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CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW HEADQUARTERS

CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW HEADQUARTERS of the Willacy County Appraisal District is coming along. More...

News

Naming rights for Gladys Porter Zoo’s baby gorilla fetch $5,000

BROWNSVILLE, Texas ( AP) - A bidder has paid $5,000 for the right to name a baby gorilla at a South Texas zoo, but officials aren't yet saying what the name will be.  The Brownsville Herald reported late Saturday night that the naming rights to More...

NATIONAL FAMILY PARTNERSHIP AND DEA JOIN FORCES FOR 2012 RED RIBBON WEEK

10 schools from across the U.S. will win $1,000 grant for drug prevention- ten families will win an iPad for home decorations

The National Family Partnership (NFP) announces the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week , Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  More...

Oregon man wins giant pumpkin contest

HALF MOON BAY, California (AP) - A grower from Oregon has won a local giant pumpkin contest with a gourd weighing in at 1,775 pounds .  Forty-five-year-old Thad Starr from Pleasant Hill, Oregon, set a Half Moon Bay contest record with his pumpki More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor:

New trade agreement will hurt U. S. companies

The Obama administration is currently negotiating another free trade agreement, which will increase the likelihood of awarding federal contracts to foreign companies located on the Pacific Rim. More...

Farm & Ranch

WORKING WITH HIS SHOW STEER

WORKING WITH HIS SHOW STEER is Alejandro Mireles. The 17-year-old student at Raymondville High School has been competing with stock animals since he was in third grade. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 4, 2012

Cotton futures contracts at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) closed higher for a third consecutive day on Wednesday as buying surfaced and provided support in the session's final trading hours. More...

STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

State revises method of purging voter rolls following lawsuit

AUSTIN - The State of Texas last week agreed to drop its recently adopted practice of using “ weak matches” of Social Security Administration data in purging names from voter rolls as required by a 2011 state law.  More...

Obituaries

MELBA DE LA GARZA OROSCO

SEBASTIAN - Melba De La Garza Orosco, 56, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 1, 2012 at her home in Sebastian. She was born in Raymondville, TX on February 28, 1956 to Raymundo and Herminia (Villarreal) De La Garza.  More...

SYLVIA VASQUEZ

SEBASTIAN/HARLINGEN - Sylvia Vasquez, 48, entered into eternal rest on October 4, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. She was born in Georgetown, TX on June 10, 1964 to Olga Adame.   More...

In Loving Memory of

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RISD gets low academic rating from State despite spending $12,280 per student

The Raymondville school district is spending a “very high” amount of money per student and rates among the lowest in academics for districts smaller or similar in size in the Rio Grande Valley, a report shows.  More...

L. C. Smith student brings toy gun to school

A student at L.C. Smith Elementary brought a toy gun to school last week, sending a red flag to the school staff and fellow classmates.  The incident took place the morning of Thursday, Sept. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Be careful what you say

It seems that we all are good at finding faults, and we are even better at pointing them out to others. We do have a problem in finding and admitting our own faults. I am a people person and I like to watch and listen to people. More...

Political Cartoon

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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

Moist, rich egg bread studded with seeds for fall

FOUR -SEED EGG BREAD   More...

The Willacy County Regional Detention Faclility

The Willacy County Regional Detention Facility strives to teach Pre-trial detainees skills that will help them when they are released. For the past 9 months, Brenda Sosa, ACA Manager has been teaching the female detainees how to crotchet. More...

ON OCTOBER 6, 2012 CARLOTA CHAVEZ CELEBRATED HER 105TH BIRTHDAY

ON OCTOBER 6, 2012 CARLOTA CHAVEZ celebrated her 105th birthday at the Raymondville Historical Center with food, cake, music and mariachis. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed: Ex Parte - Mark Anthony Leija - Writ of Habeas Corpus. Ex Parte: Marcos Cervantes - Writ of Habeas Corpus. Ex Parte: Ignacio Galindo, Jr. - Writ of Habeas Corpus. Ex Parte: Robert Carlos Herrera - More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 8- Assist other agency, Elsa Police Dept., evading arrest motor vehicle, recovered stolen vehicle. Theft, 800 blk E. Hidalgo. Stolen vehicle, 700 E. Gem. Theft, over $500, under !,500, 300 blk N. More...

Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT

Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the Lasara ISD Election and City of Lyford Election to be held on November 6, 2012 will be tested on October 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. More...

WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS NOTICE TO BIDDERS PURCHASE OF TWO (2) PICK UP TRUCKS

The Willacy County Precinct 4 gives notice of intent to purchase Two (2) pick-up trucks. For specifications on said Vehicle you can contact Administrative Assistant Rebecca Chapa, at the Willacy County Judge's Office located at 576 W. More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

The City of Raymondville is giving notice of the City's intent to submit a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program grant application for a Community Development Fund grant request of $215,382 for the Rehabilitation and increase the capacity o More...

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