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Visible tattoo ban for San Antonio police officers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Beginning this month, the San Antonio Police department is banning officers from having visible tattoos.  Officials tell the San Antonio Express-News that it is part of an effort for them to appear more professional.  More...

San Antonio police chief targets panhandlers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio police chief is pushing to criminalize giving food or money to panhandlers within certain parts of the city.  More...

‘Kats Rebound to Handle Gators

Early in the first quarter, the previous week’s tough loss still lingered in the minds of those who filled Burnett Stadium. After seeing the unthinkable unfold no Bearkat fan needed a reminder of the volatile nature of football. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor:

Once again I need to send out a big "THANK YOU" to whoever helped the homeless man that was living in filth on the north side of town. Much to our surprise he was gone and the area was clean. More...

County Lifestyles

Slices of Life The world of Selfies

My husband and I recently went on vacation. He served as trip photographer because his phone was smarter than mine. I'm in a number of the pictures. You can see me smiling by the pool, standing on the beach, eating lunch on our condo balcony. More...

THE RAYMONDVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  THE RAYMONDVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and the Raymondville Golf Course held a Celebrity Golf Classic tournament on August 23rd. More...

HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY!

Kylie Aree Fonseca
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Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 2 - Welfare concern, 200 blk S. King St.  Execution of warrants, theft, over $50, under $500, criminal trespass, 400 blk E. Hidalgo Ave.  Assault bodily injury, 500 blk E. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

SEPTEMBER 3 - Criminal mischief, FM 507, Lyford.  Criminal mischief, Hwy. 77, Raymondville.  SEPTEMBER 4- Execution of warrant/failure to appear, evading arrest or detention. Arrested: Juan Carlos Longoria, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Burglar sentenced to 3 years in prison

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Carlos Moreno, 19, of Raymondville, TX was found guilty and sentenced by to 3 years in prison for Burglary of a Habitation. More...

8-liners coming back with City’s approval

A local gambling man wanted the city to lift a moratorium on the issuance of eight-liner licenses and that is what the city commission did during Tuesday’s meeting.  Mario A. More...

County budget calls for cuts after losing $20 million in property values

As the deadline to approve the county’s 2014- 2015 budget looms, county officials are scrambling to find money after they learned that they are $200,000 in the red so far.  More...

Drone program coming to Port Mansfield

A program to fly unmanned drone aircraft is coming to Port Mansfield.  A group of scholars and students from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi will be at the port today (Wednesday 6 p.m. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Dad's words still make sense today

Growing up our parents shared a lot of wisdom with us, the only problem is at that time in our life we are not usually listening. At first some of the things said may not seem so wise, but later on in life, things look quite the opposite.  More...

Opinion:

City's decision to allow 8-liners is big step in wrong direction!

Every now in then I begin to believe that Raymondville and Willacy County may have a bright future--You may wonder how I can come to that conclusion after spending 38 years of my life here. More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 5, 2014

Cotton prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) broke a three-session losing streak Wednesday after starting the day lower until buying returned around mid-morning in New York. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch Fruit Tree Planting

When we started our orchard several years ago, we planted some of our new trees the way most people do. We dug holes about the size of the pot each tree was in, took the trees out of their pots, and put them in the holes. More...

Obituaries

OFELIA CANTU GARCIA

SEBASTIAN - Ofelia Cantu Garcia, 83, entered into eternal rest Monday, September 8, 2014 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. More...

DERECK PSALMS ROMO, JR.

LYFORD - Dereck Psalms Romo Jr. earned his angel wings on September 8, 2014 at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born to Dereck Psalms Romo Sr. More...

JUAN MANUEL GARZA

RAYMONDVILLE - Juan Manuel Garza, Sr., 58, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at home with his wife at his side.  He was born January 1, 1956 in Raymondville to the late Daniel Garza and late Abelina Garza. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The District Judge of  Willacy County, Texas will hold a Public Hearing in accordance with Section 152.905, Local Government  Code, V.T.C.A. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

on the 2014-2015 Willacy County Budget

The Willacy County Commissioners' Court will hold a public hearing on the 2014-2015 Budget on September 25, 2014 at 9:30 am Commissioners' Courtroom 576 West Main Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580   More...

JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER

The Willacy County Juvenile Probation Department has a position available for Juvenile Probation Officer. The position primarily consists of supervising offenders assigned to deferred prosecution and probation cases. More...

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