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39th Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament coming next week

The 2013 Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament will be held next weekend so get your fishing poles and boats ready.  Close to 400 participants are expected to attend the annual event that is now in its 39th year.  Although everything is pretty More...

News

US trade deficit widens to $45 billion in May

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Austin officer shoots dog in pet store

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Austin police say an off-duty officer had no choice but to shoot a pit bull to death that was attacking a smaller dog at a pet store.  More...

State trooper fatally shoots car burglary suspect

HOUSTON (AP) - A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety shot a man dead after he said the man tried to break into cars outside a suburban Houston department store.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 11, 2013

A bearish balance sheet from the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent cotton prices tumbling Thursday at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). More...

House OKs scaled-down $20 billion farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans pushed a scaleddown farm bill through the House on Thursday, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving GOP leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month.  More...

Expanded White - winged Dove Zone Approved

AUSTIN - Texas bird hunters might consider investing in an extra box or two of shells this year to take advantage of increased bag and possession limits and expanded opportunities.  More...

Obituaries

RALPH OSBORN

RAYMONDVILLE - Ralph Herbert Osborn, Raymondville resident for 54 years, passed away July 6, 2013, at the age of 100 years, 3 1/ 2 months. He was born March 24, 1913, in Jackson, MI, to Herbert & Ethel Osborn. More...

LUCY S. LOPEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Lucy S. Lopez, 85, was welcomed to her Heavenly home on Monday, July 15, 2013 at her residence. She was born on January 7, 1928 in Houston, TX to Manuel and Fernanda (Perales) Salinas.  More...

ALFREDO HERNANDEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Alfredo Hernandez, 65, entered into eternal peace on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, TX. Alfredo was born and raised in Raymondville, TX. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BERTHA LOTTA GILBERT, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Bertha Lotta Gilbert, Deceased, were issued on June 20, 2013, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. More...

Legal Notice

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a BQ Wine and Beer Retailer’s Off-Premise Permit by Sylvia Letecia Lopez dba K&P Drive Thru to be located at 415 Hwy 77 North Sebastian, Willacy, Tx.   More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

700 FM 3168 Monday, September 16, 2013 5:00 P.M.   More...

Love Truckstop may locate north of city on new I-69

A proposal to build a truck stop north of town is in the works, but no details are available about the project.  County Judge John F. Gonzales Jr. More...

Lions District 2-A3 meets Saturday in Raymondville

The Lions District 2-A3 Cabinet meeting will be held Saturday in Raymondville.  Hosted by the Raymondville Lions Club, the quarterly meeting will be held Saturday, July 20 at St. Anthony Catholic Church.  More...

PORT MANSFIELD FISHING TOURNAMENT GETS READY FOR NEXT WEEK

  PORT MANSFIELD FISHING TOURNAMENT GETS READY FOR NEXT WEEK. |align=left|width=250|height=157|link=node] More...

Editorial & Columns

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...

Behind the Badge

Sometimes, Laughter is the Best Medicine

Every once in a while things pile up on us and the old pressure cooker starts growling, and you know you're at the verge of a possible melt-down, you have a couple of options. More...

County Lifestyles

MTC HONORS TOP CORRECTIONS EMPLOYEES

Alexander Sanchez named Correctional Officer of the Year

CENTERVILLE, Utah - Management & Training Corporation (MTC) has named Alexander Sanchez Correctional Officer of the Year for his dedication and hard work. More...

WILLACY BOYS HELPED A3 ACADEMY WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP

  WILLACY BOYS HELPED A3 ACADEMY WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP at the DFW 2013 USSSA World Series beating teams from Kansas, West Texas and Louisiana. More...

RENE JONATHAN FLORES

  RENE JONATHAN FLORES, a graduate of San Perlita 2009, graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He lives and works in Austin, TX. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JULY 10 - Missing person, 200 blk N. Shore Dr., Port Mansfield.  Assist other agency, 900 blk Rodeo St., Raymondville.  Theft, FM 507, Sebastian.  JULY 11- Burglary of a vehicle, West Hwy. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POICE BLOTTER

JULY 15- Burglary of building, 1000 blk N. 3rd.  Disorderly conduct, 700 blk W. Sonora.  Incident, 400 blk W. Sauz.  Burglary of habitation, 400 blk W. Raymond.  Fraudulent use of identifying info., 900 blk W. More...

Manziel pleads guilty to 2012 charge, fined $2,000

Johnny Manziel’s day in court for his arrest last summer in College Station came and went Monday with the Heisman Trophy winner pleading guilty for failing to identify himself to police officers.  More...

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