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Latin America a hot spot for American retirees

PANAMA CITY (AP) - With its miles of beaches, lush rainforests and welcoming colonial towns, Panama - like much of Latin America - has become a hot spot for American retirees. More...

Local SEED Program a success

The first session of the fiveweek Summer Engineering Exploration Day (SEED) Program sponsored by Texas State Technical College’s College Readiness and Advancement Division was a success according to project manager Neri Balli.  More...

Never too late to continue education

Leon Gonzales wanted more out of life.  So after nearly 30 years of working in automotive parts sales, Gonzales decided he would go to college. More...

County Lifestyles

Daughter of former Lyford resident appointed Texas Tech girl’s basketball head coach

Candace Whitaker is the daughter of Jerry and Rose Marie (Lefner) White of Kemp, Tx, granddaughter of the late Frank and Frances Lefner of Lyford, niece of Richard and JoAnn ( Lefner) Witmer of Richardson, Tx, and niece of Emil and Paulette Lefner, D More...

THE SEBASTIAN ALL STARS BRONCO DIVISION

THE SEBASTIAN ALL STARS BRONCO DIVISION took first place at the Pre All Stars Invitational Tournament held in Weslaco on the Weekend of June 1 and 2. More...

RHS BAND CAMP

RHS BAND CAMP - Bottom row, Estrellita Lopez, Roxanne Hinojosa, Maria Rodriguez, Rebecca Chavez, Alyssa Moreno. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JUNE 12 - Theft, FM 2845, Sebastian.  Theft, 6th and David Ramirez St., Sebastian.  Interference with child custody, FM 490, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/engaging in organized criminal activity, 19 counts. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 17- Arrested: Victor H. Garcia, execution of warrant, x3, engaging in organized criminal activity, burglary of building, tamper fabricate physical evidence, 500 blk W. More...

Legals

COMBINED PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR STREET AND HOUSING CONSTRUCTION SERVICES 2012 TDA Colonia Construction Fund Program

The County of Willacy has been approved for a Contract award from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) under its Colonia Construction Fund program for housing rehabilitation of five (5) single family residential units and street improvements of More...

NOTICE CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE

WATER SYSTEM CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all community water systems to deliver an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to all their water customers. More...

WILLACY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NOTICE OF FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

The Willacy County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for future openings in the following positions:   More...

Local man dies in hit and run accident, police look for suspect

A Raymondville man was killed last week as he was walking along Business 77, and police are asking for help in solving the hit-and-run fatality.  The victim was identified as 21-year-old Adrian Treviño. More...

City awards $246,883 bid to G&T Paving for streets project

A street construction bid for $246,883 was approved Tuesday by the City Commission.  The bid, from G&T Paving of Brownsville, was the lowest of six submitted for work on Tenth and Eleventh streets.  The commission acted on the recommend More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Anger-Justified or Unjustified?

While going over our jail list this week, I noticed that a lot of people are in jail due to anger. Anger can vary anywhere from mild irritation to outright uncontrolled rage, and it wears many faces. More...

Letter to the Editor

Pedraza has message for new RISD board

I amAurora Pedraza, a proud grandparent of an 8th grader attending Myra Green Middle School.  I am the parent that helps the grandson with his homework and takes him lunch on a regular basis.  I am also that parent who is concerned about th More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

From Dandelion Summer

Dear Deborah (his daughter),  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 13, 2013

Cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange surged higher Wednesday following the release of USDA’s monthly supply and demand estimates for the 2013-14 marketing year that begins Aug. 1. More...

It’s pitaya season in Willacy Co.

Even though the 2013 onion season is practically over, this month marks the harvest of yet another agriproduct that is locally grown and produced in Willacy County.  That is pitaya - a succulent purpleish fruit that grows from a cactus like plan More...

FSA County Committee nomination period begins June 17

Willacy County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Anastacio Cavazos, Jr., announced that county committee election nominations began on June 17, 2013. More...

Obituaries

ADRIAN TREVINO

RAYMONDVILLE - Adrian Trevino, 21, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Raymondville, TX. He was born on August 29, 1991 in Harlingen, TX to Manuel and Jesusa (Gutierrez) Trevino.  More...

LEON A. KOEBEL

RAYMONDVILLE - Leon A. Koebel, 72, was welcomed to his Heavenly home on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on September 3, 1940 in Delaware, Ohio to Edward A. and Ruth M. Koebel .  More...

BETTY LOU CRUM

JONESBORO AR- Betty Lou Crum, 85, of Jonesboro, Arkansas. passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013. at the Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR.  More...

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