City Commission approves fireworks for July 4 celebration




Fireworks will light up the Raymondville skies during the upcoming July 4 celebration. The city’s board of commissioners approved waiving a fireworks ordinance for that day during Tuesday’s meeting. The celebration will take place Sunday, July 3 at Eddie Stark Park. The board also agreed to foot some of the expenses involved in the annual event. City Manager Eleazar “Yogi” […]

Sorghum harvest below average due to drought, but price is right




Combines, grain carts and grain trucks have been dotting the farmland throughout Willacy County lately. And that’s because the 2011 grain sorghum crop is being harvested and will continue for the next couple of weeks. Fields along Business 77 between Lyford and Raymondville, off Texas Highway 186, off FM 490 and along the Expressway 77 have been either stripped of […]

Federal judge dismisses Guerra’s lawsuit against city and county




A lawsuit filed by Juan Angel Guerra against the city of Raymondville and Willacy was dismissed by a federal judge in Brownsville. A final judgment in the civil action suit was by signed on June 2 by U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen. “On May 31, 2011, the court entered an order granting dispositive motions that resolved in Defendants’ favor […]

Amnesty for traffic tickets gets good results in Lyford




More than $ 6,000 in outstanding fines were collected during a traffic fine amnesty held recently in Lyford. Municipal Judge Becky Sanchez told the city commission during Monday’s meeting that the program was a success. “We collected more than $6,000 in April,” she said. “It worked out pretty good.” Sanchez said more than 50 people showed up and took care […]

CCA target of wrongful death lawsuit



A wrongful death lawsuit seeking an unspecified amount of money was filed in 197th State District Court on June 9, on behalf of the parents of a Houston inmate who died following an asthma attack. Thomas Detric Adderson was incarcerated at the 1000-bed Willacy State Jail in Raymondville operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) on a contract with the […]

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