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VTCI showcases its new corporate headquarters

VTCI unveiled its new corporate headquarters on East Hidalgo Avenue on Tuesday.   The brand new, 15,000- square-foot building, cost the company $2.5 million using money from its capital fund.  More...

News

Wal-Mart to hire vets, sell U.S. made goods

NEW YORK ( AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and nation’s largest private employer, is making a pledge to boost its buying from domestic suppliers and hire more than 100,000 veterans.  More...

Witnesses: Acapulco bus driver, assistant slain

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Witnesses in the Mexican resort of Acapulco say a band of gunmen chased passengers off a bus and then killed the driver and his 14- year-old assistant. More...

2 charged with McAllen ATM theft scheme

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two men from Mexico have been arrested and about $211,000 seized after some ATMs in South Texas were drained of cash.  McAllen police have linked last weekend's thefts to nearly 1,000 fake credit cards. More...

County Lifestyles

THE WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE

THE WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE held a Christmas Clay Ornament Workshop for kids on December 15, 2012. More...

All-Star game a lifetime experience for Rubalcaba

Ralph Rubalcaba got a small taste of the NFL experience as he ran out of the tunnel of Raymond James Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) on January 12.  The four-time All-District 31- 3A senior left offensive tackle was on the winning sou More...

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Crime & Courts

Lasara man gets 2 years prison sentence for arson

The District Attorney’s Office announced today that Isidro Luna, 49, of Lasara, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 2 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for arson. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 17- Incident: scam, 600 blk W. Hidalgo.  JANUARY 16- Burglary of building, 400 blk E. Hidalgo.  Incident: verbal, 14000 blk FM 490.  Accident, 900 blk E. Hidalgo.  Incident, 400 blk E. Petra.  Incident, 800 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JANUARY 16 - Theft, 7th St., Sebastian.  JANUARY 18 - Execution of warrant/ theft. Arrested: Santiago Leija, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.   Execution of warrant/ criminal mischief. Arrested: Oscar Cardoza, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Four people arrested on drug charges

Four local residents were arrested during a drug crackdown in two areas of the city over the weekend, authorities said.  Raymondville police and other law enforcement agencies made two busts that resulted in the arrests of two men and two women More...

Administrative assistant to county judge says she was fired

The administrative assistant for Willacy County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Our Hands

This week's column was sent to me by one of my sons that I've been praying about for some time and who has finally turned his life over to the Lord. So don't stop praying for your loved ones. More...

Reader doesn’t want guns in the classrooms

Dear Editor,  I pray and hope that teachers will not be obligated to carry guns. There are a lot of “what ifs.” Suppose a teacher leaves a gun on the desk or places it into a drawer, and some children are looking at the gun. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 17, 2013

The cotton market continued its remarkable advance this week despite last Friday’s bearish supply and demand estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the commencement of sales from China's national reserve on Monday. More...

Expert: More money doesn’t mean better schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An expert witness in the lawsuit over funding for Texas public schools testified Wednesday that more spending does not necessarily lead to better student performance.  More...

Summit on water to be held in Brownsville on Feb. 1

As drought conditions continue in South Texas, cooperative efforts are vital to avoid shortages of water. More...

Obituaries

JUAN JOSE PEDRAZA

RAYMONDVILLE - Juan Jose Pedraza, Jr., 25, went to his Heavenly home on January 16, 2013. He was born on August 29, 1987 in Harlingen, TX to Juan Jose Pedraza, Sr. and Juanita Leija.  More...

FRANCISCO A. HERNANDEZ

RAYMONDVILLE- Francisco A. Hernandez, 78, entered into eternal rest on January 5, 2013 in Montclair, CA. He was born on October 4, 1934 in Norias, TX to Guadalupe and Petra (Barrientez) Hernandez.  More...

AUDREY DALE PATTERSON EUBANK

Audrey Dale Patterson Eubank, 89, of Carrollton, TX, died from natural causes at home on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. She previously lived in many Texas communities including Raymondville, Commerce, North Zulch and Newsome. More...

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