June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer basketball camp is first use of Willacy County safe room, which is ready for this year’s hurricane season

Willacy County’s new safe room, or shelter of last resort, will be officially opened June 20 but it’s already in use as a gymnasium, hosting a three-week summer basketball camp organized by the Willacy County Youth Organization, spokeswom More...

City borrowing millions to finance long-needed extensive street repairs

Raymondville officials signed papers late Tuesday to borrow $2.4 million to repair the city’s crumbling streets.  Since the city’s assessed property values have come in higher than expected, more funding will be available to finance More...

News

Lyford commissioners blast mayor, reporters for negative news about city

A proposal to muzzle Lyford Mayor Jose G. “Wally” Solis on Monday by two city commissioners, preventing him from speaking to news reporters about city issues fizzled after a heated debate.  More...

Spanish royal couple to visit U.S., meet President Trump

MADRID (AP) - Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will travel later this month to the United States, where they will visit the White House as well as Louisiana and Texas.  More...

Teen: Student said 'Sorry it had to end this way,' shot her

WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) - A teenage girl told a judge that a high school classmate in a small North Texas town told her ``Sorry it had to end this way,'' then shot her four times.  More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton on a roller coaster ride, weather concerns mounting

June 8, 2018   More...

Immigration raid worries landscapers relying on foreign help

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) The sight of immigration officials handcuffing more than 100 workers at an Ohio garden and landscaping center is sending a shiver of apprehension through the industry.  Owners of landscaping companies fear it will make it even More...

Farm Service Agency County Committee nomination period in Willacy County to launch June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JUNE 11 - Runaway, 400 blk E. Exchange.  Disturbance, 300 blk N. 6th.  Commitment to Texas Tropical, 400 blk E. FM 3168.  Injury to a child/disabled, reckless bodily injury, terroristic threat, 300 blk W. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

JUNE 6 - Forgery, Red I Ranch, Raymondville.  Incident report (suicide), FM 1015, Lasara.  Incident report, Rains Rd., Raymondville.  Execution of warrant, assault causing bodily injury, impeding breath, family violence, injury to a ch More...

SAN PERLITA’S GRADUATING CLASS OF 2018

SAN PERLITA’S GRADUATING CLASS OF 2018 seated on stage at Friday’s commencement ceremony. (Photo by Allen Essex) More...

LYFORD CITY OFFICIALS

LYFORD CITY OFFICIALS accept a giant check from American Electric Power. A real check for $1,000 was donated to the city to help with costs of landscaping the new Central Park. (Photo by Allen Essex) More...

Willacy officials hear report on drainage funding plans

Willacy County officials approved action Thursday to seek funding from the Texas Water Development Board for future projects to deal with flooding from hurricanes and tropical storms.  Counties that were affected by 2015 flooding are eligible to More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

The Stars and Stripes forever

Since June of 1777 we, as a nation, have had a national flag. More...

Letters

Reader remembers Texas Theater sign

Editor,   I enjoy reading the Chronicle every week. Bad news, good news, that’s life.  But the Texas Theater sign! It’s sad for everyone.  I always thought of the 1940’s. More...

County Lifestyles

Rocha-Almanza

Dorothy and Rafael Rocha, Sr. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Summer Dawn Rocha, to Jeremy Almanza, son of Mrs.Tarlisha Wilson of Houston. Wedding ceremony and reception will be held in Harlingen on June 19, 2018. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Mr. Rogers made the most of his neighborhood. I try to do the same - by walking the different streets in the name of “exercise.” As a bonus, along the way I make interesting and not-so-interesting observations. More...

Obituaries

MARYANN HERNANDEZ

RAYMONDVILLE - Maryann Hernandez, 51, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. She was born October 10, 1966 in Raymondville, TX to Juan and Maria (Perez) Cantu.  More...

SIGIFREDO “ZIGGY” INFANTE

LYFORD - Sigifredo “Ziggy” Infante, 79, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 11, 2018 at his home in Lyford, TX. He was born on February 18, 1939 in Harlingen, TX to Jesus and Otila (De La Garza) Infante.  More...

JOSE M. “JOE” LEAL

LYFORD - Jose M. “Joe” Leal, 88, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Valley View Assisted Living Facility in Harlingen, TX. He was born on June 21, 1929 in Brownsville, TX to Conrado and Elvira (Manzano) Leal.  More...

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