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City Election is Saturday in Lyford

Early voting for the Lyford city council election ended Tuesday and Election Day is Saturday, May 7.  More than 60 votes were cast for five seats on the city council during the seven-day early voting period that began Monday, April 25.  Fiv More...

News

Apple has created over 2,000 Austin jobs since 2012

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Apple has created more than 2,000 new jobs in Austin since 2012 and is on track to meet the area hiring goals it promised in exchange for millions of dollars in public incentives, according to documents filed with the city. More...

Jury rules against Donna school board

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) A federal court jury has recommended a Rio Grande Valley school district and four of its board members pay more than $3.2 million in damages after the panel found the school board members improperly retaliated against district wor More...

Agents seize drugs, arrest 60 at Arizona border

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) Border Patrol agents near Yuma have arrested nearly 60 people trying to illegally enter the U.S.  Officials say Customs and Border Protections officers at the Wellton Station took 58 suspects into custody since Thursday. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE Mother’s Day can be one of those days

Seasons come and go. The sun rises and sets. We celebrate beginnings, endings and all things in between. This weekend, we celebrate mothers. Even though I am a mother myself, the day is clouded by the fact that I am a Mother's Day orphan. More...

THE WILLACY COUNTY LIONS

THE WILLACY COUNTY LIONS distributed dictionaries to Lasara Elementary third grades. Shown with the class are Lion members Zeke Cavazos and Jose Dominguez. More...

Obituaries

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

APRIL 27- Harassment, 200 blk E. Broadway Ave., Sebastian.  Civil matter, S. Bus. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 1 - Burglary of habitation, 700 blk N. Monterrey.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 100 blk S. Exp. 77.  Arrested: Martin Andrade, Jr., AOA warrant, accident involving damage to vehicle, 900 blk N. More...

GLADYS KING

Gladys Ellen Swanberg King, age 92 passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at a local hospital in Nashville, TN while visiting her daughter. She resided in Kerrville, Texas, for many years but had deep roots in Lyford and Willacy County, Texas.  More...

NEW POLICE STATION

NEW POLICE STATION will be officially unveiled Wednesday afternoon. The $1.8 million project was built with city and grant money on the same spot where the old police station used to be. More...

Bomb hoax causes commotion; forces businesses to close for hours

A bomb hoax resulted in no explosives found but it caused a commotion in Raymondville on Monday afternoon.  The incident began on the parking lot of Auto Zone on East Hidalgo Avenue, forcing the closing of several businesses within a 500 yards r More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“WAKE UP AMERICA” 65th National Day of Prayer

Here we are In the first week of May already and the April showers have yet to bring May flowers. Local farmers would love to see a little rain about now. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Traders turn cautious ahead of China’s Cotton Reserve Sales

April 29, 2016 More...

'War of the plants' being studied by AgriLife Research scientists

WESLACO - Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are studying the virtual tug of war that takes place when a pathogen attacks a plant. More...

TDA Market Recap, May 2, 2016

AUSTIN - (May 2, 2016) For the week ending April 29, 2016, Texas feeder cattle auctions reported prices steady to $10 lower, with one instance of $2 to $4 higher. Texas Weekly Direct reported prices $4 to $8 lower. More...

Crime & Courts

FROM THE D.A.’S OFFICE

Local man sentenced to 20-years in prison for rape

The Willacy County & District Attorney’s Office announced today that Rolando Hinojosa, 46, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault and sentenced to 20 years in prison. More...

Burglary conviction results in 10-year prison for local man

The Willacy County & District Attorney’s Office announced today that Nicolas Quesada, Jr., 26, of Raymondville, TX was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison for burglary of a habitation and ordered to pay restitution. More...

Legals

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, It’s the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the City of Raymondville encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.  More...

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