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E-On windfarm gets tax credits for 100 new turbines

It only took two votes to give a windfarm a tax abatement it was seeking in order to expand its operation. More...

News

4 suspects nabbed on school roof in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police have captured four robbery suspects atop a school building and brought them down with help from a fire truck ladder. Lt. Larry Crowson says dogs helped track the suspects early Monday to the roof of the Charles R. More...

MGMS News Round Up

Sports News With the start of football season, there was excitement in the air at MGMS last week. Both the 7th and 8th grade Bearkits emerged victorious in their opening game versus Lyford More...

Dutch stage tomato fight as protest of Russian sanctions

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes. More...

Letters

Reader likes 8-liners

Editor, I was glad to see the commissioners OK 8-liners. It’s great to see Willacy County join the 21st century (liquor and casinos). Texas had dog racing, horse racing, bingo and a state runlottery - all gambling enterprises. More...

Pedraza doesn't like 8-liners

Your editorial last week was right-on, eight liners will make the owners rich. The City had no choice but to approve the idea because it was presented as a legal business by Attorney Blaylock. More...

Donating books

I am donating six books to Reber Memorial Library because personally, any means of communication which imparts knowledge is something worthwhile. More...

County Lifestyles

Slices of Life

Hotel towels one of the worst ideas ever

Some inventions are too good to be true. Hotel bath towels aren't one of them. More...

COMMUNITY GARDEN COME GROW WITH US

COMMUNITY GARDEN “COME GROW WITH US!” - Bethel Lutheran Church in Lyford invites you to “Come Grow with Us!” This is the slogan for the Community Garden we have started. More...

Photo

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILARY UNIT 390 2014-2015 NEW OFFICERS - Shown, from right to left, are President Micaela Wright; 1st Vice President Enedelia Cavazos; Secretary/Treasurer Gloria Ventura; Chaplin El More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

SEPTEMBER 10 - Publicintoxication, arrested: AngelRios, U.S. 77 and frontage Rd.,Sebastian.SEPTEMBER 11- Accident,U.S. 77 and FM 1761, Raymondville. Theft, N. Gonzales Rd., Raymondville. SEPTEMBER 12- Aggravated assault with a deadly More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

SEPTEMBER 9 - Theft, over $50, under $500, 14000 blk FM 490. Accident/minor, 100 blk E. Sunset. Incident/impounded vehicle, 700 blk W. Kimball. Assault causing bodily injury, 700 blk W. Main. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO SELECT OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER

FOR THE CITY OF LYFORD

The City of Lyford will be accepting sealed bids for the selection of a public newspaper to be the City's official newspaper for legal publications for the period of one year. More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS:IN THE INTEREST OFIsaac Castro CAUSE # 2013-CV-0398-AIN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURTOFWILLACY COUNTY TEXAS More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS:IN THE INTEREST OFIsabella Jo Medina &Darlene Faith Medina CAUSE # 2014-CV-0133-AIN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURTOFWILLACY COUNTY TEXAS More...

Drones getting ready to take off from Port Mansfield

Drones will soon take off and land at the Port Mansfield Charles R. Johnson Airport. So if you see one of the small planes hovering above don’t be paranoid that Big Brother seems to be watching every step you take these days. More...

New eight-liner regulations could make it hard to bet on casinos

Now that the city of Raymondville has opened the doors to let the eight-liner industry come in, the county district attorney is writing a proposed set of rules that will strictly regulate the casino-style parlors. More...

City animal shelter not taking county strays

Some people say the city is being overrun with stray dogs but only a few canines are being kept at the animal shelter. And any dogs picked up by the county animal control officer are being turned away. More...

Editorial & Columns

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

" Dad," said a small child getting ready for Sunday school, "I want to be just like you. When will I be old enough not to have to go to church?" The father blushed with embarrassment and said, " Come on son, let's go to church together." More...

Editorial Opinion:

8-liners are for losers!

The City of Raymondville has voted to allow 8-liner gambling to again rear its ugly head in the community taking advantage of desperate people in one of the poorest areas in the state and country. More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association September 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture surprised cotton traders and analysts by cutting its estimate of U.S. production by almost one million bales, sending the market on a roller coaster ride when the monthly report was released Thursday morning. More...

Drought loans available to South Texas agricultural producers

EDINBURG - Agricultural producers who suffered drought losses in 2013 are urged to apply for disaster emergency loans as soon as possible, Texas A&M University-Extension agent and farm adviser for Hidalgo County. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch - Chickens

Having a garden and orchard are very important for homesteading. However, there are many animals that are also key. One of the most common and useful animals on a homestead are chickens. More...

Obituaries

CHESTER ERVIN BERG

LYFORD, TX - Chester Ervin Berg, 83 of Lyford, TX, entered into rest Tuesday, September 9, 2014. He was born October 28, 1930 in Riesel, TX, son of Ernest and Melissa (Koester) Berg. More...

MARIA ELENA CANTU SALINAS

LASARA - Maria Elena Cantu Salinas, 66, entered into eternal rest Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Raymondville. She was born in Three Rivers, Texas to Raul C. and Francisca “Tilica” Cantu on December 22, 1947. More...

ANTONIA RODRIGUEZ LOYA

LYFORD - Antonia Rodriguez Loya, 88, entered into eternal rest September 11, 2014 at home with her loving family at her side. She is preceded in death by her husband, Reyes Loya, Sr., and a grandson, Ricky C. Loya. More...

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