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Lyford drying out, cleaning up

Lyford is pumping out flood water, collecting old tires and spraying for mosquitos.  The city is getting a head start on the Valley wide “Road to Recycling” tire collection program, said Public Works Superviser Jose Cabrera.  More...

News

Custom chair brings comfort to 7-foot-8-inch Michigan man

MICHIGAN CENTER, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man who is more than 7 feet tall has gotten a free, custom made chair that fits his 500-pound frame.  Broc Brown, 21, of Michigan Center, was delivered a custom chair from Lippert Components Inc. More...

Man sentenced for role in scheme that snared former lawmaker

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A consultant who was found guilty along with a former Texas state senator of operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of millions has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.  Gary Cain, who worked for no More...

Man accused of hiring hitman to have Houston officer killed

HOUSTON (AP) - A $1 million bond has been set for a 47-year-old Houston shipping and logistics business owner charged with hiring a hitman to kill a police officer who gave him repeated citations.  More...

County Lifestyles

COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, POST 390

COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, POST 390 George Solis was elected Diversity Committee Chairman of the South Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

The lost decade

We play a name-that-tune game in the car while listening to the radio. Whoever is first to blurt the title of a song and the name of the group or artist singing it wins. Last weekend I encountered a melody unfamiliar to me. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

JULY 4 - Civil matter, Simon Gomez, Lyford.  Harassment, Bus. 77, Raymondville.  Incident report (information only), W. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 9 - Endangering a child, 200 blk S. More...

Willacy may get public disaster aid, but no FEMA money for private homes

Earlier this week, President Trump approved disaster area status for Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, but not for Willacy County.  But there’s more to the story according to Willacy County Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Torres.  More...

Alleged Lasara auto thief quickly nabbed in Lyford house

A Lasara man who was recently released from prison is back behind bars after being arrested early Monday for allegedly stealing a restored early model Chevrolet Suburban, Willacy County Sheriff ’s Department said.  More...

Photo

WORKERS FROM HANSA MEYER HEAVY HAUL & RIGGING and Versa Bucket slowly move a large tank through downtown Raymondville. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement

I want to share with you this week a four-letter word. No, this column is not for mature audiences only. The four-letter word I want to talk about is the word, "work." Well, maybe to some it is a bad word. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Futures trading volume drops, prices fall

July 6, 2018  Friday Bounce Reverses Week’s Decline   More...

West Texas man's love of ranching, history helps guide life

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - The weight and substance of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico history have defined James Patrick "Pat" McDaniel's life since he first went riding on his grandfather's ranch near Fort Sumner, New Mexico, at the age of 4 or 5.&nbs More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report

CORPUS CHRISTI   Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are fair on the drop-offs on croakers. Redfish are good in the guts on the outgoing tide. More...

Obituaries

AURELIO R. GUERRA

Aurelio R. Guerra, 93, of Lasara, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. His final days were spent surrounded by his loving family. Aurelio was born on Oct. More...

TIMOTHY E. MORRIS

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Timothy E. More...

MARIA SANTOS GARCIA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Maria Santos Garcia, 88, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Retama Nursing Home in Raymondville.  She was born on November 1, 1929 in Raymondville, TX, daughter of Tomas Cheers Garcia and Augustina More...

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