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Two men arrested after beating 50-year-old man with ball bat

Two men were arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with assaulting a 50-year-old man, police said. Sonny and Gabino De Los Santos were taken into custody after severely beating the man with a baseball bat in the 400 block of West Durham. More...

News

SUPERSTORES 330,000 Texas addicts newly eligible for treatment under Obama care

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Affordable Care Act will make more than 330,000 Texans eligible for addiction treatment next year, but the state’s treatment centers are already at 92 percent of capacity, according to federal statistics.  More...

New rule for abortion doctors proposed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Senate Health and Human Services Committee has approved a proposed law that would require doctors who perform abortions have privileges at a nearby hospital.  Galveston Republican Sen. More...

Democrats try to repeal antisodomy law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker is proposing that Texas repeal an antisodomy law overturned by the U. S. Supreme Court in 2003.  El Paso Sen. More...

County Lifestyles

DISTRICT CHAMPS

DISTRICT CHAMPS: Lyford High School Girls Track and Field team placed 1st at the 31-3A district meet on April 12, 2013. Ten girls qualified to regional’s in 11 events. More...

KENNY ZAMORANO

KENNY ZAMORANO, a senior at Harlingen South High School placed 2nd in the discus at the District 31/32 5A Area Track Championships and has qualified for the Regional Track Championships this Friday a More...

Lujan inducted into RGV Band Director Hall of Fame

Santos L. Lujan, Jr., a Big Springs native, has been inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Band Director Hall of Fame. More...

Crime & Courts

Travis County DA sentenced to 45 days for DWI

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies have taken Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg into custody after a judge sentenced her to 45 days in jail for DWI.  More...

Local man charged with sexually assaulting a minor

A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a 16- year- old girl, police said.  Jose Luis Monico turned himself into police Tuesday afternoon and was charged with the two offenses that allegedly took place i More...

Mexican Mafia member gets 30 years in prison

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - A man described by federal prosecutors as a ranking member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for distributing methamphetamine along a swath of West Texas.  More...

Chief warns casino operators of “year in jail” & $4,000 fine

As the District Attorney office in Cameron County keeps putting pressure on the casino industry, people associated with the money making machines are going all over Willacy County like headless chickens.  In particular, they have been inquiring More...

Lasara soon to become home of aqua farm growing shrimp

The small community of Lasara is soon to become the home of an aqua farm where farm-raised shrimp could put the town on the world map.  A project by Mexican investor Alejandro Herrera is in the works along County Road 2900 west of Raymondville.& More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Turn Out The Lights, The Party's Over!

Well, unless you've been living in a cave or out of the Valley for a spell, the news the past couple of weeks has concerned the operation of 8-liner machines in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

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

It was a fairly quiet week for cotton, with the exception of a 250- point swing in the last 100 minutes of trading Friday, which one analyst referred to as “random noise.” In the end, the May contract managed to make only a slight move on More...

SUGAR CANE CARE

SUGAR CANE CARE - Roberto Vasquez was seen Monday applying herbicide to a sugar cane field along County Road 2900 east of Lasara. More...

Obituaries

HILARIO “LALO” FONSECA

RAYMONDVILLE - Hilario “Lalo” Fonseca, 84, was welcomed to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 18, 2013. He was born on January 14, 1928 to Fabian and Guadalupe Fonseca.  More...

JOHN BRODECKY, JR.

RIO HONDO - John Brodecky, Jr. was born November 21, 1926 in Tavener, Texas to John and Johanna Brodecky. He was a longtime resident of the Rio Hondo area.  More...

ADAN GARZA, SR.

RAYMONDVILLE - Adan Garza, Sr., 92, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. He was born on October 19, 1920 in Raymondville to Jesus R. and Concepcion (Solis) Garza.  More...

Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT

Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the Raymondville ISD Election, San Perlita ISD Election, and City of Lyford Election to be held on May 11, 2013 will be tested on April 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. More...

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