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Early voting for Nov. 4 election starts Monday

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election starts Monday and ends Friday, Oct. More...

News

Creator of "Hook 'em Horns" sign dies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Harley Clark, the former Texas cheerleader credited with introducing the "Hook'em Horns" hand signal used by tens of thousands of Longhorns faithful over the past six decades, died Thursday at his farm outside of Austin, school o More...

Sheriff: 73-year-old Texas man charged in slaying

SAN LEON, Texas (AP) - A 73- year- old Galveston County man has been arrested after authorities say he shot another man to death in the middle of the street.  The Galveston County Daily News reports Wilmer Brillhart of San Leon was charged with More...

Unmanned drone takes off from Port Mansfield

An unmanned baby drone took off from the Port Mansfield airport last week for an unspecified mission as part of a new program launched by the University of Texas A&M at Corpus Christi.  The aircraft is the first one to fly out of here and it More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association October 10, 2014

The cotton market started this week with strong gains at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Monday as buying appeared in large volume. More...

Whooping Cranes making their fall journey to Texas

AUSTIN - Endangered whooping cranes are arriving early at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge this year. The first two birds were reported at the refuge in mid- September, and since then two more have joined them. More...

GRACE HERITAGE RANCH

San Clemente Island Goats

Grace Heritage Ranch is known for the unique breeds of animals that make their home here. A useful dual-purpose goat that we have is the San Clemente Island Goat. More...

Obituaries

ANGELINE “ANGIE” JANSEN

LYFORD/SAN ANTONIO, TX - Angeline “Angie” Jansen was called home by her Lord and Creator on Friday, October 10, 2014. More...

FRANCES J. BROWN

LYFORD - Frances J. Brown, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 13, 2014, at her home near Lyford, TX. She was born to George D. and Ottie West in Sebastian, TX, on October 29, 1930. More...

FATHER CLARENCE C.R. ADOLF WETEGROVE

October 7, 1951 - October 9, 2014

Father Clarence C.R. Adolf Wetegrove, the son of Mr. Clarence Wetegrove and Mrs. Sara Sterling, was born on October 7, 1951 in Cheyenne (Wyoming, USA). He went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2014. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 700 FM 3168

Monday, December 15, 2014 5:00 P.M.   More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROJECT

The City of Raymondville Economic Development Corporation has proposed a Raymondville Economic Development Corporation 4B Project for the repairing of the A/C unit at the L.E. More...

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...

Local man charged with stabbing 2 women, injuring child

A Willacy County man with a history of being in trouble with the law wanted in connection with the stabbing of two women Monday was arrested Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.  The incident happened during the wee hours of Monday morning on Co More...

City tables action on 8-liner ordinance

Amending the city’s eightliner ordinance is up in the air as city commissioners wait for action their counterparts in the commissioners’ court will take.  The city already has an ordinance that sets the parameters for running a casin More...

Lyford to hold national Night Out

The city of Lyford will hold a National Night Out event this evening at the city’s pavilion.  The event will be held from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Being Neighborly

We've had an interesting week so far and it appears it will get even busier as the week progresses. Before we get into anything else I want to talk about being neighborly. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Pct 1 resident complains about potholes

Editor, I am contacting you because a few months back you ran an article regarding free caliche that commissioner Eliberto Guerra rejected because of a grant the county was going to receive More...

Reader expresses appreciation for help from neighbors

Editor, On September 27, 2014, we suffered a disaster on our property. At about 8 p.m. we had a fire. This fire burned both our barn and our motor home to the ground. More...

County Lifestyles

Slice of Life

The family supper

I am clinging to supper like a desperate and damp piece of toilet paper on a slippery sneaker. I hold on by a thin thread of two-ply ultra-soft. My grip is tenuous, yet tenacious. They will not break me.  More...

Monsters of the Gateway

Football purists will tell you: "Defense wins championships." Head coach and athletic director Frank Cantu, a defensive minded coach along with defensive cordinator. Pedro Soria agree with these football purists. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

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Crime & Courts

Jewelry theft brings 4 year prison sentence

Office announced today, that Belinda Gomez, 35, of Raymondville, TX was sentenced to 4 years in prison for Burglary of a Habitation. More...

Hit and run driver sentenced to 4 years in prison

The District Attorney’s Office announced today, that Francisco Pardo, 33, of Raymondville, TX was sentenced to 4 years in prison for an Accident Involving Personal Injury Failure to Stop. More...

Lewd remarks to children results in state jail sentence

The District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jesus Martinez, 27, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 9 months in state jail, day for day, for Criminal Solicitation of a Minor.  More...

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