July 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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RAYMONDVILLE'S ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION WAS A SUCCESS SUNDAY with a larger than normal crowd, according to the Raymondville Chamber of Commerce organizers. The evening was completed by a spectacular fireworks display. More...

News

Wild ride for 2-year-old in runaway truck

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. More...

Nude driver accused of trying to hit troopers

GONZALES, La. (AP) - A nude driver hit a trooper at a traffic stop in East Baton Rouge Parish and tried to run over two more in Ascension Parish before they ended the early morning chase by shooting out a tire, state police said. More...

Courthouse restoration program receives funding from 80th legislature

AUSTIN, Texas - The 80th Texas Legislature included $62 million in bond funding to provide continued support for the Texas Historical Commission's (THC) nationally recognized Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. More...

County Lifestyles

Simpson-Hernandez

Kenny and Minerva Simpson wish to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristyne Denise Simpson to Reynaldo "Rey" Hernandez III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reynaldo Hernandez Jr.. More...

Lund-Terry

Amanda Ann Lund and Edgar Hugh Terry, Jr. were united in marriage on June 23, 2007 at the Chapel of the Fountain, Las Vegas. The bride is the daughter of Christopher and Ann Lund. More...

Medrano-Rodriguez

Rick Medrano of Harlingen and Gloria Medrano of Raymondville are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Lorraine, to Ronnie Lee Rodriguez. More...

Possible 1000 bed expansion of ICE facility - more questions than answers

Willacy county commissioners began their meeting yesterday with an hour and ten minute secret session. More...

Hinojosa files motions to toss out criminal charges against Guerra

Motions cite lack of 2nd prosecutor's oath as basis

The criminal defense attorney for Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra filed motions last week to drop three criminal charges against his client, claiming that the special prosecutor should be disqualified because he failed t More...

Guerra strikes out on indicting Willacy County officials with latest grand jury

"El Gallito" attempts to indict district judge & others

A second Willacy County grand jury in as many terms voted "no" on indicting a district judge and four law enforcement officials on serious felony charges, that District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra's office presented to them. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Celebrate our freedom, but don't forget to count the cost

This week we will celebrate our nation's birthday, Independence Day, our nation's freedom day. We have already had some of the observances, but the actual 4th of July will be on Wednesday this year. More...

Farm & Ranch

Conservation group donates So. Padre land near Port Mansfield to park service

Navigation District not giving up fight for ferry landing

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) - Efforts by Willacy County to seize 1,500 acres on South Padre Island to build a ferry landing have come to an end. The Nature Conservancy says it has donated the land to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. More...

Texas joins global efforts to boost fresh water supply by desalinating sea water

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - On a one-acre site alongside a string of shrimp boats docked on the Brownsville ship channel stands a $2.2 million assembly of pipes, sheds, and humming machinery - Texas' entree into global efforts to make sea water suita More...

Weather No. 1 topic in soggy Texas after record rainfall month

`DALLAS (AP) - Rain storms across Texas have borne a thousand soggy stories during one of the wettest Junes on record. At least 11 people have died, while others are coping with the loss of home or possessions. More...

Obituaries

RUTH M. VALLIER

Ruth M. Vallier, 74, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center. More...