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County approves 2 more sheriff’s deputies to fight crime wave

A firearm is stolen from a house and a boat, filled with fuel for a deep fishing trip, is left bone dry in Port Mansfield. More...

News

An Evening of Music at First Baptist

The First Baptist Church of Raymondville will host "An Evening of Music" on Sunday, May 3rd at 6:00. The choir and orchestra of Calvary Baptist of McAllen will perform hymn arrangements, gospel songs and songs of praise. More...

Early voting in city & school elections ends May 5

Early voting for the May 9 city election began Monday and a better-than-expected turnout was noticed at the end of the second day of the seven-day period. Voters are also casting their ballots in four other elections in Willacy County. More...

LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL TEENS IN THE DRIVER SEAT WIN 1ST PLACE

LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL TEENS IN THE DRIVER SEAT WIN 1ST PLACE! -Lyford High School Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) were notified of being the 3A/4A 2014-2015 TDS Cup 1st Place winners for the South Central Texas Region. More...

Farm & Ranch

SLEEPY TIME!

SLEEPY TIME! Baby house wrens take a nap early Tuesday morning as mama and papa were busy looking for worms or other snacks to feed their offspring. More...

Commissioner Sid Miller Texas Department of Agriculture TDA Market Recap April 27, 2015

AUSTIN - (April 27, 2015) For the week ending April 25, 2015, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices steady, with several instances of prices falling below previous sales' tests. Texas weekly direct feeder cattle sales were $1 to $6 lower. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association April 24, 2015

The cotton market broke out of its recent bearish pattern Thursday following the release of a much improved weekly export sales and shipment report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More...

Obituaries

JUANITA LERMA

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Juanita Lerma, 79, of Raymondville, TX entered into rest Friday, April 24, 2015 at Hospital at Renaissance, McAllen. She was born on July 12, 1935 in Raymondville to Manuel and Josefa Ramos. More...

Card of Thanks

The family of Renie Anzaldua

would like to thank everyone who gave their condolences, food, flowers and special prayers. Special thanks to Arminda and Eleazar Rincon for all the love and support they gave us in our time of grief. More...

Legals

The ESC-2 Goodbuy Purchasing Cooperative is soliciting bids for the following:

- Copy Paper bid opening 6/1/015- Auctioneer Services: Live/Online bid opening 6/15/2015- Band/Orchestra: Instruments/Equipment bid opening 5/29/2015- Computer: Software bid opening 6/3/2015- Photocopiers/Duplicators: Supplies/Equipment bid opening 6 More...

Lyford man busted at Progreso bridge with 165 lbs of pot

A Lyford man was arrested on Sunday as he was attempting to smuggle 165 pounds of marijuana through the Progreso International Bridge, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported. More...

Harlingen woman arrested, charged with forgery, theft

A Harlingen woman was arrested and charged with eight counts of forgery and theft of money a Retama Manor resident was planning to use to pay for her expenses at the adult care center, police said. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Monday Morning Jail List Where are we going wrong?

Where are we going wrong? What can we do to change it? The questions concern my weekly jail list which shows 68 people currently in jail, 55 of them locals. We are missing the boat as they say for crimes of these types in our little community. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Remembering Oklahoma City

Editor, Today, 20 years ago, is the day that our brother-inlaw, Tony Reyes, was killed in the Oklahoma City Bombing. Since that day our family has never been the same. Tony was a great father and a religious man. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE Getting away from it all - in seven easy steps

It starts as a slight twinkle in the eye, nothing more than a spark of an idea, the beginning of grand plans. Vacation: It's more than a word. It's a destination. More...

BABY TOMAS JOAQUIN CANTU

BABY TOMAS JOAQUIN CANTU was baptized at The Assumption Catholic Church in Harlingen on April 26. Shown are grandparents Tomas and Maria De La Luz Cantu. Parents are Retired U.S. Marine Captain Tomas Ray Cantu and Stacy Cantu. More...

THE RAYMONDVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

THE RAYMONDVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE "serving Willacy County" hosted its 2nd Annual Pioneer Days dinner/dance on Friday, April 24th at the L.E. Franks Tourist Center. More...

Crime & Courts

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

APRIL 22 - Assault, Johnson St. La Sara. Execution of warrant/failure to appear. Arrested: Senaida Hernandez, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail. Execution of warrant/child support. Arrested: Gabriel Garcia, Jr., W.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Jail. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

APRIL 27 - Child custody, 11000 Emma Ross Rd. Burglary of vehicle, 500 blk W. Sauz. Criminal mischief, 1200 blk N. 3rd. Criminal mischief, over $50, under $500, 700 blk E. Norman. Stalking, 100 blk FM 3168. Harassment, 700 blk W. Durham. More...

Local man sentenced to 18 years in prison for felony DWI and assault

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced that Hilario Rodriguez III, 31, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant and sentenced to 9 years in pr More...

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