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ANOTHER ROLLOVER

ANOTHER VEHICLE ROLLOVER happened Tuesday. More...

News

Corruption-ridden Crystal City’s new woe: undrinkable water

CRYSTAL CITY, Texas (AP) - After weeks of turmoil and the arrests of all but one top city official, residents of Crystal City have a new problem: undrinkable water.  More...

A&M recruit Alton Robinson accused of robbing ex-girlfriend

CONVERSE, Texas (AP) - Alton Robinson, a defensive end who recently signed a national letter-of-intent to play for Texas A&M, has been arrested and charged with second degree felony robbery.  More...

Cats catch and tag operation continues in city

As the operation to catch and tag loose cats continues, campaign organizers are taking it to another level.  So far, more than 50 cats and tachuatles, or opossums, have been trapped in town as part of an effort to reduce the number of wondering More...

Farm & Ranch

February 16, 2016 U.S. export sales surge, March liquidation takes center stage

Export sales of U.S. upland cotton surged to 308,800 bales, a marketing year high, in the week ended Feb. 11, according to USDA. The volume was up 36 percent from the previous week and 54 percent from the four-week average. More...

COWPOKES

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Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Too Many to Count  More...

Obituaries

RICHARD WAYNE DURBIN

ELSA- Mr. Richard Wayne Durbin went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2016, at the age of 56. He was born to William “Pop” and Elena “Nene” Durbin on August 22, 1959 in Raymondville, TX. More...

DORRIS MARIE COLE

Dorris Marie Cole, 92, of Fredericksburg and Mason, TX, formerly of Sebastian, TX, was born on October 28, 1923, in Patroon, Texas, to Quincy Tucker Chandler and Almira Eddins Chandler. Dorris passed away on February 20 in Fredericksburg.  More...

ISRAEL JOSEPH VELA

Israel Joseph Vela, born on the 1st of May 1994 in Harlingen, Texas, died on Wednesday, the 17th of February 2016 in Harlingen, Texas. He was 21 years old. More...

Wing Champs fighting to stay alive, its owners say

Running the city’s newest bar and grill has not been easy for the owners of the business at the Raymondville Plaza.  Mounting bills, payroll expenses, buying supplies, paying sales and alcohol taxes and, lately, acquiring a debt on two new More...

Early voting ends Friday, Election Day is Tuesday

Early voting for the Democrat and Republican Primaries ends at 5 p.m. Friday and Election Day is Tuesday, March 1. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Anniversaries-Good, Bad, Sad, and Happy

Webster defines anniversary as the annual return of the date of a notable event or its' celebration. Anniversaries can be just about any annual return of any special day. More...

Editorial Opinion:

Want to see burglars, drug dealers and child molestors held responsible for their crimes? Vote to re-elect Bernard Ammerman County & District Attorney

We have a competent county and district attorney who has convicted many criminals, including drug dealers, repeat drunk drivers, child molesters and burglars during the seven years he has been in office.  More...

Juan Guerra’s famous cartoons

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County Lifestyles

Lyford Women’s Club

The Lyford Women’s Club held their annual Valentine Banquet at the Casa Blanca Restaurant on February 11, 2016.  After a delicious meal, all attendees enjoyed the entertainment provided by the South Texas Senior Pageant under the direction More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Sweetening your grapes

It can seem overwhelming sometimes - this thing called life. You awaken at 4:00 a.m. because it is a “migraine day,” and roll over while trying not to move your head, just hoping to get back to sleep for another hour or two. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 21 - Sexual assault, 500 blk W. Hidalgo.  Duty on striking unattended vehicle, 200 blk N. 11th.  Incident: child custody, 300 blk S. 9th.  Unauthorized use of motor vehicle, attempted suicide, 900 blk E. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 17- Animal call, Co. Line Rd., Sebastian.  Execution of warrant/failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance. More...

Burglar sentenced to 18 months in state jail

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Pablo Garcia, 29, of Lyford, TX, was found guilty of Burglary of a Building and sentenced to 18 months, day for day, in State Jail. More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP

THE STATE OF TEXAS

THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN HALMS, JR., DECEASED,   More...

Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Rosa Gonzalez Rocha, Deceased, were issued on February 12, 2016, under Docket No. 2016-PRB- 0001, pending in the Probate Court of Willacy County, Texas, to Fabian G. Rocha. More...

OFFICE OF THE ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT

Notice is hereby given that the tabulating and marking equipment that will be used in the 2016 Democratic Party Primary Elections will be tested on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Elections Office, 190 N.  More...

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