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Cheers! Bartender wins lottery, says he'll care for family

NEW YORK ( AP) Maybe the next round is on him: A New York City bartender who hit a $7 million lottery says he has `` no clue'' what he'll do with his winnings.  The New York Lottery said Tuesday that Michael Moriarty gets to keep around $4 milli More...

Grown-ups brawl at high school graduation in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Graduation caps weren't the only things flying at one high school commencement in Tennessee after some adults in the audience started throwing punches. More...

DPS increases enforcement during Memorial Day Weekend

WESLACO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement efforts across the state during the Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. From Friday. May 26, through .Monday. More...

Farm & Ranch

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Israel Salazar Jr., SWCD Vice-Chairman made the presentation. More...

Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat south

REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) Waving arms and brandishing a long electric prod, the ranch hands and truck drivers herd about 400 leggy calves onto trucks as the sun crests on the outskirts of this border city. More...

Texas moves closer to banning texting while driving

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas moved closer to passing a statewide ban on texting while driving on Friday, as the state Senate approved a measure that has been defeated several times over the last decade.  More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk Report

Portfolio Recovery Associates vs Nicolas R. Medina - contracts: debt contracts.  Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC vs Sara M. More...

Raymondville Police Blotter

MAY 22- Assault by threat, 200 blk E. Durham.  Theft, over $2,500, under $30,000, 700 blk W. Yturria.  Criminal mischief inconvenience, 700 blk W. Yturria.  Theft, over $100, under $750, 300 blk E. More...

Willacy County Sheriff’s Blotter

MAY 17 - Assist other agency/ apprehension of illegal aliens, U.S. 77 and FM 1921, Lyford.  MAY 18 - Operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license/ arrested: Miguel Angel Cazares, U.S. 77 and Spur 56, Lyford.  More...

Body found south of Lasara - could be missing woman

A body was found in a ditch about 5 miles south of Lasara and authorities have been trying to identify it.  The discovery was reported about 10 a.m. More...

Young Farmers Fishing Tournament is this week

The 2017 Willacy County Young Farmers Fishing Tournament is this Friday and Saturday in Port Mansfield so get your fishing gear and boat ready.  But don’t think about cheating as officers with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Memorial Day 2017

This year Memorial Day falls on May 29th and is designated as a federal holiday here in the United States for remembering those who died while serving in our country's armed forces. The holiday is currently observed on the last Monday of May. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

If it was a wagon, it could take it on Raymondville streets

Going and coming thru the 300 block of West Raymond St. is a must for us. Not only for us but for everyone who lives in Willacy County and beyond. The 300 block of West Raymond St. is a Main Street. Everyone has to use it to go back to Hidalgo St. More...

County Lifestyles

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH - LYFORD

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH - LYFORD Twenty children received their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Lyford. The Mass was celebrated by Father Gabriel I. Ezeh. More...

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - ST. MARTIN OF TOURS CATHOLIC CHURCH - SEBASTIAN

  FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - ST. MARTIN OF TOURS CATHOLIC CHURCH - SEBASTIAN- Eight children received their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Sebastian. More...

Obituaries

GILBERTO LOPEZ, JR.

RAYMONDVILLE- Gilberto Lopez, Jr., 44, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his residence in Raymondville, TX. He was born on August 8, 1972 in Harlingen, TX to Gilberto Lopez.  More...

PAULITA S. CONTRERAS

RAYMONDVILLE - Paulita S. Contreras, 84, entered into eternal glory on Friday, May 19, 2017 surrounded by her family at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

VIRGINIA S. PEREZ

RAYMONDVILLE- Virginia S. Perez, 79 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born on November 25, 1937 in San Benito, Texas, daughter of Jesus and Natalia Sanchez.  More...

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