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Su Clinica healthcare fair Saturday

A healthcare fair will be held Saturday at Bearkat Stadium.  It’s the 11th annual organized by Su Clinica and the first one to be held with the participation of the Raymondville school district.  The free family event will go on from More...

News

TMA Repeats: President Obama, Let private doctors care for Veterans

Calling it a "life or death issue," Texas Medical Association (TMA) President Austin I. King, MD, is repeating his urgent request for President Barack Obama to take immediate action to enable private physicians to care for U.S. veterans.  More...

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 8 to 10 for backto school clothing, shoes and supplies

AUSTIN - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. More...

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS under construction on the east side of town is moving along. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 11, 2014

Favorable growing conditions in the United States pressured the cotton market this week as traders and analysts anxiously awaited USDA’s monthly supply and demand estimates. More...

Fresh fruits, veggies decorate Texas farmers’ markets

There’s a lot to love about Texas. One of my favorite things about the Lone Star State is the abundance of farmers’ markets that have popped up along our scenic countrysides.  More...

GRACE HERITAGE RANCH - Compost for your Garden

In our last article we talked about the importance of adding compost to the soil in your garden. Now we’ll discuss what is needed to make compost. More...

Obituaries

THELMA FAY CHAMPAGNE LYFORD/SEBASTIAN -

Thelma Fay Champagne, 85 entered into rest Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Regent Care Center, The Woodlands, TX   More...

RAUL “ROY” DE LA ROSA GARZA

Raul “Roy” De La Rosa Garza, 71, of Sebastian, Texas passes away, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen.  More...

Legals

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...

CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES AND PUBLIC GROUPS:

As provided by the state environmental review process adopted in the Permanent Rules of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) 31 Texas Administrative Code §371, subchapter E, for projects to be funded through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fun More...

Floor plan changes on project cost county $76,000

Because of changes to the original floor plan to remodel the old county jail, close to $76,000 have been added to the construction budget due to “unforeseen costs.”  More...

Old sidewalk at museum getting replaced

An antiquated, run-down sidewalk in front of the Willacy County Historical Museum is been replaced by a brand new one.  The 40-plus year old sidewalk has been a sort of liability for the parties with a stake in the 400 linear feet walkway.  More...

Port Mansfield gets ready for 40th fishing tourney

An expensive top of the line Yeti cooler will be given to the grand champion of this year’s Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament bay and offshore divisions that will be held July 24-27.  The annual tourney will celebrate its 40th year and it& More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Living between steps

Do you live your life to the fullest? Do you take advantage of every minute of every day to try and not waste any time? More...

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Letters

Reader calls for Town Hall meetings on illegal immigration

Editor,   It strikes me as odd that we have all these politicians coming to the Valley, to see first hand the situation concerning the influx of illegal alien children and then they’re gone.  More...

County Lifestyles

Slices of Life

All thumbs

When I was in school - and dinosaurs roamed the earth - everyone took a class called typewriting 101. We wrote about the quick brown fox and lazy dog using our eight fingers with hardly any effort from our thumbs. More...

LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RECOGNIZED

  LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RECOGNIZED - Travis Ramos, 2014 Lyford High School graduate, never missed school from his first day until he graduated. More...

PICTURED WITH THEIR PARENTS

  PICTURED WITH THEIR PARENTS, Rodrigo and Maria Guadalupe Abrego, St. More...

Crime & Courts

Smuggler gets 45 years in prison in deaths of illegal aliens near Kingsville

Idelfonso Garcia-Benitez, Plead Guilty Monday to the Felony Murders and Aggravated Assaults on or about March 20, 2013.  More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JULY 9 - Suspicious person, Lopez Rd., Raymondville.  Civil matter, Dahlia Rd., Lyford.  Phone harassment, Buffalo Dr., Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/child support, arrested: Nohelio Vasquez Marquez, W.C. Sheriff Dept. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 9- Burglary of a habitation, 300 blk E. Rivers.  Incident, 500 blk W. Hidalgo Ave.   Theft auto, 700 blk S. 7th.  Lost property, 300 blk S. 16th.  Lost property, 300 blk W. Hidalgo.   Incident/dog bite, 400 blk N. 10th. More...

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