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City commission approves 2012-13 budget of $10.2 million

The city commission has approved the new budget for fiscal year 2012-13, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. More...

News

Lubbock museum euthanizes mules for exhibit

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas museum has purchased two old mules and euthanized them for a farm display.  The American Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock says in a statement that it bought the two mules from a local trader after a long search More...

Texas unemployment rate 7.1 percent in August

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Workforce Commission says statewide unemployment held steady in August at 7.1 percent.  Commission officials in Austin on Friday said the July jobless rate was revised down from 7.2 to 7.1 percent. More...

Randy Travis’ brother arrested on drug charges

MARSHVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say the younger brother of country music singer Randy Travis is in custody for methamphetamine possession.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 20, 2012

Last week ended with cotton futures posting triple-digit gains at the close of trading at the Intercontinental Exchange on Friday, possibly due to a favorable announcement from the Federal Reserve aimed at supporting economic recovery. More...

TDA Market Recap September 24, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending Sept. 22, 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to a week earlier, with a few as much as $6 lower and some to $10 higher. More...

Obituaries

LUCAS RAMOS

LYFORD - Lucas Ramos, 86, entered into eternal rest on September 21, 2012 at his residence. He was born on April 1, 1926 in Lyford, Texas to Sabas and Augustina (Sanchez) Ramos, Sr.  More...

OLGA C. BINGHAM

LYFORD - Olga C. Bingham, 66, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012 in Houston. She was born in La Feria on October 29, 1945 to the late Angelita R. and Felipe Castaneda, Sr. and was a life-long resident of Lyford, TX.  More...

MIGUEL D. CERDA

Miguel D. Cerda, age 51, a resident of Kingsville, TX passed away August 11, 2012 in Kingsville, TX. More...

TSTC partners with city and Willacy County

The new partnership between Texas State Technical College and the city has become official after officials with the college, the city and Willacy County met to unveil a new logo at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center.  TSTC President Cesar More...

Attempted robbery reported at a local game room

A man attempted to rob a casino style game room, but ran out of the business after he was scared away, police said.  The attempted robbery reportedly took place shortly after 4 p.m. Monday at the Super Cherry 777 at 205 N. More...

Lasara residents file charges against Commissioner Guerra

Saying Precinct 1 Commissioner Eliberto “Beto” Guerra is using county-owned equipment on private property, two Lasara residents have decided to file charges against him.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured

Like the title says, life is meant to be enjoyed.: But when was the last time you felt you were enjoying life. Most of the time we feel like we are enduring it, just trying to get by. Do you remember the last time you smiled? More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Mrs. Spafford and her four girls boarded a luxury liner for Europe. En route their ship was rammed by an iron sailing vessel. Many lost their lives, including the four girls.  Nine days later, when Mrs. More...

County Lifestyles

RECENTLY AT THE FALL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

RECENTLY AT THE FALL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING in Austin, 3rd Division Commander George E. Solis was named #1 Commander in the American Legion Department of Texas. More...

Color - and a little leg - get noticed at Emmys

Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum ramped up the sizzle Sunday night on the Emmy Awards red carpet that already had TV’s biggest stars talking about just how hot they were because of the sweltering temperatures in Los Angeles.  More...

JUAN PEREZ, JR

JUAN PEREZ, JR. served 20 years of active military service. He joined the Navy after graduating from Raymondville High in 1992. He is the son of Juan and Juanita Perez. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff's Blotter

SEPTEMBER 19 - Sexual assault, San Jose St., Lyford. Accident, 400 blk Broadway, Lyford. Illegal dumping, CR 200, Raymondville. More...

Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE OF BID

The ESC-2 Multi-Regional Purchasing Program is soliciting bids for the following: • Facility Services: Building/Equipment Maintenance/Repair- bid duel 1/19/2012 • Copy Paper- bid due 12/03/2012 • Athletics: Team/Coach Un More...

Willacy County Hospital District Indigent Health Care Notice

In accordance with S.B. 1327, 70th Legislature, Regular Session, 1987, the following is a summary of the Willacy County Indigent Health Care Program adopted by the Board of Directors of Willacy County Hospital District.   More...

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