Making a Difference

World War II veteran Raul Vera, 89, has a new home built on the site where lightening burned down his home and took the life of his wife, Martha, thanks to the volunteer efforts of local veterans and the generous donation of time and materials by local contractor J.W. Turner.

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First Hurricane Disaster Home Goes to Happy New Owner

A Raymondville resident whose old house was battered by tropical storm Dolly is now the recipient of the first free house built as part of a hurricane recovery project. Norma Lopez’s home on 410 W. Wood Ave. is now brand new built at a cost estimated at $100,000.

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