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News

Food-stamp recipients in Arkansas drop by nearly 25,000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ The number of Arkansas residents participating in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has decreased by nearly 25,000 since new federal requirements were imposed Jan. 1. More...

San Perlita School News

January 4, 2017   SPISD students returned from the holidays to begin the 99 day spring semester yesterday. More...

San Antonio records 151 homicides in 2016, most in 2 decades

SAN ANTONIO (AP) San Antonio police say they investigated 151 homicides in 2016, marking the deadliest year in the Alamo city in more than two decades.  More...

County Lifestyles

IT'S A BOY!

IT’S A BOY!-Jimmy Lee Gonzales, Jr. was born on December 18, 2016 at Corpus Christi Medical Center at 11:53 a.m. He weighed 8.5 lbs and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

MARGARITA BARCO

MARGARITA BARCO has graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture- Animal Science. She plans to attend Texas A&M University for vet school. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

A meaningful reward

Never under estimate the power of a single piece of paper - especially if the paper in question is a (genuine and authentic) Certificate. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff ’s BLOTTER

DECEMBER 28- Criminal mischief, FM 1420, Raymondville.  Civil matter, N. Monterrey, Raymondville.  Theft/burglary of a building, White Wing Lane, Sebastian.  Theft, FM 490, Raymondville.  DECEMBER 29 - Theft, Bus. More...

Lawsuits filed against truck driver who killed 4 family members

Two lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the relatives of the Christmas Eve crash that left four family members dead.  The crash, which happened about 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, killed Luis R. More...

RISD to meet today to discuss superintendent position

The board of trustees with the Raymondville school district will meet today to decide what they want to do about hiring a new superintendent.   Johnny I. Pineda, the district’s boss for the last 91/2 years, is leaving after Jan. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

We welcome 2017 with prayer and anticipation

First of all, before anything else I want to thank God for giving us another year to serve Him and the citizens of Willacy County. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Futures break out of holiday mode

December 30, 2016   More...

That’s it...I’m outta here

After almost 30 years of writing for the Texas A&M University System, including this column, it’s time for me to move on. Not to another job, but retirement.  I retire effective Dec. 31. What happens after that I have no clue. More...

Winter Activities at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Whether you are a bird watcher or a bicyclist, or just looking for something to do in the valley, consider a visit to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. More...

Obituaries

SEVERA V. CORTEZ

SEBASTIAN- Severa V. Cortez, 77, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Retama Manor Nursing Center in Raymondville, TX. She was born on December 29, 1939 in Sebastian, TX to Pablo Sr. More...

MANUEL G. VASQUEZ

SAN PERLITA- Manuel G. Vasquez, 90, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on March 26, 1926 in Rio Hondo, TX to Antonio and Angelita (Garza) Vasquez.  More...

JUAN H. RODRIGUEZ

LYFORD- Juan H. More...

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