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Jails are the economic force behind both the city and the county

The complex of local, state and federal jails in Raymondville just east of Expressway 77 is commonly known as Tent City.  It gets that name because of the tents and jails that house more than 4,200 inmates on a variety of offenses like illegal e More...

News

About 2,000 mail items burn in Corpus Christi fire

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Investigators say as many as 2,000 pieces of mail have been damaged or destroyed in an apparent electrical fire that burned a South Texas post office.  Corpus Christi Fire Department officials say nobody was hurt in More...

Aggies and Manziel wrap up spring drills

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns to lead the maroon team over the white team 43-23 in Texas A&M’s spring game on Saturday.  Manziel looked sharp, completing 24 More...

Houston woman who ran over spouse denied parole

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas dentist convicted in the death of her unfaithful husband after running him down with her car in 2002 has been denied parole.  The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles said Thursday that the nature of 55-year-old Cl More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association April 11, 2013

This was not a good week for the bulls in the cotton market as futures contracts at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) closed lower five out of the six sessions ended Thursday as selling pressure carried over from the previous week. More...

U.S. Senator: Farmers agree on immigration bill provisions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Agriculture growers have signed off on the major elements of a new program to bring farm workers to the U. S., a key senator said Thursday, moving a major immigration bill a step closer to passage.  More...

FOX SQUIRRELS

FOX SQUIRRELS have been seen around the Willacy County courthouse and the Raymondville Chronicle munching on acorns dropped off the live oaks trees planted here. More...

Obituaries

EVA MESA

RAYMONDVILLE - Eva Mesa, 82, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 11, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. She was born on December 11, 1930 in Santa Monica to Abelardo and Elosia (Fonseca) Quintanilla.  More...

ROGELIO BARRERA ALVAREZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Rogelio Barrera Alvarez, 51, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  He was born on January 16, 1962 in Raymondville, son of Ramon and Guadalupe (Barrera) Alvarez. More...

Card of Thanks

Hilario C. Galvan

Our heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbors who extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow. More...

CLOSE CALL

CLOSE CALL for 67-year-old Rosalee Jimenez. The Houston woman was going north on Expressway 77 just south of the Willacy County line when she lost control of a Nissan Altima shortly after 9:30 a.m. More...

Juveniles arrested, charged with aggravated robbery

Four juveniles were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery after breaking into the Cricket store in Raymondville last Friday, police said.  The arrests took place shortly after 5:30 p.m. on that day.  More...

City sales tax rebates down again

The sales tax rebates went in reverse during the month of March, following a trend that doesn’t seem to go forward.  The Texas comptroller’s office sent a check for $105,151.50 to the city of Raymondville, compared to $113,916.60 dur More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“There’s something about a name”

Recently my Chief Deputy returned to work from the weekend and said to me, “Someone told me to tell Larry Gene hi.” Only one or two people other than my parents, who are both passed on, ever used my middle name, so I knew immediately he w More...

EDITORIAL OPINION:

Cameron County shuts down illegal gambling operations When will something be done in Willacy County?

Bernard Ammerman is an excellent county and district attorney. He is intelligent, industrious and dedicated to criminal prosecution.  More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford Women learn how grapes are grown at Rio Farms

Lyford Women's Club met at the Bethel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall recently for delicious refreshments served by hostesses Linda Nicholas, Connie Vera and Delia Romo. More...

SHOWN ABOVE

SHOWN ABOVE are Linda Nicholas, Connie Vera and Delia Romo, hostesses for the recent meeting of Lyford Women's Club. More...

BAND RECEIVES THE UIL "SWEEPSTAKES" AWARD

BAND RECEIVES THE UIL “SWEEPSTAKES” AWARD - The Myra Green Middle School band competed at the UIL Concert and Sightreading contest this past Friday at Donna High School. More...

Crime & Courts

Leija sentenced to 2 years in prison for assaulting disabled person

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Enemencio Leija, 38, of Raymondville, TX, was sentenced to 2 years prison for injury to a disabled person. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

APRIL 11 - Execution of warrant/ failure to appear, driving while intoxicated, 2x. Arrested: Jesus Ramirez, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Theft, E. Hwy. 186, Raymondville.   APRIL 12- Accident, 500 blk W. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 15- Accident, 200 blk E. Hidalgo.  Returned property, 500 blk W. Hidalgo.  Sexual assault, 400 blk W. Riggs.  Arrested: Alfredo Serrato, indecency with a child, 400 blk E. More...

Legals

City of Raymondville Fair Housing Public Service Announcement Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, It's the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the City of Raymondville encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.  More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

The City of Raymondville will hold a public hearing at 5:10 p.m. More...

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