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NEWS BRIEFS

STABBING VICTIM HOSPITALIZED   RAYMONDVILLE - Willacy County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men early Saturday for a stabbing related to a domestic dispute.  More...

News

New survey tells you what a new car costs to drive

DETROIT (AP) - Every new car window sticker shows the estimated cost of fuel for a year, but that figure may not reflect the miles you drive. A new survey does that math for you.  More...

Many school kids are sleep deprived as year begins

WASHINGTON (AP) - Too many kids are sleep deprived, and the start of a new school year only makes matters worse.  Sleep specialists and child psychologists say it’s important to get all school-aged children on a sleep routine as soon as po More...

Lack of English skills one of biggest challenges for Texas school students

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - When public school teachers return to classrooms this month, they know one of the biggest challenges they’ll face is the growing number of students who will speak little or no English.  More...

County Lifestyles

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Jesus and Margarita Reyna of South Houston celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in company of family and friends on July 21, 2013. A mass was celebrated on Saturday, July 20, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in their honor. More...

RHS 2013-2014 VARSITY BAND

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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 390 GIRL’S STATE

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 390 GIRL’S STATE - Shown, from left to right, Micaela de la Rosa, American Legion President Fidela Barrera, 3 - Alissa Reyes. Not shown is Aliza Lee Ann Garza. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

AUGUST 14 - Criminal trespass, 300 blk Alamo Ave., Sebastian.  AUGUST 15- Theft, 6th and Palmeto Ave., Sebastian.  Disturbance (verbal), S. Bus. 77, Lyford.  AUGUST 16 - Structure fire, Broadway and Alamo St., Sebastian.  More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 17- Robbery, 700 blk W. Tampico. AUGUST 16- Harassment by phone, 300 blk E. Norman. Assist other agency (Hidalgo County SO), execution of warrant, 300 blk N. More...

Los Fresnos woman sentenced to 8 years for cocaine smuggling

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Cynthia Rios, 19, of Los Fresnos, TX, was sentenced to 8 years in prison, for possessing cocaine. More...

Commissioners approve 3 bids for remodeling project

Three of four bids submitted for a project to renovate the Willacy County administrative building have been approved by the commissioner’s court.  A fourth one, for the plumbing part of the project, was rejected as it came in at more than More...

Health fair attracts scores of children in time for school

More than 200 students and their parent showed up at a health fair last week to get ready for the start of another school year.  Fair providers gave backpacks, school supplies, hair cuts, immunizations and handed out all sorts of information on More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Recent Successes

This past Friday was the first of two recent successes in Raymondville. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 15, 2013

The cotton market shook off the summer doldrums, at least temporarily, this week as a surprisingly bullish supply and demand report from USDA and increasing concern about crop conditions in the Southeast helped boost futures prices at the Intercontin More...

A historic drought ravaging southwest

A severe drought in the Southwestern U.S. is devastating crops and farm communities - sending a warning about climate change, Sasha Abramsky reports in a prescient article published in the August 5-12 issue of The Nation.  More...

TEXAS DOVE SEASON PROSPECTS BRIGHT

Special White-wing Area expands; higher possession limit

AUSTIN -Texas dove hunters should see plenty of opportunity this fall as conditions are shaping up for an above average season, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Dove season kicks off Sunday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

ADELA D. REYES

RAYMONDVILLE - Adela D. Reyes, 106, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 19, 2013 at her residence in Raymondville. She was born on October 20, 1906 in General Teran, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Andres and Patrocinia (Garza) Diaz.  More...

ELOY R. CAVAZOS

NEW BRAUNFELS/SEBASTIAN - Eloy R. More...

Card of Thanks

Porfiro Cantu

Our most sincere thanks go out to all of our friends and family who accompanied us during the recent loss of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and brother, Porfirio Cantu. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Texas Department of Agriculture Colonia Fund: Construction - Contract #712105 Rehabilitation Construction of Residential Housing Units Willacy County, Texas   More...

NOTICE

San Perlita Independent School District  22987 Trojan Drive PO Box 37 San Perlita, Tx 78590  Phone: (956) 248-5563 Fax: (956) 248-5561  SAN PERLITA I. S. D. FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT PROVISION 2 NOTICE   More...

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 Trailer) License # 18XXYT (Texas). The owners are Enrique Arce III and Don Anderson, Jr. Address 4038 E. More...

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