June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City approves July 4th parade/fireworks

The city is getting ready to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day that will take place Friday, July 4.  The city commission approved a number of items concerning the annual event during Tuesday’s meeting.  Commissioners appro More...

Lasara School News

Middle School and High School ACE Program Lasara Middle and High School students have had an enjoyable and eventful time with the Summer ACE Program thus far More...

News

Central Texas town's police chief shot dead

LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY, Texas (AP) - The police chief in a small Central Texas town has been shot dead while checking a report of an armed man.  Lee Dixon had been police chief in Little River-Academy for a month after holding the job previously i More...

Killeen man charged with slaying of officer

BELTON, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a Killeen police officer in an incident that left three other officers wounded.  A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Marvin Louis Guy of Killeen on a More...

Illegal alien children crisis calls out to local EMS for help

Although the crisis with under aged illegal aliens has not spilled over into Willacy County, the local Emergency Medical Services is lending a helping hand.  The EMS portable hospital was taken to Mc Allen over the weekend and is now being used More...

Letters

Reader comments on RISD truancy problem

I read with interest the article on school truancy at RISD. It seems to me that this is not a local problem but a universal one. More...

Sharia Law to be explained at Harlingen event

Dear Editor, For those who do not know about the Tea Party, it is an educational organization. Its objective, (among others) is to further the education of all citizens about the constitution and to increase our awareness of how it is working today More...

County Lifestyles

Slices of Life

Picture perfect kids

When my kids were babies, I took lots of photos - always hoping to get the one perfect shot. This was during the prehistoric, pre-digital age, when cameras required film and film required developing. More...

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Brenda and Jim Kirman formerly of Raymondville, are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. The couple was married on June 26, 1964, at the First Baptist Church in Raymondville. More...

BABY SHOWER HONORING JODEL WHITE

BABY SHOWER HONORING JODEL WHITE given on June 8, 2014 at the American Legion. Father to be is Mark White. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 17- Arrested: Daniel Andres Orozco, 100 blk S. 7th St., failure to pay fine.  Arrested: Juan Manuel Cruz, 400 blk W. Durham, poss. marijuana, under 2 oz.  Disturbance/verbal, 800 blk N. 4th St.  Locked keys, 900 blk W. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

JUNE 18 - Burglary of a habitation, Cemetery Rd., Raymondville.  Theft, N. Bus. 77, Raymondville.  JUNE 19 - Execution of warrant/ evading arrest with a motor vehicle. Arrested: Nora Hilda Rivera, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  More...

Legals

Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

City of Raymondville-TDA Grant # 713391

The City of Raymondville will receive bids for PROPOSED REPLACEMENT OF A 10" SANITARY SEWER LINE & MANHOLE REHABILITATION IMPROVEMENTS until 4:00 p.m. More...

RISD nearing financial cliff - Revenues $16 million - Expenditures $21 million

A workshop to discuss budget issues at the Raymondville school district went beyond the normal run of the mill agenda items.  Lorenzo Sanchez, the outgoing chief executive officer with the district, gave a presentation few people were expecting More...

Assault with a deadly weapon trial begins in 197th district court

A Raymondville man accused of stabbing two women with a pocket knife is being tried in the 197th Judicial District Court.  Adam Lee Gritzner was arrested Sept. More...

EDC, city study request for financial backing for sports bar

Two of the newest trustees with the Raymondville school district want to open a sports bar they say will be a “family restaurant that sells liquor.”  They, and their wives, are seeking financial support from the Raymondville Economic More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Who or what do you love?

I was lying in bed last night wondering what to write about this week and the thought came to mind, “write about love.” Now I know where it came from but I had no idea what He wanted me to say, but I’m going to try. More...

Opinion:

Please!! - - No more VA Hospitals!

Two weeks ago we published a news release from State Senator Fddie of Brownsville in which he cited the delays experienced by local veterans seeking medical care as a reason to build a new VA hospital in the Rio Grande Valley.  More...

Opinion:

EDC Should not use sales tax dollars to fund questionable projects

When Raymondville voters decided to switch from a class B. EDC Corporation to a Class A Corporation most voters didn't realize exactly what they were voting for. More...

Farm & Ranch

214 SORGHUM HARVEST

2014 SORGHUM HARVEST got under way this week in Willacy County. Combines were sent Monday to harvest the grain on a field along County Road 2200. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 19, 2014

The July/December spread remained the focus this week as the activity caused the December contract to drop to its lowest level since February before being able to make a turn around.  More...

New highway in Mexico creates opportunity for Weslaco agricultural economist

WESLACO - A new highway in Mexico may never enter the U.S., but it is taking Dr. Luis Ribera, a Texas A& M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural economist in Weslaco, on the road.  More...

Obituaries

MARIA GARCIA BELLA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Maria Garcia Bella, 82 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Friday, June 20, 2014 at her residence. She was born on May 13, 1932 in Norias, TX, daughter of Jose and Eufemia Garcia. More...

NORMA LINDA NIETO

RAYMONDVILLE/ HOUSTON Norma Linda Nieto, 54, entered into eternal glory Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX. More...

Card of Thanks

Our “Hero” Juan “Johnny” Barnhart, Jr.

We would like to express our most sincere thanks for the flowers, food, prayers, hugs, phone calls and condolences during this sorrowful time. More...

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