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2 rollovers in 3 days; claim 2 lives

Two Rio Grande Valley residents were killed Saturday in a one-vehicle accident that left four others injured.  In another accident, a man was taken to the hospital following a second rollover that happened at about 7 p.m. More...

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L.C. SMITH ELEMENTARY JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - Back row, Kimberly Garcia (4th), Adriana Mendez-Tovar (3rd), Alexis Martinez (1st), Hayden Sanchez (2nd), Joel Garcia Jr. (5th), Mr. A. More...

West Texas ranch where Scalia died is celebrity retreat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Rich in history as well as rugged West Texas landscapes and big sky, the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away has long been a secluded retreat for celebrities from business leaders to rock s More...

RISD, Retama Manor partnership benefiting students

Come May 26, a group of students from the Raymondville school district will graduate with more than a high school diploma.  They will have a certificate as a nursing assistant thanks to a joint venture between the district and Retama Manor.  More...

Obituaries

ARNULFO “ALEJO” RIVERA

RAYMONDVILLE- Arnulfo “Alejo” Rivera, 86, entered into eternal rest on February 11, 2016 at his home in Raymondville, TX. He was born on August 26, 1929 to Toribio and Dominga Rivera in Mexico.  More...

CRISTINA ZAMORA DOMINGUEZ

KINGSVILLE, TEXAS - Cristina Zamora Dominguez, 73 of Kingsville, Texas, entered into rest Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at her residence.  She was born on January 27, 1943 in Lyford, Texas, daughter of Marcil and Cristina (Gonzales) Zamora.  Cr More...

Happy 80th Birthday, Mom Up in Heaven

Julia V. Ramirez

2/16/1936 - 5/5/2014  Missing You on Your Birthday   More...

Lyford 8-liners operate at will, with no fear of police raids

The eightliners in Lyford seem to operate at will as no one can say how two of the coin-operated casino parlors reopened less than a month after law enforcement officers raided them.  The two, El Toro and Sizzling 777, shut their doors in mid De More...

Three more jailers resign from Sheriff’s Dept.

Three more employees of the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department, including the newly hired chief jailer, have resigned from their jobs.  That has brought to six the number of people jumping out of the county jail windows in the last two we More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

You Have the Opportunity To Vote, So Do So!

The signs are out, the candidates, or their helpers have been going door to door, and you've had the opportunity to check out each candidate before making your choice. I hope you have done your homework. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Where’s the peanut butter?

It was a normal unassuming typical Tuesday, the day the peanut butter went missing. I couldn’t believe it myself. Although looking back, it shouldn’t have been too big a surprise. But I’m jumping ahead of the story.  More...

433rd Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander Major Spence Pennington

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO LACKLAND, Texas -- Maj. A. Spence Pennington assumed command of the 433rd Maintenance Squadron during a ceremony here Jan. 30, 2016.  Col. Gretchen M. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 15 - Assisted officer at call, 300 blk E. Sauz.  Found property, 1000 blk E. Hidalgo.  Burglary of habitation, 1200 blk N. 3rd.  Accident, 800 blk N. 4th.  Arrested: Mariano Rios, burglary of habitation, 800 blk N. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 10- Execution of warrant, failure to appear, theft/ arrested: Jose Angel Mendoza, Willacy County Sheriff’s Department Jail.  Destruction of county property, CR 350, Sebastian.  Dog bite, Eustolio Gonzales Rd., Raymondville. More...

De Los Santos sentenced to state jail for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Sonny De La Santos, 26, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of possession of co- caine and sentenced to 20 months in State Jail. More...

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