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Official: No injuries in fireworks warehouse blaze

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - No one is injured after a fireworks warehouse in Central Texas caught on fire.  More...

DPS adds patrols for July Fourth holiday period

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas troopers will be out in force during the 10-day period that includes the Fourth of July holiday in an effort to stop alcohol-related accidents.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says the increased patrols begin Fr More...

U.S. to retire most chimps from medical research

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Institutes of Health plans to end most use of chimpanzees in U.S. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 27, 2013

Cotton futures broke a sixday losing streak Tuesday at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) with the December contract settling 177 points higher at 84.95 cents per pound, near the top of a 195-point range. More...

Corn, soybean crops in best shape in Ind., Ohio

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Crop Progress report says corn and soybean crops in Indiana and Ohio are in the best shape among the nation’s leading production states.  More...

Mich. farmer with 8,000 pot plants gets probation

DETROIT (AP) - A southeastern Michigan farmer recovering from throat cancer was sentenced to probation instead of prison Tuesday for growing thousands of marijuana plants, due partly to handwritten letters from supporters who described him as a modes More...

Obituaries

ALEX OMAR “BUDDY” ANZALDUA, JR.

Alex Omar “Buddy” Anzaldua, Jr., 55, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at his home with both of his daughters at his side. More...

VICENTA GARZA

Vicenta Garza passed away in Raymondville, TX on June 26, 2013.  She was born on August 6, 1969 to Demetrio Luna Garza and Dominga Vasquez Garza.  She is survived by her children: Derek J. Garcia (Jamie), Rebecca L. Gamez, Paulina M. More...

IN LOVING MEMORY

3RD YEAR ANNIVERSARY   More...

Legals

Mandatory Language for Public Notice

Routine Monitoring Violation Total Coliform Rule

Kenedy County Water 1310001 failed to collect the required number of bacteriological samples for coliform monitoring of the water distribution system during Feb. 2013. More...

LEGAL NOTICE

An application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a wine and beer retailers permit by Hilltop Gardens. Inc. dba Hilltop Gardens, Inc. located at 100 Lee Lane Lyford, county of Hidalgo Texas 78569. More...

The Raymondville Independent School District Request for Qualifications

Bid Name and Number Legal Services - RFP #13-042 Due Date and TimeJuly 5, 2013, at 10:00 am More...

DA hits a $263,536 jackpot, by selling 8-liners back to gamblers

The Willacy County District Attorney’s office is getting $263,536 from the three game rooms it raided recently in Lyford and Sebastian.  More...

New small boat ramp ready to go at Port Mansfield

Anglers and small water craft owners, including those with kayaks and air boats, now have a new place to get into the water of the Laguna Madre.  The new facility, built in the south end of Port Mansfield, should be open by next week and it&rsqu More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Fourth of July, then and now

As the 4th of July holiday approaches, I’d like to take a trip back with you, back when you were a kid growing up and think about how the holiday was celebrated then compared to now. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A young boy climbed to the top of a ladder. As he stood there, his father held out his rms and said to him, "Jump!" As he jumped, the father moved away from the ladder and allowed the boy to fall to the ground. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Two boys went to the dentist. One spoke up boldly, "Got a tooth to be pulled. We're in a hurry so you won't need to use any pain killer. Just pull it out." "Which tooth is it?" asked the dentist. More...

County Lifestyles

EXCITEMENT AND BRAINSTORMING

  EXCITEMENT AND BRAINSTORMING were the motivational keys for the incoming officers of the Lyford Women’s Community Club. The Planning Committee met on June 20, 2013 at the Bethel Lutheran Church with ideas for the 2013-2014 years. More...

RODRIGUEZ SISTERS CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS

  RODRIGUEZ SISTERS CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS - Elva Rodriguez Torrez and Esther Rodriguez, sisters, celebrated birthdays, Saturday, June 29, at the Tourist Center. Elva celebrated her 75th birthday. More...

MSGT ERNEST PEREZ, JR

  MSGT ERNEST PEREZ, JR. re-enlisted in Air Force after 19 years of service. Wife Maureen Batchelor Perez is also in the Air Force. They have two daughters, Sabrina Perez and Bryanna Perez. They are both stationed in Masawa, Japan. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 1- Incident: damaged property, 900 blk E. Hidalgo.  Criminal mischief, 400 blk N. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JUNE 26 - Criminal mischief, FM 490 and CR 320, Raymondville.  Burglary of a habitation, 100 blk W. Broadway, Sebastian.  JUNE 27- Execution of warrant, violation of protective order, interference with a 911 call, assault family violence. More...

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