July 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hurricane season under way, prepare now, experts say

The 2015 hurricane season began June 1 and runs through November 30 and, even though it’s being forecast as a slow one, always be ready for the worst.  A total of nine named storms, five hurricanes and one major hurricane are expected this More...

News

DC stop of Pope Francis trip includes White House, Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pope Francis will spend 48 hours in Washington during a September visit, stopping at both the White House and Congress on his first trip to the United States as pope, the Vatican announced Tuesday.  More...

Brownsville museum celebrates 80th anniversary

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its grassroots beginnings with an exhibit from its permanent collection.  Rene Van Haaften, the museum's executive director, tells the Brownsvil More...

Ignite Public Schools closing its local campus, 5 others elsewhere

A learning center that has been educating students who couldn’t attend other schools for a variety of reasons has shut its doors.  Ignite Public Schools, which had its central office in Edinburg, has closed its Raymondville campus and five More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 2, 2015

Two reports released Tuesday dominated the attention of cotton market traders and analysts, resulting in considerable discussion and debate. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its U.S. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch - School Tours

At Grace Heritage Ranch, we enjoy passing on what we learn. More...

SUMMER BULL

SUMMER BULL A young nilgae antelope was captured by the camera as it was grazing on a pasture on a Willacy County ranch before running into the brush. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, July 27, 2015, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, located at 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning Commission to c More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, July 27, 2015, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, located at 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning Commission to c More...

ORDINANCE ANNEXING TERRITORY NO. 15-06-22

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED TERRITORY TO THE CITY OF LYFORD, WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS, AND EXTENDING THE BOUNDARY LIMITS OF SAID CITY SO AS TO INCLUDE SAID HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PROPERTY WITHIN SAID CITY LIMITS, AND GRANTING TO ALL T More...

Seven people injured in roll-over

Seven people were injured in a one vehicle accident that happened Monday just north of Lyford.  One of the vehicle occupants was flown by helicopter and the others by ambulance to the hospital.  Sheriff Larry Spence said the accident happen More...

Cardenas Ford holds grand opening today

A grand opening for one of the town’s newest commercial businesses will be held today.  Cardenas Motors, a Brownsville-based company that acquired Rodriguez Ford, on the Frontage Road south of Raymondville, is having its grand opening at 5 More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

What I learned from sitting and listening

Even though it is getting harder for me to hear complete conversations these days (old war wounds) I do still pick up some interesting facts from conversations overheard sometimes. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Library donations from former resident

Dear Editor,  I donated the following books to Reber Memorial Libary:  Monster Moves (contains DVD featuring 2 episodes from the hit TV series). More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Raising enlightened men: blame first, ask questions later and don't forget the Kleenex

They were fighting again. I could hear them downstairs. There was a moderatelevel crash and then muffled sounds, like maybe somebody got pushed or bumped up against a piece of furniture. It grew quiet, so I knew someone was injured. More...

Crime & Courts

Police find car loaded with explosives in Cuidad Juarez

MEXICO CITY (AP) Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez say they have detained three men who were pushing a car laden with explosives.  The explosives included two tubes of ANFO, or ammonium nitrate-fuel oil, a potent explosive often More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

JULY 1 - Burglary of a habitation, FM 1015, La Sara.  Abandoned vehicle, U.S. 77 and Spur 56, Sebastian.  JULY 2 - Smuggling of illegal aliens, U.S. 77 and Hwy. 186, Raymondville.  Terroristic threat/theft, N. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 6 - Arrested: Mayra Azua, abandon/endanger child, criminal negligence, 200 blk E. Rodriguez.  Burglary of habitation, 100 blk S. Texas Dr.  Burglary of habitation, 300 blk W. Main.  Theft, over $1,500, under $20,000, 300 blk E. More...

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