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Legislature OKs A to F grade rating system for schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature has approved a contentious proposal issuing A through F grades rating its public schools' academic performance.  The House voted 119 to 17 on Sunday to pass a compromise after both it and the Senate ap More...

Austin man who hoped to join ISIS, gets 82 months in prison

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A 24-year-old Austin man has been sentenced to 82 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he sought to join the Islamic State group.  Prosecutors say he planned to travel overseas to participate in violent More...

2 suspects dead after standoff with police

ITALY, Texas (AP) - Authorities say police officers fatally shot an armed man who stole a police car during a traffic stop in Central Texas, and a second suspect was found dead inside the stolen vehicle.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 5, 2015

West Texas cotton farmers finally got a break from May's near- record rainfall as the month came to an end and June began, allowing many to finally begin planting their crops in earnest ahead of crop insurance deadlines. More...

COWPOKES

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Grace Heritage Ranch Killdeer

Walking down the path one day, you notice a small, longlegged, brown and white bird with two black stripes around its neck. The bird appears to be injured, since it's limping and dragging a wing along the ground behind it. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 8 - Incident, object hitting vehicle on Exp. 77.  Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 600 blk S. Exp. 77.  JUNE 7 - Duty on striking unattended vehicle, 200 blk Texas Drive.  Criminal mischief, 600 blk S. Adeline.  More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

JUNE 3 - Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, N. Monterrey St., Raymondville.  Violation of protective order, Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/violation of protective order. Arrested: George Lopez, W.C. More...

Local woman sentenced to state jail for burglary

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Maria Galindo, 34, of Raymondville, TX, was sentenced to 15 months in state jail, day for day, for Burglary of a Vehicle. More...

Legals

Public Hearing

Willacy County Precinct 4 Proposed Street Name Change

Notice is given that Willacy County will hold a public hearing on Friday June 12, 2015 at 9:00am at the Willacy County Court House, 576 West Main Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580. More...

CAUSE NO. 2015-PRB-0002 IN THE ESTATE OF JOSE APOLINAR LICEA, DECEASED IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS

NOTICE OF ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JOSE APOLINAR LICEA

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JOSE APOLINAR LICEA, Deceased, were issued on March 6, 2015, in Cause No. More...

NOTICE OF ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DAVID E. WALDRIP, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original letters testamentary upon the Estate of DAVID E. More...

Early voting for runoff election starts Monday, ends June 23

Early voting for the June 27 runoff city election starts Monday, June 15 and ends Tuesday June 23.  There will be two different elections. One for city mayor and the other for municipal court judge.  More...

“Drummer Boy” gets ready for Saturday fight in Alabama

Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina is getting ready for what could be the fight of his boxing career thus far.  The 33-year-old man will confront WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder during a match scheduled for 12 rounds.  Molina, w More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Get Your Focus Where It Belongs

I read somewhere that when Leonardo da Vinci had painted his immortal "Last Supper," he asked a friend for his evaluation of the painting. More...

Political Cartoon

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SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A centipede lived a happy life until he met a toad. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Summer metamorphosis

They are waiting to become frogs. Except they don't know it yet. They probably never will. The change will be so gradual they won't even sense they are changing at all. More...

Castro-Maciel

Mrs. Josefa Fuentes and Javier Maciel, Sr. of Sebastian wish to announce the engagement forthcoming marriage of their son, David Maciel, to Veronica Castro, daughter of Oralia and Roberto Castro. More...

Obituaries

MARGARITO M. “MACGYVER” LARA

SEBASTIAN, TX-Margarito M. “MacGyver” Lara, 78, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 5, 2015 at his home in Sebastian, TX. He was born to Cirilo and Maria Lara on July 20, 1936.  More...

DANIEL DELGADO

RAYMONDVILLE/SAN ANTONIO, TX - Daniel Delgado, 44 of Odessa, TX, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.  He was born on February 21, 1971 in Raymondville, Texas, son of Enrique and Juanita (Hernandez) Delgado.  More...

DIANNA GRACE GAY

SHINER, TX- Dianna Grace Gay of Shiner, Texas, formerly of Lyford, Texas, was welcomed by her loving Father into heaven Friday, June 6, 2015. Douglas Gay, her adoring husband and best friend of 39 years was waiting her arrival.  More...

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