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TxDot reminds Texans to give the gift of a sober ride this Holiday Season

AUSTIN - As holiday festivities get into full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay safe and sober when traveling to and from parties and other celebrations.  More...

County administrative building nearly complete

The remodeling work of the old Willacy County jail is nearly complete, but a few things are being done to get the job done once and for all.  The old jail has been converted into offices for all the personnel working at the mold-ridden county c More...

‘Hobbit’ goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

NEW YORK (AP) - While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.  More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Tooth fairy loses her oomph after decade of deliveries

Our household is reaching the tail end of tooth loss. It’s been a decade- long endeavor where the tooth fairy went from super benefactor to sleeping beauty. That can happen to a person ( or fairy) after 60 pick-up and deliveries. More...

FIRST BAPTIST PRESENTS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

  FIRST BAPTIST PRESENTS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - The First Baptist Church of Raymondville presented a children’s Christmas program last week. More...

HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY!

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Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 16 - Accident, 4600 blk S. Exp. 77. Unwanted subject, 800 blk N. 4th. Fraud/identifying info, 300 blk N. 11th St. 911 call, 12000 blk Old Ham. 911 call, 100 blk FM 3168. 911 call, 200 blk W. More...

Man sentenced to 3 years prison for spitting on officer

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced that Marcus Cervantes, 31, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty in the 197th District Court and was sentenced to 3 years in prison for harassment (spitting) of a public servant. More...

3 years prison for burglar

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Mariano Rios, 33, of Raymondville, TX was sentenced to 3 years in prison for Burglary of a Habitation. More...

Lions bring Christmas to Retama Manor residents

In an act of kindness this time of year, the Willacy County Lions made a quick visit Monday afternoon to brighten the spirits of the nearly 70 residents living at Retama Manor.  More...

Precinct 2 projects get restarted after a two month break

An improvement project set to cost three quarters of a million dollars in Willacy County Precinct 2 was in a state of idleness for several months, but it’s back on track now - sort of.  Some are putting the blame on the weather even thoug More...

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Behind the Badge

Christmas Past and Present

Got to think this week about some of the Christmas Past and where I spent them, and how they have changed over the years. As a youngster I spent most of my early Christmas Holidays in the cold Indiana winters.  More...

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association December 19, 2014

Cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) settled higher Monday, breaking a string of five consecutive Mondays with lower settlements. More...

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. * Missed a Spot  More...

Cotton, grain pre-plant conference set for Jan. 14

MERCEDES -- The 21st annual Rio Grande Valley Cotton and Grain Pre-Plant Conference will be held Jan. 14 at the Events Center of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds, 898 N. Texas Ave., Mercedes.  More...

Obituaries

JOSEPHINE SIMPSON

HARLINGEN, TX - Josephine Simpson, 82 entered eternal rest on December 18, 2014, in Harlingen, Texas.  More...

VICTORIA GILL FONSECA

RAYMONDVILLE - Mrs. Fonseca or “Vickie” was born January 12, 1927 to Juan Gill and Maria Cantu Gill in Gregory, Texas. She attended school in Lyford, Texas, as a child, and later attended school in Raymondville, Texas. More...

JUSTINO G. SANCHEZ, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Justino G. Sanchez Jr., 57, entered into eternal glory on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on March 24, 1957 in Lyford, TX to Justino Sanchez Sr. More...

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