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News

Water situation seen as critical for city and Willacy County

If the drought continues and Mexico refuses to pay the water it owes to Texas, counties and cities in the Rio Grande Valley could face serious consequences this summer, sources familiar with the issue said.  More...

Filing for May elections picks up in city and school board races

Several candidates have filed to run in the May 11 election for a number of seats available in the cities of Raymondville and Lyford and in three school districts.  In Raymondville. More...

Judge: Texas school finance plan unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The system Texas uses to fund public schools violates the state's constitution by not providing enough money to school districts and failing to distribute the money in a fair way, a judge ruled Monday in a landmark decision that More...

County Lifestyles

The Lower Valley Cotillion Club celebrates its 59th Year with “Take My Breath Away”

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville.  More...

Gateway RV Park Craft Show

Gateway RV Park is having their annual craft sale on Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Lunch available. Lots of vendors.   More...

MYRA GREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL ART STUDENTS

MYRA GREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL ART STUDENTS recently participated and placed in the 2013 Willacy County Fair Arts Competition. More...

Crime & Courts

Home burglary nets 2 years in prison for local man

The District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rolando Chavarria, 23, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and the defendant was sentenced to 2 years in a the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional More...

Loya sentenced to 2 years in prison for aggravted assault

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Lazaro Loya, III, 21, of Raymondville, TX, was sentenced to 2 years in prison for aggravated assault. More...

Burglar sentenced to state jail term

The District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jesus Veliz, 48, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 7 months in a state jail, day for day, for burglary of a building. More...

Senator Lucio and Rep. Guillen push Legislation for Valley Medical School

AUSTIN, Texas Rep. Ryan Guillen along with other members of the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation filed legislation to create a new university and medical school in South Texas.  More...

Fishing off Port Mansfield is as good as it gets

Boatload after boatload of fishing enthusiasts have been sailing out of Port Mansfield in search of the highly sought red snapper.  With a limit of four fish per angler and a shorter trip than leaving out of South Padre Island, no one is complai More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

More believe it or not

There are always a lot of strange, sad, and funny stories when you work in law enforcement and for awhile I thought they were just happening to us. More...

Letter to the Editor

Constable’s phone number should be available, reader says

Editor,  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association January 31, 2013

After a sharp sell-off last Friday, Jan. 25, the cotton market resumed its winning ways Monday with futures contracts at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) posting modest gains. More...

Foreigners must report U.S. Agricultural Land holdings

Raymondville, Willacy County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Anastacio Cavazos, Jr, reminds foreigners with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions More...

Proposed agreement squashes U.S., Mexico tomato war

WASHINGTON (AP) - A proposed agreement on fresh tomatoes imported from Mexico would strengthen anti- dumping enforcement and reset minimum wholesale prices, the Commerce Department said.  More...

Obituaries

BERTHA GARCIA DeANDA

SEBASTIAN - Bertha Garcia DeAnda, 85, of Sebastian, TX, entered into rest Sunday, February 3, 2013 in La Hacienda Nursing Home in Harlingen.  She was born on February 2, 1928 in Raymondville, TX, daughter of Manuel T. More...

MARIA GUADALUPE HERNANDEZ

LYFORD - Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, 41, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 02, 2013 in Lyford. She was born on November 10, 1971 in Raymodnville, TX to Juan Francisco Hernandez and Maria Carmen Castro.  More...

MATTHEW GREGORY “MATT” THORNTON

Matthew Gregory “Matt” Thornton, 43, of Laguna Vista, Texas, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 1, 2013, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.  More...

Legals

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in theirpossession a white 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier,Vin #1G1JC124 X5M106896. Theowner is unknown. The vehicle is beingheld at: 17595 Lily County Rd., Lyford, Tx78569. More...

City of Raymondville

EMW-2008-FO-04299-003 Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

The City of Raymondville will receive bids for the Bunker Gear Project until 4:00 PM on February 26, 2013 at City Hall 142 S. 7th Street Raymondville, Texas. More...

City of Raymondville Notice of Employment

The City of Raymondville is now accepting applications for a full-time and a part-time position in the Public Works Department. More...

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