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Local man charged with sexually assaulting a child

A 19- year- old Ray- mondville man was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Police arrested Roberto Esteban Martinez at about noon in the 500 block of North Third Street and charged him with the offense. More...

News

Domestic dispute ends with husband shooting wife's laptop

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. More...

Electrician dies in Baylor University construction accident

WACO, Texas (AP) - An electrician from Waco has been identified as the worker who died in an elevator shaft accident at a construction site at Baylor University.  A school statement Saturday said 51-year-old Jeffrey Thaemert was an independent e More...

County modifies health plan to include out of pocket costs

Willacy County employees will have to dish out $114.15 if they choose an improved health insurance plan that will go into effect on July 1.  To some, that is a significant figure compared to zero dollar out-of-pocket expenses they have been accu More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 12, 2015

The cotton market started this week by rebounding from last Friday's losses at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in New York as buying returned to the board, boosted somewhat by a weaker dollar. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch Cows say “Noooo”

Two of our resident cows, Goldie and Annabelle, are due to have their calves. More...

TDA Market Recap June 15, 2015

AUSTIN (June 15, 2015) For the week ending June 13, 2015, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices mostly steady, with instances of sales ranging from $10 lower to $8 higher per hundredweight (cwt). More...

Obituaries

MSgt BALDEMAR MENDEZ DELGADO

MSgt Baldemar Mendez Delgado, USAF Retired was born on January 14, 1943 to Romulo G. and Eva (Mendez) Delgado. He was the youngest son and the 10th of 12 siblings. More...

OSCAR RIVERA

SEBASTIAN- Oscar Rivera, 64, of Sebastian, TX entered into eternal rest Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Valley Baptist Medical. He was born on September 12, 1950 in La Feria, TX to Luciedo and Dora Rivera.  More...

RAMON SANTANA, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE - Ramon Santana Jr., 83, entered into eternal glory on Monday, June 15, 2015 at his residence in Raymondville, TX. He was born on March 29, 1932 in Raymondville, TX to Ramon and Concepcion Santana.  More...

Legals

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BETTY L. GLAZE DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Betty L. Glaze, Deceased, were issued on May 18, 2015 by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 2014-PRB-0022, to Nancy Lee Glaze. More...

NOTICE OF STORAGE LIEN

Rodriguez Service Sta. has in their possession a gray 1988 Ford pickup, VIN #1FTDF15N1JNA77507. The owner is unknown. The vehicle is being held at: 13879 Exp. 77, Raymondville, TX 78580. More...

NOTICE CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE WATER SYSTEM CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all community water systems to deliver an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to all their water customers. More...

Women ask man to party, rob and assault him instead

Two women were arrested and charged with robbery after they assaulted a man they invited to a party.  Ashley Alfaro, 24, and Virginia Frasier, 27 were nabbed shortly after 3 a.m. More...

Early voting underway in runoff election, turnout steady

Early voting for the June 27 runoff city election got off to a good start as close to 300 people cast their votes during the first two days of the seven- day period.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

"Father's Day, equal time for Dads"

Seems like just a few weeks ago we were talking about our Mothers and the impact they had on our lives, good or bad. Now, here we are in the middle of June and that means it's time to talk about Fathers. 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...

Political Cartoon

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County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE The stress of vacation

I just got back from vacation, and I hate to complain, but the pressure of it is enough to get to a person. The decision-making alone nearly put me over the edge. Day after day. After day. Times seven. More...

2015 RHS GRADUATE AARON J. ZUNIGA

  2015 RHS GRADUATE AARON J. ZUNIGA enlisted with the U.S. Army 11 X Infantry and will start his basic training at Ft. Benning, GA. He is the son of Roger and Cindy Zuniga and is the brother to Roger Jr. and J.D. Zuniga, all of Raymondville. More...

SOPHOMORES VISIT BOSTON UNIVERSITIES

  LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES VISIT BOSTON UNIVERSITIES - Abigail Sewell and Marissa Martinez, Lyford High School sophomores and Gear Up Students were selected to attend student university tours in the Boson area. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

JUNE 15 - Unattended death, Bus. 77, Sebastian.  Execution of warrant/theft. Arrested: Juan Gerardo Garza, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Unattended death, Beach St., Port Mansfield.  JUNE 11 - Harassment, W. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 11 - Harassment by phone, 300 blk E. Exchange.  Incident: past accident 15- 0810, 200 blk E. Yturria.  Assault by contact (FV), 100 blk E. Raymond.  Incident: 911 call, 900 blk W. Rockey.  Recovered narcotics, 100 blk S. More...

Man sentenced for DWI

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Martin Gonzales, 40, of Raymondville, TX was sentenced to 4 years in prison for a felony Driving While Intoxicated. The defendant had 2 other prior convictions for DWI. More...

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