September 13, 2017 RSS feed / News

Local church to observe National Back to Church

“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at First United Methodist in Raymondville at 10: 45 a. m. September 17. More...

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ARMANDO GUERRERO, MARICELA G. SUAREZ AND TONY SAENZ -San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico - September 16, 1960. More...

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THE MONTHLY RAYMONDVILLE Chamber of Commerce was held Wednesday with Pitaya Farms providing treats. More...

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HELPING HANDS have been plentiful this past week as meals were provided for evacuees staying at local motels. More...

EDC budget approved

Raymondville Economic Development board met in regular monthly session Monday and approved a budget of $785,837 for the coming year, pending approval by the city commission. More...

Deadly quake, hurricane a one-two punch for Mexico; 63 die

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to hit Mexico was followed by a Gulf coast hurricane, dealing a one-two punch to the country that killed at least 63 people as workers scrambled Saturday to respond to the twin national More...

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VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND, assisted by Lyford officials and city employees, load bottled water, food, clothing, hygiene and cleaning supplies to take to Hurricane Harvey victi More...

Sean Curtis 2017 Bearkat Athlete

Baltimore Colts middle-linebacker Mike Curtis, who was one of the most feared defensive players in his era, was asked why he always played with reckless abandon. More...

Harvey's floodwaters give way to festering piles of garbage

HOUSTON (AP) Roiling waters in the streets have given way to festering piles of garbage on the curbs.  More...

Another 48 illegal aliens rescued

U. S. Border Patrol agents arrest a U.S. More...

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BEARKAT OFFENSIVE LINE UNHERALDED no finesse bunch. Left to right, Andrew Cervantes Gene Reyes, Stephen Tovar, Mark Montalvo, Lucio Nava, number 7 quarter back Daniel Gutierrez. More...

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BEARKAT WANT-A-BEs are practicing for the flag football league. They’re ready to be like their big counterparts. More...

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IT WAS A DARK AND RAINY night at Brownsville Friday night with Lyford fans, band and cheerleaders donning rain gear to back the Bulldogs. A large crowd made the trek. More...

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LYFORD LADY BULLDOGS showed poise as they won Friday over the San Perlita Lady Trojans in a match played in Lyford. San Perlito had a number of strong rallies. ( More...

“OBSERVATIONS”

Cuban history tied to United States involvement

After having traveled in several parts of the world, you become aware that U.S. More...

Texas so far not raiding $10B 'rainy day' fund after Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas has the biggest emergency fund of any state in the U.S. but has not committed to using the $10 billion piggybank even as Harvey shapes up to become one of the costliest disasters in the nation's history.  More...

Lyford FFA headed to State Fair

A Lyford school board member on Monday questioned why the school district hadn’t hired a consultant to design a fence being constructed around the FFA agriculture program barn. More...

Car-centric Houston struggles after loss of countless autos

KATY, Texas (AP) Bryan Harvey is frequently reminded that he shares a name with the storm that dumped 50 inches of rain on metropolitan Houston and unleashed the floods that have him working 14-hour days towing water-logged cars. More...

Coast Guard uses electronic ATON to reopen Texas port early

WASHINGTON - The U.S. More...

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RAYMONDVILLE BEARKAT DEFENSE pile on the Gators. More...

AWANA is coming to Raymondville

Raymondville 1st United Methodist Church is happy to host AWANA Bible Club. Registration and parent orientation will be on Saturday, September 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We will register children who are in Kinder through 5th grade. More...

Lions Club offering chances on big prizes

Raymondville Noon Lions Club are now offering the opportunity for someone to win one of three prizes for a $5 purchase of a ticket for a drawing to be held Oct. More...

Taste test Saturday

Willacy County Crime Stoppers Market Days will feature “A Taste of Raymondville” to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 546 W. Hidalgo Ave. More...

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THIS YEAR'S COTTON harvest is still underway but almost complete with this field near LaSara providing a big yield. More...

Church gives aid to Refugio

Twenty-five volunteers from Raymondville’s Assembly of God Church traveled to Refugio Sept. 2 to assist in cleaning up debris from Hurricane Harvey destruction, Pastor Gilbert Lopez Jr. said.  More...

Lyford looking for better water pressure

Lyford city officials agreed Monday to advertise for proposals for engineering services to study placement of water lines in order to increase fire protection capability that is now in question due to low water pressure at fire hydrants.  A low More...

Bearkats squeak past Gators

The Raymondville Bearkats are officially 2-0. After a solid 22-12 win over La Feria last Friday, this week’s 10-7 victory against the La Grulla Gators is just adding fuel to the Kats’ fire. More...

SJA downs Lyford

Lyford vs SJA   The Lyford Bulldogs suffered a tough break last Friday in their game against the St. Joseph Academy Bloodhounds. More...

Feds, Texas offer choices for students homeless after Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) Michael Evan Hilburn says he can't wait to start kindergarten this week at a school about 20 miles from the Houston shelter where he and his father have been living since Harvey devastated the city.  More...

Sports Schedule

FOOTBALL   Thursday, Sept. 14- Raymondville 7th and 8th grade at Lyford, 5 and 6:30 p.m.  Lyford Freshmen and JV vs. Raymondville Freshmen and JV, 5 and 6:30 p.m., Raymondville.  Friday, Sept. More...

Bahia Grande Shoreline Clean Up slated

Celebrate National Public Lands Day September 30, 8:00 am - 10: 00 am, at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge by assisting the refuge in cleaning up trash along the Bahia Grande Unit.  More...

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RAYMONDVILLE BEARKATS freshmen combined passing and rushing to win big over LaGrulla at home Thursday. The Bearkat JV also won big. More...

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RAYMONDVILLE’S LADY BEARKATS started district in a winning way this past week, winning last Tuesday over Port Isabel and then Saturday winning over Zapata, both matches going a grueling five ga More...

MGMS News

Sports News   The MGMS Cross- Country team competed in the Tiger Invitational held in Mercedes on Saturday. More...

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The Lyford Lady Bullpup Cross Country team also competed in the 1 mile course and leading the way for the girls and taking the 30th place was 8th grader Aleyna Frias with a time of 7:23.  Followed closely by Elohim, E.B., Zamora (7:47), and Laur More...

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LYFORD'S BULLDOGS had rough sledding on a wet field in Brownsfield Friday against a speedy St. Joseph Acadmey Bloodhound team losing 58-8. More...

Sales tax receipts increase

Raymondville will receive 1.06 percent more in sales tax receipts in September than it did this time last year, according to a report from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.  The Willacy County seat took in $991,282.91 year to date, compared with $1 More...

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There were none competing in varsity levels and in the junior varsity girls race covering two miles, Destiny Delgado finished 44th with a time of 16:35. More...

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report

Saltwater Weekly Fishing Report Week of September 6, 2017 NORTH SABINE  Anglers have had to deal with freshwater runoff from the Neches and Sabine rivers. SOUTH SABINE  More...

Mexican Football Results

MEXICO CITY (AP) Results from Mexican football: Primera Division Saturday's Matches  Puebla 0, Cruz Azul 0  Atlas vs. Tigres  Queretaro 1, Leon 2  Lobos B.U.A.P. More...

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