2019-10-16 E-Edition

Durham Family commemorates the Texas Rangers in their past; ranchers, lawmen had colorful history in Rio Grande Valley

Close to 70 members of the extended Durham Family gathered Saturday at the Raymondville cemetery to honor two Texas Rangers who helped forge their legacy in Willacy County. Texas Ranger Memorial Crosses were dedicated for George Preston Durham Sr. (March 11, 1856, to May 28, 1940), and George Preston Durham Jr., (Feb. 9, 1895 to July 25, 1937). Texas Department […]

Raymondville Lions Club celebrates its Diamond Jubilee 75th Anniversary

“Dare to Care” is the theme Past Lions Club International Director Ray Hughston of Brownsville imparted to Raymondville Lions Club members Thursday as they commemorated their 75th Anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee banquet. While describing the bleak time America was experiencing in 1944, the year Raymondville Lions Club was founded, Hughston recalled he had joined the Navy and was on […]

City of Lyford officials address water bill disputes; move forward on major projects

Lyford City Commissioners heard from numerous citizens on Monday night during the regular city meeting including more residents requesting adjustments to their water bills. The son of Elena Gomez spoke on behalf of his mother who protested her water bill at the last meeting. She expected a bill adjustment but instead saw a payment arrangement was made on the bill. […]

Raymondville school board member Janie Cruz-Rivas to fight Oct. 8 censure resolution;Roane opponent, Jumbotron critic, will appeal measure, dispute content of rebuke

An embattled Raymondville school board member plans to appeal an Oct. 8 censure resolution approved by fellow board members as she disputes each of a dozen issues outlined in the document. The censure resolution states Cruz-Rivas has violated the board’s Code of Conduct which she allegedly agreed to when taking her oath as board member. The Code of Conduct says […]


Treats - are they for me or for you?

I buy him treats because I can. My teenager who now looks down on me by about eight inches. My teenager who thinks he doesn’t need his mom anymore, and he’s probably mostly correct. Sigh. So I surprise him with treats. Small things I know he likes. I leave them in places where he will find them – on the […]


MRS. FRANK (MINNIE) INFANTE was honored with a birthday dinner by her family at the L.E. Franks Tourist Center on Saturday, October 5. Shown, from left to right, are Mrs. Martin (Angela) Rocha, Jaime Infante, Frank Infante, Jr., Eddie Infante, and Mrs. Ubaldo (Andrea) Munguia. Shown in front is the honoree. Her sisters, Gloria Urbina, Dora Rincones, and Connie Fitch […]

Gateway United Pentecostal Church to host an international service and expo

There is something magical that can happen when cultures come together. As the RGV is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, our ethnic boundaries are constantly expanding. Whether it is children enrolling in dual language programs, Winter Texans seeking a warmer climate, refugees seeking safety, tourists bound for Mexico, or naturalists hoping to learn more about our […]

Behind the Badge

“Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional”

I think it was Mark Twain who said, “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Looking back at me in the mirror the other morning was a guy who must have smiled a lot in his lifetime. Of course, six treatments of chemo might have something to do with the wrinkles now on my throat and arms and that […]

State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. to hold town hall session here tonight

State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., DBrownsville, will hold a town hall in Raymondville today (Wednesday) to discuss the state’s new budget and laws enacted during this year’s Legislative session. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the L.E. Franks Tourist Center at 501 S. Seventh St. “As a Valley native, I have a clear commitment […]