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News

Texas unemployment rate reaches 3.9 percent in December

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas; unemployment rate rose slightly in December to 3.9 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.  Nationwide unemployment last month at 4.1 percent. More...

Bearkats Powerlifting

On Saturday, January 20, the Bearkat Powerlifting Team visited Brownsville to compete in the 6th annual Pace HS Powerlifting Invitational. More...

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GUESTS AND THEIR FAMILIES CHECK OUT THE NEW FACILITIES at La Jarra Ranch Senior Living on Saturday. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Kindness can cure many problems

Life is hard. I’ve told my kids this dozens of times. I’m not trying to be a Debby Downer parent, but I do think I owe them honesty. And honestly, life is hard.  I think it’s supposed to be.  More...

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 390 Commander George E. Solis was the keynote speaker at a World War II veterans gathering in Harlingen this weekend. More...

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SHIRLEY CURTIS TOOK TOP HONOR AT GATEWAY PARK’S SECOND ANNUAL CHILI DUMP COOK-OFF held Saturday. Second place went to Peggy Perez, and third place was awarded to Billie Clabaugh. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JANUARY 22 - Arrested: Randy Lee Hinojosa, execution of warrants, criminal mischief, over $100, under $750, burglary of habitation intend other felony, criminal mischief, over $100, under $750, 300 blk FM 3168.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 100 More...

W.C. Sheriff ’s Blotter

JANUARY 18 - Violation of court order, arrested: Myrna Michelle Saldana, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  JANUARY 19 - Theft, Bus. 77 and FM 490, Raymondville.  JANUARY 23- Unattended death, N. Coast Ave., Sebastian.   More...

Turnout for early voting light in city special election

Turnout for early voting has been light in Raymondville special city election, mainly due to recent cold weather, Willacy County Elections Administrator Mary Hope Barrera said Tuesday.  “There were only 122 voters the first three days,&rd More...

Lyford city officials give blessing to application for funding of ‘Bamboo Estates’ Apartments

Lyford city leaders agreed on Monday to support a plan for a non-profit organization to build a housing development with 70 to 80 homes named Bamboo Estates Apartments at 7850 Expressway 77.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Happenings since we last talked

It's been a very busy week or so and here I am trying to make a deadline to get this column done. We made a quick trip to Grapevine, Texas for a board meeting of the Sheriff's Association of Texas. More...

Farm & Ranch

JBS to sell Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

Two Texas feedyards are among the assets a leading global food company plans to sell.  JBS USA announced this week its plans to sell Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, a collection of U.S.-based cattle feeding assets and farms, to Pinnacle Asset Manage More...

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Futures prices remain in a range

January 19, 2018   More...

U. S. government proposes new rules for hog slaughter

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The federal government wants to change the rules on how most hogs slaughtered for meat in the U.S. are processed.  Some of the U.S. More...

Obituaries

HORTENCIA V. SOSA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX Hortencia V. Sosa, 83 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Valley Baptist Medical Center. She was born on September 15, 1934 in Mexico, daughter of Guadalupe and Cruz (Saldana) Villalobos. More...

MARIA GUADALUPE VELA

SEBASTIAN, TX- Maria Guadalupe Vela, 82 of Sebastian, TX, entered into rest Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Retama Manor Nursing Home.  She was born Sunday, May 5, 1935 in Sebastian, TX, daughter of the late Pablo and Manuela (Ramos) Vela.  More...

CATALINA R. VELIZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX Catalina R. Veliz, 82, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. She was born on February 13, 1935 in Raymondville, TX to Marcos Rivera and Manuela G. Nunez. More...

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