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26 candidates file for March primary election - only half pay filing fees

Less than half of the candidates who filed to run in the Democratic Party primary have paid the required fees to seek public office, while many others are taking the cheap route.  According to a tally of who paid the $750 and $375 fees to file t More...

News

Texas touts law protecting Christmas in schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Just in time for the holidays, a Texas lawmaker is making extra sure everyone remembers wishing someone “Merry Christmas” is now protected by law in public schools around the state.  Houston Republican Rep. More...

2013 RHS presents

Grease is the Word!

Come out and join the pink ladies and T-birds for a night of ‘50s fun!  December 12, 13 and 14 - 7:30 p.m. and December 15 - 2 p.m. at the RHS Auditorium. $5.00 entry fee for adults and $3.00 for students. More...

DPS: DWI roadblocks won't return to Valley

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Traffic checkpoints along the Texas border that critics say were stateoperated immigration traps won’t be deployed again without lawmaker support, Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said Wednesday.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association December 5, 2013

Cotton prices seemed to be locked in a sideways trading pattern this week with relatively low volume reported each day at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). More...

County Lifestyles

Happy 40th Anniversary

Grandma and Grandpa, Mom and Dad, we love you.

Mr. and Mrs. More...

31st Wedding Anniversary

Debby and John were married December 11, 1982 in  Monroe, Michigan. Their children are Terry, Del and Brandy.  Always   More...

Willacy County Art League

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Crime & Courts

WILLACY COUNTY SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

DECEMBER 5 - Civil matter, Sebastian.  Burglary of a habitation, Cemetery Rd., Raymondville.  Criminal trespass, E. Hwy. 186, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/failure to appear, driving while intoxi- cated. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 9- Incident: lost property, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  DECEMBER 8- Sexual assault of a child, 300 blk W. Durham.  Commitment to VBMC, 100 blk E. Rodriguez.  Assault by contact (FV), 200 blk S. King.  More...

City commission approves tax incentives for new Holiday Inn

A tax incentive package for a proposed Holiday Inn Express was approved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Raymondville City Commission.  An investor from Harlingen, VJ Javeri, is interested in building a hotel at 220 N. More...

60 county residents sue wind farms claiming loss of sleep from noise

Up to 60 residents and landowners living east of Expressway 77 are suing the two Willacy County windfarms for negligence.  They claim the wind turbines from Duke Energy and E-On Climate & Reweables are disturbing their way of life, that they More...

Lyford cancels Christmas parade

The city of Lyford has cancelled its Christmas parade after it was first rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

He's Coming Again

The Bible tells us in Luke 2:11, "Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David." At that time the world was perfectly aligned for the first advent of our Lord Jesus. He was born in the fullness of time. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Two miners had been searching for gold for months. Their efforts went unrewarded until one day when they struck it rich. They did not want anyone to know where they discovered their "fortune" until they staked their claim. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Some folk were called “ Quakers” because they quaked at the presence of sin and the preaching of the Scriptures. More...

Obituaries

DOROTHY MARIE HERNANDEZ JURCAK

SAN ANTONIO, TX -Dorothy Marie Hernandez Jurcak, age 79, of San Antonio, TX, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 5, 2013.  Dorothy was born Jan. 1, 1934 in Lyford, TX. More...

HILARIA L. ESTRADA

RAYMONDVILLE/ IMMOKALEE, FL -  Hilaria L. Estrada, 88, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Hope Healthcare in Lehigh Acres, FL. She was born on September 5, 1925 in La Feria, TX to Max and Micaela B. More...

OSCAR CHAVEZ, SR.

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Oscar Chavez, Sr., 77 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  He was born in Mission, Texas, son of Juan and Aurora (Gutierrez) Chavez.  More...

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