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Family gets Vietnam veteran bracelet, 44 years later

DALLAS (AP) - A bracelet bearing the name of Staff Sgt. Dennis Hammond recently arrived at his sister's Texas home - 44 years after he died while a prisoner of war in Vietnam.  More...

Perry uses $38 million to add National Guard on border

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry says he's using $38 million in emergency funds to start deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas' border with Mexico.  More...

Aliens suspected in murder of Border Patrol agent deported six times before

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas -- Two illegal aliens from Matamoros, Mexico who were charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an offduty U. S. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 1, 2014

Cotton prices made a rare move to positive ground at the start of this week as traders noted continued export inquiry and stronger prices for corn and soybeans. More...

Failed vegetable growers invited to garden class series

EDINBURG - Whether you've got a green thumb or a brown one for failing to grow healthy vegetables in the sweltering heat of South Texas, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Hidalgo County is offering a series of classes to improve your s More...

Grace Heritage Ranch Garden Seeds

When you’re looking for plants or seeds for your garden, you’ll often see words like “ organic”, “ GMO”, “ hybrid”, or “ heirloom”. More...

Obituaries

LOUISE KING

RAYMONDVILLE- Louise King, 101 years old, died peacefully in Mountain Creek Retirement Living, Grand Prairie, Texas, on July 21, 2014, with family by her side. Louise was born November 7, 1912, to Kittie and R.W. King in Douglass, Texas. More...

DOMINGA GARCIA CONDE

RAYMONDVILLE,TX - Dominga Garcia Conde, 87 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest on Thursday, July 31, 2014, surrounded by her family at home.  She was born on April 3, 1927 in San Benito, Tx, daughter of Rafael and Rosa (Rodriguez) Garcia.&nbs More...

ESIQUIEL H. VELASCO

RAYMONDVILLE- Esiquiel H. Velasco, 94, entered into eternal glory on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

E-On Wind Farm pays $4.2 million in local taxes

The creation of a windfarm reinvestment zone is blowing in the right direction and the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court is helping push the project.  The commissioners and representatives of E-On Climate & Reneawables held a public More...

RISD publishes drug testing policy

A list of the top 10 drugs used these days and which some students attending the Raymondville school district will be tested for can now be viewed with the click of a finger.  The school district has published the information on its Website and More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

136th Annual Sheriff's Training Conference held in San Antonio

Having just returned from our annual training conference, I thought I'd share a little of the activities with you this week. More...

Letter to the Editor

Pedraza has questions and comments on a number of issues

Editor, Once again it is wonderful to see all the street projects going on in Raymondville, especially on East San Francisco Street More...

Political Cartoon

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County Lifestyles

Slices of Life My grocery superpowers

Superman, Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk all possess superpowers, but I enjoy supremacy even greater than xray vision, unlimited strength or the ability to fly. More...

GUADALUPE RAMIREZ

GUADALUPE RAMIREZ celebrated her 90th birthday in Crane, TX. She is shown with five generations. More...

ROBERT JONES

ROBERT JONES returned on July 20 from a five week mission trip to Croatia. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JULY 30 - Evading arrest with a motor vehicle, FM 1420 and Old Alice Rd., Lyford.  Assault causing bodily injury. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 29 - Alarm/audible, 400 blk W. Kimball.  Harassment by phone, 1600 blk S. 7th St.  Theft over $50, under $500, 600 blk of S. 7th St.  Duty on striking unattended vehicle, 900 blk W. White Ave.  Burglary/vehicle, 500 blk W. More...

Legals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The County of Willacy is accepting proposals for their Employee Health, Dental and Vision benefit program. Proposals will be accepted for both a fully-insured and self-funded program. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, August 25, 2014, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, located at 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning Commission to More...

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