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Willacy officials to try to put brakes on surging 8-liner development in Sebastian

Willacy County commissioners will consider today taking a step in curbing the growth of 8-liner or “maquinita” gaming halls.  An item added to the county meeting agenda states: “approving temporary halt of issuing building perm More...

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ROAA’S PRINCIPAL AWARD AND NOVEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH - The ROAA’s Principal Award recipient is Magdalena Rodriguez and Catherine Mary Tanguma is the November Student of the Month. More...

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L.C. SMITH ELEMENTARY NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH -Shown, back row: Janet Hernandez (5th), Raelynn Ortiz (2nd), Federico Flores Jr. (4th), Mr. Guerra (Principal). More...

Rare snow in Willacy County

MELTING SNOWMEN WERE CASUALTIES after last week’s Friday snowfall in Willacy County. Enough snow fell at the ranch of Dr. Martin Garcia, north of Raymondville. More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

December 8, 2017 Cotton Futures continue to advance

Cotton futures were a roller coaster this week. December futures had their last trading day on Wednesday, and there were zero deliveries, which is very unusual. December’s last recorded price was 75.17 cents per pound. More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report

CORPUS CHRISTI   Redfish are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on small topwaters and spoons.  Redfish are good in the Humble Channel on crabs and table shrimp. More...

Obituaries

ARTURO T. OLIVAREZ

RAYMONDVILLE, TXArturo T. Olivarez, 71 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Friday, December 8, 2017 surrounded by family at his residence.  He was born on April 26, 1946 in Hidalgo, Texas, son of Andres L. and Almira (Tamez) Olivarez.  More...

ROBERT EARL WEBB

LASARA, TX -Robert Earl Webb, 69, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born on February 11, 1948 in Texarkana, TX to Bennie Luis and Rosie Lee (Washington) Webb.  More...

MARGARET PUENTE

RAYMONDVILLE, TX -Margaret Puente, 93, of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Friday, December 8, 2017 in Aurora House Foundation in Weslaco.  She was born on November 4, 1924 in Raymondville, daughter of Hilario and Maria Gomez.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Wine and Beer Retailer’s Off Premise Permit by DNA Hotels, LTD dba La Quinta, Raymondville, to be located at 128 N. More...

LEGAL NOTICE

Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Mixed Beverage Permit and Mixed Beverage Late Hours Permit by DNA Bars LLC dba Element Lounge, to be located at 128 N. Expressway 77, Raymondville, Willacy, Texas 78580. More...

THIS 18-WHEELER TRACTOR TRAILER RIG JACKKNIFED

  THIS 18-WHEELER TRACTOR TRAILER RIG JACKKNIFED in the median north of Raymondville on rain-slicked I-69E pavement on Thursday. Temperatures dropped into the 30s and snow fell on Friday morning. More...

Former Raymondville 8-liner owner may lose $38,000, 81 maquinitas, building after Victoria seizures

A Raymondville father and son team of 8-liner gaming hall operators are facing civil forfeiture lawsuits Oct. More...

Lyford hears report on re-use of water well to supplement city drinking water supply

Lyford city officials heard a report Monday from an engineer on steps to reactivate an old water well to supplement the city’s drinking water supply, which mainly comes from the Rio Grande through canals to Delta Lake and then Raymondville and More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Christmas is also a time to say thank you

I was sitting at my desk (what else would I be doing at my desk) racking my tiny brain for a topic for this week's column. I'm eating pecans and chocolate candy provided by a local prison. More...

Letters

Reader asks, do we have ordinances?

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Suicide in Texas

Editor,   As Christmas approaches, a lot of us cannot help but get into a jolly spirit and realize all of the things that we are thankful for. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way this time of year.  More...

Reader longing for yesteryear photos

Editor,   It would be nice to see pictures of Raymondville from years past especially downtown Raymondville. Longing for some nostalgia.  M. Cortinas  Angleton, TX   More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

National anthem brings teams together

High school sporting events are often inspirational. The athletes on the field, court, track or ice give it their all and are beyond fun to watch. More...

YOGA & WELLNESS AT LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL

  YOGA & WELLNESS AT LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL -Calming music and a dimly lit classroom welcomed students at Lyford High School’s yoga class where currently 10 students participate in a daily yoga class led by Counselor Soledad Garza as part More...

RAYMONDVILLE LIONS CLUB

  RAYMONDVILLE LIONS CLUB held their regular meeting Tuesday and discussed their upcoming spaghetti dinner fundraiser. They also introduced and welcomed two guests to their meeting. Guest Major Ernie Garcia with the W.C. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

DECEMBER 7 - Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, FM 1762, Raymondville.  Welfare concern, Hwy. 186 and CR 200, Raymondville.  DECEMBER 8 - Incident (accident report), Bus. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

DECEMBER 10 - Criminal mischief, over $100, under $750, 300 blk E. Wood.  Accident, 100 blk N. Frontage Exp. 77.  Found property, 700 blk E. More...

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