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Raymondville detective’s DWI charges dropped, but he loses job

A Raymondville police officer arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety for drunk driving after leaving a Cops For Tots gala had his DWI charge thrown out last week but was still fired by the City Commission Tuesday.  More...

News

Texas district lays off more than 100 amid financial crisis

CROSBY, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area school district has laid off more than 100 assistant principals, teachers and other employees to resolve a financial crisis due in large part to the district spending $15 million more than it had in the bank.  More...

Non-lawyer represents self in Texas case, gets life term

BELTON, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man who's not a lawyer but insisted on representing himself in a 2016 custody and kidnapping case has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison.  The Temple Daily Telegram reports 36-year-old Tutankhamun More...

CASA Coalition taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 27

On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CASA Coalition and the U. S. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Recycling birthdays

I forgot to give my husband his birthday card this year. I didn’t forget his birthday. That would be unforgivable. More...

LYFORD CISD

LYFORD CISD celebrated National School Bus Driver Day on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. More...

This holiday season, why not make a pumpkin jelly roll cake?

Perhaps the most famous holiday cake is the Yule Log, which, for good reason, gets trotted out every holiday season. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

OCTOBER 15 - Accident (minor), 200 blk W. Hidalgo.  Illegal dumping, 300 blk W. Yturria.  Found property, 1100 blk E. Hidalgo.  Unlawful disclosure promotion of intimate visual material, 900 blk W. Rocky.  More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

OCTOBER 10 - Criminal mischief, 400 blk W. More...

Raymondville police shut down shopping plaza 8-liner

A Raymondville 8-liner parlor was raided Friday by city police, resulting in five arrests and seizure of gaming machines, an undisclosed amount of cash, gambling paraphernalia, prizes, fixtures and equipment.  More...

Another person of interest sought in retired priest’s killing

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released a surveillance camera photo of a “person of interest” driving a car that belonged to the late William Costello of South Padre Island.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Somebody once said...

We are only nine days before the end of October as I write this, and we've started a new week which officially starts the early voting for the upcoming November elections. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Weather conditions, harvest concerns

October 19, 2018   More...

Cotton harvest faces weather challenges

Texas cotton farmers can’t catch a break with the weather this year.  An early-season drought followed by ill-timed rains will likely lead to a below-average 2018 season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.  More...

USDA announces pink bollworm eradication

After more than 100 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that U.S. cotton is free of the devastating pink bollworm.  This pest has cost U.S. More...

Obituaries

MANUEL APARICIO

LYFORD - Manuel Aparicio, born June 21, 1929, was called to his heavenly home on October 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at the blessed age of 89.  More...

VIRGINIA PACHECO GARZA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Virginia Pacheco Garza, 97, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Saturday, October 20, 2018 , surrounded by her family at home.  More...

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