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New year brings new VTCI home to city

After doing business on South Sixth Street for 33 years, Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc. has a brand new headquarters on East Hidalgo Avenue.  The company will begin operating from the new building - Wednesday, Jan. 2.  More...

News

U.S. home prices rise in October from previous year

WASHINGTON ( AP) - US home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes. More...

Rio Grande Valley toll road facing money shortage

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - The first toll road for the Rio Grande Valley’s Hidalgo County in the Rio Grande Valley already is looking at money problems before it’s even built.  More...

Central Texas schools review safety after massacre

LEANDER, Texas (AP) - The Connecticut school massacre that left 20 children dead has officials in some Central Texas school districts considering new measures to make their schools safer, according to a newspaper report Sunday.  More...

County Lifestyles

A light, steamed fish dish with big, bold flavors

The first time I had to test a recipe for steamed fish was back in the ‘80s, when I was working in the test kitchen at Gourmet magazine. And truthfully, the very idea seemed preposterous. More...

CITY OF LYPHORD'S SECRETARY LYDIA MORENO

CITY OF LYFORD’S SECRETARY LYDIA MORENO was honored with a 30 year service award during a City of Lyford Annual Employee appreciation dinner recently. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a RHS Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, January 7, 6:30 p.m. at the gym, Room 102-G.   More...

County buildings to undergo remodeling in 2013

The decaying Willacy County Courthouse and the illequipped county administrative building are being targeted for remodeling projects for 2013.  Remodeling the courthouse, built in 1922, has been a long overdue project.  Problems on practica More...

Year in Review

The Mayans were wrong, the world did not end on Dec. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Looking back, but moving forward

2012 is history, and we are entering into a new year and a fresh start. I don’t know how your 2012 turned out, but like most of us, I’m sure there were some highlights as well as some troubled times or sad times. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association December 27, 2012

The cotton market’s sevenweek advance came to a sudden halt Thursday as the March futures contract turned sharply lower and closed with a tripledigit loss at 76.01 cents per pound. More...

Texas Department of Agriculture awards nearly $5.5 million in federal funds to rural colonia communities for infrastructure improvements

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Agriculture today announced 11 Texas counties will receive a total of nearly $5.5 million in federal grants to fund community development projects administered through the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCD More...

Obituaries

ELEAZAR L. GARCIA

RAYMONDVILLE - Eleazar L. More...

CELESTINA LEDESMA GARZA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Celestina Ledesma Garza, 90, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Thursday, December 20, 2012 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on April 5, 1922 in Goliad, TX, daughter of Encarnacion and Maria (Vela) Ledesma.& More...

SANTOS VASQUEZ RODRIGUEZ

HARLINGEN, TX - Santos Vasquez Rodriguez, 67, of Harlingen, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, December 18, 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on August 28, 1945 in Mexico, daughter of Juan C. More...

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