High expectations for upcoming dove season

AUSTIN, Texas – The outlook for September’s early migratory bird hunting in Texas looks promising, according to wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Dove and teal are expected to flourish as above-normal rainfall through the summer has yielded excellent range conditions throughout much of the state. “Above-average precipitation statewide has created ideal habitat conditions for doves,” said […]

Contreras-Garza united in marriage

Jessica Dennise Contreras of Raymondville and Roman Garza of Lasara were united in marriage on July 7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of David and Cecilia Contreras. The groom is the son of Roy Garza and Jessie and Manuel Guerra. Fr. Robert T. Naglich officated the ceremony. The bride’s father, David Contreras, gave […]

Adventure of the Seas

“We descended from apes,” Spouser quips, glancing over at me, watching me move my lower lip from side to side, tickling the little white hairs sprouting from my upper lip. I’m not sure if he’s teasing or just trying to justify my excess hair growth. I suppose if I look at the glass as half full, humans and most types […]


Several students from the Raymondville FFA Chapter recently attended the 79th Annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi. At the convention many Texas students were awarded the 2007 Lone Star FFA Degree. This is the highest degree awarded by the Texas FFA Association. Each recipient receives their degree and a golden charm representing the Lone Star Degree. Receiving the degree […]

TDA Market Recap July 30, 2007

AUSTIN – (July 30, 2007) The Texas Department of Agriculture market recap for the week ending July 28, 2007, showed that cash feeder cattle prices were up from the previous week on a stronger market for finished cattle and corn prices that were flat to lower for much of the week. Cash fed cattle prices were up over $1.00 compared […]

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Active commercial selling Thursday sent cotton futures prices on the New York Board of Trade sharply lower. Traders were not impressed by USDA’s weekly export sales report and seemed to take it in stride, analysts said. Net export sales of U.S. cotton to-taled 29,400 bales in the week ended July 12, down 43 percent from the previous week and 80 […]


Adrian Vela, sentinel; Sonny Burns, vice-president; Rudy Moya, president; Sabrina Romo, reporter; Justin Cash, secretary; and Katie Cash, treasurer.

Study links diet soda to same heart risks as regular soda

At the start of the study, those BOSTON (AP) – People who drank more than one diet soda each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found. The results surprised the researchers who expected to see a difference between regular and diet soda drinkers. It could be, […]

One Nation Under God!

Behind the Badge

I was reading one of my daily. devotionals earlier this week and I noticed that in July 1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved a law passed by Congress that made “In God We Trust” the national motto of the United States. The House Committes acknowledged the importance and frequency of another phrase. E. Pluribus Unum, (One out of many). Since […]

Women of Willacy and Denim and Diamond Club

Please allow me to introduce ourselves. We are a group of women from Willacy County who see a need to support the youth of our county. Along with our Denim and Diamond $100 Club our purpose is to raise funds to help the youth of this County succeed when they show their projects and are fortunate enough to make the […]