July 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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RESTORING A RAYMONDVILLE JEWEL - Laura Mendoza of Harlingen, assisted by Alex and Mario Mendoza, and Joeann Lozano work on the marque of the Texas theatre on Hidalgo St, Raymondville. More...

News

Operation Lone Star offers health screenings to public

Health screenings - including vision, hearing, blood pressure, and diabetes - as well as some immunizations and other services are being offered at no cost through this week at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall in Raymondville as part of Operation More...

Public Hunting offered at Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge

The Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge (LRGV NWR) will soon be accepting hunter applications. The firearm, shotgun/muzzleloader and archery hunts are available to the public for $30 or $50. More...

Dead farmers got $1.1 billion from USDA

According to GAO report, department routinely failed to conduct reviews

The U.S. More...

Obituaries

JOSE LUIS MEDINA

Jose Luis Medina, 55, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born June 27, 1952 in El Sauz Ranch to Salomon and Maria B. (Rodriguez) Medina. More...

RYAN MATA

Ryan Mata, born to Alfredo Mata and Krystal Marie Garcia, was delivered on July 21, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. More...

Crime & Courts

Man who attacked Houston police car killed, officer wounded

HOUSTON (AP) - One man was killed and a Houston police officer wounded in a shooting that occurred after the man attacked a police car with a pipe before authorities said he turned on officers. More...

Man charged with attempted murder after setting women on fire

WACO, Texas (AP) - A 23- year-old man accused of setting his mother, aunt and another woman on fire after pouring gasoline on them was jailed on attempted murder and arson charges. More...

Sheriff Spence reappointed

Willacy County Sheriff Larry G. Spence, was appointed Chaplain of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas at their 129th Annual Training Conference held in Austin, July 15-18, 2007. More...

33rd Port Mansfield fishing tourney begins Thursday

Hundreds of anglers will compete in the 33rd annual Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament which starts on Thursday evening. This years event will offer prizes for the largest fish along, along with good food, and a silent auction. More...

Guerra accuses sheriff's deputy of planting evidence in hit & run accident

Calderola: "Accusation is absurd and baseless"

Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel "Johnny" Guerra has accused sheriff's Chief Deputy David Martinez of planting evidence in a vehicle used in a early morning hit and run accident on July 7th. More...

AVAILABLE TO SERVE AS DISTRICT ATTORNEY -

Bernard Ammerman (left) of Sebastian, an attorney and prosecutor with the Cameron County District Attorney's office, presents himself to the Raymondville City Commission Tuesday evening. More...

Editorial & Columns

Austin in my rearview mirror

Behind the Badge

The 129th annual Sheriff's Conference is now history. It was a very good conference, a lot of good training classes, new technology and equipment to see, a chance to renew old friendships and to make new ones. More...

Farm & Ranch

First bale of cotton in Willacy County leads to filming of high tech trade commercial

Swanberg Farms is first in nation to harvest a bale

Film technology used in the special effects of the hit move Spiderman was used last week in Willacy County to finish the making of a 30 second Cotton Board national commercial. More...

County Lifestyles

Golden Anniversary

Efrain and Amalia Villarreal were honored with a surprise anniversary celebration on June 22, 2007 at the Monte Bello Ballroom. The couple and guests were greeted by mariachis followed by dinner and a dance. The couple's children are Maria E. More...

Quinceanera

Kasandra Romo and Natalie Castañeda celebrated their 15th birthday and blessing at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Saturday, June 30. Reception and dance was held at Gonzales Ballroom. Music was provided by Invazzion. More...

Sweet Sixteen

Vanessa Vallejo, daughter of Rocky and Melodie Vallejo and Leah Garcia, daughter of David and Lisa Garcia, granddaughters of Samuel and Luisa Tamez will be celebrating their sweet sixteen birthdays on August 4, 2007 in Dallas. More...