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First crop of shrimp from Lasara goes to market

The first crop of farmraised shrimp from Willacy County has reportedly been harvested from two ponds just east of Lasara.  The business, called El Terco Shrimp Farm, has successful completed the first harvesting of the crustaceans that are highl More...

News

More than 170 Elvis artifacts to be auctioned at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Want an Elvis Presley " Starburst" jumpsuit he wore during concerts in Las Vegas in 1973? More...

Back to School Rally

The United Pentecostal Church of Raymondville Church of Raymondville would like to invite our community to their annual Back to School Rally. Join us on Wednesday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m. as we pray for this coming school year. More...

A CITY CREW

A CITY CREW were painting the lanes at the elementary and middle school crossing just in time before the new school year begins. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Why is it?

We live in a quirky, weird, sideways, ups ide-down world where some things just don't makesense - or they make too much sense to be sensible. As humans we often perpetuate the nonsense. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch We’re Not Done Yet!

Spring is over, summer is about halfway done, and it is HOT outside. Nearly all the animals spend the better part of their day just sitting in the shade and trying to stay cool. More...

COWPOKES

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Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 13 - Assault causing bodily injury, DV, 900 blk W. White.  Disorderly conduct, 300 blk W. Hidalgo.  Minor accident, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Incident, 400 blk E. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

AUGUST 12- Execution of warrant/ failure to appear. Theft with 2 priors/burglary of a habitation. Arrested: Ramon Dionicio Vela, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Execution of warrant/assault, arrested: Abel Lee Balboa, W.C. More...

City schools meet state standards as new year begins

Three campuses of the Raymondville school district exceeded the requirements set by the Texas Education Agency’s accountability system.  A fourth campus, Myra Green Middle School, only met two of the four requirements.  More...

County close to projected budget, by cutting jobs

As the deadline to adopt the Willacy County 2015- 16 budget approaches, the commissioners’ court keeps butchering every department despite the wishes of those in charge.  Although every fiscal year runs from Oct. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Back To School

Well, believe it or not, summer vacation is over and it's time to go back to school. Did you hear that groan when I mentioned going back to school? More...

Letters

JP offers suggestions to commissioners court to deal with budget crisis

This is my second letter to the editor or the Chronicle News in my ten year tenure as a Willacy County Justice of the Peace, Precinct Two.  More...

Farm & Ranch

MANUEL GARCIA, JR.

MANUEL GARCIA SR. of Raymondville is shown roping a calf at Norias Ranch July 1943. Three generations as "caporales" have worked at the ranch. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 14, 2015

"Wow!" may have been the collective response of cotton market participants Wednesday when the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly supply and demand reports. More...

Obituaries

JAVIER BRISENO MACIEL

SEBASTIAN, TX - Javier Briseno Maciel, 72, beloved father and grandfather, entered eternal rest on August 12, 2015 at 3:48 am surrounded by his loved ones at Harlingen Medical Hospital following a brief illness.  More...

OSCAR CANTU

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Oscar Cantu, 65, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at his home in Raymondville, TX. He was born to Jesus Jose and Maria Ignacia (Villarreal) Cantu.  More...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Annissa Salazar

Gone but never forgotten. We love and miss you always.   More...

Legals

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Mildred Gwendolyn Hocott, Deceased, were issued on August 14, 2015, under Docket No. More...

CAUSE NO. 2015-PRB-0017

IN THE ESTATE OF KATHERINE P. DUDDLESTEN, DECEASED

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF LAW OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS   More...

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