January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

RISD names Interim superintendent to fill Pineda vacancy

An interim superintendent has been named for the Raymondville school district.  Bobby McCall was chosen by the board of trustees as the district acting boss following an executive meeting of the board of trustees held Tuesday night.  McCall More...

News

Naked woman who stole deputy’s truck in custody after chase

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - A naked woman stole a sheriff’s department pickup truck Thursday and led law enforcement officers on an estimated 70-mile high-speed chase on two Arizona highways before she was taken into custody, authorities said. More...

Sheriff’s department sued for job discrimination by former deputy

A former deputy with the Willacy County Sheriff has filed a lawsuit claiming job discrimination.  The suit was filed last week in the 197th Judicial District Court in Raymondville.  Vicente Treviño, a deputy hired on Sept. More...

Lyford approves agreement with Magic Valley Electric

The Lyford City Commission held its first meeting of the year Monday and approved a number of actions.  The first was an agreement with Magic Valley Electric Cooperative.  City Secretary Lydia Moreno said the accord is good for the next 20 More...

County Lifestyles

LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY 2017

  LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY 2017 was held Monday, January 9, and members of the Raymondville High School Criminal Justice Club along with Martha Martinez’s children visited local law enforcement staff and presented goody bags to sho More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Vacation foibles

We’d been looking forward to this week for months. We planned and packed and prepared to play. The months of waiting became weeks, the weeks became days and then it was here: vacation!  Seven days of perfectly choreographed bliss. More...

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MANUEL CANTU, FORMER RAYMONDVILLE RESIDENT AND CURRENT MAYOR OF MCFARLAND, CA MAKES HOME VISIT - Last Monday, Jan. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

JANUARY 4- Burglary of a building, N. Exp. 77, Lyford.  Execution of warrant/child support, arrested: Ramon Rafael Burciaga, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Theft, E. Broadway, Sebastian.  Incident (criminal trespass), Bus. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 9 - Incident: marriage separation, 900 blk N. 6th.  Damaged property, 200 blk S. King.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 100 blk FM 3168.  Missing/runaway, 400 blk E. More...

Legals

ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF SAN JUAN STATE OF NEW MEXICO

NO. D-1116-CV-2016-01118  VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC.,  Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY GOSS, Defendent  NOTICE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING  TO: TIMOTHY GOSS   More...

NOTICE OF INITIATION OF THE SECTION 106 PROCESS: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Mobilitie proposes the construction of a pole style telecommunications tower within existing road right-of-way at 700 Laguna Drive, Port Mansfield, TX. 78598. More...

Spot Light on Downtown Merchant

Brittany’s Boutique specializes in buying and selling gold and silver

Want to buy something unique, classic, vintage or perhaps a little more modern?  Go to Brittany’s Boutique.  The store in downtown Raymondville has a little bit of everything.  It has merchandise like purses, sunglasses, custom c More...

2 vehicle rollovers Monday north and south of city

Two rollovers happened on Monday, making the first such accidents reported in Willacy County since the beginning of the new year.  One rollover happened shortly after 6 p.m. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Your very special bank account

Imagine if you had you won the following prize in a contest. Each morning your bank would deposit in your private account $ 86,400 to be used as you see fit. However, this prize comes with some strange rules. More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

A Willacy County Mystery

Blantons still missing 80 years after King Ranch hunting trip

People don’t just disappear into thin air -- Do they? Only a few Willacy County old-timers remember the Blantons, father and son, who climbed over a barbed wire fence into the El Sauz (King) Ranch on Nov. More...

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Futures Climb to Highest Level Since Last Summer

January 6, 2017   More...

Obituaries

RUDOLPH ROSS

RAYMONDVILLE- Rudolph Ross, 89, entered into eternal glory on Friday, January 6, 2017 at his residence in Raymondville. He was born on March 21, 1927 in Blackland, Arkansas to John Clyde and Myrtle (McCorkle) Ross.  More...

FRANCISCO G. POSAS

LYFORD- Francisco G. Posas, 75, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 6, 2017 at his residence in Lyford. He was born on February 5, 1941 in Sinton, TX to Sesario and Maria (Gansava) Posas.  More...

In Loving Memory of

Francisco S. Mireles, Jr.

Sept. 17, 1919 - Jan. 9, 2012   More...

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