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4 adults, baby rescued from Central Texas lake

SOMERVILLE, Texas (AP) - Central Texas authorities say four adults and a 2-year-old baby were rescued from a lake after about 30 minutes in the water.  Somerville police tell KBTX-TV a boat capsized Sunday night on Lake Somerville. More...

Qantas puts world's largest plane on longest route

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route.  A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas- Fort Worth International Airport, about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Aust More...

Texas jobless rate up for first time this year

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate rose slightly last month, representing the first increase in the rate this year, state officials said Friday.  The Texas Workforce Commission announced the state unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, More...

County Lifestyles

Slice of Life Beauty in the dryer

" Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." -  Confucius   Confucius was a big thinker and the idea that beauty is everywhere is a nice, fluffy thought.  More...

Chavez-Price

Mr. and Mrs. Rodolfo Chavez, Sr. of Lyford, TX are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Chavez, to Ian Christopher Price, son of Mr. Timothy Price and Ms. Mary Flores-Price of Humble, TX. The ceremony took place at St. More...

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY!

Leigh N. Contreras
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Obituaries

FELIPE ALVARADO

CARLSBAD, NM - Felipe Alvarado, 88, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, NM. Funeral services have already taken place in Hobbs, NM. More...

STERLING BINGHAM

August 13, 1930 - October 1, 2014 Sterling Bingham, 84, of Houston, formerly of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Houston. Funeral Services are set for 2PM Saturday, October 4 More...

HILARIO SALAZAR

RAYMONDVILLE/CORPUS CHRISTI - Hilario Salazar passed away on September 30, 2014 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born to Alberto Salazar and Angelita Reyes in Trumann, Arkansas on November 24, 1949.  More...

Legals

The ESC-2 Goodbuy Purchasing Cooperative is soliciting bids for the following:

• Facility Services: Building/Equipment Maintenance/Repair - bid opening 11/21/14 • Copy Paper - bid opening 12/3/14 • Buses: School Busses - bid opening 12/5/14 • Vehicles: Automobiles/Trucks/Sport Utility - bid op More...

Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss South Texas ISD’s State Financial Accountability Rating

South Texas ISD will hold a public meeting at  7:00 p.m., on October 28,2014 at the South  Texas Academy for Medical Professions, 151  S. 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, October 13, 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 t More...

80-unit housing complex going up on FM 3168

Sometime around the middle of 2015, construction of a new housing complex will get started in Raymondville.  The project calls for as many as 80 one, two and three bedroom units, or cottages as the developers like to call them.  More...

New dental clinic opens

Children and adults can now receive better dental care now that a new clinic has opened its doors in town.  Raymondville Family Dentistry, the latest venture of Harlingen dentist Juan Villarreal, began taking patients for the first time on Monda More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Actions speak louder than words

I think it was Mark Twain who said, "Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often." It's hard to fool anyone these days by what you are saying. People are looking for and at your actions. More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

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

After starting this week lower, cotton futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in New York turned higher Wednesday and more than recouped losses from thetwo previous trading sessions. More...

Lower Rio Grande Valley soil testing campaign runs through February

by Rod Santa Ana WESLACO - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is offering its annual soil testing campaign through February, according to AgriLife Extension personnel.  A campaign kickoff event has been s More...

Pumpkin Capitol - USA-Floyd County, Texas produces 15 to 20 million pumpkins annually

Pies, jack-o-lanterns and festivals, oh my!  It's pumpkin time and Texans are lining up for holiday frights and tasty delights.  Welcome to Floydada, Pumpkin Capital USA, where up to 1,400 acres are home to 15 to 20 million pumpkins annuall More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 30 - Animal call/dead, 200 blk of N. 1st St. Information, 400 blk E. Rodriguez. Welfare concern, 800 blk of N. 3rd. Disorderly conduct, 300 blk of W. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

OCTOBER 1 - Suspicious person/vehicle, CR 2500 and FM 1015, La Sara.  Burglary of a building, 100 blk of E. More...

Mendoza sentenced to 2 years for felony DWI

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Modesto Mendoza, 41, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison for felony Driving While Intoxicated. More...

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