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DPS offices open Saturdays for voter ID cards

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Nearly 50 Department of Public Safety offices across Texas will open on Saturdays to issue election identification certificates ahead of voting in November.  The agency announced Friday that the extended hours are only for t More...

No. 1 Alabama beats Manziel, No. 6 Aggies 49-42

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - AJ McCarron nearly matched Johnny Manziel with four touchdown passes and Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score, sidestepping Johnny Football on the way to the end zone, as No. More...

Austin police say foot chases lead to shootings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Data analysis shows that Austin police appear more likely to shoot suspects following foot chases.  The American- Statesman and KVUE News reported Sunday that, among the city’s more than two dozen police shootings sinc More...

Letters

Simple is better, reader says

Since the beginning of this year, I have decided that I do not care too much about materialism anymore. Then, by faith, I found a book entitled Choosing Simplicity - Embracing the Benefits of a Simpler Life. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 13, 2013

Cotton prices rallied three consecutive days before stalling at midweek as traders seemed to take the day off Wednesday ahead of USDA’s monthly supply/demand reports. More...

New cultivars highlight sugarcane field day set Sept. 19 in Mercedes

Scientists to discuss advances in breeding, management programs   MERCEDES - The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco will host a sugarcane field day Sept. More...

Obituaries

Card of Thanks

Pablo Vela, Jr.

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, brother, Pablo Vela, Jr. More...

A Treasured Memory

Gabriella Marina “Gaby” Rivera

10/ 16/ 1996 - 9/ 17/ 2012 One year ago today we dropped you off at school, just like we had done every school day prior to that day More...

In Loving Memory of

Maricela Solis

11/ 30/ 1975 - 9/ 23/ 2009 4 Year Anniversary Memories   I feel a warmth around me like your presence is so near. And I close my eyes to visualize your face when you were here. More...

Church bandit suspect jailed by police

A suspected burglar who police said has been hitting the same place of worship several times is now paying for his acts in the county jail.  Police arrested 35 years old Adolfo Conde Jr. More...

DIE HARD

DIE HARD fishing enthusiasts Dora and Adulfo Vargas of Raymondville were not deterred from going after the big ones at the Fred Stone Park pier in Port Mansfield despite Tuesday showers and the threa More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Temptation-How should we handle it?

At least once or twice a day temptation raises it’s ugly head in our lives. We are tempted by many things in our lives and most of them can cause us a lot of grief. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

They called him a miracle worker. It was a miracle every time he worked.  More...

OPINION:

Judge Gonzales gets his $6,000 raise

Willacy County Judge John Gonzales cast the deciding vote during Thursday’s county commissioners meeting to give himself and the other elected officials a $6,000 raise.  More...

County Lifestyles

A Girl to Remember

On Monday, September 17, 2012, a tragic ATV accident took the life of fifteen year old Gabriella Marina ( Gaby) Rivera of Lyford High School. More...

Treviño-Ackers

Cassandra Lee Treviño and HN Dylan Hayes Ackers were united in marriage on the beach at So. Padre Island on June 15, 2013. Andrew Carranco of Life Tabernacle Church of Sebastian officiated the afternoon ceremony. More...

Crime & Courts

Lozano sentenced to 2 years prison for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jesus Gutierrez Lozano, 28, of Raymondville, Texas, was sentenced to 2 years in prison for possessing cocaine.  More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

SEPTEMBER 11 - Execution of warrant/motion to revoke probation, aggravated robbery. Arrested: Sandra Garcia, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Assault causing bodily injury/ criminal mischief. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 16- Burglary of vehicle, 1200 blk S. 7th.  Arrested: Jorge Lopez, execution of warrants, failed to stop at designated point, open container, violate promise to appear, violate promise to appear, 500 blk W. More...

Legals

Request for Qualifications and Proposals

The Housing Authority of Willacy County (Housing Authority) has issued a Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ/P) from qualified individuals and/or firms (Developer) interested in establishing a relationship with the Housing Authority to over More...

SMALL TAXING UNIT NOTICE

The Willacy County Emergency Service District will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Raymondville Fire Hall Building, 523 West Hidalgo Avenue, Raymondville, Texas, to consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax year More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR OIL AND GAS WASTE DISPOSAL WELL PERMIT

Citation Oil & Gas Corp. P.O. More...

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