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County to donate $250,000 for city’s Pony League park

A commitment to donate up to $250,000 to the city’s Pony League Park received the OK from the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court.  The commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the city to assist the municipality to More...

News

DPS troopers make hundreds of DWI arrests

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas troopers made nearly 1,500 drunken driving arrests during the recent holidays.  The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday announced the numbers for the increased enforcement from Dec. 13 through Jan. 21. More...

Jury convicts 20-year-old of smuggling $1 million in meth

BROWNSVILLE - A federal jury has convicted Jaime Homero Guerrero of conspiracy to possess and possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. More...

Report: Ind. police raided 1,800 meth labs in 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new report from Indiana State Police says the state’s police agencies seized more than 1,800 methamphetamine labs last year.  The report released Friday says the number of meth labs raided by Indiana police agencies h More...

County Lifestyles

MEDITEC PREPARES LASARA STUDENTS FOR A CAREER IN MEDICINE

  MEDITEC PREPARES LASARA STUDENTS FOR A CAREER IN MEDICINE - In partnership with Region One ESC GEAR-Up, Lasers TSTEM Academy is concentrating on innovative ways to further engage students in science and the health care industry, the fastest gr More...

HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY!

Little Ruben
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HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY!

Gabriella Rosas
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Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff ’s Blotter

JANUARY 29 - Burglary of a habitation, Rio Beef Rd., Lasara. Cruelty to animals, Lopez Rd., Raymondville. JANUARY 30- Civil matter, 2nd St., Lyford. JANUARY 31- Criminal trespass, El Juez CR. Rd., Lasara.  More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 2- Arrested: Noemi Troncoso, theft, under $50, 14000 blk FM 490.  Theft, over $50, under $500, 300 blk W. Yturria.  Criminal mischief, over $500, under $1,500, burglary of a vehicle, 700 blk W. More...

Defendants sentenced to prison for aggravated assault in stabbing

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jason Garcia, 32, and Carlos Salazar, 32, both from Raymondville, TX, were found guilty and sentenced to prison. More...

Legals

City of Raymondville

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

On Proposed  Willacy County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Budget   More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS:IN THE INTEREST OFAdam Sosa &Alexianna Valdez CAUSE # 2013-CV-0082-AIN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURTOFWILLACY COUNTY TEXAS More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROJECT

The City of Raymondville Economic Development Corporation has proposed a Raymondville Economic Development Corporation 413 Project for the construction and improvements of a new Sports Complex Facility at 901 Durango Avenue. More...

County spends $175,000 for unnecessary lawyers fees

Although voters in Willacy County every four years elect a district and county attorney, the county spends tens of thousands of dollar for out-oftown attorneys fee.  Some attorneys hardly show up at the commissioners’ court meeting and whe More...

RISD has close to 10 percent daily absentee rate

About 10 percent of all students attending the Raymondville school district don’t show up to classes on a daily basis and that is costing the district thousands of dollars in money lost from a state program.  Some 200 students don’t More...

A WINTER WONDERLAND

A WINTER WONDERLAND was seen all over the Rio Grande Valley after northwinds in the low to mid 30s ran into rain coming from Mexico on Wednesday, Jan. 29. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Doing things a little different sometimes

When things start to get boring or slow down somewhat, I like to do things a little different, just to make the day more fun. There are numerous ways I try to do this, but one of the ways is to head for a eating place with a drive-thru.  More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Josiah Wedgewood was the founder of one of the world’s finest pottery businesses. It was his practice to walk through his plant carrying a little hammer.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas Vegetable Assoc. endorses J. Allen Carnes for Texas Ag Commissioner

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas agricultural community continues to line up for J. Allen Carnes in his bid to become Texas Agriculture Commissioner.  More...

Mysterious pest threatens Texas’billion dollar grain sorghum crop

WESLACO - A tiny insect of unknown origin is posing a serious threat to the billion dollar Texas grain sorghum crop, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.  The threat comes at a time when a lingering drought and market p More...

House passes farm bill, crop subsidies preserved

WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than two years of partisan squabbles over food and farm policy, the House passed and sent to the Senate Wednesday an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill containing a small cut in food stamps and preserving mo More...

Obituaries

LILY R. SOLIS

RAYMONDVILLE - Lily R. Solis, 83, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Retama Manor Nursing Center in Raymondville. She was born on February 28, 1930 in Premont, TX to Trinidad and Ignacia Reyes.  More...

KAY ANNETTE BRISTOL

Kay Annette Bristol, age 69, was born in Raymondville, Willacy County, Texas to C.L. “Josh” and Lena Bristol on July 26, 1944. More...

JOE LEE HANNA

Joe Lee Hanna was born July 4 1935 in Alma Arkansas and died January 23, 2014 in Hot Springs Arkansas.  Joe grew up, attended school and farmed with his father in Raymondville, Texas.  He served in the United States Navy.  More...

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