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United Pentecostal Service to honor law enforcement

The United Pentecostal Church of Raymondville, located at 1255 East Hidalgo Ave would like to invite all Departments of Law Enforcement to an Appreciation Service on Sunday, July 24th at 11 AM.  We would like to Thank all of our Law Enforcement More...

Mission officer convicted in drug scheme

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) A former South Texas police officer has been convicted on federal drug charges for stealing cocaine and then staging a fake bust to cover up the theft.  A jury on Thursday found 46-year-old Hector Mendez guilty of conspiracy More...

McAllen bank worker accused of stealing $1.3 million from accounts

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) Federal prosecutors are accusing a former South Texas bank employee of stealing $1.3 million from customer accounts.  Authorities allege that 43- year-old Cynthia Luna Rodriguez took the money from the accounts of six custome More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Futures explode following release of monthly USDA report

July 15, 2016   More...

COWPOKES

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Report: U. S. wheat production much higher than expected

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Growers are harvesting a bountiful winter wheat crop across the nation and in Kansas added bushels that will help farms' bottom line but dampen hopes for a quick turnaround in the dismal crop prices.  More...

Obituaries

GREGORIA “GOLLA” GALVAN LIMON

LYFORD- Gregoria “Golla” Galvan Limon, 94, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Retma Manor in Raymondville, TX. She was born on May 25, 1922 to Ramon and Maria (Flores) Galvan in Rio Hondo, TX.  More...

GUADALUPE GARZA, JR.

LYFORD- Guadalupe Garza, Jr., 38, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 29, 2016 in Royse City, TX. He was born on May 18, 1978 in Harlingen, TX to Guadalupe & Celia (Flores) Garza, Sr.  More...

FELIX GONZALEZ, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE- Felix Gonzalez, Jr. passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the age of 97 in Raymondville, TX. Born on December 6, 1918 to Maria de la Luz Gonzalez in San Isidro, Tamaulipas, Mexico and resided in Raymondville after birth.  More...

Legals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The County of Willacy is accepting proposals for Fully- Insured and Self-Funded Employee Health, Dental, and Vision Benefit Plan. More...

Hot weather breeds violence in city

Police from several agencies have been busy in Willacy County this week, especially on Friday.  Three people were arrested Friday and a fourth man is being sought after an incident in which a man was struck in the head with a hammer and shots w More...

Man dies when bike hit by SUV

Also on Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a fatal bicycle-auto accident at 9 p.m. on FM 1762 (Bay Avenue), east of County Road 398, north of Raymondville.  More...

T-bone collision sends 3 to hospital

On Monday, DPS responded to a “ T- bone” collision at the intersection of Farm Road 1921 and FM 1425, northwest of Lyford.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“Forgive Us Our Trespasses”

The world as we know It, and especially our country as we used to know it, is dying. Everywhere we turn men have against each other, and the results have filled the news for months. People have spoken out in hate, very few have spoken out in love. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Reader communicates with nature

Dear Editor,  Where I live in San Antonio (cerca de un monte) in the morning, some birds seem to chirp, “ Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty” (always in multiples of four). More...

County Lifestyles

RACHEL BRINKLEY

For three consecutive years, from 2013-2016, Rachel competed and placed in her school science fair, the Las Vegas Diocesan Science Fair, and at the UNLV State Regional Science Fair where she competed against all the schools in Clark County.  More...

LOGAN DURAN

LOGAN DURAN has made the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2016 spring semester at the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. More...

SLICES OF LIFE On the Pokémon go

It’s all the rage and a cutting edge craze - sweeping not only the nation, but the entire world. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

JULY 13- Theft, FM 490 and FM 1984, Raymondville.  Smuggling of persons, U.S. N. of Conley Rd., Raymondville.  JULY 14- Theft of a motor vehicle, Goyo Garcia Rd., Raymondville.  Civil matter, 200 blk E. 2nd St., Sebastian.  More...

District Clerk Report

State of Texas vs Carl Contreras - CR Matters: Expunction.  Willacy County, City of Lyford and Lyford CISD vs Fernando Rosas, et al - tax suits.  TD Bank USA, N.A. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 18 - Accident (minor), 100 blk E. Hidalgo.  Accident (minor), 300 blk E. Hidalgo.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 900 blk E. More...

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