July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fishing tourney participants reel in redfish, trout & other species

While the tourney didn’t impress in the number of participants, it reeled in quite a few nice redfish, trout and other species caught in bay and gulf waters. More...

News

Oldest female WWII veteran visits DC monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials. Lucy Coffey, now 108, is a veteran of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. More...

San Antonio drunk driver gets 16 years in prison for injuring officer

SANANTONIO (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a car crash that caused a San Antonio police officer's leg to be amputated. A state district judge delivered the punishment to 27- year-old Kevin Balditt on Monday. More...

Texas' Strong not talking national title, just looking for improvement

DALLAS (AP) - Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn't be in the national championship game. More...

County Lifestyles

VFW #6719 PATRONS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

VFW #6719 PATRONS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS - Mike Fonseca, Natalie Janes, Ray Espinoza and Willie Esparza shown with Mellie Quiroga of the VFW. More...

Slices of Life

Things I hate, include web site pop-up pages

I tell my kids not to hate things. You can dislike Brussels sprouts, but there's no need to hate them, not really. The word "hate" itself has become a buzzword for political incorrectness. No one wants to be accused of being a hater. More...

SR. ANGELITA GUZMAN, FMA

SR. ANGELITA GUZMAN, FMA, of Raymondville, celebrated 65 years as a Salesian Sister last Saturday. A Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, followed immediately by a luncheon that took place at St. John Bosco School. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

JULY 22- Theft, over $1,500, under $20,000, 500 blk E. Hidalgo Ave. Civil standby, 300 blk S. King. Animal call/complaint, 900 blk W. Main Ave. Animal call/dead, 300 blk of E. Hidalgo Ave. Criminal trespass, 400 blk N. 9th St. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

JULY23 - Illegal aliens, FM 3142 and Hwy. 186, San Perlita. Criminal mischief, U.S. 77 and Spur 56, Raymondville. Identity theft, 3rd St., Sebastian. Execution of warrant/theft of property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

WCAD Reappraisal Plan 2015 through 2017

The Willacy County Appraisal District “WCAD” Board of Directors will meet in a regular session on Monday the 11th of August 2014 at 6:00 pm. at the WCAD office located at 688 FM 3168, Raymondville, Texas. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Willacy County Appraisal District Proposed 2015 Budget

The Board of Directors of the Willacy County Apraisal District “WCAD” will meet in a regular session on Monday the 11th of August 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Willacy County Appraisal District office, 688 FM 3168, Raymondville, TX 78580. More...

CITY OF RAYMONDVILLE NOTICE TO BIDDERS

PURCHASE OF GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE

The City of Raymondville will be accepting competitive sealed proposals for the purchase of group health insurance for the period of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. More...

Moving proposed wildlife center could jeopardize $502,177 grant

A new attraction could be built on the nearly 100 acres the Willacy County Commissioner’s Court bought two years ago for close to $800,000. How about a Coastal Land Resource Center to learn about the region’s flora and fauna? More...

Reber Memorial Library gets $5,000 computer grant

New computers are being installed at the Reber Memorial Library. The seven PC computers were acquired through a $5,000 grant the library received from the Texas State Library and Archives’s Edge Implementation Program. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“Leaving a Legacy”, for our children and grandchildren

Have you ever thought about what kind of legacy you might be leaving for your kids, and grand kids?. I'm not talking financial, but what will be said of you after you're gone? It's more of a character or reputation question than anything else. More...

Political Cartoon

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Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association July 25, 2014

When it finally appeared the cotton market was about to change direction, a new round of selling sent futures prices sharply lower Thursday despite another solid export sales and shipment report. More...

COTTON PICKING TIME

COTTON PICKING TIME got under way Monday in Willacy County just as the last fields of grain sorghum were harvested along Texas Highway 186 east of Raymondville. More...

Aggressive weed brings woe to Texas cotton growers

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A fastspreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked. More...

Obituaries

LYDIA C. LUCERO

LA SARA- Lydia C. Lucero was born in Raymondville, Texas on January 19, 1926 and went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2014 in McAllen, Texas at the age of 88. She was born to a large, pioneer family in the La Sara Community. More...

MARIA ELENA “NENA” CANTU DURBIN

LASARA - Maria Elena “Nena” Cantu Durbin entered into eternal rest Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at VBMC in Harlingen surrounded by her loving family. Nena was born to Antonio and Elena Cantu on July 5, 1938 in Sarita, TX. More...

RUBY G. RODRIGUEZ

RAYMONDVILLE- Ruby G. Rodriguez, 40, entered into eternal rest Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her father, Roberto G. Rodriguez. More...

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