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Grants for overtime boost deputies pay

A state and federal grants awarded to many municipalities in the Lone Star State pay big time money to those whose jobs are to serve and to protect.  More...

News

Voucher plan begins rocky journey through Texas Legislature

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas lawmakers have begun grappling with a hot-button voucher plan offering families public money to send their children to private and religious schools.  Friendswood Republican Sen. More...

New wind farm project promises local investments in return for tax breaks

Giving a tax abatement, or a break, to a third wind farm company coming to Willacy County isn’t new any more.  What the commissioners’ court and representatives of EDF Renewable Energy have come up with is something new and the idea More...

Historic restoration of Jesus' burial shrine completed

JERUSALEM (AP) The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory.  Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was buri More...

Letters

Reader supports Sheriff Spence

Dear Editor,   I am appalled that there is an investigation at our Willacy County Sheriff’s office.  Sebastian is my hometown and I remember Sheriff Spence and his officers coming to assist my Mom, Micaela Veliz, with a problem renter More...

County Lifestyles

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ANDREA’S SNACKS FAST FOOD RIBBON CUTTING was held Saturday and they are now open for business. They are located on Hidalgo Ave. and owners are Fabian and Andrea Paz. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Squirrel!

My husband says I am a squirrel. Don’t take it the wrong way. It’s a term of endearment as well as a fairly accurate descriptor (if I am being honest). It’s become a nickname of sorts. It all started at the superstore. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. in the RHS Gym, Room 102-G, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville, TX.   More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

MARCH 22- Fraudulent use of identifying information, S. 13th St., Raymondville.  Burglary of a vehicle, N. Exp. 77, Sebastian.  Burglary of a vehicle, N. Exp. 77, Sebastian.  Possession of marijuana, arrested: Adrian Moncevaiz, S. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

MARCH 27 - Incident: recover property, 900 blk N. 7th.  Arrested: Juan C. Mata, execution of warrant, sex offender duty to register life/annually, 700 blk E. More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: IN THE INTEREST OF ERON GONZALEZ  Cause No. 2015-CV-0375-A1  IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS  TO: Martin Gonzalez and Unknown Father and all whom it may concern, respondents   More...

New RISD Supt. must wait 21 days before starting here

A new superintendent with the Raymondville school district has been hired by the board of trustees.  Raul Leonidas Nuques was the “lone” finalist the board picked from of a long list of hopefuls.  In his job, the Ecuadorian born More...

City passes no-smoking ordinance

Smoking in public places throughout the City of Raymondville is about to become illegal.  The city commission passed an ordinance during Tuesday’s meeting and it will take effect 10 days from today.  The ordinance will apply to any pu More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

In this World we have trials and tribulations

Have any of you experienced any trials or tribulations during your life? More...

8-Liners - The curse of Willacy County

What will it take for the elected officials in this county to finally realize the terrible damage 8-liners are doing to our people?  Just about everyone knows that 8-liners are operating illegally in violation of State gambling laws. More...

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Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Futures remain in a trading range

March 23, 2017   More...

Pick seeks to reassure Congress as Trump eyes farm cuts

WASHINGTON ( AP) Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Thursday sought to reassure farm state senators in both parties who are fearful about the impact of President Donald Trump's proposed deep cuts to farm programs, promising to promote agri More...

Fruit Tree 101 for Local Growers

WESLACO, TX- Come join the Texas Agrilife Extension Service and the Cooperative Extension Program for a Fruit Tree program Thursday, March 30th at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service 2415 U.S. 83 Business, Weslaco, TX 78596. More...

Obituaries

JESUS GOMEZ, SR.

SANTA MONICA - Jesus Gomez Sr., 68, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Harlingen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on November 2, 1948 in Santa Monica, TX to Conrado and Angelita (Gonzalez) Gomez.  More...

DALIA DE LA PAZ GALVAN

RAYMONDVILLE- Dalia De La Paz Galvan, 62 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest at Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on May 15, 1954 in Raymondville, daughter of Juan and Ramona Serrato De La Paz.  More...

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