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New hurricane season is here so be prepared

The 2013 hurricane season is about a month old now, but there still plenty of time to get ready for it.  The season goes from June 1 to November 30.  At a hurricane awareness townhall meeting held Thursday at the L.E. More...

News

Texas auction house sells KFC founder’s suit

DALLAS ( AP) - The president and chief executive of Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan purchased the trademark white suit worn by company founder “Colonel” Harland Sanders at auction Saturday for $21,510 - then promptly tried it on.  More...

Teacher finds, returns bank bag with $20K

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - An unemployed teacher was driving home after dropping her cat off at a veterinarian when she noticed a bag on the street. More...

Five-year-old Iowa girl calls 911 to save mom

MARION, Iowa (AP) - A 5- year-old Marion girl is being credited by emergency workers with helping save her mothers life.  Des Moines television station KCCI reports that little Leighlla Andrews called 911 on Wednesday when her mother suffered a More...

County Lifestyles

GOOD FRIENDS SHARING GREAT MEMORIES

GOOD FRIENDS SHARING GREAT MEMORIES - The Raymondville Class of 1978 held their 35th reunion at Port Mansfield on Saturday, June 22. More...

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY!

Lacey Renee
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HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY!

AUDRIE RENAE SAYAS
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Crime & Courts

Local man sentenced to 2-years in prison for home burglary

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Andrew Jacob Salinas, 22, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison for burglary of a habitation. More...

Cocaine possession brings 6-months sentence for local man

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Gustavo Lee Olivarez, 25, of Raymondville, was sentenced by to 6 months state jail, day for day, for possessing cocaine. More...

Man sentenced to 4-years in prison for child abuse

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Erik Luna, 22, of Raymondville, was found guilty and sentenced to 4 years in prison for two counts of injury to a child. More...

RISD board fires legal counsel, strips Supt. Pineda of power to hire, fire employees

Sticking to their political campaign pledge of bringing change to the Raymondville school district, the board of trustees voted Monday to fire its legal counsel and to limit the superintendent’s power when it comes to firing and hiring contract More...

DPS seizes $222,000 from motorist on Exp. 77

A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety seized $222,000 from a motorist his vehicle pulled over to the side of Expressway 77 just south of Raymondville.  In the operation, Brownsville resident Gustavo Gonzalez was arrested Wednesday More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

What kind of baggage are you carrying?

Sometimes we get ourselves to the point where it seems that a few of us are carrying a bigger load than is necessary, and it’s starting to show at times. You can usually tell when someone is having a bad day or a good day.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 20, 2013

After two weeks of sharp gains, the market paused to catch its breath this week. Cotton prices have been climbing since May 31, and since that time have tacked on 1193 points. More...

Reid pressures House to pass farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his chamber won’t pass an extension of farm policy this year and is pressuring the House to figure out how to pass a farm bill.  More...

35 horses die in stables fire at Georgia farm

ROSSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - State fire officials say 35 horses were killed when a fire swept through their stables and another building in northwest Georgia.  The fire was reported around 8:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

ELUTERIO MIRELES, SR.

LYFORD - Eluterio Mireles, Sr., 81, of Lyford, TX, entered into rest Monday, June 24, 2013 in Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Olmito, TX.  He was born on May 26, 1932 in Gillet, TX, son of Martin and Jesusa (Gonzales) Mireles. More...

LUCIEDO RIVERA

Luciedo Rivera, 89, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his residence in Sebastian, Texas. He was born on August 23, 1924 in Rancho Loma Alta, Tamps. Mexico to Benancio Rivera and Cirilda Rivera.  More...

CONNIE MAE MEANS

PORT MANSFIELD - Connie Mae Means, 73, of Port Mansfield, TX, entered into rest Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born January 27, 1940 in Blanchard, MI, daughter of Gaylord and Alice (Searles) Krouse. 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...

NO. 2013-PRB-0010 IN THE ESTATE OF HILARIO FONSECA, DECEASED

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS   Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of HILARIO FONSECA, Deceased, were issued on June 17, 2013, in Cause No. More...

City of Raymondville

Notice of Allied Waste Route Changes

The City of Raymondville has approved route changes for Allied Waste garbage pickup within the City of Raymondville. Garbage will be picked up citywide as usual, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. More...

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