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Former Texas Ranger enjoying family time

Many a small town Texas boy has dreamed of growing up to be a Texas Ranger.  At least one Raymondville native did.  Miguel "Mike" Ramirez was able to put away his badge in May after a long career as a Texas Department of Public Safety troop More...

News

Texas No. 1 in gun purchase applications

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas is leading the nation in the number of people seeking federal permission to buy guns.  Federal statistics reviewed Friday by the Houston Chronicle show 1.2 million people in Texas through the end of September filled out appl More...

Oil falls below $103 as U.S. debt deadline nears

The price of oil fell below $103 a barrel Monday as a partial U.S. government shutdown entered a second week and crude production in the Gulf of Mexico got back on track after a storm system passed through.  More...

West Texas sheriff’s deputy killed in shootout

MCCAMEY, Texas (AP) - A sheriff’s deputy has been killed in a shootout with a man at a West Texas convenience store, authorities said.  The Upton County Sheriff’s Office says Billy “Bubba” Kennedy died late Wednesday at t More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 3, 2013

The partial U.S. government shutdown will have an effect on the cotton market. With USDA closed, a number of reports important to growers, traders and analysts will not be available, such as weekly U.S. export sales and crop conditions.  More...

Outlook favorable for Texas deer season in most areas

AUSTIN - While not clear of the drought, things are looking up in many parts of the state this year and the outlook for deer and deer hunting is much brighter.  Archery-only deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 1. More...

It’s pumpkin season

This morning as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I couldn’t help but notice that the majority of my friends were excited about a spiced pumpkin coffee drink, a pumpkin-scented candle, new pumpkins they had purchased for decorating thei More...

Obituaries

LYDIA P. CANTU

RAYMONDVILLE- Lydia P. Cantu, 76, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Valley Baptist in Harlingen, TX. She was born on March 23, 1937 in Raymondville, TX to Manuel Sr. and Guadalupe (Galvan) Perez.  More...

GUADALUPE LOPEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Guadalupe Lopez, 65, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones in Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.  He was born on March 22, 1948 in Junction, TX, son of Jose Maria More...

JUANITA DELGADO

LYFORD- Juanita Delgado, 63, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at her residence. She was born on August 24, 1950 in Raymondville to Jose Angel and Ernestina (Medrano) Hernandez.  More...

Police nab local men for dealing drugs

Two Raymondville men, including a senior citizen, were arrested by police for possessing illegal drugs including marijuana and cocaine.  Arrested were Juan Jose Gonzalez and 70 years old James Evans.  Gonzalez was nabbed a week ago Tuesday More...

Homeowner busts burglars redhanded

A Sebastian woman held two burglars at gunpoint and they were arrested by sheriff deputies as they ran to a nearby field in an attempt to elude authorities.  As Karen Barnett arrived Saturday afternoon to check out her son’s house on Lilac More...

A TWO-VEHICLE

A TWO-VEHICLE accident happened shortly after noon at Spur 56 and Expressway 77 across from Rodriguez Ford. More...

Editorial & Columns

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

One day a gentleman who was in deep distress came to see me. He thought that it was his good works that would get him into heaven. More...

Behind the Badge

Who’s In Jail, and Why?

We've been having our jail population about full lately, and as I was going over the list to see who may be able to make bond, I found some interesting facts. As of Monday of this week we had 80 Inmates incarcerated in our county jail. More...

County Lifestyles

MGMS News Round Up

In volleyball, the 7th grade “A” team earned their second straight victory with an impressive win over Progreso. The 8th grade “B” team was also victorious at home versus the Lady Red Ants. More...

“UNSUSPECTING PREY” MEET & GREET

  “UNSUSPECTING PREY” MEET & GREET was held September 19 at the Beyond Arts Gallery in Harlingen. Author Margie Myers has just published “Unsuspecting Prey”, her newest novel. Myers is shown with Bonnie Brown. More...

HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY!

Scout Camille Gomez
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Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

OCTOBER 2 - Violation of protective order, N. Monterrey, Raymondville.  Welfare concern, W. Durham, Raymondville.  Disturbance (verbal), 300 Beach St., Port Mansfield.  OCTOBER 3- Recovered stolen vehicle, FM 490 East of Bus. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 7- Incident, civil dispute, 400 blk E. Sunset.  Burglary of habitation, 700 blk E. San Francisco.  Violation of protective order, 200 blk S. King.  OCTOBER 6- Burglary of vehicle, 500 blk W. More...

Salinas sentenced to 2 years prison for burglary

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jose Arturo Salinas, 23, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison for burglary of a habitation. More...

Legals

City of Raymondville TCDP# 713067 Construction Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

The City of Raymondville will receive bids for Raymondville Existing Water well Rehabilitation Improvements Project (Phase I) until 4:00 p.m. More...

The ESC-2 Good buy Purchasing Cooperative is soliciting bids for the following:

• Facility Services: Building/Equipment Maintenance/Repair- bid opening 12/6/13 • Copy Paper - bid opening 12/9/13 • Science: Supplies/Equipment - bid opening 12/11/13 • AudioNisual: Equipment - bid opening 12/18/13 More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of DAVID EDWARD MINNICK, II, Deceased, were issued on August 9, 2013, in Cause No. More...

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