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Cottonwood housing application rejected

An application submitted for an 80-unit development for the Willacy County Housing Authority was not approved by a state agency, costing the county $80,000 in the attempt to get funding.  The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs boa More...

News

Kate Middleton returns to Vanity Fair fashion list

NEW YORK (AP) British royalty has made its mark atop Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List, with Kate Middleton and her brother- in- law, Prince Harry, both making this year's stylish slate.  More...

Judge: Feds can auction horses in Zetas drug case

DALLAS (AP) - All but five of the more than 400 horses allegedly used to launder Mexican drug cartel profits will be sold after a handful of horses were falling sick and dying with their owners in federal custody, federal prosecutors said in a court More...

Company to build new Texas pipelines, gas plant

HOUSTON (AP) - Plains All American Pipeline LP said Monday that it will begin a $190 million project to expand oil pipelines near refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast and build a plant to separate liquids from natural gas.  The company said the More...

County Lifestyles

Recipe for cream cheese-stuffed jalapeno poppers

The recent heat wave and drought across the upper Midwest have taken a toll on some crops, but the weather has helped make some peppers extra-spicy and other vegetables more flavorful. More...

5 GENERATION FAMILY

5 GENERATION FAMILY - Shown, from left to right, Sophia Grace Moreno, Alexander Munoz, Sandra Munoz, Minerva Ramirez and Cleotilde Ramirez, all of Raymondville. More...

Blanco-Cortez

Julie Elisa Blanco and Julian Cesar Cortez, both of Kingsville, were united in marriage on August 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. at South Padre Island.  The bride is the daughter of Eduardo and Gracie Blanco. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff Blotter

AUGUST 1 - Assist other agency, E. Hwy. 186, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/ driving while intoxicated. Arrested: David Gregg Gonzales, W.C. Sheriff ’s Dept. Jail.  AUGUST 2 - Theft, W. Hwy. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 6 - Lost property, 100 blk N. 2nd. Incident, 700 blk W. Lochrie. Accident, sewer plant. Lost property, 400 blk W. Hidalgo. Incident: medical/ overdose, 400 blk E. More...

Lake Charles police arrest 6 in slaying of Lyford man

As many as seven people are under arrest in connection with the Lake Charles, La., slaying of Domingo Elizalde- MiJangos of Lyford, authorities said.  The latest arrest was made on Aug. More...

RISD won’t donate money to shelter project

The Board of Trustees with the Raymondville School District voted Tuesday night to authorize the superintendent to negotiate a deal with the county for the proposed emergency shelter.  The school district is willing to help with the land, but it More...

County may rehire former lobbyist

The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court will hear a presentation from a consultant who worked as a lobbyist in Austin for the county.  Sally Velasquez, who owns Texas Horizon, is scheduled to address the commissioners at a meeting this wee More...

Editorial & Columns

I have a serious prayer request

There’s a lady I’ve known forever. She’s very sick of late, and on top of that, she’s being abused by those to whom she has given everything. Lies about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. More...

Letters

Tale of missing duffle bag ends on a happy note

Editor,   Hope it's not too late to put another letter in the paper.  This is in response to the letter that was put in last week concerning a duffle bag we lost between Port Mansfield and Raymondville. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 2, 2012

Cotton continued to trade under pressure this week as the December contract settled lower in five of the last eight trading days. More...

TDA Market Recap August 6, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending Aug. 4, 2012. feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were steady to as much as $12 higher per hundredweight (cwt), although a few locations noted lower prices on part of their offerings. More...

Obituaries

BETTY STEWART FOX

Betty Stewart Fox, 82, of Kerrville, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital. She was born in Cecil Creek, Arkansas, the daughter of Henry and Sybil Stewart, on December 5, 1930. More...

ROBERT “BOB” ENNIS STUDEBAKER

RAYMONDVILLE - Robert “Bob” Ennis Studebaker, 95, died peacefully at home of old age on August 4, 2012 in Raymondville, Texas. More...

DAVID A. PEREZ, SR.

RAYMONDVILLE - David A. More...

Legals

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE

NOTICE TO BIDDERS  PURCHASE OF GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE  The City of Raymondvile will be accepting competitive sealed proposals for the purchase of group health insurance for the period of October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.   More...

City of Raymondville

TDA #711391  Construction Advertisement and Invitation for Bids   More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: CAUSE # 2011-CV-0185-A IN THE INTEREST OF IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT Alex Cavazos OF WILLACY COUNTY TEXAS   More...

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