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Chewbacca Mom's infectious laugh draws more than 137 million views

NEW YORK (AP) Before last week, Candace Payne's infectious laugh was known only to her close friends and family. After she went into hysterics donning a toy Chewbacca mask in a video she posted online, more than 137 million viewers know it too.  More...

Photo

RAYMONDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2016 - Valedictorian Frank A. Cardona and Salutatorian Kandy M. Morua. More...

Self-proclaimed government watchdog arrested, released from jail

A self-proclaimed government watchdog was arrested last week and released from jail after posting bond.  Vanessa Tijerina, a Green Party candidate for Hidalgo County’s District 15, was charged with two counts of violating a protective orde More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Defining character

I’ve been contemplating character lately. Not as it pertains to Mickey or Donald. I’m referring to character - as in what you stand for as a human being. To a large extent, your character defines who you truly are. More...

Murad-Reyes

Monica E. Murad and Jorge L. Reyes, Jr. were united in marriage on May 28, 2016 at South Padre Island.  The bride is a Lyford High School graduate and is pursuing a degree in Education from UTRGV and TSTC. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MAY 30 - Terroristic threats, 500 blk W. Tampico.  Disorderly conduct, 1st and Raymond.  MAY 29 - Theft, under $100, 900 blk E. Hidalgo.  Criminal mischief, over $100, under $750, 800 blk W. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

MAY 25- Execution of warrant, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Arrested: Ramon Venegas, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Harassment, Bus. 77, Raymondville.  MAY 27- Animal bite, N. Shore, Port Mansfield.  More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

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

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

Notice is hereby given in accordance with S.B.  More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

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

257 county seniors to graduate this week

More than 250 seniors from the four high schools in Willacy County will graduate on Friday and Saturday.  Two ceremonies will be held simultaneously on Friday. More...

Jobs program puts 15 to work

Thirteen people from Willacy County have been hired to work on a temporary basis under a program funded by the U.S. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“Law Enforcement Anniversary”

Every year about this time I think about another year in law enforcement starting. More...

Farm & Ranch

AgriLife Research scientist hopes to boost tomato production in South Texas

WESLACO - To help revive the state's sagging vegetable industry, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in South Texas are looking at new cropping systems to improve and extend the tomato growing season.  More...

IS THIS THE LEGENDARY UNICORN?

Nope. It’s actually a scimitar oryx, a member of the antelope family native to northern Africa, that had one of its horns broken. More...

Cotton Futures Rally, export sales and shipments strong

May 27, 2016

This was a good week for the bulls in the cotton market as cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) put on an impressive performance. More...

Obituaries

CURTIS A. RHODES, Ph.D.

9/22/1932 -5/20/2016

IRMO, SC -Curtis A. Rhodes, Ph.D., loving family man and mechanical engineering professor for 49 years, died very suddenly on Friday May 20th of a ruptured aortic dissection (a torn artery very near the heart). More...

RICARDO RIVERA

LYFORD, TX- Ricardo Rivera, 65, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born to Victor Rivera Ortiz and Maria Concepcion Lopez Zamarripa on January 26, 1951 in Mexico.  More...

LAVADA CHARLENE (MILLER) KNIPP

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Lavada Charlene (Miller) Knipp, a Raymondville resident of over 72 years, passed away on May 14, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Philip F. Knipp, and her son, Philip J. Knipp.  More...

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