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Early voting ends, Election Day is Saturday in city and school races

A total of 2,147 votes were cast in the four different races that will be decided in the May 6 elections in Willacy County.  The seven-day period of early voting ended at 5 p.m. More...

News

Police: Texas officer faked his own death, fled into Mexico

AUSTIN, Texas ( AP) Authorities in Texas say a police officer who notified his wife that he planned to kill himself actually faked his own death and fled to Mexico.  An arrest affidavit revealed Friday that 29-yearold Austin officer Coleman Mart More...

Search continues for local woman missing two weeks ago today

The search for a 49-year-old Raymondville woman who has been missing two weeks today continues and a new group is joining the effort. More...

County justices of the peace will be cut from five to three to save money

Willacy County’s five justices of the peace are soon to be reduced from five to three in an effort to provide services to the public at less cost.  The commissioners’ court approved making the change during Thursday’s meeting.& More...

Farm & Ranch

Robotic fruit pickers may help orchards with worker shortage

SPOKANE, Wash. More...

COTTON MARKEY WEEKLY

Futures prices fall, unable to maintain momentum

April 27, 2017   More...

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge May Programs

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, 22688 Buena Vista Road, Los Fresnos, TX 78566, Visitor Center - closed Tues. & Wed., Open 8 am - 4 pm Thurs. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT GENE BRASHEAR

RAYMONDVILLE - Robert Gene Brashear of Raymondville, Texas was born in the year of Our Lord, 1946, on July 11, in Elsa, Texas. More...

JUAN A. GARZA

RAYMONDVILLE- Juan A. Garza, 66, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. He was born on January 3, 1951 in Harlingen, TX to Amparo and Valentina (Garza) Garza.  More...

MARY JANE MacMANUS

Mary Jane Macmanus, age 93, of San Marcos, TX passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was born March 31, 1924 in Aztec, NM to David Boyd and Rhoda (Pinkstaff) Abrams.  More...

8-liners donate to Sebastian projects to improve image

Anybody believing the eightliners aren’t planning to stay in Willacy County for the long haul should think twice.  In Sebastian, where the casino-styled parlors are in a frenzy to find new places to run their operations, they are now engag More...

City plagued with loose dogs and pot holes

Loose dogs on a rampage, weedy lots, deplorable streets and police not answering telephone calls are among the issues city residents have been complaining about.  And judging by the responses and comments made by local officials, that is nothing More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Freely you have received, freely give

It's seldom that I get some "down time," time just to relax and time to pause and think. It's nice when it does happen though. It's like a time of refreshment to my soul. More...

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County Lifestyles

MELYSA RIVAS AND SAMANTHA RIVAS

  MELYSA RIVAS AND SAMANTHA RIVAS - It's been 4 years since their last haircut and they wanted to make a difference with their hair and donate it to Locks For Love to help make wigs for kids and they don't plan on cutting it for the next 5 years More...

SLICES OF LIFE Emojimania

You could say it started with the simple, round smiling yellow face back in the historic happy hippy days of the 1960s. It’s when Yellow Smiley was first created. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. in the RHS Gym, Room 102-G, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville, TX.   More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

APRIL 26- Civil matter, U.S. 77 and FM 490, Raymondville.  Incident (accident), Industrial Dr., Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/motion to revoke, aggravated robbery, arrested: Isaac Omar Palomo, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, May 8, 2017, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, located at 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning Commission to con More...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF RUDOLPH ROSS, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original letters testamentary upon the Estate of RUDOLPH ROSS, Deceased, were issued to the undersigned on the 17th day of March, 2017 in the proceeding indicated below my signature hereto, which is being administered in t More...

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