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Texas rains bring power outages

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A record-setting amount of rain has fallen in parts of Texas, knocking out power to thousands, flooding streets and forcing high-water rescues.  National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Treadway said Monday the storm system More...

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On July 18-23, the Sebastian PONY Express, 10U Mustang Division, competed in the 2017 PONY Girls’ Fast Pitch World Series held in Laredo, Tx. More...

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2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT- Tristan Shane Kiefer was one of four graduating seniors from Willacy County who were awarded $500 scholarships from Our Lady of Guadalupe Knights of Columbus Council 9283. More...

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2017 RAYMONDVILLE VFW POST #6719 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS -Shown, from left to right, are Alayna Gutierres of San Perlita High School, Chris Caldera, Tristen Posas of Raymondville High School, Mellie Q More...

THE FLIGHT GOES ON

THE FIGHT GOES ON in the continuing battle with boll weevils. More...

City updates ‘pet’ rules

Raymondville residents can now have four pets, any combination of cats, dogs, Vietnamese potbelly pigs or other critters outlined in a 27-page animal ordinance revised this week by city commissioners.  One exception is that residents of the City More...

ELIJAH PEREZ

ELIJAH PEREZ, just came back from Australia, went there to represent Raymondville Early College High School, The Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and the United States in some cross country international me More...

Band boosters to sell carne guisada

Raymondville bank boosters met Tuesday evening to finalize plans for a carne guisada sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

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LA SARA LADY LIONS have been hard at work, getting ready for the upcoming volleyball season. More...

Congress plans to honor Vega

Two U.S. Senators from Texas and three congressmen want to have the U.S. More...

GETTING READY

GETTING READY for school to start for San Perlita involved pouring of concrete last week for the entry way. More...

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

LYFORD BULLDOGS were on the practice field early Monday, the first day football teams could take the field to start the 2017 season. More...

COPS FOR TOTS GALA

COPS FOR TOTS GALA Saturday night in Raymondville proved to be very successful as about 120 gathered to raise funds for school supplies that will be distributed later this month. More...

Driver who hurt 12 suffering ‘mental crisis’

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Police in San Antonio say a man suffering a “mental crisis” struck about 10 vehicles with his pickup truck, injuring 12 people and only coming to a stop after striking a home.  More...

Some Texas community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees

DALLAS (AP) Some Texas community colleges are expanding their curriculums to offer bachelor’s degrees and help meet the increased need for nurses and teachers.  The Dallas Morning News reports the 2017 Legislature approved letting communit More...

Federal judge in South Texas honored

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Hilda Tagle, a senior U.S. district judge for South Texas, was at a convenience store in Corpus Christi when she found out she'd been nominated as a federal judge.  More...

CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS

House passes bills to give retired teachers relief from rising costs

AUSTIN - The Texas House on Aug. 1 approved House Bill 20, legislation appropriating $212.7 million from the “rainy day” reserve fund to help defray rising healthcare costs for retired school employees. More...

Arizona court rules for rancher in cattle brand fight

PHOENIX (AP) An Arizona rancher who fought for years to retain sole use of his “Bar 7” cattle brand won a big victory Thursday in the Arizona Supreme Court when the court ruled the state did not have the legal right to let another cattle More...

Colorado university using drones to measure soil moisture

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A University of Colorado Boulder research team says they will be using drones to measure soil moisture at a test irrigation farm in northeast Colorado. More...

RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, August 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Old Gym, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville, TX. New members are welcome.   More...

Willacy County Conservation partners host local work group

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service ( NRCS) in Texas’ Willacy County and the Willacy Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invites the public to attend their FY18 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting August 17, 2017, from 9 a. More...

CASA’s 18th Annual Christmas in August

Communities Against Substance Abuse (CASA) Coalition will host the 18th Annual Christmas in August Event. At the event, C.A.S.A. More...

Texas police detective dies, 2 others hurt

ABILENE, Texas (AP) A Texas police detective has died and two colleagues injured when their car was struck by a pickup while traveling to a conference on preventing crimes against children in Dallas.  More...

COTTON MARKET WEEKLY

Cotton Market regains some strength, December futures advance 127 points

August 3, 2017   More...

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE well-wishers, Raymondville city officials, family, friends and business leaders joined Cissie Infante, husband Michael Guerrero and partner/brother J.R. More...

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SOUTH ZONE TEAM BEAST TOPS LAREDO 2-1 to claim the right to a third trip to the Pony World Series in Washington, PA. Darren Ramirez and Derick Ramirez are local boys playing with Team Beast. More...

County to consider awarding contracts

Willacy County commissioners will hear a proposal from VTX Communications at 10 a.m. More...

Sports Schedule

Aug. 10-12, Raymondville Varsity Volleyball, Donna Tournament  Aug. 12, Raymondville JV & Freshmen volleyball, vs. Monte Alto, home 10 a.m.  Aug. 15, Raymondville & Lyford Freshmen, JV & Varsity in Raymondville, 5-6-7:30 p.m. More...

LOTS OF ACTION

LOTS OF ACTION took place at Bearkat gym Saturday morning as five volleyball teams from area schools scrimmaged including Raymondville, San Perlita and Lyford. More...

LIFTING WEIGHTS

LIFTING WEIGHTS and strength conditioning was the only thing football players could do during the summer in preparation for workouts that started Monday. (Photo by Mac McKinnon) More...

COOLING OFF

COOLING OFF after a hot game of golf is the order of the day in the newly remodeled club house at Raymondville Golf Course. The sunset scramble is held each Wednesday evening starting at 5:30. More...

LA SARA SCHOOL

LA SARA SCHOOL were getting a facelift with rock work being accomplished as preparation were underway to start the new school year. More...

107 birds seized in West Texas cockfighting bust

LEVELLAND, Texas (AP) - Authorities have arrested two men and seized more than 100 birds to break up an alleged cockfighting ring in West Texas.  The Hockey County Sheriff’s Office says both men were charged with felony cockfighting counts More...

“OBSERVATIONS”

Where the time of “unpleasantness” began

People of the south seem to prefer not to use the term Civil War or War Between the States. That time period from 1861 to 1865 is often referred to as the time of Northern Aggression or a period of unpleasantness.  More...

Water pipeline to oilfield gets approval

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - A 60-mile pipeline intended to carry 5.4 million gallons of water daily from a West Texas desert aquifer to the Permian Basin oilfield has won approval despite objections of ranchers, farmers and environmentalists.  More...

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A BIG GATHERING OF local business and professional people were on hand Thursday for the monthly Raymondville Chamber of Commerce breakfast, this month sponsored by the school district. More...

Son of drug cartel figure indicted

SAN DIEGO (AP) The son of a leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel has been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States and pleaded not guilty on Monday, less than two weeks after surrendering to U.S. border inspectors.  More...

Mexican Football Results

MEXICO CITY (AP) Results from Mexican football: Primera Division Saturday’s Matches: Monarcas 1, Santos 1 Tijuana 0, Monterrey 3 Lobos B.U.A.P. 3, Pachuca 2 Sunday’s Matches: Tigres 1, Queretaro 1 Leon 2, Cruz Azul 2 America vs. More...

Congressmen oppose border wall site thru Texas wildlife refuge

McALLEN, Texas (AP) A group of Texas Democratic congressmen want more details about preliminary plans to build a section of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall through a federal wildlife refuge, saying such a move could do serious dam More...

Deputy collected drug debts for Texas inmate, sheriff says

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Bexar (bayr) County sheriff says a deputy is under arrest for collecting drug debts on behalf of a county inmate and then forwarding the money to the incarcerated man. More...

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