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Church wants to reassign Mexican activist priest

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A crusading Roman Catholic priest who has defied drug cartels and corrupt police to protect Central American migrants says church authorities have asked him to leave his work at migrant shelters.  More...

Audit: Texas traffic fatalities down since 2006

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A state audit indicates traffic fatalities in Texas have declined nearly 15 percent since 2006.  Details of the audit of the Texas Department of Transportation were released Wednesday.  Transportation officials say incr More...

Ted Cruz win shows Tea party strength

The easy victory of Houston lawyer Ted Cruz in the Republican U.S. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 16, 2012

Cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) worked higher this week after last Friday’s sharp sell-off that followed the bearish forecast for domestic production and world cotton stocks contained in USDA’s supply/demand r More...

TDA Market Recap August 20, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending Aug. 18, 2012, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt), although a few locations were steady to $5 lower and a few were as much as $10 higher. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

An artist painted a picture of our Lord. His friends noticed that as the painting gained color, the artist grew whiter.  Crowds came to see the painting. Everyone was thrilled with the scarlet tones and the Savior's tenderness. More...

Obituaries

MARIA C. GARCIA

Maria C. Garcia, 91, of Raymondville, Texas passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.  More...

TELESFORO GARZA

HARLINGEN/LYFORD - Just one month shy of his 95th birthday, World War II veteran, Telesforo Garza, formally of Raymondville, TX, New Brunswick and Edison, NJ, Lyford and Harlingen, TX died peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the Angel CareAcres More...

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Legals

Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland

To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals   More...

Invitation for Bids, Bid No.: WC-02-CA, Specification: Towing and Vehicle Storage Services for Willacy County, State of Texas

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for towing and vehicle storage services will be received by Willacy County Auditor at the Willacy County Auditor’s Office, 546 West Hidalgo Avenue, Raymondville, TX 78580 until 1:00 P. M. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City of Raymondville 2012-13 Fiscal Year Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the City of Raymondville, Texas hereby gives notice that there will be a public hearing on the proposed 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget for the City of Raymondville, Texas. More...

City schools need academic improvement

Although education is the main function of the Raymondville Independent School District, its teachers need to teach better and its students need to study more.  That seems to be the message after the district received a report card with grades s More...

Commissioners to give county judge ok to hire law firm

Giving the Willacy County judge authority to enter into a contract with a law firm that will provide general legal services to the commissioners’ court will be considered during a special meeting this week.  More...

Editorial & Columns

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A friend said to a nurseryman, " I'd like for you to beautify my yard, but use only those plants that require no care."  " Ma'am," he answered, "buy plastic flowers."  As with plants, so with people. More...

Behind the Badge

Quit trying to please the whole world

When you are in a position of authority, you want to keep everybody happy if possible. But that’s the problem, it’s just not possible.  More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The wheel fell off the wagon, reader says

Editor;  More...

County Lifestyles

Anguiano-Pedraza

Hector Anguiano Jr. and Tracy Denise Pedraza are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Hector is the son of Irene Anguiano and the late Hector Anguiano Sr. Tracy is the daughter of Joe and Debbie Pedraza. More...

40th Anniversary

Manuel and Christina Caldera of Raymondville celebrated their 40th anniversary on August 11. More...

ANNIKA REYES

ANNIKA REYES graduated on August 10, 2012 with a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. More...

Crime & Courts

Pot smuggler sentenced to 5 years in prison

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Ramiro Garza, III, of Weslaco, TX, was sentenced to 5 years in prison by 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possessing marijuana. More...

Cocaine trafficker sentenced to 10 years in prison

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Miguel Cano Perez, 52, of Von Ormy, TX, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by 197th Judicial District Judge Migdalia Lopez for possessing cocaine. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 20 - Criminal mischief, 300 blk W. Main.  Attempted burglary of habitation, criminal mischief, over $50, under $500.  Burglary of habitation, 600 blk E. McCharen.  Burglary of habitation, 700 blk W. More...

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