYMONDVILLE - Federico Salazar, 67, passed away Friday, September 30, 2011, at Harlingen Medical Center Harlingen, TX. Federico was born September 14, 1944 in Raymondville, TX to Federico, Sr. and Juanita Garcia Salazar.  More...

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