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Harvey worsens overcrowding at Harris County jail

HOUSTON (AP) - Overcrowding at a Houston-area jail has worsened partly by a loss of beds and a court backlog after Hurricane Harvey.  More...

Lyford daycare death ruled “natural causes”

A final autopsy report has cleared workers at a Lyford daycare center of any wrongdoing related to the Feb. More...

DPS trooper escapes serious injury

A Texas Department of Public Safety patrol car was involved in a three-vehicle crash at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday as the trooper was inspecting a tractor- trailer rig on the southbound frontage road of I-69E just south of Spur 56.  More...

Elderly man surrenders handgun to deputies Saturday

An elderly man was detained by Willacy County sheriff’s deputies Saturday after allegedly brandishing a handgun during a dispute with a neighbor.  Sheriff’s Department Major Ernie Garcia said Walter Sanders, believed to be in his 80s More...

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ONE-ACT PLAY -Lyford High School One-Act Play performed “The Patch Work Quilt” by Rachel Field to Lyford Elementary students on Thursday, March 29, 2018 to close their season. More...

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TRAVIS DAVIS RECOGNIZED AS TEXAS FFA FORD LEADERSHIP SCHOLAR - Lyford High School student Travis Davis was recognized at the Eighth Annual Ford Leadership Scholars Banquet in Austin, Texas on March 2 More...

San Perlita School News

AROUND CAMPUS   The San Perlita FFA CDE teams competed at the South Texas invitational contest in Jourdanton last week. Teams were entered in Veterinary technology, Entomology and Livestock Judging. More...

Indiana woman finally receives postcard 60 years later

GOSHEN, Ind. More...

Arizona, Texas send 400 troops to border after Trump's call

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Arizona and Texas announced Friday that they would send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border by next week in response to President Donald Trump's call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.& More...

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RHS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

There will be a Raymondville Athletic Booster Club meeting on Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. in the Old Gym, One Bearkat Blvd., Raymondville, TX.   More...

New EDC coordinator sees I-69E as city’s future

David Gomez, the city’s new economic development coordinator, was introduced to city commissioners Tuesday.  Gomez described himself as a “hometown boy” who “played for the Bearkats.”  More...

Raymondville brick paver sidewalk doesn’t please all

As Raymondville’s downtown brick paver sidewalk project nears completion, merchants say the project has taken too long or that some people have been injured or inconvenienced by trying to enter stores in the downtown area while construction has More...

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THE DRIVER OF A PICKUP TRUCK who lost control in a rainstorm Tuesday refused ambulance transport. More...

'Selfie Kid' and Justin Timberlake reunite for a new photo

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts teenager who became a social media sensation after taking a selfie with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show got another chance to meet the pop star and took another selfie.  Thirteen-year-old Rya More...

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ROAA MARCH 2018 AWARDS - Shown, from left to right, are, Orlando Chavarria, Student of the Month; Frank L. Garcia, ROAA and RECHS Principal; Ruby Ann Garza, Principal’s Award recipient. More...

Lasara School News

AROUND LION PRIDE COUNTRY: ELEMENTARY   The students in grades 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th as well as End of Course testing for high school students taking English I and II will be testing this week.  Below is the schedule for STAAR / EOC testing More...

WILLACY COUNTY AWARDED $7.77 MILLION FOR RECOVERY

Grants to address 2015 flood impacts to infrastructure, housing

The Texas General Land Office has awarded four grants to Willacy County, one to Raymondville and two to Lyford through the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program (CD-DR).  More...

Border Patrol agents stop sex offenders and an MS-13 gang member

EDINBURG - On Thursday, April 5, agents assigned to the Weslaco Border Patrol Station arrested a Mexican national near Hidalgo, Texas. More...

Criminal Justice Division’s Office of the Governor of Texas awards scholarship to attend conference on Crimes Against Women

Texas-area law enforcement granted scholarship for multi-disciplinary teams from rural communities

DALLAS (April 4, 2018) - The Criminal Justice Division’s Office of the Governor of Texas is providing $100,000 in scholarship funding allowing Texas law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim advocates from rural communities across the state admi More...

Texas, U. S. retail gasoline prices increase by penny this week

COPPELL, Texas (AP) - Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices have increased a penny this week.  AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statement was $2.43 per gallon. Drivers across the U.S. More...

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