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Farmers say their fields are in desperate need of rain

The weather predictions for Willacy County and the rest of the Rio Grande Valley area are not helping farmers much less the land they depend on.  A critical fire weather condition was forecast Monday, while warm temperatures and southeast winds More...

BORDERS

BORDERS like these are erected to protect the young plants from the wind and blowing sand on a field along FM 1810. More...

News

SPRING BREAKERS, “DRIVE DRUNK, GO TO JAIL!”

DPS increases Spring Break DWI enforcement

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols from March 8 - March 17, one of the most active Spring Break periods in Texas. More...

Chronicle sports report: power-lifting, track, upcoming games

POWER- LIFTING - STATE BOUND Raymondville High School has a pair of female powerlifters headed to the Texas High School Women's Power-Lifting Association state meet which is scheduled to be held at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi on Friday More...

San Perlita School News

TSTC instructor tells students about dual enrollment program

AROUND CAMPUS The TSTC Dual Enrollment Application Drive was held today on campus. David Basler of TSTC visited with sophomore and junior students interested in enrolling for the summer and fall semesters More...

County Lifestyles

Mediterranean-style diets found to cut heart risks

Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart- related problems, especially strokes, in older peopl More...

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY!

With lots of love, Daddy (J.C.), sister (Jewliana), Lucky, grandparents, Alicia & Delfino, uncles, Ralph & Jesse and Sara & Nikki More...

WELCOME BACK LCPL SALINAS, JOSE A!

Jose was stationed in Okinawa, Japan with unit CLB4TSCO for two years. He was deployed in Afghanistan for 8 months and will now be stationed in North Carolina to complete his duties. We welcome you back and are so proud of you, Tony!   More...

Crime & Courts

Escape from custody nets 2 years in prison for local man

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rolando Martinez, 24, of Raymondville, TX, was sentenced by 197th District Court Judge Migdalia Lopez to 2 years in prison for escape. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

FEBRUARY 27 - Civil matter, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  Animal cruelty, E. FM 2629, Sebastian.  Burglary of a habitation, S. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 4- Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 700 blk N. 4th.  Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 500 blk E. Rodriguez.  Runaway, 500 blk E. Rodriguez.  Arrested: Debra Guzman. More...

Area school races heating up

The deadline to file for a place on the May 11 ballots for city and school races expired Friday. Three incumbents are being challenged in the Lyford school races and the four seats expiring in the Raymondville school district are being conte More...

County judge replaces courthouse locks as security measure

Some people working at the Willacy County Courthouse got a surprise Tuesday.As they went to work or were working on the second day of this week, they were told the locks of the courthouse and the administration building were being replaced. More...

Local man wanted for abusing child, mother

A 22-year-man is being sought in connection with assaulting his 1 1/2 years old son and the child’s mother, authorities said.  Eric Luna, who lives in the 700 block of El Sauz Avenue, is wanted for physically abusing his son who suffered i More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Setting Our Own Standards Just Won't Work

I read about an armed robber by the name of Dennis Lee Curtis who got himself arrested in South Dakota. He apparently had his own standards about his thievery. When arrested he had in his wallet a sheet of paper listing the following code: 1. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association February 28, 2013

Increased volatility gripped the cotton market this week as futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) were on the defensive Monday before surging higher Wednesday. More...

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission mulls options on red snapper issue

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission received a briefing from staff on the state’s red snapper fishery as well as recent action by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council that is likely to shorten this year’s recre More...

TCFQ meets with Valley irrigation districts and municipalities

OPTIONS FOR CONVEYING WATER DISCUSSED

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is conducting a series of meetings this week with irrigation districts and municipalities in the Rio Grande Valley to help the water users identify options for delivery of water from The Rio Grande to mun More...

Obituaries

ORAN COLUMBUS KNOX

RAYMONDVILLE- Oran Columbus Knox, 92, of Raymondville, Texas passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on February 28, 2013.  Oran is survived by his wife Louise (Mama Knox) of 73 years, daughter Jean (Merle) Woods of Corvallis More...

REFUGIA J. PEREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Refugia J. Perez, 64, entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

In Loving Memory of

Pedro M. Gutierrez

9/ 10/ 1923 - 3/ 6/ 2008 5th Anniversary   You never said, “I’m leaving.” We never said, “goodbye.” You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. In life, we loved you dearly, in death, we love you still. More...

Legals

From the Boardroom

I would like to take some time to bring full circle the many accomplishments that the Raymondville ISD Board of Trustees, superintendent, central office staff, campus administrators and staffs, Food Service personnel, Maintenance and Transportation D More...

MECHANICS’ LIEN

Arturo Alvarado, has in his possession one blue Isuzu pickup 1992 VIN # 4S1CL11L3N4220003. This truck is held at 7890 N. Expressway 77 in Lyford, TX. After 30 days of this notice, truck will be sold at same address. More...

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