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8-liner forfeiture hearing in State District Court

A hearing about an eight-liner casino raided by Raymondville police in early May was scheduled to take place today (Wednesday) in the 197th State District Court. More...

News

Border Patrol finds $4.6 million in cocaine in truck

KINGSVILLE, Texas (AP) Federal authorities say they've seized nearly 147 pounds of cocaine worth more than $4.6 million at a South Texas Border Patrol checkpoint.  Border Patrol agents conducting an inspection at the Sarita checkpoint on U.S. More...

La Joya man arrested for illuminating aircraft

WESLACO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested a male suspect today for allegedly illuminating an aircraft with a laser light in Hidalgo County.  At approximately 1 a.m. DPS troopers responded to the 1200 blk 12th St. More...

Lyford drops contract with consulting company, raises water & sewage rates

A contract the city of Lyford had with a consulting company whose job is to secure government money to move the local economy forward was dropped by the city council.  The council announced its decision after it met in executive session to discu More...

County Lifestyles

VETERANS

VETERANS from throughout the Rio Grande Valley converged on the American Legion hall Post 390 with a member of the Veterans Administration Minority Advisory Committee for Federal Cemeteries to discus More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Slug wars

Anyone who gardens grapples with the reality of pests. Most often, pests want to eat your garden before you get the chance to do so yourself. Or, they destroy the prettiness of plants by chewing holes in leaves and such. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 20 - Assault by threat, 700 blk W. Gem.  Theft, 400 blk E. Charles.  Infant consumed medication, 200 blk Sunset.  No report requested/complainant, 700 blk W. Durango.  JUNE 19 - Accident (minor), 400 blk S. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

JUNE 15- Theft, Emma Ross Rd., Raymondville.  JUNE 16- Violation of court order, public nuisances, FM 1015, La Sara.  Assault by threat, 700 blk W. Gem Ave., Raymondville.  Accident, Pablo Contreras St., La Sara.  More...

Woman in hit and run that killed pedestrian pleads guilty

A Sebastian woman involved in a vehicle accident that killed a pedestrian in 2013 has avoided a jury trial by pleading guilty.  A trial hearing for the State of Texas vs. More...

Motorcycle race turns deadly, Harlingen man dies

An apparent motorcycle race near Sebastian turned deadly as one of two men involved was killed late Sunday night, authorities said.  Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the fatal crash that killed Dylan James Morales More...

RISD board to meet at 7 a.m. Friday morning to consider pay raise for athletic director

Raymondville head football coach and athletic director Frank Cantu was hired two years ago at an annual salary of $73,000.  On Friday morning at 7 am trustees will consider giving Cantu a retroactive check of $12,000 for each of those two years More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

I'm just this month coming off my 50th anniversary of wearing some kind of law enforcement badge or another. We had the dinner and a lot of nice comments were made concerning my career as a public servant. More...

Farm & Ranch

TDA Market Recap, June 20, 2016

AUSTIN - (June 20, 2016) For the week ending June 17, 2016, Texas feeder cattle auctions reported prices steady to $10 lower. Texas Weekly Direct reported prices steady to $5 lower. More...

Cotton Futures move lower despite sharp rally at week’s end

June 17, 2016

Cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) moved slightly lower this week in contrast to the previous week when the July and December contracts gained 209 and 263 points, respectively. More...

COWPOKES

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Obituaries

ROLANDO REQUENA

LASARA, TX- Rolando Requena, age 42, entered Heaven’s gate on Sunday, June 19, 2016. A loving father, grandfather and brother with a giving spirit. Roland always put others needs before his own. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

The South Texas Independent School District HEREBY notifies voters of Willacy County that there are two vacancies on the Board of Directors - one in Commissioner’s Precinct 2 and one in Commissioner’s Precinct 3.  More...

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