July 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners approve free caliche, but Pct 1 turns it down

The Willacy County Commissioner’s Court approved a motion to accept 20 loads of caliche during last week’s meeting.  Precinct 1 Commissioner Eliberto “Beto” Guerra said it was an item he put on the agenda, saying Rio Beef More...

A STREET PROJECT

A STREET PROJECT to repave First Street from West Hidalgo Avenue to San Francisco Avenue got under way a little more than two weeks ago. More...

News

Texas no longer requires auto inspection sticker

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Come next March, Texas drivers will no longer be required to have an inspection sticker on their windshield.  But vehicles will still be required to get the once-over.  More...

Texas increases highway patrols over July Fourth

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas troopers will be out in force over the long Fourth of July holiday period looking for suspected drunken drivers and other 'traffic violators.  The Texas Department of Public Safety says patrols will increase starting F More...

‘Bullet train’ cleared for environmental review

HOUSTON (AP) - Federal rail regulators have cleared the proposed Dallasto Houston " bullet train" project for an environmental review.  The Federal Railroad Administration published a "notice of intent" in the Federal Register on Wednesday for a More...

County Lifestyles

LASARA ISD SUPERINTENDENT, SARA A. ALVARADO

  LASARA ISD SUPERINTENDENT, SARA A. ALVARADO, board president, Albert Treviño, and member, Eloy Castañeda were presenters at the TASB Summer Leadership Institute last week in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Slices of Life

The patio project

I am tired. My back is sore. My arms ache. My husband put me through the ropes this weekend. More...

LILIANA MIA GARCIA

  LILIANA MIA GARCIA received First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Liliana celebrated this special event with a lunch given by her family at the Arredondo Ranch. More...

Crime & Courts

Drunk driver sentenced to 5 years in prison and 2 years in state jail

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jacqueline Roel Garcia, 35, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison for 2 counts of intoxication assault and 2 years in a state jail facility fo More...

Man who stabbed women sentenced to 10 years in prison

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Adam Lee Gritzner, 37, of Sebastian, TX, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for 3 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 23- Suspicious vehicle, Compass Bank.  Disturbance/noise, 400 blk E. Petra.  Medical/phone, La Estancia.  Harassment by phone, 400 blk E. Charles.  911 hang up, 3000 blk Hwy. 186 SW.  911 transfer, 14000 blk Bus. More...

Time to celebrate with fireworks, food and a patriotic parade!

Put on July 4th colors of red, white and blue and head to Smiley Park Friday to celebrate another anniversary of the country’s Independence Day.  The annual festivities will begin at 10 a.m. More...

NFL quarterback, busted for boating while intoxicated

A 30-year-old National Football League player was arrested over the weekend and charged with boating while intoxicated, authorities said.  Kevin B. More...

Defendant sentenced to 10 years for stabbing 2 women

A Sebastian man accused of stabbing his common-law wife and her daughter pled guilty as his jury trial was entering its third day.  Adam Lee Gritzner, 37, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly w More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Independence Day (4th of July) 2014

As we near the 4 of July holiday this year, many thoughts come to mind. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 26, 2014

Cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) fell into negative territory Monday morning before returning to positive ground Monday afternoon. More...

Meat goat workshop slated July 12 in Weslaco

WESLACO - Professional and beginning goat producers alike are invited to attend The Meat Goat Production, Marketing and Land Use Workshop, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch - Why do people homestead?

In the last article we talked about our definition of homesteading. Here we’d like to address reasons WHY people homestead. If you were going to homestead, what would be your reason? Do you want to work in the peaceful outdoors? More...

Obituaries

PATSY RAE CROOK FLORENCE

RAYMONDVILLE- We said good-bye to our beautiful, perfect mother when Jesus took her home on June 28, 2014. More...

HERMINIA “MINNIE” DE LA GARZA

RAYMONDVILLE- Herminia “Minnie” De La Garza, 81, entered into eternal glory on June 25, 2014 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was born on November 16, 1932 in Raymondville, TX to Damacio and Camila Villarreal.  More...

In Loving Memory

Adolfo Lopez

8/11/1939 - July 1, 2006   More...

Legals

NOTICE CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE WATER SYSTEM CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all community water systems to deliver an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to all their water customers. More...

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...

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