July 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Handful of Texas elementary schools will teach in two languages

AUSTIN (AP) - Students trying to learn English and those who already speak the language are typically separated into different classrooms at most schools. More...

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FIVE MEMBERS OF THE WILLACY COUNTY ART LEAGUE recently traveled to Coleman, TX for a workshop with award winning portrait painter, Theda Rhea. More...

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ALBERT GARZA is again the recipient of the Willacy County Art League Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Willacy County who is majoring in Art. More...

County Lifestyles

Perez-Garcia united in marriage

Belinda Perez of Lyford and Noel Vince Garcia of Raymondville were united in marriage at a garden wedding on June 9 at the Garcia residence. The bride is the daughter of Nellie and Efrain Perez of Lyford. More...

Rodriguez-Pena

Isidoro and Maria Luisa Rodriguez of LaSara are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ida Rodriguez, to Edoney Pena, son of Maria Luisa Ramirez of Palmview, TX on July 14, 2007. The couple will be united in marriage at St. More...

Clinton-Solis united in marriage

Adele Marie Clinton and Brandon Joseph Solis were united in marriage on Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg. The double ring ceremony was performed by Judge Linda Yanez. More...

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JUNE 25 - Motorist assist - Andrew Lane.

Agency assist - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Vehicle impound (no driver's license/ no insurance) - Armstrong. Welfare concern/agency assist (undocuments x1) - Armstrong. Welfare concern/agency assist (undocuments x1) - Tullidos Park. More...

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JULY 4 - Civil matter, FM 2629 and FM 2845. Child custody, 500 blk 7th St., Sebastian. Assault, Lyford Superette. JULY 5 - Harassment by phone, U.S. 77 and Buffalo Dr. Harassment, Delfina St., Lyford. More...

County pays $81,721 more in legal fees to defend elected officials against Guerra lawsuits

After much discussion, Willacy County commissioners Monday approved payment of $81,721 in billings from two attorneys for defending elected county officials against legal attacks mounted by district attorney Juan Angel Guerra. More...

COMMISSIONERS CONTEMPLATE MOUNTING LEGAL EXPENSES

A student of body language would read much into the postures and facial expressions of the Willacy County commissioners monday as they contemplate $81,721 in legal bills for defending elected county offiicials against actions started by District At More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Dads, get your priorities straight

When I was growing up most of us young kids had father figures we could pattern our lives after, as we grew. Today I don't think the young people have that luxury. More...

Farm & Ranch

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

July 5, 2007

Cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade settled mixed early in the week as investors tweaked their positions ahead of the holiday on July 4, and the market consolidated gains sparked by USDA's planted acres report released last week. More...

New law prohibits all hunting of wildlife from roads

AUSTIN, Texas - With the passage of House Bill 12 by the 80th Texas Legislature, it is now unlawful to hunt any wild bird or animal on a public road or the right-ofway of a public road. More...

Gulf of Mexico shrimp season opens July 15

AUSTIN The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset on Sunday, July 15, 2007. More...

Obituaries

SARAH STONE WEST

Sarah Stone West was born on December 7, 1923, the twelfth child and only daughter of John A. Stone and Cora Lee Foster Stone. She lived in Celeste until she finished high school as valedictorian. More...

JOSE GOMEZ RIVERA

Jose Gomez Rivera, 65, a Raymondville resident died Friday, July 6, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born on March 12, 1942 in Jim Hogg County to Encarnacion Rivera and Francisca Gomez Rivera. His wife, Guadalupe C. More...

Crime & Courts

County Clerk's Report

Marriage licenses issued: Alex Villa and Luz Ortiz Olivas. Peter Lawrence Salinas and Iris Marie Nino. Jesus Valdez and Juanita Fuentez. Juan Manuel Rodriguez and Lisa Ann Moreno. Roman Garza and Jessica Dennise Contreras. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: In the matter of marriage of David Lee Anderson and Jessica Marie Anderson - divorce. Ford Motor Credit vs Brenda Perez and Zulema Perez - debt. In the matter of marriage of Esmeralda C. Reyna vs Luis Reyna, Jr. More...

Crime of the Week

On June 21 unknown person(s) committed arson on the 300 blk of W. Yturria St. Damaged was a one-story wood frame residence. R.P.D. Case #07-1039. More...