December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Lyford police chief sues city

The former police chief for the city of Lyford is suing the city, alleging race discrimination, according to reports. Paul Lewis Campbell, the city’s first police man, has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit because he is white. More...

News

Cops: Woman stole baby Jesus, told hospital it was neglected

BETHLEHEM, Pa. More...

Construction to begin on 3rd local wind farm

A third wind farm is soon to get under construction in Willacy County.  It will be the second such operation in this county Germany-based’s E-On will have and the 22nd nationwide.  More...

MISSING CONSTABLE CASE

Salazar removed from office after disappearing for more than a year

The case of a county constable whose whereabouts still are a mystery has been settled in a court of law.  Mario Salazar, who was constable for the county’s Precinct 5 which covers Lasara and its sourrouding area, was tried in court by the More...

County Lifestyles

WATSON’S CITY DRUG AND THE BOUTIQUE AT WATSON’S

  WATSON’S CITY DRUG AND THE BOUTIQUE AT WATSON’S has a large variety of perfumes, jewelry, gift baskets, Christmas decor and outfits for your loved ones this Christmas time. Come by and shop their 12 Days of Christmas sale. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Holiday maladies

It’s the hoho holiday season and the big guy in red has some bad news about the state of affairs regarding Rudolph, Frosty and the rest of the North Pole crew. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 19 - Arrested: Stephanie Cadena, execution of warrants x6, violate promise to appear, unrestrained child under 4 years, no valid DL, 100 blk S. 7th. More...

W.C. Sheriff ’s BLOTTER

DECEMBER 16- Incident report (unwanted subject), Sunset St., San Perlita.  Incident report (accident), Highway 77, Raymondville.  DECEMBER 17 -Incident report (accident), W. Hwy. 186 and FM 1425, Raymondville.  More...

8-liner casino shutdown by sheriff’s dept.

One down, six more to go.  Spin City Silver, an eightliner that opened in the old Gonzalez Fruit Stand building along I-69 is now closed after authorities raided the casino-styled parlor over the weekend.  The eightliner was giving out cash More...

Bus hauling inmates overturns on State Hwy. 186, injuring 18

A bus transporting prisoners to a prison run by the Training Management Corp. crashed Friday, leaving several people injured. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Santa Claus is coming, but far more important,.. So is Jesus

As I write this week's column it's December 20th and Christmas is near and the year 2016 is near its' end. It just astounds me how fast the last few years have flown by, it seems like yesterday we were celebrating the New Year. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Futures continue sideways movement

December 15, 2016   More...

Valley’s cotton crop likely to see increased acreage, innovations

EDINBURG -- New cotton technologies and increased acreage will likely be part of the plot for the Rio Grande Valley’s cotton story in 2017, according to experts.  More...

Obituaries

ROLANDO G. “RED” BARRERA

RAYMONDVILLE/ HARLINGEN- Rolando G. “Red” Barrera, 45, one of God’s warrior angels, was called to his Heavenly home on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. More...

MANUEL TREVINO

RAYMONDVILLE- Manuel Trevino, 64 of Raymondville, Texas, entered into rest Monday, December 19, 2016 at home.  He was born on August 8, 1952 in Sinton, TX, son of Mateo and Manuela (Munoz) Trevino.  Manuel is preceded in death by his son, A More...

JOSE G. GONZALEZ

RAYMONDVILLE- Jose G. Gonzalez, 68, entered into eternal glory on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his home in Raymondville, Texas. He was born to Federico and Amelia (Torres) Gonzalez, Sr. in Raymondville, Texas on October 3, 1948.  More...

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