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BULLS, cows and steers at Rio Beef Feed Yard. More...

News

Student loan interest rates going up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interest rates go up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans. More...

Harlingen chosen for new mental hospital to serve valley patients

A 72- bed psychiatric hospital under management by Strategic Behavioral Health LLC will break ground for construction late this summer, city officials announced Wednesday, July 2.  More...

Southwest airlines opens new chapter: international flights

DALLAS (AP) - After four decades of expanding to all corners of the lower 48 states, Southwest Airlines flew into new territory on Tuesday - Jamaica, the Bahamas and Aruba.  Southwest is taking over routes flown by AirTran Airways, which it boug More...

Letters

What would liberal menu look like?, reader asks

Editor, If Liberal/Progressive ideology and talking points were a meal, what would it look like? After perusing reactions and responses to the latest SCOTUS rejections of the illegal and unconstitutional More...

County Lifestyles

STX CHEER CLINIC 2014

STX CHEER CLINIC 2014 - During the fourth week of the Summer ACE Program, an STX Cheer clinic was held. More...

Slices of Life

Golf requires time, coordination, and a visor

My career as a golfer began nearly 15 years ago when I bought my first set of clubs. My career as a parent began nearly 15 years ago when I bought my first pack of diapers. Unfortunately, the two careers didn't allow for much overlap. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 1- Animal call/dead, 200 blk of N. 7th St.  Alarm/audible, 500 blk W. Harris Ave.  Animal call, 400 blk E. Wood Ave.  Disturbance/domestic, 1200 blk S. 7th.  Loud music, 400 blk E. Main.  Criminal mischief, 500 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JULY 2 - Accident, CR 155 and FM 186, Raymondville.  Burglary of a habitation, FM 506, Sebastian.  JULY 3 - Execution of warrant/ failure to appear, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, arrested: Margarito Marcel Garza, W.C. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Dorothy J. Duderstadt were granted on April 14, 2014, in Cause No. 2014-PRB-004, pending in the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, to John Buffo.   More...

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Raymondville, Texas will convene at its regular meeting place in the City Hall in Raymondville, Texas, at 5:00 o'clock P.M., Raymondville, Texas time on August 12, 2014, and, during such More...

City approves sale of 50.1 acres to MTC for new construction

The Management & Training Corp. is going ahead with a plan to build a permanent structure at the site where it houses adult illegal aliens for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.  More...

High meat prices cause boom at local feed yard

Right at the Willacy and Hidalgo County line is a business that buys and sells cattle for the consumers’ market.  And despite the ups and downs of the meat industry particularly during periods of drought, it has done so for more than quart More...

County to consider land lease from RISD for storm shelter

A agreement to lease property from the Raymondville school district will be discussed by the Willacy County Commissioner’s Court at a meeting this week.  The school district is leasing land to the county for practically nothing for buildin More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“Making a Difference in Someone's Life”

The question comes up from time to time, especially with young people, "What do you want to do with your life?" Nobody when it comes right down to it, near the end of their life wants to took back and see that they wasted it all, or haven't made a di More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 3, 2014

Monday cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) experienced increased selling pressure following the release of the planted acreage report. More...

GRACE HERITAGE RANCH A Homesteading Starting Point - Gardening

Do you have that proverbial “green thumb”? If not, maybe it’s just because of poor quality soil in your garden. Having nutrient-rich, fertile soil is one of the biggest factors in the overall well-being of your garden. More...

Obituaries

EMMA G. REYES

LYFORD, TX - Emma G. More...

ATANASIA “TANA” RAMIREZ YBARRA

LYFORD, TX- Atanasia “Tana” Ramirez Ybarra, 78, entered the gates of heaven Tuesday, July 8, 2014. She was born May 2, 1936 to Leonardo B. and Encarnacion (Cervantes) Ramirez in Sinton, TX.  More...

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