December 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

December 7 is etched in local man’s memory

To most Raymondville residents, Friday is the day the city Christmas parade will come through the center of the Gateway City, with floats and candy and fire engines blaring their sirens.  More...

Revised court dates listed

Revised dates for court hearings and trials have been obtained for two criminal cases listed in a story in last week’s Raymondville   Chronicle.  More...

News

Things to know about George H.W. Bush funeral services

HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored during several private and public events in Houston and Washington before he is buried in Texas next to wife, Barbara, and their daughter Robin, who died in 1953. More...

U. S. pilots want more training on new Boeing jet after crash

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines says its pilots will get more instruction on an automated anti-stall system on certain new Boeing jets, and American Airlines pilots are also seeking more training. More...

Tourism slumps in Mexico border city since caravan arrives

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tour operators and medical and dental offices in the Mexican border city of Tijuana are reporting a slowdown in business since a caravan of Central American migrants arrived.  More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

When life isn’t a bummer - not really

It’s such a bummer when on a normal day when you have nothing else planned you get a phone call from your daughter asking if you can babysit your granddaughter for an hour or two and you of course say yes then proceed to spend that babysitting More...

THE GRAND MARSHALLS FOR THE 2018 RAYMONDVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE

Emilio has been retired from the USDA Agriculture Research Service since 2012 after being employed for twenty years. After retirement, Emilio has begun a disking and shredding business serving local needs. More...

Gateway RV Park Entertainment Schedule

DANCE SCHEDULE   December 31 - Monday Night, The Punches, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.  Public welcome. For more information, please contact (989) 306-3309. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 3 - Assault by contact, FV, 100 blk N. Exp. 77.  Theft, under $100, 400 blk E. Charles.  DECEMBER 2- Accident (minor), 400 blk E. Hidalgo.  Dog bite, 800 blk W. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

NOVEMBER 28 - Theft, Spence Rd., Raymondville.  Execution of warrant/possession of marijuana/criminal non support/aggravated sexual assault - arrested: Oscar Cardona, Jr.  Civil matter, FM 2845, Lyford.  Criminal trespass, Fitch Rd., R More...

Local man nabbed in robbery case

A 24-year-old Raymondville man is behind bars facing a charge of aggravated robbery from Nov. 27 allegations. He may well be facing more charges, Willacy County Sheriff’s Department Major Ernie Garcia said.  More...

Holiday events begin this week

Willacy County will kick off the holiday season tomorrow night with the Raymondville Christmas tree lighting ceremony, including music and fellowship at 6 p.m. More...

New Y-shaped pier planned for Fred Stone Park

The dilapidated, but popular, fishing pier at Fred Stone Park at Port Mansfield will be remodeled or replaced with a larger, Y-shaped pier, Willacy County commissioners learned on Thursday.  More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Sometimes it is unfortunate to have more dollars than sense

I want to talk a little about wisdom this week, something we all need, but more importantly, we need to know how to use it, and when. Thinking well is wise, planning well is wiser, but doing well is wisest. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Demand improves, but prices little changed

November 30, 2018   It has been two weeks since our last report, and we hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Farm-bill deal scraps new work requirements for food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) A bipartisan deal on the multibillion dollar farm bill would scrap new work requirements for some older food stamp recipients rejecting a plan backed by House Republicans and President Donald Trump.  Lawmakers expect to vote next More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report

SCORPUS CHRISTI   Bull redfish are good in the surf on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies.  PORT MANSFIELD   More...

Obituaries

ELIAS PEREZ

LASARA, TEXAS -Elias Perez, 73, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 30, 2018 at his residence in Lasara, TX. He was born on March 14, 1945 in Lasara, TX to Zenaido and Maria T. Perez.  More...

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS - Francisco Sanchez, Jr., 74, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, TX. He was born on March 24, 1944 in Lyford, TX to Francisco and Guadalupe (Castro) Sanchez.  More...

HERMELINDA V. GUAJARDO

RAYMONDVILLE/LUFKIN, TEXAS -Hermelinda V. Guajardo, 87, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at CHI St. Luke’s Health - Memorial Specialty Hospital in Lufkin, TX. More...

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