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J.P. HUNTER

J.P. HUNTER marinades pork ribs. (See more pictures on Page 4.) More...

News

Analyst: Eagle Ford Shale yields billionth barrel

HOUSTON (AP) - The Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas field in South Texas yielded its billionth barrel of crude oil, natural gas and condensate last month, a Houston-based energy consulting firm estimated Thursday.  More...

Official: Texas men burned hanging holiday lights

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Two men in North Texas have been seriously burned while hanging Christmas lights at a Christian school.  More...

GOP Obama pick for immigration head

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are opposing President Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency over her support for Obama's executive actions on immigration.  More...

County Lifestyles

Slices of Life Sleeping through the night

"Good news, she slept through the night." My husband shared this information in a hushed tone at 6:00 this morning and we gave each other a silent high-five. More...

LYFORD CISD ADMINISTRATION

  LYFORD CISD ADMINISTRATION held its first Community “Platica” with parents and community members. More...

THE LYFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GARDEN

  THE LYFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GARDEN will soon reap a bountiful harvest. Mr. Garcia’s 5th graders recently planted broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and spinach in the vegetable garden. Plants were donated by 5th grade teacher Mrs. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

DECEMBER 4 - Violation of protective order, W. 7th St., Sebastian. Arrested: Oscar Cerda.  Civil matter, Dahlia Rd., Lyford.  Execution of warrant/theft of a firearm, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 2 - Assault by contact, family violence/harassment by phone, 800 blk Rockey.  Assault (threat), 300 blk W. Hidalgo Ave.  Hinder secured creditors, over $1,500, under $20,000, W. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Guardianship for the Estate of Edna E. Carroll, An Incapacitated Person, were issued on September 10, 2012, in Cause No. More...

LEGAL NOTICE

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Wine and Beer Retailer’s Off- Premises Permit by Edward Cadena dba Ed’s Kwik Stop #1, to be located at 393 N. 7th St., Raymondville, Willacy Co., TX.   More...

LEGAL NOTICE

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Wine and Beer Retailer’s Off- Premises Permit by Edward Cadena dba Ed’s Kwik Stop #2, to be located at 710 W. Hidalgo Ave., Raymondville, Willacy Co., TX.   More...

Cook-off raises $4,000 for Cops 4 Tots

A cookoff held to benefit the Cops for Tots annual Christmas toys drive broke all previous participation.  Up to 28 entries were registered for the contest that produced some tasty BBQ beef brisket, pork spare ribs and chicken.  But the ove More...

Alexandre’s Jewelry reopens after a long absence

The only jewelry store in town has reopened its doors after its owner took time off in order to get his life back.  Joe Alexandre has remodeled half of the old building that has been in the family for more than four decades.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Many historians believe the well-known song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas", is actually a Christmas hymn in disguise. During the reign of England's Queen Elizabeth I, a staunch Protestant, English Catholics were oppressed and persecuted. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

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

Sales of U.S. cotton in the spot market surged this week as the adjusted world price (AWP) calculated by USDA was increasing and the loan deficiency payment (LDP) for producers with cotton in the CCC loan program was declining. More...

Feds may revise new food safety rules for irrigation water

WESLACO - Complaints from farmers nationwide have encouraged the Food and Drug Administration to take the almost unheard of act of revising landmark food safety laws that were scheduled to take effect soon, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Exten More...

Grace Heritage Ranch

Importance of Honey Bees

There are many animals that are important to have on a homestead. One of those is the honey bee. However, honey bees are not just important to homesteaders, they’re important to everyone who likes to eat.  More...

Obituaries

EDWARD “EDDIE” PEREZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Edward “Eddie” Perez, age 43, passed away on Monday December 1, 2014.  Eddie was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 25, 1971.  His parents are Sylvia Sloss Schroeder who resides in Harlingen and the late Arman More...

MARIA ELENA RAMIREZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Maria Elena Ramirez, 57 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Valley Baptist Medical Center, with her family at her side.  She was born on February 8, 1957, daughter of Alfonso and Francisca (Game More...

GENEVA STOCKWELL AMES

Geneva Stockwell Ames, 87, known as “Mimi” to her family, was peacefully called into the arms of her loving Savior on December 4, 2014 surrounded by members of her family.  More...

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