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County property values increase to $778 million

The Willacy County Commissioners Court are taking a look at the 2013-14 tax rate and options are to either leave it unchanged or a bit lower than the previous.  The current tax rate is at 61 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.  The county More...

News

Texas teenager finds his mother’s body in freezer

MINERAL WELLS, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a teenager has discovered the body of his mother in a freezer at her North Texas home.  Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan says the body was discovered Thursday evening and that the death is bein More...

Teen driver in fatal pursuit, arrested again

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - The teenage driver arrested last year after fleeing a police helicopter that fired on his truck killing two Guatemalan aliens hiding in the back has been arrested again after leading authorities on a chase near the border. More...

Dead shark is found in NYC subway car

NEW YORK ( AP) - New York City’s transit authority says a conductor found a small dead shark aboard a subway train in Queens on Wednesday.  The conductor asked passengers to leave the car and closed it off. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Pedraza has suggestions for city improvements

The City of Raymondville will hold a “Pathway to Prosperity” on Sat., August 17, 2013 to learn the City’s needs. I will not be able to attend I will be in Birmingham, Alabama attending Eternal Word Television Network weekend event. More...

County Lifestyles

Kenedy County DA graduates from War College

Lieutenant Colonel John T. Hubert of Riviera, Texas graduated from the United States Army War College on July 27th. More...

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 9283

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 9283 had their installation of officers. More...

Back to School Rally

The United Pentecostal Church of Raymondville and Pastor Mark Uzupan will be hosting their third annual Back to School Rally on August 21st at 7:30 pm. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff's Blotter

AUGUST 8 - Harassment, 300 blk E. 8th St., Sebastian.  Execution of warrant/possession of illegal device. Arrested: Jose Barrera, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  AUGUST 9- Theft, S. Bus. 77, Raymondville.  Theft, N. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 10- Arrested: Mauricio Martinez, accident involving damage, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Commitment to HMC, 900 blk E. More...

Brownsville woman sentenced to 10 years for meth possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Paula Betzabe Hernandez, 26, of Brownsville,Texas, was sentenced by to 10 years in prison for possessing methamphetamine. More...

NEW POLICE OFFICERS

NEW POLICE OFFICERS are sworn in by Mayor Orlando “Lonnie” Correa during Tuesday meeting of the city commission. From left to right are Samuel Salazar, David Osorio and Hilario Rivera. More...

City economic summit set for Saturday

A community economic summit to prepare the city for the future will be held Saturday.  Speakers from the local and state levels and the private sector will participate in the summit titled a “Pathway to Prosperity.”  Denise Blan More...

A CITY CREW

A CITY CREW gets ready to take a water valve out at 11th Street and Hidalgo Avenue. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Anger is One Letter Short of Danger

Anger is dangerous to carry around because it builds and builds like a pressure cooker and if you have no way to release your frustrations, you’ll eventually explode and usually bad things happen when you get to that point. More...

COMMENTARY

How does our County Judge represent us in public?

Maybe Willacy County Judge John Gonzales should stay away from the Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament next year, if going there is going to continue exposing the judge’s dark side to the public. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 8, 2013

Cotton futures prices broke out of their recent sideways trading pattern Wednesday, and the December contract settled at a fresh seven-week high. More...

SORGHUM HARVESTING

SORGHUM HARVESTING continues in Willacy County despite the showers of this and last week. More...

Obituaries

JOSE RODRIGUEZ AKA (KININA, K-9)

RAYMONDVILLE - Jose Rodriguez AKA (Kinina, K-9), 56, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest on Friday, August 9, 2013 in Galveston, TX, with his family by his side.  More...

PORFIRIO CANTU

RAYMONDVILLE - Porfirio Cantu, 90, of Raymondville, TX, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 11, 2013 surrounded by his family at home.  He was born on February 26, 1923 in General Bravo, N.L., Mexico, son of Andres and Maria De Rosario ( More...

GUADALUPE S. HERNANDEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Guadalupe S. Hernandez of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Monday, August 12, 2013 at his residence.  He was born on January 8, 1928 in Raymondville, TX, son of Jose M.V. and Manuela (Silguero) Hernandez.  More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS:IN THE INTEREST OFDiamonique CartezCano; Et Al CAUSE # 2013-CV-0090-AIN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURTOFWILLACY COUNTY TEXAS More...

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Lopez Towing Service, LLC. has in their possession a white Cardinal/Forest River RV Trailer, Vin #4X4FCAM217G092332. The owner is unknown. The trailer is being held at: 12960 W. 186, in Raymondville, Tx 78580. More...

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Lopez Towing Service, LLC. has in their possession a white Ford Windstar, Vin #2FMZA5143YBL55136. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 12960 W. 186, in Raymondville, Tx 78580. More...

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