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Zapata men indicted on drug smuggling charges

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Four men are scheduled to appear in federal court in South Texas after being indicted on charges they used dump trucks to smuggle marijuana and cocaine through the Rio Grande Valley.  More...

Some Austin jail inmates to learn beekeeping

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - There's a certain buzz about job training available for some inmates jailed in Central Texas.  Officials with the American Honey Bee Protection Agency on Monday are scheduled to set 10 beehives inside the Travis County Corre More...

Ex-trooper who performed cavity searches convicted

DALLAS (AP) - A former Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to performing illegal body cavity searches on two women last July along a Dallas-area highway.  More...

Farm & Ranch

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LYFORD FFA BANQUET - Lyford FFA held its annual awards banquet Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Lyford High School. Many Lyford CISD students were recognized for their efforts throughout the year. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association May 23, 2014

Prospects for significant rain in West Texas appeared to trump a surprisingly strong export sales and shipment report from USDA Thursday as cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in New York resumed their downward slide.  More...

Memorial Day Weekend Very Busy for Texas Game Wardens

AUSTIN - Texas game wardens investigated seven drowning deaths and another four boating related fatalities over what proved to be one of the state's deadliest Memorial Day weekends.  More...

Obituaries

ANITA CORREA GOMEZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Beloved mother, grandmother and career school teacher with Raymondville I.S.D., Anita Correa Gomez, entered into rest Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  She was born on November 14, 1932 in San Perlita, TX, daughter of Donato and Isabel More...

ESTHER F. GONZALEZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Esther F. Gonzalez joined our Heavenly Father on May 24, 2014. She was born January 10, 1934 in Lyford, Texas to Andres and Santos Flores.  More...

Card of Thanks

Julia V. Ramirez

Our heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbors who extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow. For the floral offerings, food, prayers, and other kindnesses, we are deeply grateful. More...

Legals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Willacy County is implementing a 2014 Transportation Infrastructure Fund grant program with funding from the Texas Department of Transportation. We are soliciting proposals to provide project delivery services related to this award. More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The City of Raymondville, Texas (City) will receive bids for the construction of a new Police Station until 4:00 PM, on June 24, 2014, at the City of Raymondville City Hall at 142 South 7th Street, Raymondville, Texas, 78580, (956) 689-2443 at which More...

Old county jail converted into offices for courthouse staff

The old county jail built in 1976 on West Main St. More...

OFFSHORE FISHING WINNERS

OFFSHORE FISHING WINNERS of the 2014 Willacy County Young Farmers Association Fishing Tournament showed the catches of the day Saturday - 3 sharks and some big red snapper - the last day of the tourn More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Watching people living life and enjoying it

I don't know what kind of weekend you may have had, but mine was very enjoyable. As you know by now, I enjoy watching people and speaking with them and sharing stories and ideas. More...

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Letters

Pedraza has suggestions for improved animal control

Great story by Tony Vindell about our Animal Control Officer Jesse Coy, it sure sounds like a difficult job especially having to euthanize so many dogs every month. More...

Reader complains about EMS

Editor, In an emergency, the first thing you would think about doing is calling 911 for help. That is exactly what we did. When we called 911 we were still struggling to get the top of a medicine container More...

County Lifestyles

Fonseca-VillacaƱa Wedding

Hector VillacaƱa and Eva Dina Fonseca of Garland, TX are happy to announce their upcoming marriage on June 21, 2014 in Raymondville, TX. Hector is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Slices of Life

The day of Doug the dog

He bounded into the yard Saturday morning around 10:00 unannounced and uninvited with an enthusiasm usually reserved for squirrels. He was off-putting at first, in part because of his exuberance and in part because of his mouth. More...

Graduation Blessing

The Prince of Peace Parish along with its Missions of St. Martin of Tours and Santa Monica invite you to share in the blessing and celebration of the Graduating Class of 2014 on Sunday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 20- Accident/minor, 400 blk N. 2nd St.  Criminal mischief, 200 blk N. 11th St.  Suspicious circumstance, 300 blk W. Hidalgo.  Criminal mischief, 400 blk W. White.  Burglary/habitation, 200 blk E. More...

More than two dozen in Texas arrested in gang sweep

SAN ANTONIO (AP) At least 28 people suspected of being gang members have been nabbed in Texas as part of a nationwide sweep leading to more than 600 arrests.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on Thursday announced details of the lat More...

Lyford man sentenced to 6 months in prison for felony DWI

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rene Bella, 40, of Lyford, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 6 years in prison for felony driving while intoxicated. More...

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