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Willacy County officials enact 8-liner ordinance

A new ordinance to control 8-liner gaming parlors in Willacy County passed by county commissioners was strengthened even more than originally planned and officials hope it will stop the growth of the makeshift casinos known as “maquinitas.&rdqu More...

Elma Chavez leaving post at Chamber of Commerce

She’s been one of the first faces to greet newcomers to Raymondville for over 18 years but Elma Chavez has decided to devote all her time to running her own business.  She has been executive director of the Raymondville Chamber of Commerce More...

News

Texas man sentenced for transporting aliens in truck’s tool box

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A 34-year-old resident of San Antonio has been ordered to federal prison for illegally transporting undocumented aliens, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Richard Sanchez pleaded guilty Nov. 7, 2017.  Today, U.S. More...

Lyford leaders seek fixes for streets, water tank

Street repairs and water system upgrades were talking points for Lyford city commissioners Monday.  A project to repave Oleander Street from Glen Lofton to Broadway Street and Simon Gomez Street in the area of the baseball stadium were approved More...

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RAYMONDVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS pose for a group photo at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting after taking their annual oath to protect and serve citizens of the Gateway City. More...

County Lifestyles

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LUPE VALDEZ, FORMER DALLAS COUNTY SHERIFF, candidate for Texas governor, met with local Democratic Party leaders at the Rural Technical Training Center during a visit to Willacy County last week. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

A moment of silence

It’s my job to come up with words each week. It’s become almost a habit, but I’ve wondered what I’ll do when the words don’t come, as I suspect will happen at some point. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 26 - Accident, 10th and Hidalgo.  Lost property, 400 blk W. Hidalgo.  FEBRUARY 25 - Theft, over $100, under $750, 400 blk N. 9th.  Found property, 700 blk E. Hidalgo.  Incident: dog bite, 300 blk W. Tampico.  More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

FEBRUARY 21 - Execution of warrant, failure to appear/theft, arrested: Jose Angel Cantu, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail.  Driving while license suspended, arrested: Pamela Nunez, 77 SB Frontage and FM 490, Raymondville.  More...

Legals

PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT

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

NOTICE OF JOB OPPORTUNITY City of Raymondville, Texas

The City of Raymondville is now accepting applications for the position of Economic Development Coordinator. More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION CAUSE NO. 2016-CV-0520-A

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

THE STATE OF TEXAS: ITIO; RUBY ANN TORRES VAUGHN AND ROSA MARIA TORRES  To: Rebecca Michelle Vaughn, and all whom it may concern, respondents   More...

Accused serial burglar arrested

Raymondville police have arrested an alleged burglar whose unique method of breaking into homes seemed to be his trademark.  Jose Angel Cantu was arrested on Feb. More...

Lasara teen accused of violent threat removed from school

A Lasara student who allegedly made a threat of violence Friday was not at school Monday or Tuesday, Superintendent Sara Alvarado assured anxious parents at a 6p.m. meeting in the gymnasium. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Good bye February- Hello March

In a twinkling of an eye, which is quicker than a wink, the first two months of 2018 are almost history. I thought last year went quickly, but 2018 appears to be trying to set new records. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Futures sharply higher

February 23, 2018   More...

Net farm income projected to drop to 12-year low

After a slight rebound in 2017, farm income is projected to drop to its lowest since 2006, according to a recent U.S. More...

Ice damage to irrigation equipment could cost thousands, not covered

A rising number of irrigation sprinkler repair calls have been made during these winter months due in large part to ice damage.  Daniel Smith, owner of South Plains Irrigation in Olton, Texas, said that growers should take precautions during col More...

Obituaries

MARY ELOUISE CHENEY CAMPBELL

RAYMONDVILLE, TX- Mary Elouise Cheney Campbell was born March 24, 1919, in Woodsboro Texas. Her family moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 1922 and settled in Willacy County. More...

CARLOTA OLIVAREZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TX Carlota Olivarez, of Raymondville, Texas passed away on February 23, 2018, at the age of 95. She was born on November 4, 1922 in Santa Maria, Texas. More...

EDDIE HAROLD MARTIN

PORT MANSFIELD, TX Eddie Harold Martin, 95 of Port Mansfield, Texas, entered into rest Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Retama Manor Nursing Home. He was born on December 15, 1922 in Washington D.C. to George and Catherine Martin. More...

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