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San Perlita man stabbed at wedding dance

A wedding party turned violent over the weekend after a man pulled out a knife and stabbed another man, both from San Perlita, as people were celebrating on the dancing floor, Lyford police said.  The incident started about 11:30 p.m. More...

News

Gov. Abbott cuts $300 million from Texas budget, vetoes 42 bills

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Gov. GregAbbott has cut $300 million from the Texas budget and vetoed 42 bills, including two that would have tightened loose ethics laws that he vowed to strengthen upon taking office.  More...

'Freedom' fries: Texas repeals ban on deep fryers in schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's about freedom, not the fries.  So says new Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who announced Thursday that the state is repealing a decade-old ban on deep fryers in public schools - an unappetizing reversal to na More...

Child Care Providers Conference in Weslaco to address autism

EDINBURG - Information on identifying and caring for autistic children will be among the many timely topics to be discussed at the 2015 Child Care Providers Conference to be held from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Power tools, potatoes and holes in the bucket (list)

Power tools and potatoes are on my bucket list. One I want to use. The other I want to grow. I’ll let you take it from there.  There’s an allure to ripping wood with a band saw or being locked and loaded with a nail gun. Ka pow! More...

Happy 60th Anniversary

1955- 2015

Congratulations James & Margaret Lucas   More...

Special services at United Pentecostal

Pastor Mark Uzupan and the United Pentecostal Church of Raymondville would like to invite you to a series of special services beginning Wednesday, June 24 and continuing Thursday, June 25th and Friday, June 26th. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff's Blotter

JUNE 17 - Information (phone scam), Yturria Ranch, Raymondville. Burglary of a habitation, Glen Loften Ave., Lyford. Incident (burglary of a vehicle), Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville. JUNE 18 - Theft, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 21 - Criminal trespass, 600 blk E. Hidalgo Ave.  Arrested: 1 male juvenile, possession of marijuana, 900 blk E. Gem.  Burglary of habitation, 600 blk N. Monterrey.  Verbal disturbance, 300 blk S. More...

DPS trooper traffic stop leads to seizure of cocaine

WESLACO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Sunday on U.S. More...

Lightning strike leaves sheriff’s office without radio service

A storm that hit the area last week has left the Willacy County Sheriff’s Office unable to keep in touch with the outside world by radio.  A lighting strike hit the office’s communication tower sending pieces of antennas all over the More...

2 men charged with drugs

Two local men were arrested Saturday morning on drug and child endangerment charges, police said.  Police served a warrant at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at 394 Ledesma Street and arrested Jesus Ruiz Jr. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Vacation....... first time in years

Today, I find myself sitting on the couch as the warm Indiana sun comes bursting through the picture window of my oldest son and daughter in law's home. I am trying to write this week's column while "Kelly and Michael" on TV breaks my concentration. More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association June 19, 2015

Trading at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) began the week with a triple-digit loss, the second of the last three sessions. December cotton closed down 103 points at 63.63 cents, a new low since it traded at 63.07 cents on April 22. More...

TDA Market Recap June 22, 2015

AUSTIN - (June 22, 2015) For the week ending June 20, 2015, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices mostly steady, with instances of sales ranging from $6 lower to $10 higher per hundredweight (cwt). More...

Grace Heritage Ranch Cows Get Mooooved!

If you were with us last week, you read how we have been trying rather unsuccessfully to move two pregnant cows (Goldie and Annabelle) from the pasture with the bull (Little John) over to the pasture without the bull. More...

Obituaries

ELIAS S. HURTADO, SR.

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...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Herminia De La Garza

Nov. 16, 1932 - June 25, 2014   More...

STEVEN ROBERT BANYAI

PORT MANSFIELD, TX - Steven Robert Banyai, 61 of Port Mansfield, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at his home.  He was born on April 17, 1954 in Detroit, MI, son of Robert Alexander and Doris J. More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION - DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP

THE STATE OF TEXAS

THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF CONNIE MAE MEANS, DECEASED,  On the 16th day of June, 2015, Christopher Means and Tiffany Means, filed an Application to Declare Heirship in a proceeding styled the ESTATE OF CONNIE MAE MEANS, DECEASED, and bea More...

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