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New homes replacing old labor camp housing

Eleven new houses are being completed at the Willacy County Housing Authority property south of Raymondville, often called the “labor camp,” because of a housing development for farm workers was located there in the past.  More...

News

Rio Grande Valley grandmother, 68, charged with murder

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A 68-year-old Rio Grande Valley woman has been charged with murder after authorities say she used her SUV to fatally run over her granddaughter's former common-law husband. More...

Tangled Up in Green: Dylan guitar sells for nearly $400,000

DALLAS (AP) - A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s has sold at auction for nearly $400,000.  More...

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County Lifestyles

Fuentes-Nieto

Lupe Nieto and Diana Fuentes, together with their families, are proud to announce their engagement and marriage. Song of Songs 8:6.  The wedding will take place on December 16, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Power Church in Elsa. More...

Make an eggplant Parmesan without extra breadcrumbs or oil

Make- ahead meals and cooking for the freezer, once relegated to suburban supermoms who had it more together than the rest of us, are now trendy with the healthyeating crowd.  More...

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND MARATHON

  SOUTH PADRE ISLAND MARATHON-Three friends came to run in the South Padre Island Marathon this Veterans’ Day weekend. The ran for 26 miles in honor of Cancer Awareness. More...

SPEEDERS ON RAYMONDVILLE’S SAN FRANCISCO AVENUE

SPEEDERS ON RAYMONDVILLE’S SAN FRANCISCO AVENUE have caused residents to place a large sign to urge motorists to slow down near the intersection with Third Street. ( Photo by Allen Essex) More...

Veterans honored in a big way at Lyford program

Rainy, cool weather almost put a damper on one of the largest Veterans Day ceremonies at Lyford Bulldog Stadium early Friday but ROTC and JROTC units, military, veterans, high school students and patriotic-minded citizens from across the Lower Rio Gr More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Revisiting Veterans Week and its celebrations

If you have never seen a Veterans Day celebration then you missed a great opportunity to do so this past week. More...

Letters

Streets of Raymondville resemble a battle site, reader says

Editor,   Mr. Gary Coleman, I read your article on November 2, I can tell you, “save your time and energy, the streets of Raymondville resemble a mortor shell battle site.”   More...

Farm & Ranch

Unique creature is not ‘created’

People who have spent any time around West Texas, particularly Odessa, and even in Wyoming, the term Jackalope is well known. For those who don't know about this "creature", it is a jackrabbit with antelope or deer horns.  More...

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Harvest continues, December futures stay within recent price range

November 9, 2017   More...

Obituaries

Card of Thanks

On behalf of the family of Andre Elizalde,

we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the love and support shown to us. The cards, flowers, phone calls, and visits were all appreciated.   More...

Crime & Courts

Raymondville Police Blotter

NOVEMBER 12 - Public intoxication, 300 blk W. Durham.  Credit card or debit card abuse, 500 blk E. Hidalgo.  Burglary of habitation, 300 blk S. 1st.  Assault causing bodily injury, FV, assault by contact, FV, 100 blk S. 1st.  More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

NOVEMBER 8 - Criminal mischief, Laguna Seca Rd., Sebastian.  Incident (welfare concern), N. More...

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