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CAMPAIGNING

  CAMPAIGNING for Sheriff Larry Spence is Josie Garza while Joe Torres, right, who is running as an independent against Precinct 3 Commissioner Joe Serrato, is doing the same for himself. More...

News

Fire destroys State Fair of Texas icon Big Tex

DALLAS (AP) - The man who provides the voice for Big Tex, the giant cowboy at the State Fair of Texas, was greeting people with his usual “Howdy, folks!” in a slow drawl Friday when someone rushed into his trailer to tell him the towering More...

Tallest man in U.S. gets custom-made tennis shoes

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - It was a tall order to fill, but the tallest man in the United States now has his own custom-made tennis shoes.  Igor Vovkovinskiy stands just over 7 feet, 8 inches tall. More...

Bearkats improve to 2-0 in District 31-3A with win over Zapata 33-14

The Bearkats varsity football team has a foothold on first place in District 31- 3A following Raymondville High School’s convincing win over Zapata 33-14 last Friday.  On offense, the Kats gained 402 yards - 227 rushing and 175 passing. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 18, 2012

Cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) regained some ground last Friday following a weaker trend earlier in the week and Thursday's 139- point decline after USDA released bearish supply and demand data that day. More...

SUGAR CANE

SUGAR CANE season has begun. A huge plume of smoke was seen Monday just southwest of Raymondville as a crew was setting a sugar field on fire to burn the leaves from the cane. More...

TDA Market Recap October 23, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending Oct. 20, 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to a week ago, with a few as much as $10 higher and some to $5 lower. More...

Obituaries

EDELMIRO VERA

Edelmiro (Eddie) Vera went home to be with the Lord on October 9, 2012. He was born on February 13, 1934 at the Sabino Ranch to Emilio and Felicitas (Suarez) Vera.  Beginning at an early age, he began farming with his father, Emilio Vera, Sr. More...

RAMON SANCHEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Ramon Sanchez, 75, entered into eternal rest on October 19, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born on August 25, 1937 in Matehuala, Mexico to Segundo and Manuela (Ortiz) Sanchez.  More...

ENELI GARCIA

SEBASTIAN - Eneli Garcia, 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Edinburg. More...

County to tackle roof problem at Regional Detention Center

The headaches caused by construction problems at the Willacy County Regional Detention Center could be cured if the contractor follows through.  More...

Precinct 1 foreman charged with stealing 16 goats

A Lyford resident reported in August that 16 of his goats mysteriously disappeared from his property on Simon Gomez Road.  Was it the mystical chupacabra, or goat sucker, behind it?  Or was it the work of a cabrito al pastor lover?  Af More...

Vandals smash car windows

As many as four vehicles ended up with broken windows over the weekend and police are investigating if the criminal mischief cases were all related.  “We don’t know at this point, but we are asking people to report any suspicious act More...

Study: Multivitamins may lower cancer risk in men

America’s favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found.  The result is a surprise becaus More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

I don’t have time for time management

For about the last three weeks we have been swamped with all kinds of work, meetings, and interruptions, that we just don’t have the time to finish whatever it is we start. More...

Political Cartoon

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SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

It's exciting to visit the beautiful Albert Memorial Chapel in London.  As you walk down the aisles you're thrilled by the lifelike carvings of Bible characters. More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford Women’s Club learns about birding from speaker

The Lyford Women’s Club met October 11 in the Bethel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall for conversation, business and an excellent program on Birding with Danny Hoehne, president of the Rio Grande Valley Birding Association, and Marci Fuller, cha More...

Treviño-Ackers

Mr. and Mrs. Noe Treviño of Sebastian announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Lee, to HN Dylan Hayes Ackers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Susan Ackers of Raymondville.  More...

WILLIAM ESTILLE ROBERTSON

WILLIAM ESTILLE ROBERTSON, son of Frank and Margaret Robertson, of San Antonio was awarded a certificate of academic achievement to the Joseph Baldwin Academy for eminent young scholars. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 22- Incident, possible credit debit/card abuse, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Duty upon striking unattended vehicle, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Accident, 1000 blk S. 12th.  Burglary of habitation, 800 blk N. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

OCTOBER 17 - Theft of service, 200 blk S. Harbor St., Port Mansfield. Theft, E. FM 1018, Santa Monica. Assault, N. 8th St., San Perlita. Burglary of a habitation, Raymondville. More...

Legals

Advertisement for Bids

City of Lyford, Texas  Owner 13550 Main Avenue  Address Lyford Texas 78569  City, ST, Zip  Separate sealed Bids for the construction of the following Water System Improvements Projects,   More...

IN THE ESTATE OF § IN THE COUNTY COURT MARIA C. GARCIA, § OF DECEASED § WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS   More...

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in their possession a gray 2005 Ford Taurus, Vin #1FAFP56U05A284590. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 17595 Lily County Rd., Lyford, Tx 78569. More...

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