November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New construction activity picks up in Raymondville

The amount of commercial activity in the Raymondville area is showing positive signs as four different projects are either under construction or ready to take off.  More...

News

Mexico acknowledges 2nd Mayan reference to 2012 as end of world

MEXICO CITY ( AP) - Mexico’s archaeology institute downplays theories that the ancient Mayas predicted some sort of apocalypse would occur in 2012, but on Thursday it acknowledged that a second reference to the date exists on a carved fragment More...

100 years ago-- it all began with the railroad

If it hadn't been for the arrival of the St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railroad in 1904 the Rio Grande Valley would never have grown anywhere near its current population of one million people. More...

Book presentation made at Willacy County School districts

Clementina Rodriguez addressed the students of all the School districts in Willacy County last week, including Raymondville, San Perlita, LaSara and Lyford. More...

County Lifestyles

Castillo-Nieto

Teodoro and Matilde Castillo are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Julie Ann, to Ricardo Nieto, Jr. He is the son of Ricardo Sr. and Mary Alma Nieto. The wedding will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 4 p.m. More...

Border Patrol has busy holiday week

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - The U. S. Border Patrol says agents from its Rio Grande City Station seized more than 900 pounds of marijuana being loaded into a vehicle by smugglers on Thanksgiving Day.  The large bundles were recovered near Escobares. More...

Deere 4Q profit up 46 percent on strong sales

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - Deere & Co. says strong demand for its farm equipment helped boost the company's fourth quarter profit by 46 percent. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 28 - Theft, over $50, under $500, 14000 blk FM 490.  Burglary of building, 900 blk W. Hidalgo.  Incident, terroristic threat, 400 blk W. More...

Christmas parade coming Friday

The 2011 Christmas parade is ready to roll this coming Friday.  It will start at 7 p.m. More...

Lyford ready for Christmas

Big plans are in the works for the city of Lyford’s Christmas celebration.  The city commission set Dec. 10 for what its calling “ A Happy Christmas with Happy the Comedian,” with festivities starting at 11 a.m. More...

Filing period for primary election begins

The filing period for the March 2012 Republican and Democratic Party primaries began Monday and four candidates have make it official so far.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Lost Lawman Memorial

Behind the Badge

I was going to write about our trip to Austin last week, but it was Thanksgiving week and I needed to remind everyone to be thankful for all we have received. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and time with family and friends. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association November 24, 2011

Ahead of the market’s Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, cotton finally found some support on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Tuesday with a late session rally. More...

Livestock farmers say ethanol eats too much corn, driving grocery prices up

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation’s ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat prices and even shortages at supermarkets if corn growers have a bad year.  More...

Photo

SUGAR CANE is burned before the harvesters are sent into the fields as the 2011-12 harvest is going on in the Rio Grande Valley, including here in Willacy County. More...

Obituaries

RAQUEL TORREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Raquel Torrez, 88, of Raymondville entered peacefully into eternal rest on November 29, 2011 at her home in Raymondville. Raquel was born September 27, 1923 to Francisco and Eugenia Lopez.  More...

ORALIA “LALA” SANCHEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Oralia “Lala” Sanchez, 86, of Lyford, Texas entered into rest Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on September 14, 1925 in San Perlita, TX (La Morena Ranch), daughter of Manuela a More...

MANUELA R. SAUCEDO

RAYMONDVILLE - Manuela R. Saucedo, 103, of Raymondville entered into rest on Thursday, November 24, 2011 in McAllen, TX.  She was born in General Teran Nuevo Leon Mexico, daughter of Aurelio and Maria (Ayala) Rios.  More...

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