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Workshop to discuss shelter, sports complex Thursday

A meeting to discuss plans for building an emergency shelter and a sport complex is scheduled Thursday at the Raymondville Rural Technical Skills Training Center.  County, city and school officials have been asked to attend the meeting originall More...

News

Senator Lucio wants women to consider adoption before abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The lone Democrat in the Texas Senate who backed the state’s new abortion laws says he’ll keep pushing for women to be required to complete an adoption course before terminating a pregnancy.  More...

Contaminated salad blamed for 122 Texas cases of cyclospora

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Health officials in Texas say they've had 122 reports of people being sickened in a cyclospora outbreak that spans 15 states so far.  Christine Mann is a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services. More...

Cruz: Grassroots uprising can stop bad health care law

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) - U. S. Sen. Ted Cruz says a federal government shutdown may be necessary to halt the White House- backed health care law, saying it could be the best and “quite possibly last” opportunity to defund it.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 1, 2013

Cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) traded on both sides of unchanged Thursday as the 2013-14 marketing year officially began. More...

Review: Texas leads the way in wind energy

“The Great Texas Wind Rush: How George Bush, Ann Richards, and a Bunch of Tinkerers Helped the Oil and Gas State Win the Race to Wind Power” (University of Texas Press), by Kate Galbraith and Asher Price  Millions of people are askin More...

Obituaries

STEVE GARZA

RAYMONDVILLE - Steve Garza, 68, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Saturday, August 3, 2013 at his residence, with his family at his side.  He was born on March 25, 1945 in Concho, TX, son of Francisco and Rosa (Garcia) Garza.  More...

RAMONA TREJO

RAYMONDVILLE - Ramona Trejo, 80, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville.  She was born on January 10, 1932 in Mexico, daughter of Jose Maria and San Juana (Hernandez) Marti More...

ZENAIDA S. DIAZ

Zenaida S. Diaz, 89, was welcomed to her Heavenly home on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Harlingen Medical Center. She was born on July 6, 1924 in Runge, TX to Timoteo and Jesusa (Pereida) Salas.  More...

Nation’s first cotton bale to be auctioned in Harlingen

The nation’s first cotton bale picked at the Rodriguez Farms in Santa Rosa will be auctioned this week and the highest bidder will take over the pricy commodity.  A minimum bid of $3,000 is the starting point at the event set for 6:45 p.m. More...

SEVERAL BUCKS

SEVERAL BUCKS gather under a porch in Port Mansfield while trying to get out of the scorching sun. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Meeting on the River

Early this morning we drove to McAllen/ Mission area for a joint meeting with other Border Sheriffs and a delegation of legislators headed by Congressman Michael McCaul, (RTX) Chairman, U. S. House Committee on Homeland Security. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A tourist noticed a man sitting by the ruins of a home that hadbeen blown away by the winds of a tornado. Puzzled he asked, "Was this your home?"  'Yep," he said  "Any of your family blown away with it?" the tourist continued.  "Yep. More...

County Lifestyles

60th Wedding Anniversary

Pablo and Hortencia Vela will celebrate their 60th anniversary on August 7, 2013. The couple was married in Refugio, TX They have lived in Sebastian, TX the past 60 years. More...

CUB SCOUT PACK 40

CUB SCOUT PACK 40 went to camp at Camp Karankawa in Corpus Christi this year. The boys earned many belt loops and pins and participated in activities like horsemanship, canoeing and zip lining. More...

Happy 21st Birthday!

Jessica Michelle
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Crime & Courts

WILLACY COUNTY SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

JULY 31 - Assault/ disorderly conduct, 300 blk N. Shore, Port Mansfield. AUGUST 1- Civil matter, FM 2845 and CR 1400, Lyford. Identity theft, Huisache Ave., Lyford. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 5- Burglary of habitation, 500 blk W. Sauz.  Burglary of habitation, 400 blk W. Yturria.  Burglary of habitation w/intent to commit an assault, 300 blk W. Durham.  Incident, commitment by judge, 400 blk E. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Gomez Towing Service, Inc. has in their possession a 2004 Blue Wave 22 ft. Boat and Trailer, Vin # 4LYBA20254H001006 (same # for Boat and Tralier) License # 18XXYT (Texas). The owners are Enrique Arce III and Don Anderson, Jr. Address 4038 E. More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE TCDP # 713067

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that the City of Raymondville has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Proce More...

Raymondville Press Release

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, More...

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