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9 people file for city election

Nine people have filed their intentions to run in the upcoming May election for the Raymondville City Council and the municipal court seat.  Two more people have filed to seek the mayoral seat, bringing to four the number of potential candidates More...

News

Alabama couple married 71 years

CHELSEA, Ala. (AP) - Sara Kornegay can clearly remember the day in 1942 when she was a 14- year-old sophomore at West Blocton High School in Bibb County and spotted the boy who would become her husband.  More...

FBI says suspect in 5 Houston-area bank robberies caught

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man has been accused of holding up five banks in robberies committed last year by a person wearing a Texas Longhorns cap.  The FBI on Saturday announced the arrest of 31-year-old Willy Cuevas. More...

US rig count plunges 98 to 1,358

HOUSTON (AP) - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. More...

Letters

Retired teacher hears from former student

Dear Editor,   After seeing our picture in the Raymondville Chronicle, Robert Garza left me a message on our answering machine and did not leave an address or phone number, therefore I can only correspond with him through the newspaper.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

February 13, 2015

Three reports were primary features in the cotton market this week and seemed to offer something for everyone. More...

COMING SOON!

COMING SOON! A field full of onions is seen along Texas Highway 186 west of Raymondville, showing signs of a good crop. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch -Embden Geese II

Now that the little Embden goslings have hatched, it’s time for them to move on to bigger and better spaces. After drying off in the incubator, the goslings move into the living room and are placed in a square wire cage. More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk Report

Civil suits filed:   The State of Texas vs $14,100.00 United States currency - CR Matters: Seizures/ Forfeitures.  In the matter of marriage of Jennifer Amanda Perez vs Jacob Paul Ramirez and ITIO; children - divorce with children.  More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

FEBRUARY 11 - Burglary of a vehicle, Ranch Rd., Port Mansfield.  Theft, CR 335, Raymondville.  Execution of a warrant/aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Arrested: Rolando Chavarria, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  More...

Undercover cops nab two cocaine dealers

Two Raymondville residents were arrested Tuesday morning after police executed warrants a day after they conducted two undercover operations.  The first arrest took place at 351 W. More...

County fire librarian, seek grant to fix courthouse

The job of the librarian at Reber Memorial Library was terminated by the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court.  The commissioners met behind closed doors during Thursday’s meeting to discuss “library personnel matters.”&nb More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Meetings and More Meetings

It's that time of year when all of our annual meetings start showing upon our calendar. I just returned from a "one day up, next day back meeting in San Antonio with the Board of Directors of the Sheriffs Association of Texas. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A twelve-year-old boy won a beautiful trophy for swimming. Looking fondly at him, his mother said enviously, "I have never won a trophy for anything." Quickly he questioned her, "Did you ever try?" "No," she admitted. More...

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County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Loud thumping resonates from upstairs and shakes the house. Repeatedly. It sounds like bodies hitting walls and fur- niture being thrown about, which is probably pretty accurate. I pause and wonder if - or when - I should go up. More...

Lower Valley Cotillion Club

"An Evening in the Royal Garden" was the theme for the Lower Valley Cotillion Club's 61st Annual Presentation Ball, which was held at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville on Saturday, February 14,2015.  More...

Obituaries

ERNESTO TAMEZ, JR.

DALLAS - Ernesto Tamez Jr., 63, entered into eternal glory on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Tx. He was born on October 6, 1951 in Elsa, TX to Ernesto Tamez Sr. and Rosa Silva Tamez. More...

In Loving Memory

Francisco Javier Salazar

8/21/1939 - 2/25/2008   More...

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