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Texas sales tax holiday set for first weekend of August

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The annual Texas sales tax holiday has been set for the first weekend in August as children prepare to return to classes. The Texas comptroller's office says the tax-free weekend, for a number of school-related items, will be Aug. More...

Officials: 1 dead, 3 hospitalized in Austin shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A shooting in a crowded entertainment district in downtown Austin early Sunday caused a chaotic scene, leaving one woman dead and three others wounded and police searching for a suspect. More...

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WEEK 2 OF THE BEARKAT VOLUNTARY STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING WORKOUTS came to an end Thursday. August 1st was the start of two-a-day football workouts from 7- 10 a.m. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

A scattered brain

Ever experience a day when things are slightly off kilter? When the normal becomes abnormal, often in an almost imperceptible way? More...

LYFORD CISD RECEIVES 21ST CENTURY ACE GRANT

The purpose of the program is to provide a safe environment where students can learn and engage in academic enrichment. More...

Obituaries

MARTHA LEE OAKES BLEDSOE

Martha Lee Oakes Bledsoe, our beloved mother was taken too soon to be with our Lord. She will be greatly missed.  More...

SANTOS MARIO CALDERA

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Santos Mario Caldera, 74, a resident of Kingsville, TX passed away on July 18, 2016 in Corpus Christi, TX.  He was born on November 14, 1941 in Kingsville to Jesus and Magdalena Caldera.  More...

MARGARITA “MAGE” CAMACHO

LYFORD- Margarita “Mage” Camacho, 69, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Raymondville, TX. She was born on September 27, 1946 to Jose and Maria (De La Luz) Camacho in Brownsville, TX.  More...

Tractor Supply cancels plans due to doubts about store location

After months of talking about this and that, Tractor Supply Co.’s plan to open a store in Raymondville is off the table. More...

Port Mansfield tournament best in years!

If the success of a fishing tournament is measured by the number of fish species caught, then the one held in Port Mansfield this past weekend was one was for the records.  Deep water fish such as sailfish, tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, red snapper an More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“Thank You for Your Service”

Last week we attended the 138th Annual Sheriffs Training Conference in Grapevine, Texas at the Gaylord Texan Resort, it was a very good and busy conference with a lot of good speakers and training sessions. More...

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Farm & Ranch

South Texas heat driving successful cotton, corn, sorghum crops

WESLACO - South Texas row crop producers are likely to answer with a smile when asked the age old ice-breaker, “Hot enough for you?” More...

COWPOKES

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COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Rumors and Weather Capture Market’s Attention

July 29, 2016   More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

AUGUST 1 - Theft of service, 700 blk W. Durango.  Incident, D.O.S., 400 blk S. Exp. 77.  Violation of protective order, 800 blk E. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

JULY 27- Public intoxication, arrested: Gabriel Boler Chavez, E. Hidalgo, Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/assault causing bodily injury, arrested: Edwin Montes, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Legals

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE NOTICE TO BIDDERS

TDA# 72I5411   More...

Construction

Advertisement and invitation for Bids

The City of San Perlita will receive bids for street reconstruction project until 11:00 am on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Fulcrum CS. 207 W. Magnolia. La Feria. Texas 78589 of where bids are to be delivered. More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The City of Raymondville, Texas will receive bids for the construction for The City of Raymondville Lift Station Scada Improvements Project until 4:00 PM, on August 23, 2016, at the City of Raymondville City Hall located at 142 South 7th Street, Raym More...

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