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News

Homeless man turns in $17K cash he found outside food bank

SUMNER, Wash. (AP) - A homeless man in Washington found a brown bag on the ground outside a food bank. He turned in the bag and its contents a whopping $17,000 in cash.  More...

Dog retires after 8 years of comforting hospital patients

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former shelter dog has retired after eight years of comforting patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa.  Maggie, a certified therapy dog, has been part of the hospital's Furry Friends program. More...

Use of death penalty continues to decline in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - While Texas led the nation in the number of inmates executed in 2018, the use of capital punishment in the state continues to decline, according to a new report.  The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty said in its year-e More...

County Lifestyles

THE LOWER VALLEY COTILLION CLUB-WILLACY DEBUTANTES

  THE LOWER VALLEY COTILLION CLUB-WILLACY DEBUTANTES visited the Raymondville Police Department on December 18 to donate toys for the Cops for Tots campaign. More...

SLICES OF LIFE

Carpet stains

It was a simple spot on the carpet. Well, if we are being honest it was three spots on the carpet, but who’s counting?  More...

Crime & Courts

District Clerk Report

Clarissa Lozano and Armando Joseph Alamillo, as next friends of J.A., a minor child vs Rent-A-Center and subsidiaries and Flumencio Moncevais - injury or damage: involving motor vehicle.  Cathleen A. Zuniga, et al. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 26 - Harassment, 200 blk S. King.  Accident, 1500 blk S. Exp. 77.  Theft, under $100, 400 blk W. Raymond.  DECEMBER 25- Indecency w/child, sexual contact, 600 blk N. 11th.  More...

W.C. Sheriff’s Blotter

DECEMBER 21 - Harassment, Industrial Dr., Raymondville.  Civil matter, N. Exp. More...

Constable seeks to restore part time deputy positions

Willacy County Commissioners on Thursday authorized Precinct 2 Constable Jose Salazar to create two additional reserve deputy constable positions. More...

Weslaco woman dies in crash with 18-wheeler

Texas State Troopers are investigating a 3:48 p.m. Monday fatal accident that claimed the life of a Weslaco woman. The crash occurred at FM 2629 near FM 1425 west of Sebastian in Willacy County.  More...

Top stories of 2018

The year 2018 began with the news of the Dec. 27 death of 107-year-old San Perlita’s Andy Shewmaker, who had been a farmer in the area for more than 70 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mandy Shewmaker. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Finishing well

As I write this column for next week's paper, which is due on Friday again because of the holidays, I think back to the beginning of the year, and our thoughts at that time. More...

Farm & Ranch

Photos

HORSES, DONKEYS AND OTHER LIVESTOCK TOOK ADVANTAGE OF WEDNESDAY’S COOL WEATHER to graze on grass that has had a boost from rainy weather on ranchland east of San Perlita.   More...

Candied Jalapeños

Prep Time 10 minutes  Cook Time 10 minutes  Passive Time 30 minutes  Servings jars Ingredients  - 1 lb. jalapeños sliced  - 3 c. sugar  - 2 c. Apple Cider Vinegar  - 1 tsp. More...

Obituaries

MARIA ELENA SALINAS

RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS - Maria Elena Salinas, 67, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at her residence in Raymondville, TX. She was born on February 15, 1951 in Raymondville, TX to Manuel and Josephina (Garcia) Rodriguez.  More...

TEODORA GUERRERO SUAREZ

SEBASTIAN, TEXAS - Teodora Guerrero-Suarez, 72, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at her residence in Sebastian, TX. She was born on November 10, 1946 in Sebastian, TX to Francisco and Genoveva (Perales) Guerrero. More...

Legals

LYFORD CISD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2017-2018 DISTRICT TEXAS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE REPORT

The District’s 2017-2018 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) will be presented in accordance with the State Accountability System guidelines. The TAPR Report will address student performance and other related district information. More...

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