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Retailers ready for Black Friday

Bass Pro Shops, along with many other retailers, are gearing up for one of the year’s biggest shopping days which takes place the day after Thanksgiving Day, but a couple of others are having a sale extravaganza starting on Thursday.  More...

News

Vela indicted on drug, immigration charges

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a 38-year-old man described as a principal leader of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel on federal drug and immigration charges.  Rafael Cardenas Vela was arrested last month following a traffi More...

Perry: Obama policies have made border less safe

NEW YORK ( AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry on Friday criticized President Barack Obama for policies Perry said have endangered agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, the latest attempt by the Texas governor to shift the focus from More...

Ex-agent in Texas gets prison for groping women

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A former detention officer at a Central Texas facility for immigrants has been sentenced to nearly a year in prison for groping some detained women.  A federal judge in Austin sentenced Donald Dunn, who used to be a resident More...

County Lifestyles

Texas AG blasts court’s redistricting maps

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas attorney general has blasted a federal court over proposed maps for the state House and Senate districts.  A federal court invited parties to comment on the redistricting maps on Friday. More...

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A.J. SHEWMAKER OF SAN PERLITA celebrated his 101th birthday with his son, David, and his daughter, Martha, and their families. More...

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THE LASARA HIGH SCHOOL MASTERMIND team defeated Port Isabel on November 14 with a score of 230 to 170. This is only Lasara's second year to participate in the KRGV contest. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 21 - Theft, over $500, under $1,500, 1000 blk E. Hidalgo.  Arrested: Mariano Rios, Jr., theft, over $ 50, 500 blk W. Durango.  Harassment by phone, 900 blk W. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 16 - Assault causing bodily, Northstar Apts., Raymondville.  Minor accident, FM 1762/1st St., Raymondville.  Assault with a deadly weapon, Northstar Apts., Raymondville.  Theft, 100 blk E. More...

Donations for centennial party reach $20,000

A total of $20,000 has been donated by two companies for the Willacy County Centennial celebration and that is going to pay for two of the nine bands scheduled to play during the Dec. More...

Motorcycle accident sends man to hospital

A 19-year-old man was taken by ambulance to an area hospital after he lost control of a dirt bike he was riding, hitting his head on the road, authorities said.  The unidentified rider suffered injuries to his head and shoulder.  The accide More...

City workers ask for raises

Two workers with the city’s water distribution department are asking for a raise even though all city employees got a 2.5 percent across-the-board pay increase for fiscal year 2011-12.  The workers current salaries average $20,000 plus ben More...

Editorial & Columns

Thanksgiving: So much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It's a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for. More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association November 17, 2011

Strong buying by the Chinese Reserve and expectations of another strong export sales report resulted in higher futures prices for cotton on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) for most of the week.  More...

W.C. Game Warden field notes

• Officer Robinson received a call on Sunday about an individual fishing at the Port Mansfield public pier and hiding undersized fish in his vehicle.  More...

Lawyers: U.S. investigates Richardson fundraising

SANTA FE, New Mexico ( AP) - The Albuquerque Journal reports a federal grand jury is investigating whether former Gov. More...

Obituaries

RAMIRO MEDELLIN

RIVIERA, TX - Ramiro Medellin, 75, of Riviera Texas, passed away November 15, 2011. He was born July 4, 1936 into the family of Salvador Medellin and Theresa Garcia Medellin. More...

FELIPE MARROQUIN

RAYMONDVILLE - Felipe Marroquin, 74, Raymondville entered peacefully into eternal rest on November 21, 2011 at his home in Raymondville. Felipe was born March 25, 1937 in Mexico to Juan De Dios and Josefa Marroquin. More...

FORTUNADO PENA

RAYMONDVILLE - Fortunado Pena, 83, of Raymondville entered peacefully into eternal rest on November 19, 2011 at Veranda Rehabilitation & Health Care in Harlingen. Fortunato was born on December 2, 1927 in Raymondville, TX to Concepcion Pena. More...

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