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Raymondville officials hike mowing fees for weedy lots

City commissioners in Raymondville approved a tough, new weedy lot ordinance Tuesday that will hit people in the pocketbook if they don’t mow their lawn.  The new ordinance takes effect immediately.  A fee of $25 per lot for use of ci More...

NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION

NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION is being held this week at Pittman Elementary School and other schools in the Raymondville Independent School District. School starts Aug. 27. More...

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WILLACY COUNTY ALUMNI ARE NOW SURGICAL TECHNICIANS - On Saturday, August 11, 2018 Leanne Garza (center) and Miguel Tristan (right) pose for a picture with one of their instructors at the 2018 Surgica More...

AAA: Texas retail gasoline prices fall 2 cents this week

COPPELL, Texas (AP) - The average retail gasoline price in Texas fell by rose 2 cents per gallon this week but remain the most expensive August prices since 2014.  AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.63 More...

Raymondville man still seeks mental health care for his wife

A Raymondville man whose wife suffers with mental illness and who has spent long stretches in jail said he is disappointed that there isn’t any hope for his dilemma.  More...

County Lifestyles

SLICES OF LIFE

Pulling weeds

My garden needs weeding. Oh, does it need it. It happens about this time every year. I start out strong, but then summer gets away from me and the weeds are miracle growing like they’ve been fertilized from the heavens. More...

MARCO MUNGIA

MARCO MUNGIA, teacher/ coach at San Perlita ISD, was among a group of teachers invited by the Student Assessment Division of the Texas Education Agency to help develop new test questions to be consid More...

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2018-2019 NEW LASARA ISD TEACHERS More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

AUGUST 13 - Found property, 100 blk S. 1st.  Returned property, 500 blk W. Hidalgo.  Burglary of a vehicle, 800 blk W. Hidalgo.  Burglary of a vehicle, 600 blk W. Kimball.  Burglary of a vehicle, 800 blk W. More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

AUGUST 8 - Burglary of habitation, W. Hwy. 186, Raymondville.  AUGUST 9- Welfare concern, FM 498, Lyford.  Incident report (information report), Jones St., La Sara.  Incident report (animal call), FM 1762, Raymondville.  More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WILLACY COUNTY CLERK ARCHIVAL PLAN

Willacy County Commissioner’s Court is considering the acceptance of the County Clerk’s Archival Plan and Report. More...

City of Raymondville, Texas

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) For Professional Engineering Services

The City of Raymondville is requesting Statements of Qualifications from firms who can adequately demonstrate they have the resources, experience and qualifications to fulfill the role of City Engineering Consultant for various engineering requiremen More...

CITATION BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF TEXAS: ITIO; Alizay Marie Mendoza, George Mendoza, Jr. and Kaylee Eulalia Mendoza

CAUSE #2016-CV-0020-A IN THE 197TH DISTRICT COURT OF WILLACY COUNTY, TEXAS  To: Unknown father and Gustavo Olivarez aka Gustavo Lee Olivarez, and all whom it may concern, respondents   More...

Raymondville detective faces DWI charge

A Raymondville police investigator was arrested late Saturday for driving while intoxicated after leaving the Cops For Tots Third Annual Gala and placed in the Willacy County jail overnight.  More...

Jail diversion program begins at La Jarra Ranch

A privately operated “jail diversion” program for people who have been in and out of jail due to mental problems has been in the works for several months in Willacy County.  But Cameron County was the first to take advantage of it an More...

Willacy County commissioners don’t plan to raise tax rate

Willacy County commissioners said Monday they plan to hold the line on taxes and hope to give employees a raise.  During a brief special meeting, officials said that two public hearings must be held in order to allow the public to comment on pla More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Mom, where are those baseball cards now that I need them?

The baseball season is about two thirds of the way through it's season that seem to get longer each year. I remember the World Series used to be in September, now it stretches well into October. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Reader encourages visit to art exhibit

Editor,   I hope you and your readers come to San Antonio and visit San Antonio Museum of Art.  The exhibit from Spain departs Sept. 16 is outstanding!  More...

Farm & Ranch

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

August 10, 2018 Futures plunge after USDA report released

Cotton futures had their worst day since mid-June today. More...

Texas cattle groups dispute over tick treatment ban

WACO, Texas (AP) - A recent decision to ban a tool to treat a deadly tick could put cattle at risk, according to Texas ranchers and several government agencies.  More...

Concho Valley pastures, crops drying up

Excessive heat, high winds and several months without significant rainfall are straining crops and rangeland across the Concho Valley.  Almost all of the corn in Tom Green County is harvested, but yields were lower than normal. More...

Obituaries

DIANA D. FLORES

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Diana D. Flores, 71, entered into eternal rest on August 2, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on December 4, 1946 in Raymondville, TX to Jesus and Maria Ignacia (Villarreal) Cantu.  More...

ISABEL V. GARZA

Isabel V. Garza, 89, of Odessa, TX passed away on August 9, 2018.  Isabel was born in Raymondville, TX on April 11, 1929. She graduated with an Associates from Odessa College. Isabel was married to Raul M. Garza in February 1955. More...

Tarjeta de Gracias

Carlos Coria

De parte de la familia Coria y Alcaraz les damos las gracias a todos nuestras amistades por estar con nosotros en los momentos dificiles de la perdida de nuestro hijo Carlos Coria gracias muchas gracias.  Por todo lo que hicieron por nosotros le More...

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