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Company asks EDC for $500,000 to open plant here

A businessman is seeking up to half a million dollars and other incentives to relocate here and the Economic Development Corp. More...

News

Quality of Texas teachers dropping

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) The quality of Texas' teachers is dropping largely because of low pay in a competitive market, an expert economist testified Tuesday in the public school finance trial.  More...

A sweet and tangy meatball for a holiday party

Sometimes failure can end up tasting pretty good. It certainly was the case with these meatballs.  More...

Lyford basketball report

LADY BULLDOGS   Lyford High School 's varsity girls basketball team (currently 8- 5) came in second at a tournament held in La Feria late last week. Maggie Vasquez and Zelina De Leon were selected to the All-Tournament team.  More...

County Lifestyles

THE WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE

THE WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE will have a Christmas Clay Ornament Workshop for children ages 6 and older on Saturday, December 15th, 2012, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. More...

SCOUT CAMILLE GOMEZ

SCOUT CAMILLE GOMEZ, 8 years old, first year performance in The Nutcracker as Gingerbread Ballerina on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. More...

VIRGEN FO GUADALUPE DAY

VIRGEN OF GUADALUPE DAY is today Dec. 12 so a group of parishioners held a procession Tuesday from Business 77 near Casablanca Restaurant to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Third Street. More...

Crime & Courts

DISTRICT CLERK’S REPORT

Suits filed:   Willacy County and Raymondville ISD vs Milan Swikert - tax suits.  Willacy County, City of Raymondville and Raymondville ISD vs Sylvia Salazar - tax suits.  Willacy County, City of Raymondville and Raymondville ISD vs Ci More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 10- Theft, over $50, under $500, 600 blk W. Rocky.  Graffiti, 100 blk S. 8th.  Harassment by phone, 600 blk W. Raymond.  Criminal mischief, 400 blk W. Sonora.  Assault by threat, 100 blk N. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

DECEMBER 5 - Criminal mischief, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  Theft, arrested: Jesus Rivera Veliz, arrested: Salome Mendez, FM 490, Raymondville.  Injury to a child, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  DECEMBER 6 - Criminal trespass, S. More...

Price of city cemetery lots goes up 100%

Burying a loved one at the city cemetery will get more expensive in Raymondville.  How expensive?  How about by 100 percent.  The city commission approved an ordinance to increase the an price of a burial plot from $200 to $400 at its More...

Husband’s fishing success inspires wife to create art from his scaley catches

After watching her husband cleaning fish after fish endless times, Songa Backstrom could not believe her eyes after she started watching how scale after scale dropped to the ground.  “They looked like petals coming off a rose,” she s More...

Lyford seeks applicants for vacant police slot

A full- time slot for a police officers is wide open with the city of Lyford, and anyone interested in the job is urged to apply for the position.  The city commission met recently to discuss the job after a field of four applicants stated their More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Fill it up, please!

Some of us were talking recently and the topic of full service gas stations came up in our conversation. Remember how you could pull in the driveway, run over a cable and a bell would ring letting the attendant know he had a customer.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association December 6, 2012

The March cotton futures contract closed higher for a fourth consecutive day on Monday at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), setting a new five-week high at 73.98 cents per pound in a relatively active trading session. More...

TDA Market Recap - December 10, 2012

AUSTIN - For the week ending Dec. 8. 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were mostly $5 lower to $4 higher per hundredweight (cwt), with a few to $12 lower early in the week and some as much as $10 higher. More...

Obituaries

ANGELITA AMARO SUAREZ

RAYMONDVILLE- Angelita Amaro Suarez, 86, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

WILLIE “RAY” PEARCE

Services for Willie “Ray” Pearce, 78, of Canton, Texas, were scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday December 8, 2012 at Eubank Chapel with Rev. More...

DANIEL SALAZAR

RAYMONDVILLE- Daniel Salazar, 48, entered into eternal rest on December 6, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on December 6, 1964 in Raymondville, TX to Faustino and Margarita (Rodriguez) Salazar.  More...

Legals

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

The City of Raymondville has three (3) projects that will start construction and will improve the wastewater collection system and street reconstruction with drainage. More...

City of Raymondville Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic

The City of Raymondville will be hosting a dog and cat vaccination and neutering (non-surgical sterilization of male dogs) clinic being conducted by The Shot Spot Neuter and Vaccination Clinic, on December 15, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM, at the More...

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