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Deputies complete taser training and qualification

Five Deputies from the Willacy County Sheriffs Office recently completed the training required and have passed a written exam in the use of the LASER X26P Conducted Electrical Weapon. More...

New businesses opening soon include CVS Pharmacy, Holiday Inn, Dollar Tree and Tractor Supply

Two of the newest businesses under construction in town should open soon and two others are getting ready to get started.  CVS Pharmacy is waiting for its corporate’s green light of approval to open a temporary pharmacy and to begin demoli More...

Three suicides committed in Willacy County lately

Three suicides were committed in Willacy County so far this year.  A fourth one involved a teacher working for a school district and people are wondering what is going on here or what led people to take such a drastic measure.  One suicide More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

February 26, 2016 Cotton Futures prices continued to fall this week

A Service Provided By Plains Cotton Cooperative Association   More...

COWPOKES

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TDA Market Recap, Feb. 29, 2016

AUSTIN - (Feb. 29, 2016) For the week ending Feb. 26, 2016, Texas feeder cattle auctions reported prices steady to $10 higher, with one instance of prices $2 lower. Texas Weekly Direct reported prices $1 to $5 higher. More...

Obituaries

MANUEL R. CANTU

RAYMONDVILLE- Manuel R. Cantu, 92, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

In Loving Memory of

Pedro Gutierrez, Sr.

9/10/1923 - 3/6/2008   More...

In Loving Memory of

Brigida Gonzalez

5th Anniversary  3/24/1925 -   More...

Endangered ocelot to stop in Raymondville Friday

One of the most endangered wild cats found in the Americas will make a visit in Raymondville this Friday.  It’s the ocelot and it somehow resembles a small leopard.  More...

FIFTH ROLLOVER

FIFTH ROLLOVER happened Monday afternoon after a Ford 150 pickup truck went out of control as it was going north on I-69E near Spur 156. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“In like a lion, out like a lamb”

I don't know if you believe in old weather sayings or not, but as March 1st blew in this morning I was thinking of the old weather saying, "in like a lion, out like a lamb." Now this saying was usually reserved for colder country where it snows a lot More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

A patient once cried, "I have no faith in doctors!"  " That's all right, ma'am," said the physician, "my dog has no faith in the vet, but I take him and he gets cured." Faith is a vital force for our salvation. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

One day a man decided that he was going to kill President Harry S. Truman. He waited patiently for the right moment when the President would come into his line of sight. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

The big pack

Everyone looks forward to vacation. For me, the days (weeks, months even) leading up to a 7-day hiatus are filled with ever-increasing Jill Pertler amounts of packing-related frenzy, many of which are unneeded and even a little bit whacko. More...

Something for everybody on the Oscars red carpet

The year’s biggest night for red carpet glamour included something for everybody in bold color and soft shades, frothy wonders and sleek, body hugging looks. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff's BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 24- Violation of court order, FM 1015, Lasara. FEBRUARY 25- Credit card or debit card abuse, Eustolio Gonzalez Dr., Raymondville. Voluntary transport, 3rd St., Sebastian. Civil matter, Coast Ave., Sebastian. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 23 - Additional information, 300 blk S. 9th.  Theft, over $100, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Theft, 400 blk W. More...

Local woman sentenced to 3 years in prison of elderly abuse

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Maria Villalpando, 32, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of injury to an elderly person and sentenced to 3 years in prison. More...

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