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Editorial Opinion:

8-Liners prey on the poor, the elderly and the ignorant!

Elected officials should be ashamed of allowing 8-liners to come back to Raymondville and Lyford! More...

News

Ammerman elected president of Texas Prosecutors Assoc.

The Willacy County District Attorney's Office announced today that District Attorney Bernard Ammerman was elected as President for the Texas District and County Attorney Association at the annual prosecutor conference. More...

FEMA steps up Valley presence following flooding

(AP) - Federal disaster response officials are opening Pande Valley offices to help hundreds of homeowners whose property was damaged in some of the area's worst flooding in a half century. More...

8-liner owners file for injunction against city commission

An 8-liner business has filed an injunction against the Raymondville City Commission, seeking to annul an ordinance recently amended which declared the casino parlors a public nuisance.  The lawsuit was filed by Ben Cortez and Ely Garcia Jr. More...

Letters

Spiritually inspirational place

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Donating books

Editor,  Books donated to Reber Memorial Library.  - Clint Eastwood, A Retrospective  - Making Up the Retirement Gap through Real Estate  - Francis and Clare, Saints of Assisi  - Deep in the Heart of Texas (Reflections of Fo More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE Oh Christmas Tree

It's that special time of year and we're a nation in anticipation. My family is experiencing the same starladen excitement as the rest of the country and I'm not talking about deciding who gets to place the topper on the tree. More...

Photo

LHS STUDENTS WIN AT STATE FFA COMPETITION - Lyford High School Students Bailey Scogin (left) and Morgan Thomas (right) competed at the State FFA competition and brought home 6th place in Job Intervie More...

Las Damas de Tejas exhibit visits the Willacy County Historical Museum Sunday

(Raymondville, Texas) - The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas, a research and preservation institution dedicated to preserving Hispanic culture, will be displaying the Las Damas de Tejas travel exhibit at the Willacy County Historical Museum and Comm More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 7- Burglary of habitation, 1100 blk N. 6th.  Non prosecution request, 900 blk E. Rodriguez.  Assault causing bodily injury, 1600 blk S. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

DECEMBER 2- Theft, arrested: Adolfo Guerra, N. Loop St., Raymondville.  Civil matter, S. Exp. 77, Sebastian.  Lost property, Mansfield Dr., Port Mansfield.  Execution of warrant/theft. More...

Legals

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE INTENTION OF PORT MANSFIELD PUD, TO AWARD A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR REHABILITATION OF A 0.2MG PEDESPHERE STYLE ELEVATED WATER STORAGE TANK   More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of RICHARD THEODORE HILDEBRANDT, Deceased, were issued on October 27, 2015, under Docket Number 2015-PRB-0014, pending in the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, to BARRY CRA More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of GENE F. More...

County is now hub of 8-liner activity

Two eightliner businesses shut down by the Willacy County District’s Attorney’s Office about two years ago have reopened in Lyford.  El Toro Game Room and the Wagon Wheel are two of three casino parlors to open in October and Novembe More...

CHRISTMAS PARADE WINNERS

CHRISTMAS PARADE WINNERS - Girl Scouts Minions float. Took most creative category in Raymondville parade and first place in Lyford parade. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Talk In, Around, and About Church

If you spend anytime in or around church you are going to hear comments from the congregation or from the pulpit. Without indicating what churches, I thought I’d share a few comments I've picked up over the years. More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap, Dec. 8, 2015

AUSTIN - (Dec. 8, 2015) For the week ending Dec. 5, 2015, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices $1 to $12 lower. However, one location did report prices $1 to $10 higher. More...

COWPOKES

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Study: About 1/3 of world cactus threatened with extinction

MEXICO CITY (AP) - About a third of the world's cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.  More...

Obituaries

LUCIA VILLARREAL TAGLE

LYFORD, TEXAS -Lucia Villarreal Tagle, 72 of Lyford, TX, entered into rest Saturday, December 5, 2015 in Harlingen Medical Center.  She was born on Sunday, May 9, 1943 in Big Spring, Texas, daughter of David and Anita (Ramirez) Villarreal.  More...

VIRGINIA RIVERA JUAREZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Virginia Rivera Juarez, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully on Sunday, December the 6th at Valley Baptist Medical Center Harlingen. She was surrounded by family as she passed away .  More...

RAUL CANO LEAL

Raymondville, TX - Raul Cano Leal entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at his home in Mercedes, Texas. He was born on December 24, 1934 to Ismael and Rosa (Cano) Leal in Raymondville, Texas.  More...

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