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Deadline to file for office in April primary moved to Feb. 1

The deadline to file to run for a public office in the Republican and Democratic Party primaries was pushed back to Wednesday, Feb. 1, and a few more candidates made their intentions known to seek seats in the newly set April 3 primary.  More...

News

Fort Hood: 300 troops home from Iraq for holidays

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Staff Sgt. Elama Palemene held his two young daughters and kissed his wife early Sunday after returning to Fort Hood with about 300 other soldiers, among the last U.S. More...

Doctor: Edinburg boy shot at school can’t move legs

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - The doctor for one of two Texas boys shot while playing basketball behind their middle school says his 13- year- old patient is unable to move his legs.  Dr. More...

Marijuana flung from car pelts Oregon trooper

EUGENE Ore. More...

County Lifestyles

Willacy girls play for state soccer champs

Four Willacy County girls on State Championship Celtic Team played a big role in winning the Texas Super II State Championship in San Marcos TX .  More...

Reyes-Aranda

Amanda Reyes and Javier Aranda were united in marriage on Saturday, November 5, at The Gardens at West Green in San Antonio, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by Chris Emmitt from Community Bible Church in San Antonio.  More...

College football playoff supporters launch national campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) Proponents of a college football playoff are launching a new national campaign aimed at taking down the BCS.  The ``We Want a Playoff Now'' campaign was introduced Thursday on Capitol Hill. More...

Crime & Courts

Christmas, yesterday, today and forever

Unless you’ve had your head under the covers for awhile, you have to know the Christmas Season is upon us. Of course these days it’s not mentioned as such very often. It seems some people prefer it just to be the holiday season. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 19 - Arrested: 1 female juvenile, assault by contact (FV), 300 blk S. 15th.  Burglary of vehicle, 100 blk S. 1st.  Theft, over $50, under $500, 500 blk W. Yturria.  Found property, 7th and FM 3168.  More...

Photo

SANTA and 2-months-old Evelyn Pedraza. (Also see Letters to Santa in Pages 8-16.) More...

Las Vegas comes to Lyford with 350 8-liners in new casino

BY TONY VINDELL   A coin-operated casinostyled gambling parlor has opened its doors in Lyford and the number of machines the single business has is almost two-thirds of what eight such establishments have in Raymondville.  More...

County to buy land for sports complex near prisons

A sports complex for Little League baseball games, soccer and other activities is coming in the near future to Willacy County, but its location is being questioned by some citizens.  The complex will be built on Texas Highway 186 east of Raymond More...

Farm & Ranch

STILL LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HUNT?

TPWD offers economical public lands hunting opportunities

AUSTIN - For hunters who do not have access to privatelyowned land, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is providing low cost access to nearly a million acres of department managed lands for hunting, including most wildlife management areas, some More...

Cotton Market Weekly

Aggressive trade and technical selling in thin trading pushed the cotton market to 16-month lows this week. More...

TDA Market Recap - December 19, 2011

AUSTIN - For the week ending Dec. 17, feeder cattle prices were mixed. More...

Obituaries

VIRGINIA ANN GOODWIN

MICO/RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Virginia Ann Goodwin, 86, of Mico, TX, entered into rest Thursday, December 15, 2011 in Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  She was born November 16, 1925 in McAllen, TX, daughter of Samuel and Ann (Auffenberg) Cook.& More...

MARK ANTHONY MARTINEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Mark Anthony Martinez, 37, of Raymondville entered peacefully into eternal rest on December 16, 2011 at his home in Raymondville. Mark was born December 21, 1973 in Harlingen to Maria Alicia Guerra and Antonio Martinez.  More...

DAVID GONZALEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - David Gonzalez, 57, of Raymondville entered peacefully into eternal rest on November 29, 2011 at Harlingen Medical Center. David was born August 17, 1954 in Raymondville to Estanislado Gonzalez and Maria Cedillo. More...

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