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New librarian to represent County at Virginia conference

The new librarian hired in January is going to Arlington, Va., to represent the county at a conference for underprivileged areas of the country.  Micaela Wright, the librarian at the Reber Memorial Library, said the conference titled Project Com More...

List of candidates running in the May 29 primaries final

The deadline to file for office in the upcoming Democrat and Republican primaries ended at 6 p. m. More...

News

DPS advises against spring break trips to Mexico

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) A law enforcement agency in Texas has raised safety concerns and advised students on spring break to avoid Mexico.  The Department of Public Safety on Tuesday issued the advisory, citing continued violence throughout Mexico.& More...

Texas gets 14th consecutive NCAA tournament bid

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) - Coach Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns are going to their 14th consecutive NCAA tournament.  The Longhorns ( 20- 13), who have never missed the NCAA tournament under Barnes, will be playing in the East Region. More...

“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...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

Cotton futures prices fell Thursday for the third consecutive day as prices took back a portion of Monday's limit up gains amid uncertainty surrounding India's cotton export ban. More...

State Capital Highlights

State, feds in standoff over women's health program

AUSTIN - Through the Texas Women's Health Program, some 130,000 uninsured, low- income women ages 18 to 44 are provided with family planning exams, basic essential health screenings and birth control through Medicaid funding that is 90 percent federa More...

TDA Market Recap March 12, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending March 10, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were steady to $2 lower per hundredweight (cwt) at Panhandle locations, and firm to $2 higher at San Angelo. More...

Obituaries

IRMA S. CARRANCO

LYFORD - Irma S. More...

ANGELA MARIE CRUZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Angela Marie Cruz, 15, entered into eternal rest Friday, March 9, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. Angela was born in Harlingen, TX on August 1, 1996 to Graciela and Rogelio Cruz. More...

UBALDO R. HERNANDEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Ubaldo R. Hernandez, 52, entered into eternal rest Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. Ubaldo was born in Raymondville, Texas on November 15, 1959 to Guadalupe M. More...

Legals

The Raymondville Independent School District Request for Proposal

Bid Name and Number Due Date and Time Computer controlled robotic plasma cutting system- RFP #12-037 March 27, 2012, at 1:00 pm  Please submit the sealed proposal with bid number to Mr. More...

City of Raymondville

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

On Proposed  Willacy County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Budget   More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, March 26, 2012, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, located at 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning Commission to More...

Juan Angel Guerra files to run for Congress in U.S. District 34

The former district and county attorney for Willacy County has filed to run for the U.S. More...

City hires company to conduct random drug, alcohol testing

City employees will be subjected to random drug testing under a new program the City Commission approved during Tuesday’s night meeting.  City Manager Eleazar Garcia recommended NTC Drug Testing Services Inc. More...

County auditor asks for courtesy call on some agenda items

An agenda at a Tuesday special meeting of the Willacy County Commissioners Court raised the eyebrows of County Auditor Ida Martinez. More...

Editorial & Columns

Republicans support women’s health services

Dear Editor:   We, the members of the Texas Legislature, voted for Senate Bill 7 during the first called Session of the 82nd Legislature in 2011, which included provisions to prohibit abortion providers and their affiliates from receiving Texas More...

SEEDS FROM THE POWER

Fanny Crosby lost her sight when she was just a child. But she didn't allow her misfortune to bring her misery.  She turned her trial into triumph, for out of her sightlessness came some of our sweetest songs. More...

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County Lifestyles

Happy 5th Birthday!

March 13, 2012

WE LOVE YOU! FROM, Mommy (Angela), Daddy ( More...

ON MARCH 11, 2012 RAYMONDVILLE RESIDENT, CLARENCE WETEGROVE, JR.

ON MARCH 11, 2012 RAYMONDVILLE RESIDENT, CLARENCE WETEGROVE, JR. professed Solemn Vows in the Theatine Fathers, Clerics Regular. More...

JOHNATHON RESENDEZ AND LILIANA SALINAS

JOHNATHAN RESENDEZ AND LILLIANA SALINAS On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 during their noon meeting, the Raymondville Rotary Club honored two students from LaSara High School as their March Students of the More...

Crime & Courts

Pot conviction gets 11 years in prison for Davila

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that David Davila, 62, of Dallas, Texas, was found guilty of possession of marihuana. The defendant was sentenced to 11 years in prison. More...

Edinburg woman sentenced to 11 years for cocaine

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Valerie Maria Torres-Pacheco, 24, of Edinburg, Texas, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. The defendant was sentenced to 11 years in prison. More...

Local man sentenced for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ricardo Veliz, 31, of Raymondville, Texas, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months in state prison, day for day. More...

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