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Car rollover near Port Mansfield kills Edinburg man

A 54-year-old man from Edinburg died in a car crash and the vehicle he was driving was engulfed in flames, authorities said.  Jesus Concepcion Perez Jr., died at the scene. More...

News

Austin police fatally shoot man with rifle

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police in Central Texas have shot and killed a man who aimed a rifle at officers answering a call about him threatening suicide.  Austin police Chief Art Acevedo says four officers who opened fire Tuesday night have been pla More...

RISD residents urged to vote Saturday

Dear Voters of the Raymondville ISD:   More...

Texas House passes 12 firearms bills on ‘gun day’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House approved a batch of bills Saturday to further soften gun laws that were already among the country’s most firearmsfriendly, allowing college students to carry handguns in class, putting potentially armed mars More...

County Lifestyles

PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH - LYFORD FIRST HOLY COMMUNIO

  PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH - LYFORD FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - Nineteen children received their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 5, 2013. The Mass was celebrated by Father Juan Rogelio Gutierrez. More...

ST. MARTIN OF TOURS CATHOLIC CHURCH - SEBASTIAN FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

  ST. MARTIN OF TOURS CATHOLIC CHURCH - SEBASTIAN FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - Sixteen children received their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 5, 2013. The Mass was celebrated by Father Juan Rogelio Gutierrez. More...

SANTA MONICA CATHOLIC CHURCH - COLE HINOJOSA

  SANTA MONICA CATHOLIC CHURCH - COLE HINOJOSA received his First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The Mass was celebrated by Father Juan Rogelio Gutierrez. Pictured with Cole is Father Juan Rogelio Gutierrez. More...

Crime & Courts

Brownsville man sentenced to 7 years in prison for meth possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Marco Enrique Torres, Jr., 31, of Brownsville, was sentenced by the 197th Judicial District Court Judge to 7 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine.  More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 6- Assault by threat, 400 blk E. Hidalgo.  Theft, over $50, under $500, 400 blk W. Kimball.  Incident, property damage, 200 blk E. Gem.  Incident, 1700 blk S. Exp. 77.  Burglary of habitation, 500 blk W. More...

W.C. Sheriff's Blotter

MAY 1 - Abandoned vehicle, Bus. 77 and CR 1500, Lyford.  Public intoxication, arrested: Alfonzo Ramirez, 200 blk S. Bus. 77, Sebastian.  Theft, Gonzales Rd., Raymondville.  Accident, U.S. 77 S. More...

House bill 1127 will impact game rooms in County

PUTS JUDGE & COMMISSIONERS IN CHARGE OF ENFORCING GAMBLING LAWS

A house bill to heavily regulate the game industry in two Texas counties along the Gulf of Mexico is yet to pass the House, and one of the bill authors is optimistic that the measure will pass.  A public hearing will be held today in the Legisla More...

School and city elections are Saturday in county

Saturday, May 11 is the date voters will go to the polls to cast their ballots for board of trustees in three school districts and for one contested race in the Lyford City Commission.  Tuesday was the last day for the early voting that began Ma More...

BACKERS

BACKERS of the candidates running in the Raymondville school races set up their camps outside the district office during the early voting. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Honor and Respect Are Due All Mothers

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, but their heart for their children is always by far, the biggest part of them. More...

EDITORIAL OPINION:

House Bill 1127 is a bad idea and should be defeated

Just this week we learned that there is a bill before the legislature in Austin that would single out 2 of Texas 254 counties for special rules concerning local casino gambling.  One of those 2 counties is Willacy County.  House Bill 1127 w More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 2, 2013

April went out like a bull, and May came in like a bear for the cotton market, according to one observer. More...

Obituaries

PEDRO CONTRERAS

SAN PERLITA - Dad was born in Big Spring, TX on May 26, 1928. He died May 3, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  A simple man who lived a simple life, our dad was truly the best.  More...

ROSALINDA CANTU

RAYMONDVILLE - Rosalinda Cantu, 58, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at her home. She was born on January 18, 1955 in Raymondville to Manuel C. and Herlinda (Blanco) Cantu.  More...

In Loving Memory of

Martin Silva, III

9/ 24/ 84 - 5/ 7/ 11  2nd Anniversary   More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning Commission t More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE TCDP# 711391 FINAL PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Raymondville will hold a public hearing to discuss the recently completed Wastewater Improvements Project. More...

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