March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Roundup of traffic violators nets only $600

A police roundup of traffic violators with unpaid fines netted a mere $600 - a meager amount described by a city official as not even a drop in the bucket.  “Maybe a spark,” Felicita Diaz Gutierrez, the municipal court judge, said. More...

News

Rare early map of Texas sells at auction for $10K

DALLAS (AP) A rare early map of Texas discovered in a box of sheet music purchased for $10 at an Indiana estate auction in the 1980s has sold at a Dallas auction for $10,000.  The 1853 map was purchased Saturday on behalf of the Bell Library at More...

ON MARCH 11, 2016

The District Attorney was able to present a $7,000 check to this non-profit entity mainly dedicated to drug abuse prevention, counseling for at risk kids, alternative activities and coping mechanisms.  More...

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VTX1 CELEBRATES EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT -VTX1 recently celebrated the retirement of employees with over 35 years of service and values the hard work and commitment they provided. More...

County Lifestyles

Sweet Sixteen

Although her actual birthday is today, March 16, 2016, Irene Janell Hernandez will be celebrating her Sweet Sixteen on April 16, 2016. She is the daughter of Alfredo and Christina Hernandez of Lyford. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

It’s all about the face

The young woman was our server at a restaurant one evening. Even though she was a stranger I’d never met or seen before, I had an eerie feeling as though I had. More...

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RAYMONDVILLE ALL YEAR REUNION (CLASS OF 1945-1993) was held at the Crown Plaza Royale in Austin Feb. 26-28. Hosted by Patti Dru Brinkley Schlessiger, Joe Simo and Joe Rodriguez. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 13 - Information/ incident, 1700 blk S. Exp. 77 S.  Criminal mischief, 400 blk S. 6th.  Suspicious vehicle, 700 blk E. Gem.  Accident - minor, 500 blk E. Hidalgo.  Assault by contact (FV), 500 blk E. More...

W.C. Sheriff ’s BLOTTER

MARCH 9- Disorderly conduct, Pablo Contreras, La Sara.  Accident, U.S. 77, 5 mi. N. of Conley, Raymondville.  Accident, U.S. 77, 5 mi. N. of Conley, Raymondville.  Burglary of a habitation, 300 blk N. More...

Lyford man sentenced to state jail for burglary

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

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The City of Raymondville, Texas will receive bids for the construction of The City of Raymondville Golf Course Club House Renovations until 4:00 PM on April 12,2016 at the City of Raymondville City Hall located at 142 South 7th Street, Raymondville, More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The City of Raymondville, Texas will receive bids for the construction of The City of Raymondville Fire Station Remodel until 4:00 PM on April 12,2016, at the City of Raymondville City Hall located at 142 South 7th Street, Raymondville, Texas, 78580, More...

COMING SOON

COMING SOON is a new Dollar Tree store at the Raymondville Plaza. More...

County tax collections drop because of 8-liners

A little more than $ 4 million is projected to be collected in advalorem taxes every year in Willacy County. On the average, the county tax assessor collector office has a collection rate of 93 percent. More...

85-year old man dies from bee attack

A 85-year-old man, Juvenito Gonzales, has died after he was attacked by a swarm of bees, first responders said.  The incident reportedly took place outside a day care center near FM 88 and FM 490 west of Raymondville Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

What ever happened to the term, gumption?

I ran across a word I haven't heard for a long time while browsing through some old books. A long time ago I believe the word was used as a somewhat old-fashioned word for a timeless virtue. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Humane Society president blasts county commissioners

Sirs,  I have no respect for the County Commissioner’s Court with the exception of Precinct 4 Commissioner Eduardo Gonzales. More...

Farm & Ranch

Valley growers eligible for irrigation, nutrient management assistance

WESLACO - Agricultural producers and landowners in Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties may be eligible for financial assistance to improve irrigation systems and implement other conservation practices, according to personnel at the Texas Water Reso More...

COWPOKES

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COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

A bumpy ride for the market despite positive fundamental news

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Obituaries

JOSE C. SARAVIA

RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS Our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Jose C. Saravia, joined his wife, Josefina and son Jose Luis (Louie) in heaven on March 13, 2016. More...

MARGARITA M. CANTU

SEBASTIAN, TEXAS - Margarita M. Cantu entered into rest on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at her residence.  She was born on September 16, 1929 in Mexico to her parents, Jose and Rosa (Garza) Moreno.  More...

EUGENIO “UNCLE GENO” GONZALES

Lyford, Texas - Eugenio “Uncle Geno” Gonzales entered into eternal peace on March 14, 2016.  Uncle Geno was born to Martin and Manuela Gonzales at La Jarrita Ranch in Lyford. More...

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