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2 projects okayed by city loan program

Two new businesses could soon be opening in town as they received the green light of approval by the city commission during Tuesday’s meeting. The board of the Raymondville Economic Development Corp. More...

News

Judge: Justice Dept must provide Fast & Furious documents

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. More...

Labor Day 2014 - Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.

Before the Labor Day holiday weekend starts, TxDOT reminds motorists: drinking and driving can bring a tragic end to your holiday. More...

Mexico says number of missing people is 22,322

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican government has increased its calculation of the number of people who have disappeared since the start of the country's drug war in 2006 and now lists 22,322 as missing, officials said Thursday. More...

County Lifestyles

Slices of Life Advice for the first week of school

It happens each year precisely on July 5, swim suits and beach balls on aisle four are replaced with boxes of crayons and bargain notebooks and the back to school season officially begins. I'm never quite ready for it. More...

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RHS CLASS OF 1978 held its class reunion at Austin Lake Travis the weekend of August 15. Bearkats Forever. Shown, back row, from left to right, Dina Rodriguez Swartz, Mr. and Mrs. More...

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ESTEFANA “STEVIE” KEENER, my nurse for the last 33 years, will be moving to Killeen at the end of August. Stevie has been at my side at Spence Clinic since 1981. More...

Crime & Courts

W.C. SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

AUGUST 20 - Possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver/ arrested: Jacob Daniel Mata. Arrested: Juan David Saenz, E. Hwy. 186, Raymondville. Dog bite, Port South Dr., Port Mansfield. AUGUST 21- Theft, FM 490, Raymondville. More...

Local woman sentenced to 6 months in state jail for cocaine possession

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Crystal Calvo, 24, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to 6 months state jail, day for day. More...

Home burglary conviction

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Lucia Rivera, 32, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty and sentenced to 4 years in prison for burglary of a habitation. More...

RISD starts year with 40 fewer students - - Total is 1,929

A new year began Monday at the Raymondville school district and close to 40 fewer students showed up for classes. Johnny I. More...

Sosa’s cold storage project moving at snail’s pace

A multi-million-dollar cold storage facility the Sosa family wants to build on the west side of Raymondville is slower than a snail. More...

L.C. SMITH ELEMENTARY

L.C. SMITH ELEMENTARY students wait outside school Monday afternoon on the first day of classes. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Looking Forward to a Great School Year

The teachers and administrators have survived the first week of school, and those of us who visit restaurants have survived a week of not being able to get into one at lunchtime Now it's time to settle down this week as the students arrive and footba More...

Farm & Ranch

Rio Grande Valley cotton harvest nears finish

EDINBURG - Continued hot, dry weather is all that's needed to help Rio Grande Valley cotton growers forget last year’s disappointing crop and harvest a bountiful, successful crop for 2014, according to Texas A& M AgriLife Extension Service More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association August 22, 2014

Cotton futures at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) broke out of a three week trading range this week. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch -Lacto-fermentation

For thousands of years before the advent of the canning revolution in 1858, foods were preserved by a method called lacto-fermentation - the process by which traditional dill pickles, kimchi and real sauerkraut is made. More...

Obituaries

CHARLES WELDON LEMMONS

RAYMONDVILLE/ SUGAR LAND- Charles Weldon Lemmons, 89, passed away Tuesday, August 19th at his home in Sugar Land, TX. Charles was born to Charles T. and Docia (Morris) Lemmons on December 17, 1924, in Dallas, TX. More...

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ

Raymondville/Amville, VA - Francisco Rodriguez, 64, went to be with his Lord while surrounded by his children at VA Medical Center in Durham, NC. He was born on September 29, 1949 in Raymondville, TX to Ventura M. and Nerin F. (Ruiz) Rodriguez. More...

HILARIA CAVAZOS

LYFORD - Hilaria Cavazos, 92, entered into eternal rest Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Harlingen, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 16, 1922 in Sebastian, Texas to Jose and Victoria Cavazos. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with S.B. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held Monday, September 8, 2014, at 5:05 PM, in the above City, at the Raymondville Rural Technology Center, located at 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas 78580, by the Planning and Zoning Commission More...

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