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Vehicle chase leaves alien in critical condition

A man believed to be an illegal alien remains in critical condition at a hospital after being hit by a car after he bailed out of a vehicle during a pursuit by a Willacy County sheriff’s deputy. The incident happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. More...

News

Lawmaker: Too many Texas schools make football playoffs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A West Texas lawmaker says too many high school football teams reach the state playoffs and has introduced a bill that would reduce the number of qualifiers. More...

New Port Mansfield park opens Friday morning

Port Mansfield newest park, the Laguna Point Recreation Area, will hold a grand opening this coming Friday. But the restrooms are yet to come as the company that manufactured them has not delivered them. More...

COMMANDER AND JUDGE GEORGE SOLIS

COMMANDER AND JUDGE GEORGE SOLIS was the Keynote Speaker at the Veterans Court Graduation in Edinburg. Two veterans received full judicial pardons restoring all rights, including the right to vote. More...

County Lifestyles

Slices of Life

The season of believing

I believe in Santa Claus. When you critically examine the whole narrative, what's not to believe? Logic is logic and should dictate our beliefs, or lack thereof. More...

65th Wedding Anniversary

Rebecca and F. G. Page, former residents of Raymondville, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in their home in Henderson, Nevada with friends and neighbors on December 5th. More...

RHONDA SUE SECREST

RHONDA SUE SECREST, the wife of Rene Secrest and mother of Jayden, Taylor and Bryson Secrest, also the daughter of Rosalinda Cantu and Fernando Gonzales, graduated December 12, from the University of More...

Crime & Courts

Driving drunk with a child gets 2 year sentence for local man

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Vicente Saenz, 38, of Raymondville, TX was sentenced to 2 years in prison for Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger. More...

Brownsville woman sentenced to 10 years for cocaine smuggling

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Alma Delia Pecina, 37, of Brownsville, TX, was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to 10 years in prison. More...

Alien smuggler sentenced to 3 years in prison

The Willacy County District Attorney’s Office announced today that David Ruiz, 28, of Brownsville, TX, was found guilty of Smuggling of Persons and sentenced to 3 years in prison. More...

Cops 4 Tots toy giveaway Tuesday

The annual Cops 4 Tots program in which area children get toys and goodie bags for Christmas will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23. The event will start at 5 p.m. at the community room next to the Raymondville Police Department. More...

City gets $249,600 for sports complex lights

A symbolic check for $249,600 was handed over to the Raymondville City Commission during Tuesday’s meeting. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Wise Men Still Seek Him

The story of the wise men following the star and searching for the baby born to be the coming Messiah is one most of us remember. More...

Letters

County residents should demand answers about project, reader says

Dear Editor: WHERE IS THE MONEY?? Back in September of this year, you printed an article regarding the La Rosita Ranch Project that was started back in July More...

Farm & Ranch

Cotton Market Weekly

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

A stronger than expected export sales and shipment report boosted cotton futures prices at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Thursday as the lead month settled above 60.00 cents per pound for the first time in a week. More...

Texas Master Naturalist program seeks South Texas applicants

MISSION - The Rio Grande Valley's chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists is now taking applications for those wanting to learn more about the unique ecosystems found in the natural areas of South Texas, according to organizers. More...

Grace Heritage Ranch-Making Honey

There are lots of reasons why we should appreciate honey bees. The main reason being pollination, but the tastiest reason is the honey that they make. More...

Obituaries

LIONEL “LEO” ROBLES

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Raymondville - Lionel “Leo” Robles, 70, of Lyford, TX, entered eternal rest Monday, December 15, 2014, at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. More...

ANALISA KARINA TRISTAN

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Analisa Karina Tristan, 29, of Raymondville (residing in Edinburg), was taken by Our Lord on December 13, 2014 at McAllen Medical Center. More...

ANTONIO R. CRUZ

Antonio R. Cruz, 70, surrounded by his family entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 11, 2014. He was born on September 6, 1944 to Jesus and Maria Cruz of Sebastian, TX. More...

Legals

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS:IN THE INTEREST OFCain Genesis Gonzales Cause No. 2014-CV-0042-AIN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURTOFWILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS TO: Unknown Father and all whom it may concern, respondents More...

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