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News

Squatters occupy houses worth more than $8 million

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - One person moved into a dead neighbor’s house. More...

Texas board sued for rejecting Confederate plate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Sons of Confederate Veterans is suing the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board in federal court for denying its proposed specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag.  The DMV board rejected the plat More...

City plans to regulate the coin-operated maquinitas more

Some coin- operated machine operators are giving two names when they register their maquinitas with the state and the city of Raymondville, and the city commission is looking into putting a stop to that.  City Manager Eleazar Garcia said they ha More...

County Lifestyles

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AT MYRA GREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL, these students were recognized as having demonstrated superior character traits during the 2nd six weeks of school. More...

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HOUSE DAMAGED by a fire that started under a Ford-150 pick up truck shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. The fire reached the porch and part of the east side of the house at 888 Gem Street in Raymondville. More...

Burrito leads to jail lockdown in New Mexico

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) - The 160 inmates at New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were told to get in their cells and remain there. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 12 - Lost property, 1200 blk N. 6th.  Assault by threat, 300 blk W. San Francisco.  Theft, 600 blk W. Kimball.  Arrested: Janie Vargas, execution of warrants, 300 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Dept. Report

DECEMBER 7 - Runaway, Willacy County Housing Authority.  Criminal mischief, 300 blk Ledesma St., Raymondville.  Disturbance, 300 blk S. More...

Deadline to file for office in March primary is Dec. 15

The deadline to file to run for a public office in the Republican and Democratic Party primaries ends Thursday, Dec. 15, but up to last week less than a dozen candidates made their intentions to seek seats up on March 6 known.  More...

Despite increased donations for “Cops for Tots” Christmas toy program, more help is needed

The annual "Cops for Tots" toy program for local kids is running behind last year with just a few days left to raise money before the Dec. 21 toys give-away.  More...

Editorial & Columns

'Tis the season to be jolly?

Behind the Badge

As I write this, there are 12 shopping days left until Christmas. Where did the year go? More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

December 9, 2011

The cotton market's four-day winning streak came to an end on Wednesday as cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) joined most of the other commodities in the red column. More...

W.C. Game Warden field notes

• Officer Castaneda filed on an individual for hunting White-tailed deer with a Managed Land Deer Permit but no hunting license. More...

TDA Market Recap December 12, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending Dec. 10, feeder cattle prices at selected Texas auctions were $5 lower to $2 higher per hundredweight with light receipts at most Panhandle locations because of the cold weather and snow. More...

Obituaries

NORMAN J. “JIM” MUNGERSON

HARLINGEN/ LYFORD -

Norman J. “Jim” Mungerson, 84, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, fought the good fight, kept the faith, and passed away in Harlingen, TX on December 9, 2011 after a short illness. More...

MANUEL GRACIANI

SAN PERLITA, TX - Manuel Graciani, 66, of San Perlita, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  He was born on January 3, 1945 in Guayama, Puerto Rico, son of the late Marcelo and Baldomera ( Ramos) Gra More...

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