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Andy Shewmaker farmed near San Perlita for 70-plus years

Well-known San Perlita farmer Andy Shewmaker died last Wednesday at age 107, leaving a record of hard work and honest living.  He farmed in Willacy County more than 70 years.  Andrew Jackson Shewmaker was born in Franklin County in Northeas More...

News

Pope on 2018: forget life's useless baggage, work for peace

VATICAN CITY ( AP) Pope Francis on Monday recommended jettisoning life's ``useless baggage'' in 2018, including what he called ``empty chatter'' and banal consumerism, and focusing instead on building a peaceful and welcoming world, particularly for More...

Parents give educators wine for 'teaching a kid like mine'

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) Saying their son's teachers deserve more than a coffee mug for Christmas, an Ohio couple decided to give them bottles of wine with the child's picture on the label.  Beavercreek resident Mary Sommers tells the Dayton Daily N More...

DPS to lay off troopers by ending 'retire/rehire' program

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A memo by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw reveals the agency intends to lay off 117 troopers while eliminating another 60 positions.  The memo first obtained this week by KXAN-TV in Austin shows the la More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

T V nostalgia

I grew up in the era of classic, theydon’t make them-like-that-anymore television shows. Of course this is my opinion. More...

Obituaries

LESTER MORRIS SHED

Lester Morris Shed went home to be with the Lord on December 25, 2017.  More...

GRACIELA C. ANZALDUA

RAYMONDVILLE, TXGraciela C. Anzaldua, 63, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. She was born on February 10, 1954 in Raymondville, TX to Valdemar and Juanita (Muniz) Cantu.  More...

BERNABE LOPEZ

RAYMONDVILLE/ HOUSTON, TX- Bernabe Lopez, 74, of Houston, TX, entered into rest Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his residence.  He was born on June 13, 1943 in San Luis Potosi Mexico, son of Florencio and Guadalupe Lopez.  More...

Raymondville capital murder top story of 2017

Raymondville Chronicle/ Willacy County News headlines during 2017 told of a local woman gone missing in late April. Nora Rodriguez Conde Villalobos’s body was eventually recovered. More...

Protect farm animals and pets from freezing weather

Temperatures in the low 30s being experienced this week may be dangerous to people but are not too dangerous for farm animals and crops as long as they don’t dip below the 32-degree mark for a long period of time.  That’s the advice More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

New Year brings twelve months of the unknown

The New Year, 2018, has arrived, and it brought with it a sample of the reason we have Winter Texans. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKEY WEEKLY

Despite holiday influences, futures reach new highs

December 29, 2017 More...

2017 one of the most destructive years on record

Hurricanes, floods and wildfires struck Texas and the United States in what is considered to be one of the most destructive and costly years ever, according to AsWeb. More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report Week

CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good in Oso Bay for waders tossing scented baits and Corkies. Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the flats on live shrimp, Gulps and DOA Shrimp. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 1 - Theft, under $100, 400 blk E. Hidalgo.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 400 blk S. Exp. 77.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 300 blk W. Yturria.  DECEMBER 31 - Burglary of habitation, theft, over $750, under $2,500, 800 blk W. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

DECEMBER 26 - Delivery of marijuana/possession of a controlled substance, arrested: Ehfbeiry Risel Rodriguez. Arrested: Adrian Damian De Luna, U.S. More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION/FAMILY CODE - CLASS 4 CAUSE NO. 2017-CV-0401-A

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS DISTRICT COURT 197TH

THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: THE UNKNOWN FATHER Respondent(s),  GREETINGS:   More...

PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT

AW6-1 Prescribed by Secretary of State Section 127.096 Texas Election Code 3/07   More...

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