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Port property owners to benefit from lower fire insurance rating

They say that no news is good news, but Port Mansfield property owners should take note about this one.  PM has received its lowest ever fire rating from the Insurance Services Office’s Public Protection Department and this could result in More...

News

Justice Dept. gives Congress documents on Fast and Furious gun running operation

WASHINGTON ( AP) The Justice Department said Friday that it had given to Congress additional documents related to the botched gun- smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious as part of a years-long court dispute.  The Obama administration had More...

San Antonio student suspended after being thrown to ground by officer

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A Texas woman says her 12-year-old daughter was suspended from school following an altercation with another student that ended with a police officer body-slamming the girl to the ground. More...

Library book donations

Maricela G. More...

County Lifestyles

Gomez-Mata

Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Betty Gomez are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Rose Gomez, to Christopher Mata, son of Mr. More...

First Baptist to offer an evening of music

The First Baptist Church of Raymondville will offer an evening of old and new music as presented by the orchestra and choir of Calvary Baptist Church of McAllen. The performance will be Sunday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

All the answers, now what was the question?

I wish I had all the answers. I know some people who do. I’m pretty sure you do, too - know someone who is smarter than the rest of us. Maybe you are even lucky enough to be one of them. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 11 - Welfare concern, 300 blk E. Harris.  Theft by check, over $20, under $500, 700 blk W. Hidalgo.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 700 blk W. Harris.  Arrested: Andrew Cavazos, possession of marijuana, under 2 oz., 100 blk S. More...

W.C. Sheriff ’s BLOTTER

APRIL 7- Incident (lost wallet), S. Bus. 77, Raymondville.  Incident report, Industrial Dr., Raymondville.  Theft, S. Bus. 77, Raymondville.  Burglary of a habitation, arrested: Carlos Moreno, W. San Francisco, Raymondville.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Beer & Wine Off Premise License by Erika Kinney dba Laguna Madre Baits to be located at 828A W. Port Dr., Port Mansfield, Willacy County, Texas.   More...

NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

STATE OF TEXAS

To Walter Thannisch, III, Respondent:   More...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF LEROY EUGENE BROWN DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Leroy Eugene Brown, Deceased, were issued on March 18, 2016, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 2016-PRB- 0004, to Linda Gaye Brown. More...

City, EDC to go after grant money for start up businesses

More money will be sought to stimulate the local economy by both the city and the Economic Development Corp. More...

Fred Stone County Park could get a major facelift with grant funds

The deteriorating Fred Stone Park in Port Mansfield could get a major facelift, providing it gets funding from the federal Coastal Restoration Act.  The Willacy County Commissioners’ County agreed Monday to submit an application asking for More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Border Sheriffs meet on South Padre Island

Last week it was time for the semi-annual combined meeting of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition and the Southwestern Border Sheriffs Coalition. More...

Farm & Ranch

Texas Gets Longest Dove Hunting Season in 80 Years

2016-17 Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set

AUSTIN - Texas dove hunters can look forward to the longest season in 80 years, thanks to season dates adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recently.  While the traditional opening dates established by the U.S. More...

COWPOKES

Full Story

Export sales and shipments rebound, cotton futures trade sideways

April 8, 2016

Export sales of U.S. cotton surged in the week ended March 31, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and export shipments set a marketing year high. Net sales of U.S. More...

Obituaries

SARAH M. GOMEZ

RAYMONDVILLE- Sarah M. Gomez, 84, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. She was born on July 19, 1931 at the King Ranch/Norias to the late Pedro F. and Eluteria S. More...

JEROME “JERRY” PERRY WICK

Grand Prairie, Texas -Jerome (Jerry) Perry Wick, 82 of Grand Prairie, TX, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Tomball, Texas.  More...

HECTOR CANTU

LYFORD- Hector Cantu, 40, entered into eternal rest on April 10, 2016 in Raymondville, TX. He was born on September 3, 1975 to Armando and Maria Luisa (Rangel) Cantu in Brownsville, TX.  More...

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