Farmers look forward to best grain harvest in years

LYFORD – What a difference a year makes. After last year’s drought, the worst since the 1950s, rainfall on May 9 and May 27 of this year produced one of the best grain sorghum crops in many years, said Russell Klostermann, whose family grows grain and cotton in Willacy, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties. “Last year was the worst (crop) in […]

Summertime means welding time for four local teens

Instead of heading to the beach, vacationing with friends and relatives or doing nothing at all, four local teenagers are spending their summer learning a trade. They hope this trade will help them get goodpaying jobs once they are out of high school. The four students are enrolled in a welding program at Ignite Public Schools – an alternative learning […]

Man busted after stealing Jeep Cherokee

A 20- year- old Raymondville man was arrested after he attempted to steal a vehicle parked on a street not far away from where he lives, police said. Police arrested David Austin Sanchez, who lives in the 700 block of South Tenth Street. Sanchez was driving a red Jeep Cherokee shortly after 2:45 a.m. Friday. Police officer David Osorio spotted […]

Slices of Life

A watched pot never boils, but an unwanted pot certainly does!

At our house, my husband browns the hamburger. I don’t have the patience for it. I go in with the best of intentions. I place the ground beef in the pan, turn on the heat and grab my spatula. Then I get sidetracked. With the potatoes or maybe the corn. Sorting through the mail. Answering the phone. Twiddling my thumbs. […]


Women’s Support Group to meet at First Baptist Church

Women who are experiencing separation and divorce will have the opportunity to interact with others facing similar situations. Beginning Tuesday, June 24th, the support group will meet at the First Baptist Church Raymondville Fellowship Hall, located adjacent to the parking lot on 301 North 5th Street. The weekly sessions will begin at 7:00 pm for approximately one hour. Wenda Kolterman, […]

Behind the Badge

A Very Good Weekend

I don’t know how your weekend was, but mine was very enjoyable. Last Saturday was Flag Day and you know how I am about flying our flag so it was nice to see the downtown area with all the flags flying. I wish there would have been more businesses and people doing the same, but to those that did, I […]


Political Cartoon

Community garden will grow fruit and vegetables for farmers’ market

RAYMONDVILLE – Dedication of a community garden project drew a large number of supporters recently at a site at 11th Street and Monroe Avenue. Josie Torres, project coordinator for MHP Inc., the non-funded coalition that is coordinating the program, said a one-eighth acre plot of land is being provided by Dr. Al Smith. City officials are arranging for water service […]