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Early voting for elections starts Tuesday

Early voting for the Democrat and Republican Party primaries starts Tuesday, Feb. 16 and will end Friday, Feb. 26. Although early voting usually begins on a Monday, Feb. 15 is Presidents’ Day, which is a federal holiday. More...

News

Report: Ford to build auto plant in Mexico

NEW YORK ( AP) Published reports are saying that Ford plans to build a new auto plant in Mexico, with plans to rev up production there. More...

Houston man convicted, gets life in slaying over sneakers

HOUSTON (AP) A Texas jury has convicted a 21-year-old Houston man of capital murder in the 2012 fatal shooting of a man over a pair of Air Jordan sneakers the man had just bought. More...

UIL announces 3-A District realignment

All predictions can finally be put to rest- UIL has officially released the district alignments for the next two years. More...

Letters

A Sixth Letter to America

Many things that are going on in America today shows what happens when a nation denies God's Word and then follows Man's ideas of what is right. The nation becomes morally corrupt. More...

Oil Trains To Rumble Through Raymondville

Trains loaded with highly flammable condensate (a very light type of crude oil) are scheduled to rumble through Raymondville, headed to Centurion Terminals at the Port of Brownsville. More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Super ads for Super Bowl

Everything about the Super Bowl is super. Super teams. Super players. Super stadium. Super day. Super parties. Super national anthem. Jill Pertler Super halftime show. Super fans. Super nacho cheese sauce in my slow cooker. More...

Photo

ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016, in honor of the 100th day of school, Lyford Elementary students held a 100th day of School Parade. Second grade students displayed their sashes during the parade. More...

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ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD LYFORD CISD recognized LCISD counselors for their hard work and dedication to Lyford CISD students. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 8 - Harassment, 900 blk S. 7th. Incident, dog bite, 700 blk Lochrie. Incident, suspicious vehicle, 400 blk W. Hidalgo. Incident, 100 blk S. King. Assault by contact, FV, 400 blk E. Hidalgo. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s BLOTTER

FEBRUARY 3- Harassment, Marina Rd., Raymondville. Animal call, FM 1761, Raymondville. FEBRUARY 4- Unattended death, Halm Rd., Raymondville. FEBRUARY 6 - Theft, W. Co. Rd., Sebastian. Theft, FM 1425, Lyford. Theft, FM 498, Lyford. More...

District Clerk Report

In the matter of the marriage of Pedro Castaneda III and Michelle Castaneda and in the interest of B.E.C. and B.A.C., children - divorce with children In the matter of the marriage of John D. More...

Legals

City of Raymondville Parks & Recreation Department Adult Softball Organizational Meeting

The City of Raymondville will be having an organizational meeting for its upcoming Adult & Coed Softball Season on Thursday, February 11, 2015, at 6:00 pm, at the new City of Raymondville Veterans' Park (Old Pony League Park), located at 901 Dura More...

City of Raymondville

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

On Proposed Willacy County Chamber of Commerce 2016 Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Budget More...

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF RICHARD BONNER CALDWELL DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Richard Bonner Caldwell, Deceased, were issued on January 15, 2016, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. 2015- PRB-0028, to Elidia G. Caldwell. More...

2 commissioners abstain from voting on jailers’ salary hikes

Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence asked the commissioners’ court for help to straighten things out at the county jail. And although he got what he asked for, two commissioners abstained from saying yay or nay and three voted yes. More...

Cat trapping freaks man out when his pet vanishes

Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Gotcha! That is what Raymondville resident Urbano Cavazos said the city’s newest animal control officer is doing these days in an effort to help reduce the number of loose cats in town. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Love is in the Air, Happy Valentines' Day!

This coming Sunday will be Valentine's Day. Celebrated by kids and adults alike it has its focus on love. Love shouldn't be reserved for just one day out of the year, it's something that should be shared every day of the year. More...

Political Cartoon

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Opinion:

There's good news and bad news in the District Attorney’s race

The good news is that we have a competent county and district attorney who has convicted many criminals, including drug dealers, repeat drunk drivers, child molesters and burglars during the seven years he has been in office. More...

Farm & Ranch

February 5, 2016 Cotton Market Ignores Bullish Developments

Cotton traders seemed to ignore bullish factors late this week as macroeconomic concerns outweighed any positive developments. Uncertainty about China’s cotton reserve and overall economic policies overshadowed encouraging U. S. More...

COWPOKES

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TDA Market Recap, February 8, 2016

AUSTIN - For the week ending Feb. 5, 2016, Texas feeder cattle auction reported prices steady to $15 higher. More...

Obituaries

THOMAS GREGORY CHAPA

LYFORD, TEXAS - Thomas Gregory Chapa, 43, entered into eternal rest on February 8, 2016 at his home in Lyford, TX. He was born on December 7, 1972 to Raul and Eloisa (Morado) Chapa in Harlingen, TX. More...

In Loving Memory of

Juan Senon “100” Posas

7/24/1973 - 2/13/2011 IN MEMORY OF A SPECIAL BROTHER More...

EDNA C. MURAD

SEBASTIAN, TX- Edna C. Murad, 64, entered into eternal rest on February 2, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. She was born on July 13, 1951 to Isauro and Dora (Alaniz) Cazarez in Laredo, TX. More...

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