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Lasara residents voting in special school election to raise money

Early voting for a special election is going on in Lasara, but no one is running for office and no political office is at stake.  The election is to ratify the 2014 tax rate set by the local school district.  Sara Alvarado, the district&rsq More...

News

Neurologist to speak on stroke treatment in Raymondville

Dr.Ameer Hassan to Speak at Free “Dessert with the Doctor” this Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Willacy County EMS  More...

Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.  Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play is not suspected and that he just wants to kno More...

Police: Off-duty Dallas officer shoots gunman

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say an off- duty officer shot an armed man outside of a Montessori open house after the man critically wounded a woman.  More...

Letters

New school lunches appreciated

I cut out your picture of the Myra Green students looking at the new school lunch and placed it on my refrigerator door. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 29, 2014

The cotton market heated up in recent days at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) with the December futures contract settling higher six out of seven sessions through Aug. 27 as buyers returned and outpaced sellers. More...

Prospects good for Texas dove season

AUSTIN - Most folks don’t usually look forward to Mondays, but Texas dove hunters will be making an exception this year. The traditional September 1 dove season opening day in the North and Central Zones fell on Labor Day Monday.  More...

Grace Heritage Ranch Dehydrating

When you are homesteading, an essential skill to learn is how to preserve food. There are several ways to do this such as freezing, canning, pickling, and dehydrating. Here we’ll go over some of the basics of dehydrating foods.  More...

Obituaries

MARIA LUISA RODRIGUEZ

September 27, 1942 - August 22, 2014

SEBASTIAN - Maria Luisa Rodriguez, 71, passed away peacefully Friday, August 22, 2014 at home, surrounded by family. Luisa was born September 27, 1944 to Manuel and Yldefonsa Garcia.  More...

VERONICA “RONNIE” SALDIVAR

LYFORD--Veronica “Ronnie” Saldivar, 39, entered into eternal rest Sunday, August 31, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer, at VBMC surrounded by her loving family.  More...

JUAN MANUEL MARTINEZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Juan Manuel Martinez, 69 of Santa Rosa, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  He was born on November 11, 1944 in Lyford, TX, son of Felix and Manuela (Rodriguez) Martinez.  H More...

More rain forecast for today, because of tropical depression

Although Tropical Depression Dolly was expected to land near La Pesca, a Mexican coastal town less than 100 miles southeast of Brownsville, the fourth named tropical storm could impact the entire Rio Grande Valley.  A 40 percent chance of precip More...

3-County students recipients of cotton scholarships

The nation’s first bale of cotton sold for a whopping $ 18,000, or twice what it sold for in the last two years.  In addition to that, the event benefitted three Willacy County students as they and two others were the recipients of the $ 2 More...

FIRST COTTON BALE.

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Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Thanks for the Memories

Do you like to reflect back every so often and think on the good old days?  More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Two men were hunting in Africa. More...

Political Cartoon

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County Lifestyles

Slices of Life Feeding Earl

I've been feeding a squirrel. Please note the singular tense. Squirrel. Not squirrels. People don't typically feed squirrels. They feed birds and try to keep the squirrels from getting at the bird food. More...

MGMS News Round Up

Campus News   With the first week of school in the books, MGMS will host a “Meet the Teacher” night on Thursday September 04, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM. More...

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY TO OUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER,

KRISTAH ANAI!
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Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 26- Assist other agency, 100 blk S. 7th St. Burglary/habitation, 500 blk S. 10th. Incident (lost property), 400 blk S. 3rd. Incident, vehicle on fire, 100 blk W. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

AUGUST 27 - Missing person, W. FM 1761, Raymondville. AUGUST 28- Livestock found, CR 3500, Raymondville. Assault, San Francisco St., Raymondville. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF COLLATERAL

Notice is hereby given that the Willacy County Navigation District ("the District") will dispose of certain collateral at a public sale to be held on September 10, 2014, at 5:30 o'clock p.m. at the Harbor Pier in Port Mansfield, TX 78580. 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, September 8, 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 More...

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