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RISD hires Juan Francisco Cantu as new athletic director

The Raymondville school district has hired Juan Francisco “Frank” Cantu as its new athletic director/football coach at an annual salary of $73,500.  The board of trustees met for about 45 minutes in executive session Tuesday to discu More...

News

2 Alaska State Troopers killed, person detained

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Two Alaska State Troopers have been shot and killed during an investigation in a remote village, including at least one who had appeared in a television show about Alaska officers on the job.  Troopers spokeswoman Megan Pe More...

South Texan with 8 DWI convictions gets 70 years

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) A South Texas man with eight driving while intoxicated convictions has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for his latest DWI case.  Jurors in Corpus Christi sentenced 58-year-old Richard Vollick over a December traff More...

BOY SCOUT TROOP 440

BOY SCOUT TROOP 440 worked on a Beautification Service Project this past weekend at the Willacy County Housing Authority. More...

County Lifestyles

LASARA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

LASARA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS at their prom on Saturday. More...

Slice of Life Old love, new love and ode to true love

My husband and I have been married for twenty-something years. I thought I knew the exact number by heart; however, during a recent conversation, he corrected my math. I'd been adding an extra 365 days to the duration of our wedded bliss. More...

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY!

Caleb James Contreras
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Crime & Courts

Kingsville man sentenced to 2 years in prison for drunk driving

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Juan Mendez, Jr., 41, of Kingsville, TX, was sentenced to 2 years in prison for felony driving while intoxicated More...

Weslaco man sentenced to 5 years in prison for pot possession

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Mike Gamez, 23, of Weslaco, TX was sentenced by to 5 years in prison for Possession of Marihuana More...

Houston man runs from the law and the law won

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Marcos Mendoza, 25, of Houston, TX, was sentenced to state jail for 6 months, day for day, for evading arrest with a vehicle. More...

Old city hall demolished to make way for new police station

The old city hall turnedpolice station has been demolished to pave the way for a new facility.  City officials and onlookers watched as an excavator worked its way around, turning the police station into a pile of debris.  More...

Port Mansfield woman found dead at home

A 57-year-old woman was found dead last week inside a Port Mansfield house where she was living and authorities are waiting for the results of an autopsy.  Cindy Sue Franke was found dead inside the house at 311 Beach St. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Honoring our Mothers, and Rightfully So

One of the original Ten Commandments tells us to honor our Mother and Father. It goes on to say why. "So our days shall be long on this earth." Mothers deserve all the honor we can give them, for they put up with us. More...

Letters

Character matters, reader says

It was good to read that the City is ready to start on some street projects and repairs and that progress is on the rise in Raymondville.  I am going to shift gears and give my opinion on the "race" issue in California. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 1, 2014

With the exception of Tuesday's trading session at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the cotton market turned rather dull this week. More...

WILLACY COUNTY 4-H MEMBERS

  WILLACY COUNTY 4-H MEMBERS competed May 3, 2014 at District 12 4-H Round Up events. More...

Onion and Watermelon Irrigation Field Day set May 8 in Weslaco

WESLACO - Lower Rio Grande Valley vegetable growers are invited to the Onion and Watermelon Irrigation Field Day to be held from 9 a.m.- noon May 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. More...

Obituaries

PETRA N. MORENO

RAYMONDVILLE- Petra N. Moreno, 89, passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center surrounded by her family on May 5, 2014.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan S. Moreno Sr., and her loving daughter, Nativida Jaquez.  More...

JULIA V. RAMIREZ

RAYMONDVILLE- Julia V. Ramirez, 78, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. She was born on February 22, 1936 in Donna, TX to Teodoro Villarreal, Sr. and Concepcion Gomez Villarreal.  More...

LUCILLE “LUCY” MUTZ

DONNA, TX- Lucille (Lucy) Mutz, 96, entered into her eternal resting place early Monday, May 5, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 9, 1917 in La Fourche Parrish, LA. More...

Legals

Notice of ESTRAY

04/25/14  Clerk of Willacy County  On 01/31/14 four (4) horses were found to be ESTRAY on the right of way of FM 2629 just West of FM 2845, and were secured on the property of Roberto Garza 10798 FM 2629 Sebastian,TX. More...

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the City of Lyford addressed to Lydia Moreno, City Secretary on May 27, 2014 until 2:00 p.m. More...

City of Raymondville TDA Grant 713391

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain To: All interested Federal, State and Local agencies, Groups and Individuals.  More...

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