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Lyford commissioners blast mayor, reporters for negative news about city

A proposal to muzzle Lyford Mayor Jose G. “Wally” Solis on Monday by two city commissioners, preventing him from speaking to news reporters about city issues fizzled after a heated debate.  More...

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GOVERNOR ABBOTT APPOINTS LILIA GARCIA TO TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION - Judge Cecilia G. Schultz swore in Lilia Garcia on June 8 at the Kenedy County Courthouse in Sarita. More...

Illegal alien sentenced to death for 2014 Willacy killing of off-duty Border Patrol agent

Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval, 34, an illegal alien from Mexico, was formally sentenced to death Tuesday by Judge Migdalia Lopez in 197th state District Court in Brownsville.  Tijerina Sandoval was found guilty of capital murder and the jury recomme More...

Local man sought by Willacy County on multiple charges

Willacy County authorities are looking for Ramon Cavazos Jr., of Raymondville, who is facing two counts of indecency with a child and two counts of terroristic threat, said Sheriff’s Investigator Ben Taliancich.  More...

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PABLO AND ANTONIA ROCHA OF SEBASTIAN would like to congratulate their three grandsons on their graduations. More...

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LONG AGO - E.A. Kilborn with dog (left). More...

Collection tied to Battle of Little Bighorn goes to auction

DALLAS (AP) - A man who spent decades amassing artifacts related to the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn and those who famously faced off there is putting his collection up for auction.  Heritage Auctions will offer more than 260 items from the col More...

Grilled beef skewers get even better with a robust marinade

Well-marbled steak tips, with their beefy flavor and tender texture, proved the best choice for our grilled beef kebabs.  More...

Texas State Aquarium houses more rescued animals post-Harvey

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The white and brownish-black bird in the photo was covered in so many cactus spines, Alyssa Barrett could barely make out its coloring, let alone its species.  But something about the crook in its beak made her pulse More...

Texas school shooting victim family sues attacker's parents

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The family of one of the students killed in a Texas high school shooting filed a lawsuit against the alleged gunman’s parents, claiming the shooter’s father didn't properly secure the weapons and were negligent in ent More...

Renowned Texas heart transplant program suspends operations

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston hospital has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients and the departure of several senior physicians.  Baylor St. More...

Summer beer: Busch brewery in Virginia reopens to tourists

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - After a 20-year hiatus, visitors can again tour the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Virginia.  The company is bringing back tours of the Williamsburg facility on weekends this summer. More...

Spanish royal couple to visit U.S., meet President Trump

MADRID (AP) - Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will travel later this month to the United States, where they will visit the White House as well as Louisiana and Texas.  More...

Teen: Student said 'Sorry it had to end this way,' shot her

WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) - A teenage girl told a judge that a high school classmate in a small North Texas town told her ``Sorry it had to end this way,'' then shot her four times.  More...

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LYFORD ELEMENTARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR, Jovana Garcia; Lyford Middle School Teacher of the Year, Dina Ramirez; and Lyford High School Teacher of the Year, Patrick Wright. More...

Sheriff’s deputies seeking information on vehicle, equipment theft

Willacy County Sheriff’s officers are seeking information about the late Saturday or early Sunday theft of a truck, trailer and tractor from a garage on the north edge of Raymondville.  More...

Young local man found dead at trailer court

A 32-year-old man was found dead at around noon on Tuesday in a trailer court in Raymondville, Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence said.  The man’s identity is being withheld until all family members are notified, Spence said. More...

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1964 MAGIC RIO GRANDE VALLEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS- National Baseball Congress, Magic Valley Baseball Champs 1965, Raymondville All Stars. More...

Outdoor entertaining with indoor style

Hosting an outdoor party on the balcony or in the backyard has often involved a run to the big-box store for utilitarian paper goods and plastic plates, and setting the table with a mishmash of random bowls and tea lights.  More...

Raymondville, San Perlita 2018 graduates ready to face world

Brisk wind buffeted the caps and gowns of 2018 Raymondville graduates Thursday at Burnett Stadium.  Valedictorian Lillian Nicole Giraud’s voice cracked as she expressed her feelings at being named the top graduate and facing an audience o More...

DPS Launches iWatchTexas Mobile App

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of the new iWatchTexas mobile application (app), which the public can use to report suspicious activities or behaviors that may indicate ongoing or future criminal or ter More...

Undeterred by Trump, asylum-seekers line up at the border

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Undaunted by President Donald Trump's tough talk on immigration, asylum-seekers are forming unusually long lines at the Mexican border, with parents and children sleeping on cardboard in the sweltering heat and waiting for days More...

Barrier-breaking Texas sheriff stumbles in run for governor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas hasn't elected a Democrat governor in 28 years but has never seen a candidate like Lupe Valdez: a trailblazing Hispanic female sheriff who is gay and grew up picking green beans as the daughter of migrant farmworkers.  More...

$450M Alamo plan would triple size of plaza at historic site

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Officials overseeing the $450 million facelift of the Alamo want to triple the size of the historic plaza in downtown San Antonio, close streets, raze up to four buildings and move a 60-foot monument.  Details of the plan were More...

Man charged with harassing flight attendant

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