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La Joya-Area Farmer Wins First Cotton Bale Contest

The prize for delivering the first harvested bale of cotton in the U.S. this year goes to Wesley Vanderpool. The bale weighed in at 2,040 pounds and was delivered to the Willacy Co-op in Sebastian at 3:30 last Wednesday afternoon. The cotton was grown on and picked from a field about 3 miles west of […]


Border Separations Ripple Through Midterm Campaigns

(AP) – The searing images of children detained at the southern border are roiling politics ahead of November’s midterm elections. Democrats are newly emboldened on immigration while Republicans are chafing under the pressure. President Donald Trump is standing by his administration’s decision to split children from parents trying to enter the country. But Democrats and […]


OPEC Oil Ministers Gather To Discuss Production Level

(AP) – The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel are arriving in Vienna to discuss this week whether to increase production of crude oil and help ease the price of global energy. The officials were gathering Tuesday ahead of the official meeting Friday, when they will also confer with Russia, a non-OPEC country that has […]