August 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sebastian man claims he was driver of hit & run vehicle

Guerra promises mother he will help her son out

A 25-year-old man changed his story and claims that he was driving the vehicle involved in a hit and run accident at the intersection of U.S. Business 77 and FM-490 on July 7th in Raymondville. More...

News

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Community says good-bye to longtime warden Ramon Rodriguez who is being transferred to another MTC-operated detention center for illegal aliens in New Mexico. Pictured left to right are MTC Chief of Security Carlos Londrie, Asst. More...

Attorney General opinions may affect constable suit

Two curious opinions issued by different Texas attorneys general may affect the suit filed recently by a Willacy County citizen asking to have Pct. 4 constable David Garcia removed from office. More...

Bids opened for water line relocation

Raymondville city commissioners met briefly Monday evening and opened bids for relocation of a water line on FM 490. TxDot plans to widen FM 490 between expressway 77 and business 77. More...

Farm & Ranch

US House passes farm bill that gives billions in aid to farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) The Democratic-controlled House has passed legislation that combines billions in aid for farmers with money for low-income nutrition programs, defying a veto threat from President George W. More...

High expectations for upcoming dove season

AUSTIN, Texas - The outlook for September's early migratory bird hunting in Texas looks promising, according to wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. More...

2006-2007 LYFORD FFA OFFICERS

Adrian Vela, sentinel; Sonny Burns, vice-president; Rudy Moya, president; Sabrina Romo, reporter; Justin Cash, secretary; and Katie Cash, treasurer. More...

Obituaries

RAUL DE HOYOS

Raul De Hoyos, 69, died on July 26, 2007. He was born March 4, 1938 in Raymondville to Lorenzo De Hoyos and Andrea Cortinas De Hoyos. He was a retired retail manager. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Hawkins Funeral Home, Weslaco. More...

ORAL EUGENE "GENE" TAYLOR

Oral Eugene "Gene" Taylor (1930 - 2007) was born in San Saba, Texas. The family moved to Raymondville in 1938 where Gene attended school and graduated in 1947. He was then employed by Raymondville State Bank retiring in 1995 as a Vice-President. More...

ARTURO P. VELA, SR.

Arturo P. Vela, Sr., 76, died Sunday, July 29, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born October 25, 1930 in Sebastian to Juan and Amada (Perez) Vela. More...

Guerra subpoenas witnesses & evidence for latest grand jury to hear Barnhart sex case

Case was no-billed twice by a prior grand jury

Raymondville police officials were summoned to appear before a newly empaneled Willacy County grand jury on Monday afternoon to turn over evidence stemming from allegations by a female temporaryworker that Willacy County Judge Eliseo "Cheyo" Barnha More...

On the health of the prison projects, and possible ICE expansion

Of the three detention facility projects financed by three Willacy County sponsored corporations, one seems to be on solid financial ground, one on very mushy ground, and one somewhere in between. More...

Editorial & Columns

One Nation Under God!

Behind the Badge

I was reading one of my daily. devotionals earlier this week and I noticed that in July 1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved a law passed by Congress that made "In God We Trust" the national motto of the United States. More...

Letters

Women of Willacy and Denim and Diamond Club

Please allow me to introduce ourselves. We are a group of women from Willacy County who see a need to support the youth of our county. More...

Reader wants to get rid of Guerra

Editor, For the past several years it has been our good fortune to be able to spend four months every winter in your comunity and I have enjoyed all of that time. More...

County Lifestyles

2007 LONE STAR FFA DEGREE

Several students from the Raymondville FFA Chapter recently attended the 79th Annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi. At the convention many Texas students were awarded the 2007 Lone Star FFA Degree. More...

Adventure of the Seas

"We descended from apes," Spouser quips, glancing over at me, watching me move my lower lip from side to side, tickling the little white hairs sprouting from my upper lip. More...

Contreras-Garza united in marriage

Jessica Dennise Contreras of Raymondville and Roman Garza of Lasara were united in marriage on July 7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of David and Cecilia Contreras. More...

Crime & Courts

Mexican teens arrested at border with 50 pounds of cocaine

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A pair of teenagers from Mexico have been arrested on charges that they tried to smuggle 50 pounds of cocaine into Texas from Mexico. More...

Uvaldo Zamora, Police Chief

JULY 30 - Burglary of building, 1000 blk E. Hwy. 186. Criminal mischief, 100 blk N. 4th. Theft, over $50, under $500, 300 blk W. Durham. Theft, over $50, under $500, 400 blk W. Harris. Burglary of habitation, 600 blk N. 11th. More...

Clues sought in Corpus Christi FFA animal killings

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Police are investigating the killing of two goats and a sheep at the school district's agricultural barns. District spokeswoman Lorette Winters said a parent found the dead goats Thursday morning. More...