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Plan to build emergency shelter is running out of time

Building a shelter for major emergencies is close to being a year behind schedule, and the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court still is undecided what to do.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, last July awarded the county a More...

RISD incumbents ousted from board, challengers win 4 seats

The four incumbents with the Raymondville school district were voted off the board of trustees in Saturday’s election.  Sam Loya, Juan “Johnny” Guerrero, John L. More...

News

Texas lawmakers consider protecting longhorns

HOUSTON (AP) - Longhorn cattle made Texas great long before the heady days of oil gushers. They are revered as a symbol of the state’s wild west heritage and honored as the University of Texas mascot.  More...

North Texas police chief rescued from old water well

KEMP, Texas (AP) - A Dallas- area police chief has been rescued after falling into an abandoned water well while trying to help round up some loose cattle.  The Kaufman County Sheriff ’s Office says Kemp police Chief Jimmy Council suffered More...

Ceremony to honor fallen heroes held today at Sheriff’s Dept.

A ceremony to pay tribute to those who have died in the line of duty was held this morning in front of the Willacy County Sheriff’s Office.  The event is part of National Police Week, which began Monday and ends Friday.  The ceremony More...

County Lifestyles

Lyford Women welcome spring

Lyford Women’s Club met for lunch at Casa Blanca restaurant Saturday noon. More...

RHS BAND RECEIVES FIRST DIVISION RATING AT TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL CONTEST

  RHS BAND RECEIVES FIRST DIVISION RATING AT TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL CONTEST - Twenty seven members of the Bearkat band competed at the Texas Music Festival contest on Friday, April 26. The band received a first division for their performance. More...

THE WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE

  THE WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE held their “Art in the Yard” activities at the Creative Art Center on Saturday, May 4, along with their “Clothesline Art Sale.” More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

MAY 8 - Criminal mischief, 600 blk Mansfield Dr., Port Mansfield.  Criminal mischief, R&R RV Park, Port Mansfield.  Minor accident, 100 blk E. Broadway, Sebastian. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 12- Burglary of vehicle, 300 blk E. Petra.  Assault causing bodily injury, family violence x2, 300 blk S. 9th.  Arrested: Manuel Mata, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, under 2 oz., 800 blk N. More...

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:  In the matter of marriage of Alexandra Alexus Munoz vs Edgar Emmanuel Moreno and ITIO; child - divorce w/children.  Willacy County, City of Raymondville and Raymondville ISD vs Wright Joshua Investments, LLC; et al - tax suits More...

City commission approves moratorium on arcade permits

The city of Raymondville wants to set a good example now that all the game rooms have shut their doors.  The commission approved a resolution authorizing a moratorium on game permits during Tuesdy’s meeting.  More...

Dried meat company owner gets grilled by EDC board

The dried meat processed at the Cisneros Packing Co. wasn’t fried with scrambled eggs as it’s generally prepared.  It was rather grilled by the board of the Raymondville Economic Development Corp. during Monday’s meeting.  More...

WORK CONTINUES

WORK CONTINUES along Expressway 77 just south of Lyford after the Texas Department awarded a contract to two companies, Foremost Construction and McAllen Construction, to complete an unfinished proje More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“The Cost of Obedience is Nothing Compared to the Cost of Disobedience”

I don't know about your childhood, but in mine it was made evident to me at an early age that my life would be much easier if I learned to obey, instead of disobey. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 10, 2013

Weather and USDA’s upcoming May supply and demand forecasts seemed to dominate the attention of many cotton market analysts and traders this week. Meanwhile, cotton futures continued to recover from last week’s 300-point losses.  More...

House, Senate face impasse over budget, voters may decide spending issues

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republicans control both chambers of the Texas Legislature, but that hasn’t kept them from reaching an impasse over the state budget.  More...

Obituaries

PEDRO ROMERO

RAYMONDVILLE - Pedro Romero, Jr., 57, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 10, 2013 at home. He was born in Raymondville on May 23, 1955, to Pedro and Francisca Romero, Sr.  More...

ANNA CORTINAS NUNEZ

RAYMONDVILLE/ LEIGH ACRES, FL- Anna Cortinas Nunez, 44, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Lee Memorial Hospital, Florida. She was born on September 7, 1968, to Leonel and Odulia C. Cortinas.  More...

HILARIA “LALA” O. RODRIGUEZ

RAYMONDVILLE -Hilaria “Lala” O. Rodriguez, 84, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen. More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS:IN THE MATTEROF MARRIAGE Alexis Jimena Hernandez   More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS:IN THE MATTEROF MARRIAGE Destiny RiosA MINOR CHLD   More...

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