February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Former resident, Darrel Troppy, to be featured on Texas Country Reporter

A Raymondville native who excelled in art while a student at the local high school will be featured on Bob Phillips Texas Country Reporter news program on Sunday, February 26. The program will air at 6:30 a.m. on KRGV Channel 5 (ABC)  More...

News

“Serving all of Willacy County Since 1920”

The Raymondville Chronicle and Willacy County News is published every Wednesday and distributed throughout Willacy County including the cities of Raymondville, Lyford, Sebastian, Port Mansfield, San Perlita, Lasara, and Santa Monica.  Business h More...

UT outlines plans to boost 4-year grad rate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A new University of Texas report says the school can raise fouryear graduation rates to 70 percent with better early academic advising for students and other proposals, such as offering flat- rate summer tuition rates.  Thos More...

Aggieland hopes to get railroad

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - State transportation officials have completed a feasibility study into launching passenger rail service from Austin to Houston via Bryan-College Station.  The Texas Department of Transportation says the study is a first step More...

Farm & Ranch

Redistricting solutions: One down, two to go

AUSTIN - Redistricting work continued last week and one part of the puzzle was solved.  More...

US-China to sign 5-year agricultural agreement

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Agriculture officials from the United States and China are gathering in the Midwest U.S. More...

NM woman heads to trial for stealing $2 pumpkin

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 23-year-old college student from New Mexico is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly stealing a small pumpkin worth two dollars.  More...

Obituaries

SALVADOR VILLEGAS, JR.

LYFORD, TX - Salvador Villegas, Jr., entered into rest on February 17, 2012. Salvador was born on June 3, 1919 in Mission, Texas. More...

THEODORA G. SALINAS

RAYMONDVILLE - Theodora G. More...

In Loving Memory of

Brigida Gonzalez

3/ 24/ 1925 - 2/ 24/ 11  More...

Sheriff candidates report biggest contributions, expenses

Although a date for this year’s Democratic and Republican primaries is still up in the air, office holders and their challengers have been making headway financially.  Topping the list of money getters are the three Democratic candidates r More...

VTCI offering Internet, cable tv & telephone service in low cost package to local residents

Although the new corporate headquarters for Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc. More...

Filemon Vela announces bid for new U.S. Congressional District

A Brownsville lawyer who comes from a family tradition of serving the public has announced he will seek the seat of a new congressional district anchored in Brownsville. More...

Editorial & Columns

Honoring Just One Blesses Many

Behind the Badge

Earlier this week I had the honor of taking part in yet another veterans funeral. This veteran was a WWII veteran, and sadly nationwide we are losing about 2,000 or more of them each day. More...

SEEDS FROM THE TOWER

Charlotte Elliott was mad at herself, her family and her God. At 33, she had become an invalid.  She cried, "if God loved me, He wouldn't have treated me this way!"  One night a minister showed her that God did love her. More...

County Lifestyles

THE RAYMONDVILLE ROTARY CLUB RECONIZED TWO TWO GRADUATING SENIORS

ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, during their noon meeting, the Raymondville Rotary Club recognized two graduating seniors from San Perlita High School. More...

Study: No link between fracking, ground water contamination

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A University of Texas study says there's no direct link between groundwater contamination and a controversial process to extract oil and gas known as fracking.  UT’s Energy Institute says contamination can occur due to More...

South Texas sheriff’s use of forfeitures probed

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas sheriff’s department’s lavish use of forfeited drug and weapons traffickingEric Molinaproceeds on such items as cedar paneling for his office has prompted the state attorney general's office to l More...

Crime & Courts

Zetas gang killed 44 rivals, escaped Monterrey prison

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - Officials say members of the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel stabbed and bludgeoned 44 members of the rival Gulf cartel to death and then staged a mass escape, apparently with the help of prison authorities.  More...

Man tries to pay for lap dance with cocaine

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A man has been arrested after trying to pay for a lap dance at an Austin strip club with crack cocaine and then resisting arrest.  More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 19- Incident: disturbance, 500 blk N. 1st.  Duty upon striking unattended vehicle, 400 blk E. Gem.  FEBRUARY 18- Incident, civil stand by, 500 blk N. 1st.  FEBRUARY 17- Incident: Hazardous material, 600 blk N. 6th.  More...

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