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Celebrity golf headed by State rep.

by Mac McKinnon  State Rep. More...

Pet hub formed at Houston arena to reunite pets, owners

HOUSTON (AP) Several groups opened a hub with some 400 dogs and 100 cats at a Houston arena to help reunite people with pets lost in Hurricane Harvey’s chaos.  The Pet Reunion Pavilion at NRG Arena opened Monday. More...

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CELEBRATING ADULT DAY SERVICES WEEK at La Jarra Ranch Senior Living. Employees dress for 80’s Day on Monday as a part of the weekly festivities. More...

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RAYMONDVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS, friends and business associates celebrate the re-opening of the JuiceBox, 364 W. Hidalgo Ave. More...

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MTC’S WILLACY COUNTY REGIONAL DETENTION FACILITY donated school supplies to the Raymondville Independent School District on Thursday, September 7th. More...

‘Kats conquer Cotton Bowl

Raymondville has finally reaped revenge on their rival, the Lyford Bulldogs, after losing to them last year at home 49-7 in the annual Willacy County Cotton Bowl. More...

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SAMUEL GOMEZ picked up a big chunk of the gridiron Thursday as Raymondville freshmen won over Lyford. In pursuit for the Bulldogs were No. 78 Jesus Laredo, No 40 Ramon Castro and No. More...

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LADY BEARKATS remained undefeated in district action as they won in three games Saturday at home on parents day against Progresso. More...

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GOOD YARDAGE WAS PICKED up on this play Thursday as the Lyford Freshmen faced Raymondville. Running with the ball is Valente Rosas with No. 72 Rene Paredez out front leading the blocking. More...

Lasara School News

Campus News Elementary   The first six weeks progress reports will go out Wednesday, September 20th.  Fall Picture Day is on Wednesday, September 20th.  There are no classes for the students on Monday, September 25th. More...

S.B. 179 helps stop bullies and protects victims

Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is pleased to announce that S.B. 179 took effect at the start of this month. Guillen was a sponsor of the measure which strengthens anti-cyberbullying measures and helps protect victims of bullying. More...

7th-grader in Austin arrested for gun in backpack

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a seventh-grader has been arrested at his school in northwest Austin after a loaded 9 mm pistol was found in his backpack.  Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says no one was hurt or threatened.  The More...

Mexican cartel members tied to meth plot in Dallas area

DALLAS (AP) -Prosecutors say eight suspects linked to a Mexican drug cartel were charged with offenses stemming from a large methamphetamine trafficking plot allegedly operating in the Dallas and DeSoto areas.  More...

Texas replica of Columbus ship sinks after Hurricane Harvey

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The last of three replica ships built by Spain to honor explorer Christopher Columbus and displayed in Texas has sunk after Hurricane Harvey.  KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi reported Thursday that officials with the Colum More...

Lyford High School and Middle School Boys and Girls Cross Country

The Lyford High School and Lyford Middle School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed at the Mercedes Livestock Show Grounds this past Saturday. More...

Mexican cartel leader pleads guilty to federal drug charges

DALLAS (AP) A man accused of being a leader in a Mexican drug cartel has pleaded guilty to drug charges relating to that role.  More...

Lane closures set on U.S. 281

PHARR - The Texas Department of Transportation announces that there will be temporary lane closures along the northbound and southbound main lanes of US 281 between SH 186 and the Brooks County line. More...

Raymondville court offering amnesty

Raymondville Municipal Judge Felicita Gutierrez has announced that starting Oct. More...

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LYFORD WOMEN’S CLUB 2017-2018 NEW OFFICERS are President Margaret Fonseca, 1st Vice President Bea Nyquist, 2nd Vice President Wenda Kolterman, Recording Secretary Leah Harding, Treasurer Chylon More...

Aftershocks slow relief work in quake-damaged Mexican town

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) Government cargo planes flew in supplies and troops began distributing boxes of food to jittery survivors of an earthquake that destroyed a large part of Juchitan and killed at least 37 people here more than half the nationwide More...

AWANA classes set for Wednesday

Students from kindergarten through fifth grade and adults may begin attending AWANA Bible Club classes Oct. 3 at the 1st United Methodist Church in Raymondville.  More...

RISD reviews test results

Raymondville school board members have reviewed results of testing of local students released in June by the Texas Education Agency of State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR.  More...

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AFTER PAINTING THE RAMP, Methodist Church Pastor Reinaldo Aponte and American Legion Post 390 Commander George Solis stand with the recipient of a Texas Ramp Project. More...

“OBSERVATIONS”

Progress returning slowly to Cuba, a land stuck in time

There is no trash in Cuba. There are no fast food joints, no satellite dishes on houses, no noise, no crowds, even with almost 12 million people, and vry little traffic. Railroads seemed old and unused. More...

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WHOA is the effort by No. 11 Edgar Tello for Raymondville as he attempts to tackle the Lyford Runner No. 11 Rudy Rodriguez. Raymondville won the Junior Varsity contest 37-0. More...

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JUSTIN CANTU was a scoring machine for the Raymondville JV Thursday versus Lyford as he scored all the team’s touchdowns in the 37-0 victory, including an 80-yard punt return. More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 21   5 & 6:30 p.m., Lyford Freshmen and JV at home vs. Grulla  5 & 6:30 p.m., Raymondville 7th & 8th grade here vs. St. Joe.  5 p.m., Raymondville Freshmen at St. Joe.  5 p.m. More...

Region One provides “State of the Region”

Region One Provides “State of the Region” During Public Hearing Presentation Region One ESC hosted its public hearing as required each year by the Texas Education Code, to announce the academic and financial performance of Region One ESC More...

58 Texas Superfund sites OK after Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Gov. More...

MGMS News

Sports News   The 7th grade Bearkits used great team work en route to a 24-14 victory over Lyford last Thursday. Next up, Raymondville will celebrate Parents’ Night this week verse St. Joseph Academy. More...

SAN PERLITA SCHOOL NEWS

AROUND CAMPUS   More...

Texas unemployment rate for August improves to 4.2 percent

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The statewide unemployment rate for August improved to 4.2 percent for the fourth straight month of declining jobless figures, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.  Last month’s unemployment rate compared to a More...

Concerns raised for cemeteries after Hurricane Harvey floods

HOUSTON (AP) Hurricane Harvey floodwaters exposed dozens of caskets at swamped cemeteries in Texas and Louisiana last month, the grim result of shallow graves set in spongy soil, and a scene that may reappear as Florida cleans up after Hurricane Irma More...

Union: Thousands of firefighters didn’t work during Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) - Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey’s flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city’s firefighters union said Friday.  In an intervi More...

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