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Early voting for July 31 run-offs starts Monday

Early voting for the July 31 Democratic and Republican run-offs will start Monday and will end Friday, July 27.  Hugo Leyva, the county’s interim election administrator, said voters will cast the early ballots at the library annex.  T More...

Port Mansfield to get boat ramp on south side

A project to build another boat ramp in Port Mansfield is in the works.  Once built, it will give boaters and anglers a new alternative to launch their water craft, particularly those who own air boats.  More...

News

Expert: Voter IDs in Texas won’t affect turnout

WASHINGTON (AP) - An expert testifying for the state of Texas says new voter identification requirements would not affect voter turnout.  More...

More older Texans seek food stamp help

HOUSTON (AP) - More older Texans apparently struggling to make ends meet have been turning to food stamps.  The Houston Chronicle reported Monday that the state’s fastest-growing group receiving food stamps is those ages 60 to 64. More...

Chloe Moretz now the face of Aeropostale brand

NEW YORK (AP) - At age 15, actress Chloe Grace Moretz is already an ambassador.  It’s for Aeropostale, the youthful fashion brand, and it’s a job that’s likely to come with some clout and influence - especially with teenage sho More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 12, 2012

A weak export sales report spurred selling on the futures screen Thursday as traders considered more cancellations and quiet nearby demand. More...

LAST CALL FOR GRAIN HARVEST

LAST CALL FOR GRAIN HARVEST Vidal Martinez waited late Tuesday morning for a combine that was cutting what he said it was the last remaining field of grain sorghum for this season. More...

TDA Market Recap July 16, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending July 14, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $3 to $10 lower per hundredweight (cwt) compared to pre-July 4 holiday sales, with a few as much as $20 lower on calves. More...

Obituaries

THOMAS BLYDE PERRIN

LYFORD - Thomas Blyde Perrin, 71, passed away July 12, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on September 3, 1940 in Souix City, Iowa, to Milo and Grace (Thomas) Perrin.  More...

ROSA VASQUEZ PUGA

RAYMONDVILLE - Rosa Vasquez Puga, 52, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Rosa was born in Raymondville, TX on July 29, 1959 to Armando H. and Maria Del Refugio (Flores) Vasquez.  More...

BEATRIZ GARCIA LOREDO

SEBASTIAN/NEWMAN, CA - Beatriz Garcia Loredo passed away to be with Our Lord Jesus on July 6, 2012. She was born on August 23, 1940 in Santa Rosa Ranch, Sebastian, TX to Rogelio and Antonia Garcia.  More...

LGC donates $25,000 for skateboard park in Lyford

A $25,000 donation the city of Lyford got from the Willacy County Local Government Corp. More...

Fishing tournament ready for next weekend

The 38th annual Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament, facing the cancellation of the offshore division because of a problem with a lack of fuel, will go on as scheduled.  The two-day tournament will take place Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, More...

$80,000 application for housing authority project up in smoke?

An $80,000 application submitted for a project on behalf of the Willacy County Housing Authority has neither been accepted nor rejected, and that is making some people involved with the process a little nervous.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Are you hearing or just listening?

Have you ever told your children something and they look at you like they’re paying attention, then they turn right around and do what you just told them not to do? They were listening, but they weren't hearing. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

While in Kansas on a preaching mission, I was invited into a home for dinner.  A little girl climbed on my lap and said, "Guess what I've got!"  "A doll," I answered.  "Nope."  "A dress?"  "Nope."  "What?"  "Chicken More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

When that bad boy threw stones at you," said the mother, "why didn't you call me instead of throwing stones back at him?"  "Why?" asked the boy. More...

County Lifestyles

SATE BOUND!!!

STATE BOUND!!! More...

MARCUS A. CAPETILLO, STATE QUALIFIER

MARCUS A. CAPETILLO, STATE QUALIFIER - This is his 1st year participating in Harlingen’s summer track program and recently competed in T.A.A.F (Midget Div. More...

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY TO OUR LITTLE COWBOY!

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Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 20 - Theft, over $1,500, under $20,000, fraudulent use of identifying info., forgery, 900 blk E. Hidalgo.  Theft of service, 100 blk N. Exp. 77.  Harassment, 500 blk E. Hidalgo.  Dog bite, 300 blk E. More...

WILLACY COUNTY SHERIFF BLOTTER

JULY 11 - Cruelty to animals, FM 490 and FM 1018, Santa Monica. Impounded vehicle, U.S. 77 and W. County Line Rd., Raymondville. Civil matter, 300 blk W. 1st St., Lyford. Execution of warrant/possession of marijuana. More...

Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Lyford will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. followed at 6:15 pm on July 23, 2012 at Lyford City Hall, 13550 Main St., Lyford, Texas 78569-2025 in regard to the submission of applications to the Texas Department of Agriculture.  More...

PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC

TABULATING EQUIPMENT

Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the Democratic Primary Runoff Election to be held on July 31, 2012 will be tested on July 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at The Elections Administrator's Office (190 N. More...

Public Meetings / Reuniones Publicas

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council is holding a final public meeting for comment regarding the LRGV Regional Economic Adjustment Plan for drainage and storm water management. Meetings will be held from 5:30pm - 7:00pm as follows:   More...

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