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News

8 dead in Saltillo plane crash

MEXICO CITY ( AP) A private plane has crashed in a northern Mexico city, killing all eight people on board.  More...

Ignite schools an alternative to traditional education

Like a flame coming back, a public school has been giving area students another chance to get ahead in life.  The school operates under the Ignite Public School umbrella, which is apart from any of the four major school districts in Willacy Coun More...

BAKER'S DOZEN

BAKER’S DOZEN! A female muscovy duck watches her 13 ducklings as they were swimming and looking for food on the waters of a canal in Willacy County. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association April 17, 2014

At the close of last week, December cotton at the Intercontinental Exchange settled at 81.47 cents per pound Friday, up 63 points and its highest level since June 18, 2013, while modest pressure fell on nearby months. More...

Conservation farming meeting set April 29 in Weslaco

WESLACO - Growers interested in best management practices that can help improve the soil health of their fields are encouraged to attend “Conservation Farming: Financial and Technical Assistance,” to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Photo

GUILLERMO ESPARZA (second from left), senior at Raymondville High School, placed 2nd in the 2014 annual Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District Essay Contest. More...

Obituaries

SEVERA REYNA GARCIA

SEBASTIAN - Severa Reyna Garcia, 76, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 14, 2014. She was born on September 28, 1937 in El Maneado Ranch to Rafael Reyna and Eulogia Loya Reyna.  More...

ISIDRO VILLARREAL

SAN JUAN, TX - Isidro Villarreal passed away on April 15, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Raymondville in 1957 and was 57 years old.  More...

A Card of Thanks

Isidro “Chilo” Villarreal

Our recent sad loss leaves us with grateful hearts towards neighbors and friends. Their comforting expressions of sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.   More...

Legals

Notices of Non-discrimination

Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Status

The City of San Perlita, Texas does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or to, or employment in, its program or activities. Ms.  More...

City of San Perlita Fair Housing Public Service Announcement Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, It's the Law

# 712330 April, 2014

To promote fair housing practices, the City of San Perlita encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.  More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Albert Marshall Pickard, Deceased, were issued on April 14, 2014, in Cause No. 2014-PRB-0002, pending in the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, to: Marsha Ann Rankin. More...

Rash of burglaries leads to multiple arrests

Burglars from several areas of town have been having a heyday hitting houses, breaking into vehicles, running stolen credit cards and even robbing a collection jar placed on the counter of a convenient store.  That money was to help the sick at More...

Drug testing plan at RISD gains momentum

A project to give random drug testing to students from the Raymondville school district is moving along and it could be implemented by year’s end.  A hearing held Thursday to hear about the proposal drew a disappointing turnout attending m More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

63rd Annual National Day of Prayer is May 8, 2014

Well, May is just around the corner and with the month of May comes quite a few activities. First off, as always, the first Thursday in May has for the past 63 years been designated as "A National Day of Prayer". More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

When four-year-old Sammy awoke after surgery, the nurse explained that it would be necessary for him to be fed intravenously for the next few days.  More...

Letters

Underage drinking: Not worth it!

Underage drinking involves more than just the individual consuming the alcohol; it has an effect on friends, future education, future career, family and most importantly health. More...

Raymondville should emulate Harlingen, reader says

Harlingen anticipates tremendous growth mainly because they have much to offer. New businesses like Bass Pro Shop, Sam's, Cracker Barrel and Burlington's add to the attraction. More...

County Lifestyles

Child Abuse prayer service

The United Pentecostal Church of Raymondville would like to invite the community to come and take part in Blue Sunday, a special service on Sunday April 27th at 11am. More...

THE LYFORD WOMEN'S CLUB APRIL EVENT

THE LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB APRIL EVENT took them to Hilltop Gardens. An aura of serenity grasps your senses as you enter the gardens. More...

ESTELLA DELGADO

ESTELLA DELGADO celebrated her 96th birthday on April 16 at Grace Center Adult Day Care. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk’s Report

Suits filed:   Willacy County and Lyford CISD vs Viola Vasquez, a/k/a Vida Vasquez, Order Vacating Judgment.  The State of Texas vs 2002 Dodge - motion for new trial.  More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

APRIL 16 - Civil matter, 1st St., San Perlita.  Accident, U.S. 77 and FM 498, Lyford.  Vehicle impounded, FM 490 and Bus. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 15- Animal call/dead - 300 blk W. Yturria Ave.  Animal pick up, 800 blk W. Main.  Traffic, 200 blk of FM 3168.  Animal call, 300 blk S. 15th.  Animal call/dead, 200 blk of S. 7th St.  Incident, 300 blk W. More...

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