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City pool to open June 2nd

The Raymondville City Commission approved a date for the opening of the municipal pool season during Tuesday’s meeting.  The season will open June 2.  The commission also set the pool rates and approved hiring lifeguards for the summe More...

News

Unruly passenger released following acquittal

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A Florida man whose rants on a Southwest Airlines flight last year forced an unscheduled landing in the Texas Panhandle has been released from federal custody.  More...

Perry: UT tuition freeze sent ‘good message’

SAN ANTONIO ( AP) - Gov. More...

Houston: 5 free things for visitors to do

HOUSTON (AP) - Summer is nearly year-round in Southeast Texas so it should be no surprise that the free stuff to see and do in the sprawling metropolitan area of America’s fourthbiggest city focuses on the outdoors.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 17, 2012   More...

NOT COTON PICKING TIME

NOT COTTON PICKING TIME but it looks real good out there as a tractor is seen cultivating on a field off Texas Highway 186 west of Raymondville. More...

TDA Market Recap May 21, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending May 19, feeder cattle prices at the Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were mostly steady to $2 higher per hundredweight (cwt), with a few to $5 higher. More...

Obituaries

IN REMEMBRANCE

PHILLIP WAYNE BENNACK

LYFORD - Ag pilot, fisherman, bow-hunter extraordinaire, generous friend, and a larger-than-life presence for us all, Phillip Wayne Bennack was killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday, May 18. He will be sorely missed by many. More...

TOMAS “SHORTY” DAVILA

RAYMONDVILLE - Tomas “Shorty” Davila, 62, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville.  He was born on December 21, 1949 in Hidalgo County, son of Andres and Rosalia (Garc More...

RENE ELISSETCHE

RAYMONDVILLE/ MONTE ALTO - Rene Elissetche, 61, was called home to our Good Lord on May 15, 2012 at his home in Monte Alto. He was born on December 22, 1950 in Municipio Rio Bravo to Jose Angel and Cecilia V. Elissetche.  More...

Lyford pilot dies in motorcycle accident Saturday

A 54-year-old crop duster pilot from Lyford died over the weekend during a motorcycle accident on Texas Highway 186, authorities said.  Phillip Bennack was riding a 2010 BMW motorcycle early Saturday morning westbound on Highway 186 when he fail More...

Early voting ends Friday

The voters’ turnout for the May 29 Democratic and Republican primaries have been better than expected and it will end Friday, May 25.  As of Tuesday, a total of 1,030 votes were cast, Jaime Serna, the county election administrator said..&n More...

TRAILER HOUSE

TRAILER HOUSE lays partially in ruins after a truck ran into it Sunday morning. (Photos by Tony Vindell) More...

Editorial & Columns

The Highest Call

Looking ahead to next week and we find that Memorial Day will quickly be upon us. It is a day when we honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for freedom, killed in the line of duty. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Faith is the Opposite of fear. When we have hearts that are filled with faith in God, fear has a difficult time finding a place in our lives.  Because this is true, we must ask ourselves, "What can we do to fight against fear? More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A stranger chopped pea some kittens off in our Garden. They were so cute that we immediately fell in love with them. Each morning when we would leave our home, the kittens would walk in front of us, stop and lay at our feet. More...

County Lifestyles

65th Wedding Anniversary

Bobby and Lucila de la Garza, of Raymondville, TX celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at South Padre Island with family. More...

WILD IN WILLACY AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNERS 2011-2012

WILD IN WILLACY AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNERS 2011-2012 - Shown, from left to right, Science Teacher Mrs. More...

NEWSPAPER FUN

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Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Report

MAY 16 - Phone harassment, 500 blk W. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 21- Incident: lost dog, 800 blk W. Durham.  Lost property, 14000 blk FM 490.  MAY 20- Accident, 5th/ Hidalgo.  MAY 19- Theft, over $50, under $500, 700 blk E. Rodriguez.  Accident, 500 blk W. More...

Legals

The Raymondville Independent School District Request for Proposal

Bid Name and Number Due Date More...

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS

Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.  CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)   More...

Willacy County Taxpayer 2012 Appraisal Notices to be mailed soon

Willacy County Appraisal District "WCAD" will be mailing the 2012 Notice of Appraised value soon. Under Texas law the local appraisal districts are required to notify property owners of changes in ownership and in their assessed values.  More...

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