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RISD board president out of jail, ousted as its leader

Less than a week after a member of the Raymondville school district board of trustees was arrested and released from jail, he was ousted as its president.  The board held a special meeting on Monday and reshuffled its line of command.  More...

News

Parts of South Texas face heavy rain, flooding

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Thunderstorms in parts of South Texas have dumped up to 6 inches of rain and led to some flood-related rescues in Corpus Christi.  No injuries were reported Monday in Corpus Christi, where emergency management official More...

Voters recall 3 leaders amid corruption scandal

CRYSTAL CITY, Texas (AP) Three leaders of a South Texas town have been ousted in a 2015 recall effort prior to a federal corruption investigation made public this year.  Crystal City voters on Saturday rejected Mayor Ricardo Lopez and council me More...

Do you want to live healthy with diabetes?

Then this is the program for you!

With type 2 diabetes on the rise in Texas, particularly among Hispanics, learning how to control your illness is a first step. More...

Letters

Maya, Hidden Worlds Revealed Mundos Ocultos Revelados

Dear Editor and readers,  Do you know...  • “that Mayan cities were built as ritual landscapes with buildings aligned to record solstices and equinoxes?  More...

County Lifestyles

Louis Whitworth installed as an Eagle Scout in San Antonio

LOUIS WHITWORTH OF SAN ANTONIO was installed as an Eagle Scout in Venturing Crew #285 on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the Scout Lodge in an impressive ceremony. More...

SLICES OF LIFE Backyard concerto

The birds were going crazy with their twittering tweets, chirps and trills. The cooing of a mourning dove underscored the drumming of a lone woodpecker. More...

JAQUELINE RIOS

JAQUELINE RIOS graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Speech Language Pathologist on Saturday, May 14, 2016, with her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. More...

Legals

Farms and Ranches Could See Reduced Property Tax with Productivity Appraisal

Texas farmers and ranchers can be granted property tax relief on their land. More...

LOWER YOUR PROPERTY TAXES!

A homestead exemption lowers the property taxes on your home by lowering its value. If your home is valued at $50,000 and you receive a $25,000 homestead exemption, your home will be taxed as if it were worth $25,000. More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: JOE ANDREW TORRES, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSE TORRES, DECEASED.   More...

Silver City game room files suit to get 8-liners back from city

An eight-liner casino raided earlier this month is filing a motion in an attempt to get everything back that Raymondville police seized during the operation.  The civil cause of action was filed Friday in the 197th State District Court on behalf More...

Early voting continues through Friday

Early voting for the May 24 runoff election continues through Friday.  County voters have been casting their ballots for three contested races. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

National Police Week 2016

We are in the middle of a very busy month, but the week of May 15th has been designated as National Police Week, with May 15th designated as Police Memorial Day, since it was signed into law by President Kennedy. More...

Political Cartoon

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Opinion:

There is no substitute for experience when prosecuting criminals in state district court

On October 17, 2016 Willacy County District Attorney Bernard Ammerman will prosecute the capital murder case of Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval an illegal Mexican alien charged with shooting Border Patrol agent Javier Vega, Jr. to death on August 3, 2014. More...

Farm & Ranch

May 13, 2016

USDA releases first supply and demand estimates for 2016-17

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly supply and demand estimates on May 10 which contained the first look at figures for the 2016-17 marketing year. Initial market reaction was bearish when the report was released at 11:00 a.m. More...

Investors pour money into farm land, see good returns

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) In the past several years, institutional investors and a handful of publicly traded real estate investment trusts have poured millions of dollars into farms in Louisiana and billions into agriculture properties nationwide. More...

Obituaries

LAVADA CHARLENE KNIPP

RAYMONDVILLE - Lavada Charlene Knipp, 96, entered into rest Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Golden Palms Healthcare Center in Harlingen.  She was born March 1, 1920, in Sherman, daughter of Lewis and Leola (Salter) Miller. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 15 - Arrested: Jesus Muniz, execution of warrants, 300 blk E. FM 3168.  Theft under $100, 400 blk E. Hidalgo.  Burglary of building, 300 blk N. 5th.  Criminal mischief, over $750, under $2,500, 300 blk S. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

MAY 11- Civil matter, 500 blk W. Main St., Raymondville. Theft, FM 1971, Raymondville. Theft, Gas St., Lyford. MAY 12- Incident - lost weapon, Martin Cavazos St., Sebastian. Human smuggling, Mulberry Rd., Sebastian. More...

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