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News

Mexico court orders drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo freed - Ordered torture - Murder of DEA Agent Camarena

MEXICO CITY ( AP) A drug lord convicted in the 1985 killing of a U.S. More...

Houston police with arm tattoos OK for short-sleeved shirts

HOUSTON (AP) Houston police Chief Art Acevedo plans to change policy and let officers with tattoos on their arms wear short-sleeved shirts. More...

Man and 3-year-old family friend drown when boat capsizes

BRYAN, Texas (AP) The bodies of a 3-year-old boy and the 21-year-old friend of his family have been recovered after they failed to return from a fishing trip on a private pond in a subdivision near Bryan.  More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Grilling revisited

We never mastered the barbecue grill. Oh, we tried, of course - in the early years of our marriage. More...

Torres-Romo

Mr. and Mrs. Olimpo and Alice Torres are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Mae Torres, of Harlingen, to Felix Romo, of Lyford, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

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CLEMEN RODRIGUEZ, of San Antonio and member of Zeta Beta chapter, was the March speaker of Zeta Rho chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 3 - Terroristic threat, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  Found property, 600 blk S. Adeline.  APRIL 2 - Criminal mischief, over $100, under $750, 200 blk E. Rodriguez.  Theft, under $100, 1000 blk E. More...

W.C. Sheriff ’s BLOTTER

MARCH 29- Execution of warrant/ possession of marijuana. Arrested: Joe Anthony Lira, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Incident (phone scan), N. Loop, Raymondville.  Incident (suspicious phone call), Bus. More...

Political signs limited to one per candidate, on county grounds

Political hopefuls running in the upcoming May election can only put up one sign on county grounds.  The Willacy County Commissioners’ Court approved recently the limitation in an attempt to stop the intrusiveness of some candidates.  More...

Shelter of last-resort - will provide safety during storms

It has taken several years in the making.  Its construction was in jeopardy.  It’s finally happening.  A look along Business 77 south of the city now tells a different story as a chainlink fence surrounds the site where the count More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Life is frustrating.. at times

There's an old country tune by Lynn Anderson I believe entitled, " I Never Promised You A Rose Garden." Among the rose bush with the pretty flowers you will always find a bunch of thorns, and if you aren't careful, they will hurt you. More...

Editorial Opinion:

Time for talking about 8-liners is over! What is needed is action!

Sheriff Larry Spence is a consensus builder.  From what he says in his column this week, he needs to get the commissioners court and district attorney on board before he can do anything about illegal gambling in this county. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Futures decline ahead of prospective plantings report

March 31, 2017   More...

Obituaries

PERFECTO OROZCO

RAYMONDVILLE - Perfecto Orozco, 82, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at home in Raymondville. He was born on September 27, 1934, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Perfecto and Paola (Tristan) Orozco.  More...

OLGA LYDIA AMBRIZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Olga Lydia Ambriz, 53 of Harlingen, TX., entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2017 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on March 3, 1964 in Raymondville, Texas, daughter of Jose and Guadalupe Ambriz.  More...

MIGUEL CHAPA, III

RAYMONDVILLE- Miguel Chapa III, 50, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on January 5, 1967 in Raymondville, TX to Miguel Chapa Jr. and Maria (Gomez) Olvera.  More...

Legals

NOTICE CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE

The following is the caption of Ordinance No. 1211, passed, approved and adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Raymondville, Texas at their regular meeting held on March 28, 2017.  ORDINANCE NO. 1211   More...

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