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Drowning victim found in canal near Willamar

The body of a 20-year-old Raymondville man who drown while fishing on a drainage canal near Willamar was found early Tuesday morning, Liborio Martinez was missing five days.  Sheriff Larry Spence said the body was found shortly after 7 a.m. More...

News

Texas governor renews drought disaster declaration

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a proclamation declaring Texas a disaster due to the drought.  Perry renewed the proclamation on Dec. 27, a year after he initially declared the drought a disaster. More...

New ordinance goes into effect for city eight-liners

A new ordinance for the local eight-liner industry was passed Tuesday night by the Raymondville City Commission.  The ruling supersedes the previous ordinance setting a new requirement when completing an application form for “a license to More...

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THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE announced today that Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Jason Duke was awarded the Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office Law Enforcemen More...

County Lifestyles

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Mr. and Mrs. More...

Congratulations to our graduate Andrew N. Hernandez!

A dinner and dance will be hosted by his Mother, Bobbie Contreras, Grandparents Pedro and Manuela Contreras, and Godparents Pedro and Aurora DeLuna in his honor on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 6 p More...

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DYLON MALM, 9-year-old grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hommel and Wilburn Malm shot this deer and turkeys while hunting on his grandfather’s ranch. More...

Crime & Courts

Facebook.com, Good or Bad, or Both?

I don't really play around with facebook.com at all, although sometimes someone will show me something someone has posted. It seems like just about everyone is posting some message from time to time, or just about every topic is posted. More...

Marksman charged in shooting behind Edinburg school

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A competitive marksman was charged Friday in a shooting last month in which two teens were severely wounded during basketball tryouts behind their South Texas middle school - a shooting the local sheriff portrayed as unintentio More...

13 bodies found at gas station in western Mexico

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - Police in western Mexico have found 13 bodies at a gas station in the state of Michoacan.  Michoacan state prosecutors’ spokesman Jonathan Arredondo says the bodies were dumped Monday near a convenience store on the More...

Sheriff’s deputy crashes canine unit while responding to a call

The canine officer with the Willacy County Sheriff ’s Department nearly lost his life as he crashed his unit while responding to a distress call in Sebastian, authorities said.  Jesse Castañeda was driving along Business 77 between Lyford More...

City, county residents to benefit from multi-million $ grants

The city is working on a project to improve drainage on the north side of town, while another project calls for fixing three streets needing a facelift.  The city is using leftover money from a $2 million grant it got from disaster relief funds More...

Editorial & Columns

Student body president appreciates RISD board members

Letter to the Editor

To The Raymondville Community,  More...

EDITORIAL OPINION:

FOOLISHNESS - Price paid for Sports Park land is more than twice what it is worth ....

I wish I had some farm land to sell to the county. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Many years ago an ad appeared in London newspapers.  It read: Men Wanted! Constant Danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor in case of success!  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 5, 2012

After trading higher in the new year, cotton futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) closed lower on Thursday with the March contract ending on negative ground for the first time after six straight higher closes and a total of 13 sessions of h More...

TDA Market Recap January 9, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending Jan. More...

Redistricting issues could force primary to late April

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

AUSTIN - Merits arguments from parties in the lawsuits over the contested Texas redistricting maps were scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 9.  More...

Obituaries

ESTEBAN VILLARREAL

RAYMONDVILLE - Our beloved husband and father, Esteban Villarreal, 64, was welcomed home by the Lord on Saturday, January 7, 2012. A lifetime resident of Raymondville, he was the son of Higinio and Maria G. Villarreal. More...

LEANDRO GOMEZ, JR.

Leandro Gomez, Jr., 65, of Austin, TX, passed away on December 23, 2011 at North Austin Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. More...

ANSELMO “CHEMO” CANTU

RAYMONDVILLE/SEATTLE, WA - Anselmo “ Chemo” Cantu “Bobby Kantu,” 73, passed away December 20, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Bobby was born March 26, 1938 in San Benito, TX to Albino and Andrea (Salinas) Cantu.  More...

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