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City increases museum budget

One of the assets the city has is the Willacy County Museum which depends financially on the hotel/ motel occupancy tax and from donations and fundraising events.  And on Tuesday, the museum got a helping hand from the Raymondville Board of Comm More...

County Appraisal District to get new office building

Sometime before year’s end, four employees and hundreds of area taxpayers will walk into a brand new building built for the Willacy County Appraisal District.  That’s because construction of a $ 625,000, 4,200- squarefoot building sh More...

Indian girl trapped in life of cigarette rolling

DHULIYAN, India (AP) - Sagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association March 22, 2012

All week, cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) advanced to the high side. More...

TDA Market Recap March 26, 2012

AUSTIN - (March 26, 2012) For the week ending March 24, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were mixed, from $5 lower per hundredweight (cwt) to $3 higher, depending on location and the type, age, weight and quali More...

SUGAR CANE

SUGAR CANE is carried out off FM 491 in southwest Willacy County as the 2011-12 season winds down. Sugar cane is one of the Rio Grande Valley crops grown in Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties. More...

Obituaries

RICARDO C. SUAREZ

LYFORD, TX - Ricardo C. Suarez, 68, was called home by our Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Sunshine Haven, Olmito, TX. He was born in Lyford, TX on February 28, 1944 to Jose and Corina (Castillo) Suarez.  More...

TERESA DE LA ROSA GARCIA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Teresa De La Rosa Garcia, 86, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Saturday, March 24, 2012 at her residence with her loving family by her side.  She was born May 13, 1925 in San Benito, TX, daughter of Francisco and Sara (V More...

B. WOFFORD

B. Wofford, age 78, longtime resident of Raymondville died Friday, March 16, 2012 in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. More...

Legals

City of Lyford Fair Housing Public Service Announcement Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, It's the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the City of Lyford encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.  More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

Drought, wildfire impact persist as big issues in Texas

AUSTIN - Even with bettert han-normal rainfall in many locales in the last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, lake and reservoir levels remain low and widespread concern about drought and wildfire remains high.  More...

Fair Housing Public Service Announcement Fair Housing, It's the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the City of San Perlita, Texas encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.   More...

Guerra’s attorney asks for jury trial after his no-show at hearing

A former Willacy County district attorney and now a candidate for Congressional District 34 is asking for a jury trial after failing to appear at a hearing before a justice of the peace.  More...

Fire department gets boost from wind mill companies

The tanker truck the Raymondville Volunteer Fire Department uses to fight fires in the rural areas was out of commission for a while because of engine problems, but it’s back on board after thousands of dollars were spent to get it repaired.&nb More...

Construction activity jumps

A house under construction on West Gem Avenue might not mean a lot in a larger community, but for the city of Raymondville it’s a big thing considering the number of houses built in the last four years.  And it’s a whole lot better i More...

Editorial & Columns

Herd behavior leads to destruction

The title this week might make you wonder a little, but I've been watching the news on TV lately and reading the morning paper and our weekly paper, and all I hear and see is what I'd like to call, "herd behavior". More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Two men stopped at a roadside café. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

The owner of a plant said, " For this job I need a responsible man."  "Then I'm your man," said the applicant. "In all my jobs, when anything went wrong, I was responsible."  Care never bothered him. It was don't care. More...

County Lifestyles

RIBBON CUTTING

RIBBON CUTTING ceremonies were held last week for Valley Federal Credit Union in Raymondville. More...

HENRY WILLIAM DE LA PAZ

HENRY WILLIAM DE LA PAZ, competed in his first NAGA (North american Grappling Association) Tournament in Houston, TX on March 17, 2012. More...

GLORIA NIETO, SAN PERLITA HS SOPHMORE

GLORIA NIETO, SAN PERLITA HS SOPHOMORE, has been chosen to attend the GOLD Youth Leadership Program in San Antonio May 31- June 3. More...

Crime & Courts

Cocaine conviction brings 6-month sentence

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jesus Rivera Veliz, 47, of Raymondville, Texas, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. More...

Mercedes man gets 8 years for possession of marijuana

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Guadalupe Longoria, III, 25, of Mercedes, Texas, was found guilty of possession of marijuana. The defendant was sentenced to 8 years in prison. More...

Burglary conviction brings 2-year prison sentence

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Maria De Jesus Galindo, 31, of Lyford, Texas, was convicted of attempted burglary of a habitation. More...

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