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Sand bags to be needed?

An announcement is to be made by local emergency officials sometime Wednesday if sand bags are to be filled and issued due to approaching Tropical Storm Harvey. More...

News

Calls to remove Confederate markers return to Texas Capitol

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A top Texas Republican wants the accuracy of memorials around the state Capitol reviewed amid calls to remove Confederate monuments.  A spokesman for Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said Thursday that the powerful GOP leader w More...

Friday added for Loaves & Fishes

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Loaves and Fishes is providing meals for those in need in Raymondville and is now adding an additional meal each week.  About 40 people a day at 5 p.m. More...

Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop

HOUSTON (AP) Soon after he opened his office serving immigrants fighting to stay in the United States, Raed Gonzalez became a lawyer who goes after other lawyers. More...

County Lifestyles

60th Anniversary

Ramiro Sr. and Maria Z. Vela were surprised with a 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration given by their children. The couple was blessed with a mass at St. More...

TOM AND MARY CANTU

TOM AND MARY CANTU will be celebrating their birthdays this month. Mary will celebrate August 21 and Tom will celebrate August 26. Their children are Tommy Ray, Erica, Julie and Rocco. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

A catfight over catnip

It was an all-out-catfight. One like I’d never seen before at least not between the two of them, whom I know pretty well. They usually get along, or at least stay out of one another’s way. But on this day, the claws were definitely out. More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

AUGUST 21 - Burglary of building, 200 blk E. Main. Assault causing bodily injury, 500 blk E. Hidalgo. Civil matter, 600 blk N. Monterrey. Arrested: Ana Lisa Rodriguez, public intoxication, health evaluation, 300 blk N. 7th. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

AUGUST 16 - Execution of warrant/abandoning or endangering a child/criminal mischief, arrested: Crystal Mahogany Vera, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Legals

City of Raymondville, Texas Public Notice

Request for Proposals for Computer Maintenance

The City of Raymondville is requesting proposals on technical assistance and maintenance service of City servers, computers and laptops used in the daily operations at various City locations. Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. More...

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals   More...

NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR KENEDY COUNTY

A tax rate of $0.757062 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of Kenedy County.  PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.757062 per $100  PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE $0.729303 per $100  EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.757062 per $ 100   More...

Tobias may face death penalty

Juan Manuel Tobias Jr., an illegal alien from Mexico illegally living in Raymondville, has been indicted on two charges related to the death of his girlfriend, Nora Rodriguez (Conde) Villalobos, whose body was found south of Lasara near Delta Lake Ma More...

Storm drainage improved

With tropical storms and hurricanes taking aim at the Lower Rio Grande Valley, major drainage improvements in Willacy County are very timely.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

America is on the brink, of what, we are not quite sure!

Has anybody watched the morning news lately? I used to start my day with it, and the paper and then the internet. Now I can't even stand to watch or read it anymore. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

No chickens - reader pleads

Letter to the Editor, citizens of Raymondville:  In regards to the recent animal ordinance, I believe 4 pets are too many. Two pets, a dog and a cat or two dogs or two cats should be plenty per household. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Market slows, crop estimate continues to weigh on prices

August 17, 2017   More...

Upcoming Agriculture Business Planning Workshop

The Cooperative Extension Program has another great program for you. Please join us for the Business Planning Workshop for Small Scale Ag Producers on Thursday, August 31st, at the Texas A& M AgriLife Extension Service office, 2415 U.S. More...

Obituaries

RITA J. ZDANSKY

LYFORD, TX- Rita J. Zdansky, 83, passed away August 20, 2017 surrounded by her family. Rita was born to Joe and Annie Foitek Kocurek on May 22, 1934 in Corpus Christi, Texas. More...

NAZARITA OLIVAREZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX Nazarita Olivarez, 75 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. She was born December 15, 1941 in Los Potreros, daughter of Domingo and Francisca (Chavez) Ahumada More...

ABEL CAVAZOS

LYFORD -Mr. Abel Cavazos of Lyford joined his Eternal Father in heaven on Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was 78 years old. He was born March 27, 1939 to Yrineo and Rafaela Cavazos in Sebastian, TX. He is proceeded in death by his parents.  More...

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