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Lyford casino-style game room cited for violating city ordinance

The one and only game room in the city of Lyford has been cited for operating with an expired permit for each of the 328 gambling machines.  El Toro Game Room got an unexpected visit by Lyford police early Tuesday afternoon and a citation for no More...

News

Texas lawmakers take up $2 billion water measure

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers are expected to begin public hearings on a proposed $2 billion fund to finance water projects across the state.  The House Natural Resources Committee will hear testimony on Tuesday about using money from the More...

Feds estimate 257 whooping cranes in South Texas

AUSTWELL, Texas (AP) - The U.S. More...

Sentencing set for man in killing of border patrol agent

PHOENIX (AP) - A June 10 sentencing date has been set for a Mexican man who pleaded guilty in the 2010 killing of a U.S. More...

County Lifestyles

Garza-White

Mr. and Mrs. Israel and Martha Garza are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodel Garza, to Mark White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry and AnnaBelle White, all of Raymondville. More...

Gonzales-Amaya

Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Gonzalez of Raymondville are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nora Ann Gonzales, to Joshua Amaya of Edinburg. More...

PFC HUMBERTO "TITO" VELAZQUEZ

PFC HUMBERTO “TITO” VELAZQUEZ, 2012 RHS Honor Graduate, entlisted in the U.S. Army and left for basic training on July 2, 2012. More...

Crime & Courts

Cocaine possession brings 6 months state jail sentence

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Kevin Moreno, 30, of Raymondville, Texas, was sentenced to six months, day for day, in a state jail facility for possession of cocaine. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 25- Burglary of habitation, 900 blk W. Fox.  Property released, 500 blk W. Hidalgo.  Accident, 9th and McCain.  Theft, 100 blk E. Van Eaton.  FEBRUARY 24- Duty upon striking unattended vehicle, 500 blk E. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

FEBRUARY 20 - Damaged phone wireline, Monterrey and North Loop, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon/tampering with government records. Arrested: Thomas Eric Rodriguez, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

City and school races picking up more candidates

A new candidate has filed for a seat in the Lyford City Commission, thus sending the race into the hands of voters in the May 11 election.  Sindy L. More...

City approves resolution in support of drainage district

Creating a drainage district during a time when water is an issue facing the region dominated Tuesday’s meeting of the Raymondville City Commission.  The commission followed the footsteps of the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court by More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Pausing to give thanks

Sometimes we get so caught up with the everyday things that happen in our lives that we tend to overlook the blessings that are sent our way. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association February 21, 2013

The cotton market seemed to stop and catch its breath Thursday following four consecutive days of advances for cotton futures contracts at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). More...

Willacy County Farm Bureau offers scholarship

Local youths should consider a $ 1,500.00 scholarship offered by the Willacy County Farm Bureau.  “Youth are the future of agriculture, and Farm Bureau invests a substantial amount of time and money in youth leadership development,” More...

FARM SERVICE AGENCY OFFERS FREE ONLINE NEWS SERVICE

Up-to-the-minute farm program news sent to your email account or smartphone

USDA Texas Farm Service Agency ( FSA) Acting Executive Director, James Douglass announced that farmers and ranchers in Texas now have a more efficient, timely option for receiving important FSA program eligibility requirements, deadlines and related More...

Obituaries

PETE ZUNIGA, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE- Pete Zuniga, Jr., 26, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born August 28, 1986 to Pedro G. Zuniga and Maria Del Rosario Zuniga. More...

ESPERANZA RAMIREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Esperanza Ramirez, 73, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 25, 2013 at her residence. More...

FAYE E. ANGLLEY

Faye E. Anglley, 95, of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, February 19th here in Duncan.  Services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, February 22, 2013 in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel  With Rev. Tracy L. Wilson officiating. More...

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