July 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New middle school to cost $15 million to build

RISD: Trustees may float $10 million bond measure

The Raymondville ISD Board of Trustees met Tuesday evening. The board heard an outline for selling $9.82 million in bonds for construction of a new school. More...

News

Rain forecast along Texas coast

Warm weather was forecast throughout Texas on Monday, and rain was possible in parts of the state, especially along the coastline. The heaviest rain was expected to fall near the southern tip of Texas, the National Weather Service said. More...

Fence protesters paddle down, link hands across, the Rio Grande

ROMA, Texas (AP) - From the Roma bluffs, a rare high point along the Rio Grande's southernmost stretch, about 60 people could be seen Saturday morning paddling kayaks and canoes in a symbolic protest of the border fence. More...

2007 Hurricane Tracking Map

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County Lifestyles

Texas sites listed in travel book

Several Texas sites and events get a nod in Patricia Schultz's new book "1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die." They include: - Central Texas Barbecue, Austin and Environs. - Lake Austin Spa Resort. More...

Correa-Shamlian united in marriage

Elizabeth Correa and Steve Shamlian, both of Harlingen, were united in marriage on June 16, 2007 at Chapel Dulcinea in Austin. The bride is the daughter of the late Octavio and Alicia Correa. Rev. Maggie Duval officiated the ceremony. More...

Lemmons-Bierle

Steve and Thelma Lemmons of Raymondville and Larry and Patricia Bierle of Boise, Idaho are pleased to announce the engagement of Dr. Heather Lemmons and Ryan Bierle. More...

Crime & Courts

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JULY 9 - Warrant arrest (failure to appear/child neglect/non payment child support - Hidalgo Co.) - Exxon Gate. Arrested: Jesus Carrizales, Donna. Traffic violation/instanter - Buckhorn. Arrested: Ma. De Lourdes Payan, MX. More...

District Clerk's Report

Suits filed: Green Tree Servicing LLC vs Martin Castillo, debt. In the matter of marriage of Maria G. Delgado a/k/a Maria Delgado vs Jorge Delgado, divorce. Texas State Bank, in re: foreclosure vs George Delgado and Mary Jane Cruz and P.O. More...

Man accused of killing zebra in drive-by shooting

RED OAK, Texas (AP) - An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday and accused of killing a zebra named Zambi in a drive-by shooting. More...

Gov. Perry responds to Barnhart's letter on Guerra's abandonment of office

Two options for removing district attorney are cited

Gov. Rick Perry (R-Austin) told Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnhart that his letter struck a chord of concern, and that it is possible to remove District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra from office. More...

Nav District: new officers, new plans, new budget

The Willacy County Navigation District Board of Navigation and Canal Commissioners met last Wednesday. More...

NEW LEADERSHIP FOR NAVIGATION DISTRICT

NEW LEADERSHIP FOR NAVIGATION DISTRICT - The Board of Navigation and Canal Commissioners (Willacy County Navigation District) met last Wednesday. On the agenda were appointment of a board member and election of officers for the he new fiscal year. More...

Editorial & Columns

Letter to the Editor

Family of Willacy WWII fallen soldier sought

Dear Sir, I wonder whether it would possible to place an appeal in your newspaper seeking the family of 1st Lt Willmon T Burnett, he was a pilot in the Air Force during WWII. More...

Farm & Ranch

Small farms bypass grocers to cultivate connection with consumers

NEW YORK (AP) - For 27- year-old Ben Sippel a steady push for greater efficiency on his central Ohio farm has meant tossing freshly washed batches of lettuce into the washing machine's spin cycle and tracking expenses with painstaking precision. More...

Photo

REDFISH ROUNDUP - Visiting anglers James Powell of Cabela's in Sidney, Neb. (left), Kenny Redin of Texas Sporting Journal in Boerne, and TSJ graphics artist Aaron Bergman of Austin recently enjoyed the flats in the Port Mansfield area. More...

HIGH SPOT COUNT REDFISH-

Most redfish come standard-issue with two spots. This one, caught south of Port Mansfield recently by Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer Bob Hood (right) carried more than 30 distinct markings. Capt. More...

Obituaries

MARIA MENDEZ CISNEROS

Maria Mendez Cisneros, 83, of Plainview, died Sunday, July 15, 2007 at Lockney Health & Rehab Center. She was born on August 10, 1923 in Brownsville to Ignacio and Francisca Mendez. She married Ralph Cisneros, Sr. in 1940 in Raymondville. More...

JOSE DE LOS SANTOS

Jose De Los Santos, 75, died July 15, 2007 at Corpus Christi Nursing & Rehab. Center in Corpus Christi. More...

GREGORIA CONSTANTE

Gregoria Constante, 83, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She moved to Raymondville from Rivera in 1940. More...